The Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most reputable publishers of world-wide university rankings comprised an International Student Table based on data collected from institutions for the World University Rankings. The list comprising of 200 universities used figures on the percentage of international students provided by the institutions.
EMU had previously ranked within the top 600-800 universities in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, 173rd in the “BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings” and within the 151-200 band of the List of the World’s Best Universities under the Age of 50. EMU has now been ranked 50th on the International Student Table of the same institution.
Currently, EMU boasts about 20 thousand students from 106 different countries and the number of international students is on the rise every year. In a recent statement, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam indicated that by featuring on this list EMU has once again proven that it is a truly international university. Prof. Dr. Osam stated: “Thousands of students from many different countries receive high quality international education in our safe campus environment with strong infrastructure and prominent faculty members. International students that are satisfied with our university, lead to more international students arriving at our university. Our graduates gain the opportunity to work at respectable positions in their countries. Therefore, our international student population increases every year.”
Meanwhile a statement from THE indicated that the higher education world is getting smaller. As more and more students are choosing to study abroad, students are looking to universities to provide an international experience, the opportunity to study alongside students from all over the world, and to give them a truly global higher education community in which to study.
Sixteen universities from London featured in the top 200, making it one of the most represented cities in the ranking. UK was the most represented country on the list with 72 of its universities featuring on the top 200 list. 27 universities from the US and 22 universities from Australia featured on the list. EMU was the only university from the TRNC to appear on the list.