The Near East University, was founded in 1988 in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. The university has students from 100 different countries. The Near East University, with its unique structural and content quality, as well as foreign and prominent professors, has become increasingly important in many other countries; therefore, it is closely linked to all European universities, and is already 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), the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), 118 other national and international institutions and foundations, and moreover, many more membership applications related to various disciplines are already in progress.
The NEU is equipped with a 500-bed hospital with an experienced team, which is next to the faculties of medicine and dentistry. This provides another ground for practical courses to students in these disciplines. It is safe to say that the NEU Hospital is one of the most equipped hospitals in the district, which annually accepts a large number of foreign visitors. It is worth mentioning that the university is cooperating with the universities of Ankara and Hacettepe, and this provides the opportunity to annually transfer foreign students to these universities.