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Founded in 1979, Eastern Mediterranean University is the oldest state university in North Cyprus which is a dynamic and rapidly growing institution following universal trends in undergraduate and graduate education.

EMU offers higher education in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, carrying out training in the European standards. Our university currently has 95 undergraduate programs, 77 master and doctoral programs provided by 11 faculties and 5 schools. In addition, language education is served by the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School at all levels prescribed by the CEFR. Eastern Mediterranean University programs have unique accreditations from prestigious independent organizations such as ABET, AACSB, UK NARIC, TEDQUAL, ASIIN, EDEXEL, FIBAA. AQAS, MIAK.

Eastern Mediterranean University has more than 20,000 students from 106 countries. The academic staff of the university includes 1100 teachers from 35 countries of the world with international experience and a high level of training. EMU took its well-deserved place within the world's best 2.000 universities in 2016 URAP evaluations.

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, Koç 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 internalization. 

Every year EMU International Summer School runs a full range of courses and extra afternoon clubs to improve participants' language skills. Besides, a wide range of cultural, artistic, and sports activities and trips are also offered throughout the day and night. The courses are offered in the university's extensively large and amazing campus. The main campus is located 5 minutes driving distance from the university's private recreational complex EMU Beach Club which is located on the sea side with a wonderful view of the pure Mediterranean Sea.

Eastern Mediterranean University is a scientific, cultural, and educational center of Northern Cyprus which is internationally recognized and has a worthy place in the world's high-quality universities.

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