With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 16,000 students from 110 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills. EMU has been offering quality education through 107 undergraduate and school programs and 103 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 12 faculties, 4 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School. EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World.
Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering. Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS.
Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of EFMD and AACSB along with only three universities in Turkey. The publisher of widely-referenced university rankings in the world, U.K. -based Times Higher Education (THE) has announced the ranking of the best universities in the world on Thursday, 2 September, 2021. In the said ranking, universities were evaluated based on Education, Research, Information Sharing and International Outlook. In the said ranking, the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) took its well-deserved place within the 501-600 band with a remarkable increase from the 801-1000 band, despite the general decline experienced all over the world and the 136 newly added universities.
The Institute of Higher Technology constituting the foundation of EMU is established at 1979. The Institute of Higher Technology starts providing education with the Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offering 3-year programs to 105 students with the aim of educating an intermediate workforce between an engineer and a technician and issuing a ‘technician-engineer’ diploma to successful students.
Students of EMU benefit from a wide variety of sports facilities. A modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, tartan athletics track, cardio center, spinning and TRX halls and an open area of 66,500 m2 for sports and closed sports complex with a capacity of 3,500 seats are only some of the facilities from which students can benefit. EMU offers a colorful and high quality campus life enriched by numerous social and cultural activities organised by more than 50 student clubs and international student associations operating under the International Office. EMU has a fully equipped Health Center with 13 specialist doctors and a private ambulance.
As well as the Health Center, there are over 30 research centers some of which directly provide services for students. Students can directly benefit from the services of the Center for Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research (PDRAM) and the Center for Graduate Communications and Career Research. Rauf Raif Denktas Culture and Congress Center is located in the north part of the university campus, 500 meters away from the beach and next to EMU Beach Club in Famagusta. The building houses convention and conference rooms, exhibition halls, museums and art workshops. With a closed area of 5,700 square meters and a capacity seating up to 846 people, the building is the biggest culture and congress center throughout the region.
The Eastern Mediterranean University has set as a mission becoming a university acting in line with universal values, guided by internationally recognised academic educational criteria, providing solutions for regional and international problems with a sense of social responsibility, raising graduates who have internalized multiculturalism, free thought, tolerance and participation as well as carrying out work to make international improvements in the fields of production, science, arts and sports.