The U.K based higher education ranking institution Times Higher Education has announced its World university rankings for 2020. Appearing on the 801-1000 band, the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) is the only university from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to feature on the list. On the list that featured a total of 1375 universities, EMU ranked 10th amongst Turkish universities (following Boğaziçi University, İstanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University and Atılım University). A total of 34 universities from Turkey featured on the THE list. Whilst only two universities from South Cyprus featured on the list EMU was the only university from the TRNC.
Great Success in International Outlook
From 2017 to today, EMU succeeded in increasing its THE international outlook evaluation by 15 points to reach 86.6 points and feature amongst the World’s best 121 universities. EMU appeared on the 151-200 band of the THE Best Young Universities Rankings which features universities under the age of, 301+ on the Impact Rankings and on the 801-1000 band of the World University Rankings.
“I Feel Honoured and Proud”
Releasing a statement on the matter EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated that he feels honoured and proud to have been informed via a letter from the THE Editor that EMU has once again featured on the rankings. Underlining that EMU is an institution which provides world class education Prof. Dr. Osam stated that this has been proved with accreditations that have been obtained. Highlighting that success is never coincidental Prof. Dr. Osam stated that EMU will continue to grow and develop. Describing EMU as the best on the island and one of the best in the world Prof. Dr. Osam continued to state: “This year EMU is celebrating its 40th year. EMU is a source of pride for TRNC and the region. We will continue to pull out all of the stops to obtain even bigger achievements.” Prof. Dr. Osam also thanked all personnel who contributed to their THE success.