Karavostasi, Cyprus

European University of Lefke

Karavostasi, Cyprus

European University of Lefke is an institution of higher learning, located in the Northern Cyprus Nicosia District town of Lefka, overlooking Morphou Bay. Founded in 1989 by Cyprus Science Foundation, the university opened in 1990 as a member of the Balkan Universities Network, and offers 5 faculties, 5 vocational programs, 28 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs, which are approved by Turkey's Council of Higher Education . The main goal of the EUL is to be a top quality university according to European and international standards. The “philosophy” of the EUL is “science and education are universal in our age,” thus the EUL provides a broad range of contemporary education and is committed to maintaining international standards of excellence with all degree programmes accredited and recognized by the higher education authorities around the world.The university campus is 45 minutes from the capital Nicosia, 60 minutes from Ercan Airport and the city of Kyrenia and 80 minutes from the city of Famagusta.EUL is an international university with a population of students from 35 different countries and has distinguished and experienced academic staff from around the world. EUL offers 7 Associate, 33 Undergraduate and 12 Postgraduate programmes.The primary mission of the EUL is to have a young generation equipped to become competent, self-confident, contemporary, creative and independent individuals who are able to cope with all the challenges of the global world, thus contributing to the development of the region and international community.EUL has also signed agreements and memorandums of “understanding” with some of UK, USA, European, Asian, and Turkish universities. Besides international partnership with other universities, the University has also become a member of the various worldwide prestigious associations in the higher education sector.What does EUL offer?Modern Campus with all facilities ,Fully equipped comfortable dormitories within the university,World class education in English with the most economical tuition feesAcademic Achievement ScholarshipsDean of Students, who assists students in anything and everythingUnique Mediterranean climate, calm and safe campus, attractive history and environment, student clubs and multicultural social activities,English Preparatory School on Campus and Academic English Courses in UK,Academic staff and student exchange programs.EUL's facilities are extensive:Library that has an area of 2,500m², 240 sitting and 300,000 book capacities.The European University of Lefke gives paramount importance to the integration of appropriate information technologies and the establishment of research centres in all aspects of education. Currently EUL has 5 Research Centres.16 computerised laboratories, run by various faculties are also at students’ service.English Preparatory School, Writing Centre, Life Long Learning Centre and Student Coordination and Career Centre are all within the framework of Study Support at EUL.The Dean of Students’ Office plays an important role in maintaining and enriching a sense of community at the European University of Lefke.EUL sports complex is 4,800 m² and it accommodates: Fitness, Table Tennis, Squash, Step Aerobics, Miniature Football Fields, Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball.“EUL FUN CLUB”: there are various live and DJ performances that take place every weekend. Throughout the week, various music and dance groups of the EUL use the club for their rehearsals and practice.EUL TV StationEUL FM is a volunteer run university community radio station with close links to the Faculty of Communication science. There are about sixty students, lecturers and volunteers from the Lefke contents/27 Wikipedia.

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Derogar S.,European University of Lefke
Advances in Cement Research | Year: 2017

The possible effect of zeolite on water transport kinetics, mechanical properties and durability of cement mortars is investigated in this paper. The high desorptivity of cement mortars results in rapid dewatering when they are applied in the freshly mixed wet state to absorbent substrates in masonry construction. This paper particularly focuses on the dewatering that takes place due to the interaction of wet mortar and brick substrate in the freshly mixed state and the properties of cement mortars that are significantly influenced as a consequence of this interaction in the hardened state. The transfer sorptivity, time to dewater, setting time, consistence, strength and water penetration depth, along with the effect of dewatering on these parameters, were investigated not only for mortar/substrate optimisation in masonry construction but also for improved mechanical properties. The results obtained show that the ability to manipulate water transport kinetics and hence reduce mix-water loss during dewatering by using zeolite - a natural pozzolanic replacement material - is a vital feature of cement mortars not only for enhanced mechanical properties and durability but also for sustainable production of these mortars in construction practice. © 2017, ICE Publishing. All rights reserved.

The purpose of this study is to assess the resilience of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) of Lefke Region in North Cyprus in the face of disturbance factors (e.g. drought, urbanization and land abandonment) by adopting a set of indicators. The main objectives of the study include measurement of the respective resilience of the ecological, social and agricultural systems of the SEPLS by using relevant indicators. The method of the study consists of three parts: (i) conceptualization of the resilience of the SEPLS of Lefke Region to address the key systems (ecosystem, agricultural and social), their hierarchical structures, components and interrelations; (ii) development of a set of suitable resilience assessment indicators for these systems; (iii) for the development of resilience assessment indicators a participatory approach was designated to collect the relevant data. Accordingly, a multiple-choice questionnaire – consisting of 5 choices – was prepared and relevant data were collected from December 2015 to March 2016 in 12 villages through personal interviews with 106 respondents. The respondents have expressed their preferences by selecting the most suitable choice in 5 which were ordered from the lowest to the highest degree of resilience (1–5 point scale). The results of the evaluation revealed that the average values (importance) of the ecological, agricultural and social resilience are respectively 2,87 (low), 3,44 (moderate) and 2,53 (low) out of maximum 5-points. The overall resilience of the SEPLS was estimated to be low with a 2,94 magnitude. Finally, some conclusions (e.g. integrated landscape management) for strengthening the resilience of the SEPLS in Lefke Region in terms of biodiversity conservation, agricultural production and sustainable livelihood development were drawn based on the major findings of the study. It is expected that the findings and conclusions of this study can draw attention of policy makers and natural resource managers on building and strengthening the resilience of the SEPLS of Lefke Region in terms of biodiversity conservation, sustainable agricultural production and livelihood development. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Redif S.,European University of Lefke | McWhirter J.G.,University of Cardiff | Weiss S.,University of Strathclyde
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing | Year: 2011

The problem of paraunitary (PU) filter bank design for subband coding has received considerable attention in recent years, not least because of the energy preserving property of this class of filter banks. In this paper, we consider the design of signal-adapted, finite impulse response (FIR), PU filter banks using polynomial matrix EVD (PEVD) techniques. Modifications are proposed to an iterative, time-domain PEVD method, known as the sequential best rotation (SBR2) algorithm, which enables its effective application to the problem of FIR orthonormal filter bank design for efficient subband coding. By choosing an optimization scheme that maximizes the coding gain at each stage of the algorithm, it is shown that the resulting filter bank behaves more and more like the infinite-order principle component filter bank (PCFB). The proposed method is compared to state-of-the-art techniques, namely the iterative greedy algorithm (IGA), the approximate EVD (AEVD), standard SBR2 and a fast algorithm for FIR compaction filter design, called the window method (WM). We demonstrate that for the calculation of the subband coder, the WM approach offers a low-cost alternative at lower coding gains, while at moderate to high complexity, the proposed approach outperforms the benchmarkers. In terms of run-time complexity, AEVD performs well at low orders, while the proposed algorithm offers a better coding gain than the benchmarkers at moderate to high filter order for a number of simulation scenarios. © 2011 IEEE.

This paper presents an efficient algorithmic approach to the GPU-based parallel resolution of dense linear systems of extremely large size. A formal transformation of the code of Gauss method allows us to develop for matrix calculations the concept of stripe algorithm, as opposed to that of tile algorithm. Our stripe algorithm is based on the partitioning of the linear system's matrix into stripes of rows and is well suited for efficient implementation on a GPU, using cublasDgemm function of CUBLAS library as the main building block. It is also well adapted to storage of the linear system on an array of solid state devices, the PC memory being used as a cache between the SSDs and the GPU memory. We demonstrate experimentally that our code solves efficiently dense linear systems of size up to 400,000 (160 billion matrix elements) using an NIVDIA C2050 and six 240 GB SSDs. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Yitmen I.,European University of Lefke
EMJ - Engineering Management Journal | Year: 2011

Intellectual Capital (IC) is recognized as a key strategic asset for organizational performance, and innovative solutions and its management is critical for the competitiveness of organizations. The aim of this article is to analyze the relationships among intellectual capital, competitiveness, and innovation drivers in engineering design firms of the Turkish construction industry. The research involves a questionnaire survey administered to engineering firms on intellectual capital constructs, competitiveness, and innovation drivers in construction. The article provides details on how firms can leverage their intellectual capital as the main competitive asset for innovative solutions to offer their clients.

Ademgil H.,European University of Lefke | Haxha S.,University of Kent
Optics Communications | Year: 2012

A novel large mode area photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is proposed in this paper. Numerical investigations demonstrate that an endlessly single-mode PCF with improved large mode area can be realised by introducing higher index material in the cladding region. Here we discuss how the V-parameter and effective mode area of the PCF can be improved by manipulating the cladding region rather than the core region itself. Moreover, the influence of doping levels with respect to confinement loss, chromatic dispersion and bending loss of the proposed PCF is also investigated by employing the full-vectorial finite element method (FEM).© 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Huseyinov I.N.,European University of Lefke
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2011

In this study, based on fuzzy linguistic modelling and fuzzy multi level granulation an adaptation strategy to cognitive/learning styles is presented. Fuzzy if-then rules are utilized to adaptively map cognitive/learning styles of users to their information navigation and presentation preferences through natural language expressions. The important implications of this approach are that, first, uncertain and vague information is handled; second, a mechanism for approximate adaptation at a variety of granulation levels is provided; third, a qualitative linguistic model of adaptation is presented. The proposed approach is close to human reasoning and thereby lowers the cost of solution, and facilitates the design of human computer interaction systems with high level intelligence capability. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Aydin E.,European University of Lefke
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2016

The construction industry generates large amounts of greenhouse gases, which negatively impact the environment and society. International actions have increased to reduce the carbon footprint of this industry. A way to achieve this target is by promoting a sustainable construction industry e.g., by recycling bottom ash waste for producing ecological products. This paper examines the potential use of coal bottom ash residue, obtained from a brick-producing factory, in cement pastes. The physical, mechanical, and sodium sulfate test results revealed the lightweight nature of the prepared composites, which are suitable for use in brick, tile, paving stone, and controlled low-strength applications. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Murugesh V.,European University of Lefke
International Journal of Computer Mathematics | Year: 2010

A novel approach to simulate cellular neural networks (CNN) is presented in this paper. The approach, time-multiplexing simulation, is prompted by the need to simulate hardware models and test hardware implementations of CNN. For practical applications, due to hardware limitations, it is impossible to have a one-to-one mapping between the CNN hardware processors and all the pixels of the image. This simulator provides a solution by processing the input image block by block, with the number of pixels in a block being the same as the number of CNN processors in the hardware. The algorithm for implementing this simulator is presented along with popular numerical integration algorithms. Some simulation results and comparisons are also presented. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Cellatoglu A.,European University of Lefke | Balasubramanian K.,European University of Lefke
IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology | Year: 2013

It is well known that the lenticular lens screen based stereoscopic display known as autostereoscopy does not call for any special viewing aids for viewing the display screen. This paper reviews the difficulties encountered in autostereoscopy for its adoption to TV and proposes remedies for feasible implementation of autostereoscopic television. Two proposals are made here for relaying multiple angle views of the object with conventional TV equipments. The first approach involves direct transmission of multiple angle views of the video images and their video projection in the receiver onto a double sided lenticular screen. In the second method, the complex picture pattern containing micro line images of multiple views are spatially divided into two parts by registering them in two lenticular screens and subsequently, they are transmitted as video signals. This reduces the spatial density of picture into half of its original and allows them to be captured and transmitted with HDTV system. These two parts of complex picture pattern in the receiver are spatially interleaved to get the full image and is displayed in a lenticular screen fitted LCD monitor. Performance analysis of the systems including the cost involvement is presented. © 2005-2012 IEEE.

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