ARUCAD participated in the first summer school event organized by MUNA (Mediterranean and Middle East University Network), which was created with the participation of 27 universities in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The first summer school event entitled “Expanding Blue in the Mediterranean” organized by the MUNA network, which was created with the participation of 27 different universities in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, of which only ARUCAD from Cyprus and two universities from Turkey are members, took place online between 13-16 September 2021.
The coordinator of the event, which was called “The First MUNA Summer School”, was Prof. Dr. Gilberto Sammartino from Naples Federico II University. ARUCAD’s Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Assoc. Dr. Nezahat Doğan contributed to the event with a presentation titled “Gender Inequality in Muslim Countries: Myths and Realities”, and Asst. Assoc. Dr. Tina Davoodi contributed with a presentation titled “Exploring the Determinants of Housing Satisfaction in Historical Urban Neighborhoods: Sustainability of the City Surrounded by Walls-Famagusta, Northern Cyprus Example”.
In addition to ARUCAD, representatives of 27 different universities from 13 countries including Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Albania, Algeria, Kosovo, Palestine, Libya, Jordan and Italy participated in the event with their presentations.
With the contract signed in Naples-Italy in 2015 and renewed in March of this year, MUNA has established a union between the universities in the Mediterranean Region by establishing cooperation between the universities in the Mediterranean Region by exchanging academic staff and students, opening joint programs and carrying out scientific projects among the 27 universities included in the cooperation network. It is an educational network that aims to improve quality.