UK-based Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most reputable publishers of the worldwide university rankings, announced “The World’s Best Young Universities Rankings 2017” (also known as ‘Under 50 Rankings’), featuring the list of the world’s best universities under the age of 50.
In the rankings, Eastern Mediterranean University has achieved remarkable success after having been ranked within the 151-200 band. It is worth mentioning that Eastern Mediterranean University is the only university from the TRNC appearing on the list.
The Times Higher Education ‘Under 50 Rankings’ applies the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas, namely, teaching quality, scientific research, citations, international outlook and income from the industry. Featuring 200 institutions, the World’s Best Young Universities Rankings have been announced on the official webpage of the Times Higher Education on 5 April 2017.
Eastern Mediterranean was formerly ranked within the top 600-800 universities in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings which only includes the most prestigious 980 universities among more 25000 universities in the world. In “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings”, Eastern Mediterranean University once again confirmed its quality after having been ranked the 173rd. With this remarkable achievement, Eastern Mediterranean University appeared within the top 7 universities within 200 universities in Turkey.
Three Universities from Turkey Appeared on Last Year’s List
Only three universities in Turkey managed to appear on THE’s The World’s Best Young Universities Rankings 2016. In the former list of the World’s Best Young Universities, Sabancı University ranked 13th, Bilkent University 28th and Koç University 51st.
With EMU’s Appearance on the BRICS Rankings, North Cyprus Listed within Countries
With EMU’s appearance on THE’s “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings” as the 173rd university, Northern Cyprus’ name was listed amongst countries appearing on the list for the first time. After appearing on the list of Turkish universities in former rankings, EMU appeared on the list as an institution in Northern Cyprus for the first time, confirming the fact that education overcomes embargoes. On the other hand, EMU’s success in “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings” and the appearance of Northern Cyprus on the list as a country were protested in South Cyprus.
Prof. Dr. Osam: "I am deeply honored and proud"
EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam expressed his deep honor and pride in EMU’s outstanding achievement, as also confirmed by an official letter from the editor of THE. Highlighting the fact that EMU is an institution of higher education providing education at world standards, Prof. Dr. Osam put forth that EMU’s educational quality has been confirmed by accreditations gained. Prof. Dr. Osam also stated that on the 38th anniversary of its foundation, Eastern Mediterranean University is a source of pride both for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the neighboring region. Prof. Dr. Osam added that the university will proceed towards further achievements with continued efforts. Prof. Dr. Osam also extended his appreciation to all staff members for their selfless contributions in achieving this remarkable success.
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