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EMU RAISES AWARENESS REGARDING THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS THROUGH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES
Published Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Eastern Mediterranean University Urban Research and Development Center (EMU URDC) in collaboration with EMU Faculty of Architecture, organised an awareness event under the title “CALL FOR ACTION: We are SDGs!". Within the scope of the Free Term Project assigned to the students of Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Urban Design Master's Program “UDES 512 Urban Design and Sustainability" course, the activity proposed by the student Research Assistant Yakubu Abdullahi covers one of the steps of the scientific research project “Capacity Building and Awareness for Sustainable Development Goals on EMU Campus" carried out by Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture academic staff member and EMU URDC Chair Prof. Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara and Research Assistant Lamine Moustapha Adam.
The said event was held on Friday, 28 January 2022, at 10:30, at the EMU Social and Cultural Activities Directorate Meeting Hall. EMU Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Serhan Şensoy, EMU Architecture Faculty, Architecture Department academic staff member and EMU URDC Chair Prof. Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara, academicians, researchers, representatives of EMU international student communities and clubs, as well as students attended the event which commenced with the opening speech of Research Assistant Abdullahi and then Prof. Dr. Hoşkara's lecture presentation. After the lecture presentation, the video screenings were followed by a question-answer session and discussions. At the last stage of the event, in order to raise awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, term student assignments produced in the UDES 512 course were exhibited at EMU together with the student assignments of the same course produced during the 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall Semester,.
Commenting on the subject, Prof. Dr. Hoşkara stated that work on supporting and promoting the research project carried out by them and the URDC regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the university will continue with various awareness activities.