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Foundation: 1988

Mission: The first words are to be expressed about the ‘mission and vision’ of the Near East University, and the first issue to be specified is that the concepts of vision and mission are overlapping. Moreover, the mission of our institution, in general terms, is a concept of wholeness of principles referring to reasons of existence of the university, national and universal dimensions, and objectives. Our vision reflecting our principles and acts in accordance with our policy which is based on the principles of the Turkish education system, is in a scope of showing how to actualize various aims and facilities in the context. In this respect, the Near East University adhering to constitutional principles of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, possesses a vision to be a higher education institution in accordance with the general aims and basic principles of the National Turkish Education System, the requirements and principles of the national higher education system, and the overall international values that address to the universal expectations in higher education. Both the rules our university has put into force since its establishment and the implementation of these rules through a dynamic understanding which is based on practicality constitute the basic connection between our vision and mission. The Near East University performs its mission pursuing the cycle of following principles, responsibilities, duties, application procedures: The Near East University, in accordance with the objectives of a prestigious higher education institution established in TRNC, arranges scientific and academic studies and aims to make scientific studies and the educational quality reach to well-qualified level. Having the needs and requirements of Turkish national education system in sight, acts in accordance with the objectives of development of TRNC and enlightenment of Turkish Cypriots, and aims to contribute to educational facilities of the neighbour and the 3rd world countries. Aims to develop the social, cultural and academic relations between the international community and Turkish community in accordance with the principles of contemporary civilization principles. Aiming to ensure TRNC gain a prestigious place in the international community and cultural world, NEU considers organizing scientific events at the international level and attending to such events as its primary duty. Undertakes responsibility to contribute to legal and cultural recognition of TRNC as well as increasing the level of international relations, and tackles this mission in accordance with solid relations established with Turkey. NEU acts in accordance with the objectives aiming developing social, cultural and economic advances of TRNC by providing opportunities to produce scientific research and publish findings, and supervise for educational issues. Contributes to training and education of human sources needed by Turkey and TRNC through the help and assistance of opportunities and expertise provided by the university, and arranges educational and scientific facilities such as seminars, and takes up consultancy and coordination roles between institutions. Aims to ensure participation of public in all-round and formal educational facilities, supports participation of public in educational facilities and assumes responsibility to make arrangements of such educational facilities. Carries out all kinds of research and investigation to provide insight to public issues; provides support services to carry out such investigations and research, and attempts to carry out joint arrangements with relevant institutions. Makes necessary arrangements to ensure that importance of postgraduate studies are comprehended by the community, and takes necessary precautions to meet the needs of the national institutions as well as arranging training facilities regarding these issues. Bears responsibility in creating the educational environment to ensure that TRNC gains maximum benefit from the contribution of joint scientific studies arranged between Turkey and TRNC, as well as benefiting from the scientific support and academic staff provided by Turkey. As we take a look at the conditions surrounding “Turkish cultural atmosphere” in terms of the wholeness of our mission and vision, two aspects that are integrated as a whole come into existence. First of all, the mission of developing historical and national unity between Turkey and TRNC on concrete grounds stands out. This mission reveals itself not only as a process of developing academic and cultural facilities, but also as a process of aiming to ensure the unity of youth of Turkey and TRNC in the same cultural domain. Our university is sentient in this issue and acts to accomplish the process by not only arranging cultural seminars and meetings, but also ensure continuity of this policy throughout the campus. The issues about the mission and vision of our university, as can be seen above, appear within the line of perspectives, principles and objectives that are established in accordance with universal values.

Vision: To be a higher education institution in accordance with the general aims and basic principles of the National Turkish Education System, the requirements and principles of the national higher education system, and the overall international values that address to the universal expectations in higher education.



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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28Cyprus
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 725th445th452nd3rd
Arts and Humanities 637th406th407th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1011th626th646th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 791st421st433rd6th
Chemistry 723rd426th434th2nd
Computer Science 593rd333rd333rd2nd
Dentistry 404th165th162nd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 578th385th395th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 707th368th395th6th
Energy 637th375th381st6th
Engineering 600th368th367th6th
Environmental Science 516th322nd318th2nd
Mathematics 655th411th420th4th
Medicine 850th543rd537th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 934th516th535th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 635th393rd394th2nd
Psychology 823rd467th469th5th
Social Sciences 696th400th401st4th
Veterinary 600th167th200th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

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