Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Tourism Faculty succeeded to appear in the Field Rankings list of the World Universities Academic Rankings 2021 by China-based ShanghaiRanking which has been ranking world universities since 2009.
EMU was ranked as the 38th in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management, becoming the only university from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to appear in the list. EMU ranked first among the universities in the list, both across the island of Cyprus and among Turkish universities. Carrying its success further every year, EMU ranked 46th in the 2020 rankings and in the 76-100 band in 2019.
EMU Faculty of Tourism Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç made a statement regarding this matter and stated that these achievements are not coincidence, and that the master's and doctoral programs are the result of quality education that has attracted attention worldwide. Moreover, by noting that they gave successful graduates at the undergraduate and associate degree levels with the practical training they gave for the sector, Prof. Dr. Kılıç stated that this educational model has been supported by master's and doctoral studies where academic publications and studies are predominant, and that the faculty has moved to a different and distinguished place in the world of science in the international arena. Prof. Dr. Kılıç emphasized that they have a very strong academic staff and with this advantage they serve higher education in a wide range of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and Tourism Management with both master and doctorate programs without compromising the quality of education. Prof. Dr. Kılıç congratulated everyone who contributed to the success and also thanked the EMU Rector's Office for their support.
Apart from EMU, some of the universities in Turkey that appeared in the list in Tourism and Hospitality Management field are Akdeniz University and Dokuz Eylül University in 101-150 band and, Anadolu University in 201-300 band. Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol which appeared in 101-150 band was the only other Cypriot university to appear on the list apart from EMU.
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Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) was published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Graduate School of Education, Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) in June 2003 for the first-time and has been updated every year ever since. Since 2009, the copyright and publishing rights of these world rankings have been acquired by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent China-based rating agency. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which is not affiliated with any university or government institution, makes the aforementioned rankings on 6 different indexes based on publications and achievements in the fields. Detailed information on ShanghaiRanking Consultancy can be accessed at http://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/gras/2021/RS0513.