How many unis can North Cyprus support?

Earlier this month, LGC News reported that there had been a 10% drop in uptake of university places in the TRNC.

Yesterday, Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Yeni Duzen’ reported that a large number of private universities in Turkey have begun, one-by-one, to be established in the TRNC. It adds that seventeen universities will be operating in North Cyprus as from the new academic year.

According to the paper, two new universities, the Bahcesehir Kibris University and the Arkin University of Creative Arts are the latest additions to the list. As reported yesterday, the Aydin University has also applied for operating permission.

Reporting on the same issue, ‘Halkin Sesi’ also expresses its concerns over the increased number of universities established in the TRNC and citing information, writes that twenty other universities from Turkey have applied for operating permission to the TRNC Ministry of Education.

Yeni Duzen, Halkin Sesi

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