University description (as per official university website)
Established in 1979, Eastern Mediterranean University offers programs fully recognized by Council of Higher Education in Turkey. Having completed its physical infrastructure, the campus spreads over an area of 2200 acres. The University owns unprecedented campus facilities, and creates a multicultural environment with students coming from 68 countries and highly qualified faculty members from 35 different nations. There is a perfect harmony and dialog between the students and the faculty. Thanks to the modern understanding of education shared by all, students are trained as individuals thoroughly learned and endowed with excellent research skills, who can generate new knowledge, who are aware of and meticulous about environmental issues, who are creative, confident and ready to compete with the world youth. In addition to the in-door and out-door sport complexes, the variant of student clubs and the fully-equipped offices they own where all club activities are planned, and the on-campus dormitory facilities reflect the student oriented educational philosophy of Eastern Mediterranean University.
1979 The Institute of Higher Technology is at the service of education with the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with 105 students.
1985 government of the Turkey and TRNC mutually agree on opening a university called Eastern Mediterranean University. Upon the visit of the members of the Council of Higher Education, the Institute of Higher Technology is transformed into a university, and Middle East Technical University is to provide full support.
1986 With the new law passed in TRNC Assembly, the Institute of Higher Technology assumes the name of Eastern Mediterranean University, and is established as State-Trust University.
1987 Faculty of Business and Economics is inaugurated in addition to the Faculties of Engineering and Arts and Sciences. School of Computing and Technology is established.
1990 Faculty of Architecture and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management are established.
1995 The Eastern Mediterranean College (high school) is established.
1996 Faculty of Law starts offering education.
1997 The Faculty of Communication and Media Studies and the Faculty of Medicine start their education services; The Eastern Mediterranean Nursery School and Elementary School are established.
1999 The Faculty of Education starts its education activities. Hence the number of faculties reaches 8.
2004 Eastern Mediterranean University continues to grow, to expand and be the pioneer in the area with more than 1000 faculty members coming from 35 countries, and with a student body of 14.000 comprised of 68 different nationalities.
2005 Eastern Mediterranean University, has obtained full membership of European University Association (EUA) and International University Association (IUA).
2006 Eastern Mediterranean University has become a full member of the Community of Mediterranean Universities (CMU) and of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) and is continuing to obtain international accreditations and to open out into the world.
Eastern Mediterranean University offers education to more than 15.000 students from 68 different countries, with around 1000 faculty members who have joined EMU from 35 different countries and who are professionals in their fields contributing to the rapid growth of a university that strives to be a pioneering force with all its innovative ideas and its aim to reach the peak of quality, as a global university through the 7 Faculties, 2 Schools and the English Preparatory School she embodies.
EMU is proud to have produced more than 23.000 graduates from different cultures and nationalities.
To offer quality and sustainable education at international standards, do research, contribute to the needs of the society and meet the needs of the stakeholders.
To become a first choice, democratic, autonomous, multicultural, innovative, developmental and a peaceful university producing science and technology at European standards and educating students in becoming civilized individuals in its own region.
Our Objectives and Principles
Our aim is to take Eastern Mediterranean University further ahead as the leading academic institution in the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean. The points that determine the objectives and principles of EMU while proceeding in this direction are as follows:
To train the students as individuals with distinct personality, capable of critical thinking, who are able to contribute to the society on scientific matters, assume professional responsibility, are honest and open to innovations,
To develop cultural diversity and empathy within the university and in the society,
To contribute to the welfare of the society and peace in the region and the world,
To assume a pioneering role in the economic, social and cultural development of the country by giving highest priority to quality in areas of academic freedom, education and research.
To be a democratic, transparent and autonomous institution.
To present certification programs more efficiently and in a more wide spread manner to the society and institutions by means continuous education or distance education,
To formulate university-community collaboration by pulling the attention of the entire community through activities like conferences, seminars, working groups and the like,
To prepare scientific research and development projects by considering the primary needs of the society and the country from the standpoint of development and growth,
To attach significance to collaboration of university-industry-institution-organization in scientific and technological research activities,
To accelerate the scientific and technological innovations and developments geared toward national production practiced at the Technology Development Center TECHNO PARK.