1979 - The Institute of Higher Technology constituting the foundation of EMU is established.
1979 - The Institute of Higher Technology starts providing education with the Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offering 3-year programs to 105 students with the aim of educating an intermediate workforce between an engineer and a technician and issuing a 'technician-engineer' diploma to successful students.
1984 - Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments are extended to four-year programs.
1985 - Governments of Turkish Republic (TR) and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) mutually agree on opening a university called 'EMU'. Members of the T.R. Council of Higher Education visit the Institute of Higher Technology with the aim of transforming it into a university.
1986 - Following the TRNC Assembly's approval of the Statute establishing the North Cyprus Education Foundation and EMU (18/86), the Institute of Higher Technology is converted into a state University assuming the name of EMU.
1986 - Faculties of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics and School of Computing and Technology are inaugurated.
1990 - Faculty of Architecture and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management are established.
1996 - Faculty of Law starts offering education.
1997 - Faculty of Communication is inaugurated.
1999 - Faculty of Education is established.
2005 - EMU obtains full membership of European University Association (EUA) and International University Association (IUA).
2007 - School of Business and Finance (School of Applied Disciplines) starts offering education.
2010 - Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Justice are inaugurated.
2011 - Faculty of Pharmacy is established.
2012 - Faculty of Medicine starts offering education.
2012 - School of Health Services starts offering education.
2012 - Faculty of Tourism starts offering education