United Kingdom based higher education ranking board Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its 2017-2018 Academic Year World University Rankings. On the list that features 1100 universities from 79 different countries the Eastern Mediterranean University is the only university from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). With this achievement, EMU furthers its success from the 2016-2017 Academic Year World University Rankings.
Providing a statement on the matter, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam indicated that he is elated and proud to announce that EMU appeared amongst the top 601-800 world universities. Prof. Dr. Osam indicated that success is never a coincidence and that EMU is a continously growing and developing university. Prof. Dr. Osam concluded by stating that EMU is the best education institution on the island and amongst the best in the world.
Some of the best world universities including Oxford, California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard and Princeton also featured on the list. The ranking considers factors such as teaching, research, knowledge transfer, refences to academic publications, international academic personnel, number of international students, social activities and community service.
EMU Proves there are no Embargos on Education
With its latest international achievement, EMU has once again proved that there are no ambargoes on education. After appearing amongst Turkish universities on previous lists EMU was included as a Turkish Cypriot university for the first time on the THE 2016-2017 Academic Year “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings”. By appearing 173rd on the list EMU resulted in TRNC being feautured for the first time on such a list. EMU was also the only university from the TRNC to appear on the 2016-2017 Academic Year World University Rankings. EMU’s achievements and TRNC featuring on the list had led to a series of reactions from South Cyprus.
Congratulatory Message from TRNC Minister of National Education and Culture
TRNC Minister of National Education and Culture Dr. Özdemir Berova, sent EMU a congratulatory message after their latest achievement. The message stated: “EMU from the TRNC has made us proud by appearing amongst the top 601-800 world universities on the Times Higher Education List. By appearing on the list that considered factors such as teaching, research, knowledge transfer, international outlook and academic publications our Eastern Mediterranean University has proved its quality as well as the value it gives to research and development. Therefore I would like to congratulate your administrative and academic staff as well the EMU family for this achievement that deserves admiration whilst wishing you the continuation of your success.”