From 1988 to the present day
Today, with approximately 22 thousand students from 90 different countries, Near East University established in Nicosia, the capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, has earned a well-deserved international identity, offering high-standard educational opportunities with its qualified academic staff and its well-established infrastructure. Near East University is a full member of the European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU) within the body of UNESCO, International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Joint Commission International (JCI), and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) as well as 118 national and international foundations and institutions.
Perfectly composed with a superbly aesthetic design, the modern campus of NEU stirs a sense of wholeness with all its faculties, laboratories, workshops, computer centres, cultural centres, dormitories, Olympic indoor swimming pool and other social and sports centres. Moreover, the Near East Kindergarten, Pre-School, Primary School and College have all been conscientiously designed and are situated within the NEU campus.
The sole aim of NEU, with all its academic staff and administrative units and 17 faculties, 90 departments, 4 postgraduate institutes with 196 programs (at MA and PhD level), 2 schools, 4 high schools and 28 research centers, is not only to provide their distinguished students with the best possible educational environment but also to nurture confident, responsible, rational, creative, research-oriented, and liberal-minded individuals who will contribute towards the advancement of their nation and country.