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A Brief History

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The European University of Lefke, founded by the Cyprus Science Foundation, officially started its academic activities in 1990 as a State Foundation University. The University and all its respective departments are accredited with the Turkish Republic’s Higher Education Council (Board) since its first day of establishment.

The University campus is located on hill in one of the island’s richest natural corners, overlooking the local landscape and with a full view of the blue waters of the Mediterranean. With its quite and tranquil setting, it offers students an ideal environment to pursue their academic studies.

With its excellent infrastructure and technological equipment, EUL is the leading brand of education in the west of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

“Our university aims to offer up-to-date, long-lasting quality education at international standards. It produces research and contributes to the needs of the society. The university provides a multicultural environment having international knowledge and meets the needs of all stakeholders. The aim is to be a autonomous university which is open to change and development, producing science and technology and serving as a model with its multicultural diversity.

Creating a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural student profile on campus and creating International Diversity by increasing the visibility of “International Student Body”  on campus”.

More importantly our aim here at the European University of Lefke is to train the students in becoming honest, innovative and professionally responsible individuals with distinct personalities who are capable of critical thinking and able to contribute to the society on scientific matters, to develop cultural diversity, intercultural competence, and empathy within the University and in the society, to contribute to the welfare of the society and peace in the region and the world, to assume a pioneering role in the economic, social and cultural development of the country by giving highest priority to quality in areas of academic freedom, education and to accelerate the scientific and technological innovations and developments.