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Dr. Suat İ. GÜNSEL

Dr. Suat I. Günsel was awarded with the title of Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding success in the education sector by the Komrat University in Republic of Moldovia in April 2010.

In April 2010, the Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Günsel, was awarded with a Honorary Doctorate by Azerbaijan State University of Medicine for his contributions to health sector and for the establishment of Research Hospital of the Near East University that renowned worldwide, and he was also awarded with another Honorary Doctorate in Educational Sciences by Academy of Azerbaijan Universities for his outstanding contributions to education.

In October 2010, Dr. Günsel was awarded for his contributions to Turkish culture and education system with “Türksoy Most Prestigious Golden Medal of Honour” in accordance with the decision taken at the conference of Organization of Common Directorate of International Turkish Culture and Arts by the Permanent Council of Ministers of Culture of Member Countries of TÜRKSOY.

Moreover, Dr. Günsel was awarded with the “Golden Honorary Plaquet” by the Centre of Research Islam, History, Art and Culture for his contributions to Islamic Conference Organization.

On 3 November 2010, Dr. Günsel was also entitled as the “Rowing Ambassador of TRNC” through the common decision of the President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu and the National Assembly,.

On 20 January 2011, Paphos Turkish Association presented a plaque to Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel since he was elected as the “Most Successful Paphosian” in economical issues.

Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was awarded with an honorary PhD on the subject of “Innovations in Education” by the Senate of İzhevsk International Eastern European University of Republic of Udmurtia, a state of Russian Federation, on 21 February 2011.

On 22 February 2011, Dr. Suat Günsel was honoured with a “Medal of Commemoration” for 60th anniversary of invention of Avtomat Kalashnikova 47 – AK 47, one of the most important patents of 20th century, by the legendary designer of this gun, General Mihail Kalashnikov.

On 5 July 2011, Dr. Günsel was awarded with “Friendship Order”, the highest order of the state given to foreigners, by the President of Azerbaijan, His Excellency İlham Aliyev, for his outstanding contributions in order to develop the relations between the TRNC and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and for his contributions to Azerbaijan Diaspora.

On 7th November 2011, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was awarded with the Honorary Medal in celebrations organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of establishment of Autonomous Gagauzian Republic.

On 1 December 2011, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, the Founding Rector of NEU, conferred upon a honorary PhD in education upon the decision of Senate of Odlar Yurdu University of Azerbaijan.

On 20 January 2012, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was awarded with Plaque of Patriotism for his superior services for his country by Cyprus Turkish Businessmen Council.

On 27 May 2013,The founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel was awarded with Honorary Doctorate Diploma for his outstanding contributions in the field of “Innovation in Education and Health” at the senate meeting of the Crimean State Engineering and Pedagogical University.

On 1 June 2013, At the first Turkey Achievement Awards Ceremony organized by Turkey Life Magazine "Award of International Quality in Education" has been presented to Dr.Suat İ.Günsel due to his international contributions to education.

On 2 July 2013,The 2013 Socrates Award that was awarded Dr. Suat İ. Günsel by Oxford Europe Business Assembly (EBA) at the award ceremony of Swiss Summit of Leaders held in Montreaux, Switzerland.

On 19 July 2013, "Outstanding service award and plaque" was presented to Dr.Suat Günsel by Association of Journalists of the Republic of Turkey due to his national and international contributions and achievements in education and health.

On 19 August 2013, As part of 20th year celebrations of Turkish Culture in service, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, the Founding Rector of Near East University paid an official visit to the General Secretary of TURKSOY, Düsein KASEİNOV. During the visit,Günsel’s 60th birthday has been celebrated. Düsein KASEİNOV, presented a plaque to Dr. GÜNSEL and put on him a traditional trawl.

On 27 September 2013, Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel presented plaque to Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Prof. Dr. Beşir Atalay because of his coming for preside to the Groundbreaking Ceremonies of NEU Mosque and Univesity of Kyrenia.

On 27 September 2013, Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel presented plaque to Chairman of Religious Affairs Office and Higher Council of Religious Affairs, Prof. Dr. Raşit Küçük because of his materially and spiritually academic services and his participation in the Groundbreaking Ceremonies of NEU Mosque and University of Kyrenia.

On 27 September 2013, Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel presented plaque to the Director of Religious Affairs Department,Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez because of his participation in th Groundbreaking Ceremonies of NEU Mosque and University of Kyrenia.

On 27 September 2013, Rector of Cumhuriyet University, Prof. Dr. Faruk Kocacık presented tree of life plaque, located on birds symbolises the peace, garnets symbolises proliferate and the eagle symbolises the power and strength, to Dr. Suat Günsel in his visiting for the Grounbreaking Ceremonies of NEU Mosque and University of Kyrenia.

On 2 October 2013, Special Gold Medal of 20th Anniversary of TURKSOY was decorated to Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, the Founding Rector of Near East University Cyprus, for his outstanding contributions to cultural and educational issues of Turkic world.

On 22 November 2013, The founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel was awarded with Honorary Doctorate Diploma for his outstanding contributions in the field of “Innovation in Education and Health” by Baku Eurasian University.

On 13 December 2013, The Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel granted with the title of Professor in the department of "International Relations" by the Senate of Kazakh - American University.

On 23 December 2013, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was granted with the “Order of Gagauzia Republic”, the highest order of Gagauzia state for his outstanding contributions in the field of Education.

On 12 February 2014, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was granted with the outstanding service award of Crimean by the Parliment of Crimean Tatars for his outstanding contributions in the field of Education.

On 22 April 2014, Rector of Baku Eurasian University ,Prof. Dr. Nazım Hüseyinli presented a hand-made carpet,as a gift which is only given to important persons and precious guests,on which Dr. Günsel’s portrait was depicted.

On 19 September 2014, High Honor Certificate and Gold Medal was granted to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel with decision of board of directors of Martyrs Families and War Veterans Association because of his crucial contributions to country’s educational, technological and medical developments.

On 23 September 2014, Retired Military Officers Association gave a plaque to Founding Rector of the Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel because of his achievements in the field of education and health.

On 30 September 2014, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was granted with "Cyprus TİAK Special Award" by the Cyprus Turkish Businessmen Council owing to his crucial contributions in promotion of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the international area.

On 14 October 2014, United Europe Award was presented to Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, Founding Rector of NEU by International Socrates Committee.

On 2 December 2014, Dr. Suat I. Günsel, invited to the House of Lords of the United Kingdom as the special guest, delivered a speech to members of House of Lords and a selected group of guests at the Parliament of UK, and told about the achievements of NEU throughout the historical process as well as the importance and position of higher education in TRNC and in the world.

On 3 December 2014, Dr. Suat I. Günsel granted with an award by the Anglo-Turkish Healthcare Professionals Association for his “outstanding contribution to health education & wellbeing in Cyprus” in Britain.

On 23 December 2014, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, Founding Rector of Near East University, has been awarded with 20th Anniversary State Order by His Excellency Mikhail Formuzal, President of Gagauzia Autonomous Republic.

On 22 April 2015, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel was awarded with the Oscar of the Year in recognition of his great contributions in achieving outstanding success in the field of education and health as well as for his unique efforts towards TRNC’s promotion.

Dr. Suat I. Günsel, the Founding Rector of the Near East University, is married and has three children.


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