Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) was established as a result of an invitation conveyed to METU in the year 2000 by the Governments of Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is a major higher education project financed by the Republic of Turkey and serves not only the Turkish students but also the international community. METU NCC enjoys full academic and administrative support of METU in Ankara.
With its excellent facilities, exceptionally qualified faculty, and highest international standards in teaching, research and community service, METU NCC offers internationally accepted degree programs in engineering and social sciences. The language of instruction on the Campus is English. From the very outset, METU NCC, following in the footsteps of its mother institution, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, aims to become a select higher education institution with international character.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus admitted students to one undergraduate program in 2003-2004, and to six undergraduate programs in 2004-2005. These students spent their initial years on METU Ankara Campus and have moved to METU Northern Cyprus Campus at the beginning of 2005-2006 academic year. In 2013-2014 academic year, METU NCC is offering 15 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs to about 2200 students, and aims at a student population of 3500 in graduate and undergraduate programs.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus is attached to the main campus in Ankara in all academic and administrative affairs. All degree programs of METU NCC are approved by the METU Senate, and provide the same quality standards of the main campus in Ankara. The METU NCC academic staff are recruited and promoted in accordance with the same criteria set forth by METU Senate and Administrative Board. The graduates of METU NCC are entitled to receive internationally recognized METU diploma.
Middle East Technical University is placed among the top 60 universities in the “World Reputation Rankings 2013″, announced by the Times Higher Education (THE). METU moved up in this year’s list to rank in the 51-60 band of universities.
The “World Reputation Rankings 2013″ includes universities that are identified as “excellent” in research and education by academics from various countries. When METU entered THE “Top Universities by Reputation” list last year (2012), it was the first and only Turkish university to be included in the top 100 world universities.
METU in World’s Universities Rankings:
According to UK based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2015 rankings of world universities by subject, out of 3,551, 400 most successful universities determined by their performances on research papers in 36 individual subjects areas, METU entered in the top 400 university list with 10 subjects areas, being the highest ranking Turkish university in the QS listings.
Civil and Structural Engineering and Mechanical-Aeronautical-Manufacturing Engineering subjects are the only fields from Turkey represented by our university to be in the top 100 university list.
Additionally, METU is listed among the first 150 with 2 subjects’ areas; Statistics-Operational Research and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Also, we have been listed in the first 200 with 3 subjects’ areas; Political and International Studies, Education and Marine Sciences. Mathematics, Computing Sciences and Information Systems subjects have been among the first 250. We have been listed among the first 300 universities in Physics and Astronomy.
In 2014-2015, METU became the first and only university in Turkey to enter the “World’s Top 100 Universities (Ranked 85th)” list according to the “World University Rankings 2014-2015”, released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).
In 2013-2014, METU was placed among the top 60 universities in the “World Reputation Rankings 2013″, announced by the Times Higher Education (THE).
In 2012-2013, METU entered THE “Top Universities by Reputation” list of 2012, and it was the first and only Turkish university to be included in the top 100 world universities (91-100 band).