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NEU Partial Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Policy adopted from: “Tütün Ürünlerinin Zararlarından Korunma ve Denetim Yasası İçDüzeni” (“Internal Order of the Law on the Protection and Control of Harmful Tobacco Products”) of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Based on this policy smoking is not allowed in all buildings (indoor).

Policy extended: Smoking on campus is only allowed in designated areas that includes areas not marked with “Dumansız Bölge” (Smoke free area).

Status: Partial smoke-free campus

  1. Smoking is not allowed in all buildings.
  2. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas (see pictures below - “Dumansız Bölge”)

Policy Creation Date: 8 October 2007

Policy Last Review Date: October 2021

NEU Policy on free access to all activities, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status or gender

Based on our Equal opportunities Policy (Our University selects and promotes its students, staff and faculty without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability or other protected status unrelated to entry or job requirements.) our university staff ensures that access to all types of events and  activities is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status or gender.

Policy Creation Date: 1988

Policy Last Review Date: 2021

NEU public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes of cultural significance
Public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes of cultural significance is allowed 7/24. Please check the website of the building or facility you wish to visit for its operating times during public holidays, school holidays etc. or contact with our university reception for more information.

Free public access to open spaces and green spaces
Public access to open spaces and green spaces is allowed 7/24.

NEU Measures and Set Targets for more sustainable commuting

Commuting with bus: 60% of students (and staff) commutes to university by free university buses.

Commuting with bicycle: 5% of students (and staff) commutes to university by bicycle.

Commuting with walking: 5% of students (and staff) commutes to university by foot.

Commuting by other means (cars, etc.): 30% of students (and staff) commutes to university by other means (mostly cars).

NEU Targets for more sustainable commuting

Commuting with bus: university buses manages to transport 100% all of its students and staff to university who wishes to commute to university by bus. Currently additional buses are not needed. Yearly maintenance and updating of university buses is made regularly. No change is estimated in percentage of students and staff (60%) commuting to university by bus in the next 5 years.

Commuting with bicycle: 100% of students who wishes to commute to university by bicycle manages to reach the university. Cooperation with Velespeed (https://tr.velespeed.net/) will continue. It is estimated to increase the percentage of students commuting with bicycle to university to 10% in the next 5 years as a result of this cooperation.

Commuting by other means (cars, etc.): University plans to promote use of electric cars via GÜNSEL to reach its goal of having half of the cars reaching to university with electric engine by 2030. The final percentage of commuting to university by car is expected to drop to 25% by 2030.

Mobile application is in development to further support the need for accessibility (e.g. timing, availability, etc.).

Affordable housing prices for employees:

Studio Flat: 550 TL per month.

1 + 1 Flat: 770 TL per month.

2 + 1 Flat: 990 TL per month.

The effort to control/reduce the affordable housing to local residents (including university staff), is on-going with support from Near East University (via educational seminars etc).

Based on this protocol Near East University has started to educate the public together with Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Union President on industry, economy, agriculture, health, public trust, labor force and local governments of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Affordable housing prices for students:
Please refer to the dedicated university website for the various options of student accommodation (please navigate through the column on the right).

Average 2 bedroom apartment price with facilities is 48,000 TL per annum where facilities include internet + Central Heating + A.C. + Fridge + TV + WC + Shower + Internet + Electricity + Water.

The effort to control/reduce the affordable housing to local residents (including university students), is on-going with support from Near East University (via educational seminars etc).

Based on this protocol Near East University has started to educate the public together with Turkish Cypriot Municipalities Union President on industry, economy, agriculture, health, public trust, labor force and local governments of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

NEU pedestrian prioritization
On our campus has prioritised the pedestrian access on campus. See pictures below:

Free Access to selected sports facilities
Free public access to outdoor tennis court, basketball court and football field in the university recreational areas next to swimming pool is allowed 7/24. Please check the website of the other sports facilities you wish to visit for its operating times during public holidays, school holidays etc. or contact with our university reception for more information.