Times Higher Education, one of the most reputable publishers of the worldwide university rankings, announced “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings” on 30 November 2016. Eastern Mediterranean University has achieved remarkable success after having been ranked the 173rd university on the said list featuring 300 institutions in 50 developing countries.
In the said evaluations, whilst Peking University ranks first, Koc University ranks first among Turkish universities. It is also worth mentioning that EMU is the only university appearing under the heading “Northern Cyprus” and ranks within the best 10 regarding the universities of Turkey.
The Times Higher Education “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings” only include universities in BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as well as universities in countries classified as emerging by the Financial Times. This year both Croatia and Northern Cyprus appeared on the rankings for the first time with the inclusion of Zagreb University and Eastern Mediterranean University on the list. Two months ago, Eastern Mediterranean University also appeared among Turkish universities in World University Rankings 2016.
The rankings use the same 13 performance indicators (i.e., teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income) employed in World University Rankings but are recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies including relations with industry and internalisation.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean University