Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of "Orta Dogu Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü" (Middle East High Technology Institute) on November 15th, 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences.
Middle East Technical University (METU) is one of the leading research universities in Turkey The overall volume of grants awarded to METU is the highest among the Turkish Universities, and research accounts for over 35% of the total income. METU has had the greatest share of the national research funds made available by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) in the last five years, and it is the premier university of Turkey in terms of the number and volume of the EU Framework Programme (FP) projects.
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The Culture and Convention Center (CCC) provides a venue for social, cultural and academic activities serving the METU NCC community as well as the local community.
Having an aesthetically and functionally perfect architecture and infrastructure, the CCC houses four state-of-the-art amphitheaters; one with 522, another with 210 and the other with 109 seats. Furthermore, with a total of 5791 m2 of meeting space, CCC accommodates 7 seminar rooms (four with 20 seats, three with 60 seats), one smart class, five simultaneous translation rooms, a small and a big hall, café, canteen and a lobby.
The library has a collection of 37.000 books, and the library users are able to access (METU Ankara) Main libraries' all electronic resources through the internet, which consists of 42.431 electronic journals, 211.839 e-books through 154 online databases on the campus.
METU NCC Health Service is committed to the concept of wellness. Our staff includes a full-time a Head Doctor, a Consultant, a General Practitioner, a part time Psychiatrist and 5 nurses.At present METU NCC Health Center is providing Primary Care and Urgent Care to the university community which preventive health care and counseling services also commence.
Based on the principle that learning is not confined to the classroom, METU Northern Cyprus Campus places a special emphasis on social, cultural and sports activities and makes every effort to help promote healthy lifestyle and self-development of the campus community. The Campus provides exceptional leisure facilities, including a sports center, an outdoor climbing wall, tennis courts, an astro turf football field, and an outdoor swimming pool.
A wealth of diverse events organized by the Campus, as well as by more than 40 student associations, help enhance the social development of students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities. The Campus offers a perfect learning environment that is enriched by diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives of its citizens and built on principles of mutual respect and positive engagement. This learning environment, where students are exposed to other cultures and learn from and with one another, prepares them for living and working in a global society.
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