The UK based Times Higher Education Rankings have been announced for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) managed to appear on the World University Rankings that featured 980 different universities from 79 countries. EMU was the only university located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to appear on the list. EMU appeared on the list for the first time.
Some of the best world universities including Oxford, California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard and Princeton also featured on the list that is put together by considering factors such as education, research, transfer of know-how, reference to academic articles, international academic staff, number of international students, social activities and community work. EMU is the first and only Turkish Cypriot university to appear on the list. This year only 18 out of the 200 universities in North Cyprus and Turkey managed to feature on the list.
In his statement EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam noted that featuring on the list and being amongst the top seven Turkish universities is a big accomplishment for the EMU. Prof. Dr. Osam also noted that EMU is amongst the top 600-800 world universities whilst highlighting that success is never a coincidence and that the EMU is growing and getting better every day.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean University.