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Divergent Cultures in Cyprus

EMU is ideally located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a country with a rich archaeological, historical, and cultural legacy. Centrally situated in the Mediterranean at the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, North Cyprus has been a meeting-place of civilizations and cultures throughout the centuries; today, it continues to be a crossroads of cultures, both traditional and modern.

The campus stretches over an area of 2,000,000 m2 on the outskirts of the Venetian walled city of Gazimagusa (Famagusta), near the well-preserved remains of the ancient port and town of Salamis, the archaeological site of the Late Bronze Age settlement of Engomi, the tomb of St. Barnabas, and the Tower of Othello made famous by Shakespeare’s play.

The campus is a short distance away from numerous historically important sites, ranging from Crusader castles and Byzantine churches, to a museum containing the world’s oldest commercial shipwreck, to the prison of the poet Namik Kemal, the tombs of the whirling dervishes, and mosques built during the period of Ottoman rule.

The wealth of cultural resources of the University and the historical, cultural heritage of its surroundings creates a unique educational environment, and an unparalleled experience, which is both personally rewarding and intellectually stimulating.

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