The University of Mediterranean Karpasia is founded in 2011 as the sixth university in North Cyprus. The vision of UMK is to raise solution-oriented, self-initiative individuals with good leadership and professional skills, and to train professionals who accommodate themselves to the rapidly changing scientific and social conditions of the 21st century with a high level and updated knowledge, good social communication skills, effective use of technology, and the necessary skills to successfully implement team work.
UMK provides internationally accepted associate, degree, and graduate level diplomas in all its programs. Keeping in mind that diversity is a great asset for educational institutions; The University has built an international base of students and academics from all around the world. Through blending the unique culture of North Cyprus with that of the diversity of individuals from different cultures, UMK enjoys welcoming brilliant students and eminent academics from over 20 countries.
Training individuals with vocational knowledge of international standards and raising decent, innovation-oriented, self confident entrepreneurs who are responsive to regional and global issues and are fully equipped with the necessary skills are among the most important commitments of UMK.
Our main objective is to train a work force equipped with high quality knowledge, skills and wisdom. Implementing modern teaching methods and techniques, we train well-disciplined individuals with the essential vocational knowledge and skills and raise individuals who are equipped with effective external communication skills, high sense of responsibility and internal locus of control.
With its scientific research of global standards, the University of Mediterranean Karpasia is making valuable contributions to public welfare as a research and development center. In this context, the ‘Education within Production’ program provides the students with the opportunity to have a hands-on work experience; the intention here is to raise leader representatives who are competent in applications, environmentally and socially conscious and who recognize the vital importance of self innovation.
Accreditation of UMK by the Ministry of Education, Higher Education Planning, Evaluation,
Accreditation and Coordination Council, and Turkish Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey (YÖK) enables our students to have the opportunity in transferring to other international universities globally.
International accreditations, memberships, memorandums of understanding, and partnership agreements signed with other universities from all over the world brings UMK and its members a global perspective at all levels and in all activities.