An Example of the Relationship between Urbanization and University: Gazimagusa

AKENGİN H. , Kayki A.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, no.28, pp.501-525, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-525
  • Keywords: City, university, Gazimagusa, urban development


Urbanization is one of the study fields of human geography and the studies regarding the examination of the causes and effects of urbanization movements and the analysis and interpretation of the geographical view depending on the urbanization movements draw attention. One of the main reasons for this is that the world population has rapidly started to live in the cities. Various factors are influential in the acceleration of urbanization. One of these factors is universities. In this study, the functional change of Gazimagusa which was among the most important port towns and tourism centers of Cyprus before 1974 was tried to be examined. In other words, the aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the urbanization process of Gazimagusa, which has become a university town in recent years, and the Eastern Mediterranean University. The contribution made to the city's demographical structure and development by the Eastern Mediterranean University, which was established in 1986 and transformed Gazimagusa into a university town, and which has students from many parts of the world, especially from Turkey and some Middle Eastern countries, will be studied.