The UK based Times Higher Education magazine have announced their ranking of universities for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) managed to appear on the World University Rankings that featured an elite group of 980 universities from 79 countries. EMU was the only university located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to appear on the list. This is the first year that EMU appeared on this prestigious ranking.
Some of the best world universities including Oxford, California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard and Princeton also featured on the list. The ranking considers factors such as teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 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 were listed.
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.