Human Resources Policy
Near East University Human Resources Policy

Version: 2        Creation date: 1988        Last review date: 19 December 2022


To be an international university with a strong academic staff, leading in expanding the boundaries of science, art, and sports, advocating for freedom, guiding social development, shaping the future, and embracing universal values.


Near East University aims to produce qualified knowledge that will elevate the standards of our country and humanity, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural activities, provide creative solutions to the questions faced by government, industry, and civil society organizations, develop individuals who are responsible, innovative, researchers and have a free-thinking mindset in every field and at an international level. Our mission is not only to prepare our students for the future in the best possible way but also to provide them with an educational experience they will fondly remember.

Free Access Policy

Near East University commits to providing access to all activities without discrimination based on ethnic origin, religion, disability, immigration status, or gender.

Our Values

  • Respect for universal rights and freedoms,
  • Academic freedom and responsibility,
  • Designing, conducting, managing, and supporting research to increase the production of qualified knowledge,
  • Lifelong learning,
  • Sustainability,
  • Creativity,
  • Social responsibility,
  • Inclusivity,
  • Local, regional, and global engagement.

Expected Behaviors from Employees

Honesty: Our staff must be open, honest, and consistent in their relationships with all stakeholders, colleagues, and managers. Demonstrating behaviour that is honest, respectful, and in line with general ethics, morality, and legal rules is the responsibility of every employee to increase respect and trust in the University.

Confidentiality: Employees' usernames, passwords, salaries, benefits, personal information, and other non-public information are considered confidential. Every employee needs to demonstrate the necessary sensitivity in protecting this information. Additionally, respecting individuals' private and family lives and not sharing personal information with others is mandatory.

Openness to Change: In a rapidly changing world, the ability to be flexible and adapt to change is crucial. Employees should be open to new ideas and methods and be able to adapt to changing conditions.

Taking Responsibility: Every employee is responsible for the outcomes of their assigned tasks and projects. Encouraging the ability to take responsibility and bring tasks to a conclusion is promoted.

Environmental and Sustainability Awareness: Minimizing environmental impacts and adopting sustainability principles are part of the University's social responsibility. Employees should be sensitive to this issue and contribute to efforts to minimize environmental impacts.


Working Hours and Other Administrative Matters

For administrative employees, the working hours are from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with 1 hour lunch time.

For academic employees, the working hours in a week differ according to their academic titles:

  • Professors: 12 contact, 5 office and 10 research hours
  • Associate Professors: 15 contact, 5 office and 10 research hours
  • Assistant professors: 18 contact, 5 office and 10 research hours
  • Instructors: 21 contact, 5 office and 10 research hours

All employees are expected to be regular and punctual in their attendance at work.


Leave and Reporting Procedures

Leave and reporting procedures at our University are conducted in accordance with the laws of the TRNC Labor Law.  In case of illness or maternity situations, employees should obtain a medical report and inform their unit and the Human Resources Department.

The types of leave available to academic and administrative staff at Near East University are specified below:

  • Annual paid leave
  • Unpaid leave
  • Birth and maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Paid military leave

Annual Paid Leave

For administrative employees with service years between 6 months and 5 years (including the 5th year), 14 working days are granted. For employees with more than 5 years but less than 10 years of service, 18 working days are granted. For employees with more than 10 years but less than 15 years of service, 22 working days are granted. For employees with more than 15 years of service (including the 15th year), 25 working days are granted. Regardless of their service years,  all academic employees are granted 22 working days  for annual paid leave.

Unpaid Leave

Upon written request, employees may be granted unpaid leave with the approval of their unit manager and senior management.

Birth and Maternity Leave

Female employees are granted 56 days of leave, 28 days before and 28 days after childbirth. In case of early childbirth or if the employee works until the 37th week according to a doctor's report, the remaining leave is transferred to the postpartum period.

Breastfeeding Leave

Until the baby reaches 1 year of age, female employees are granted 2 hours of breastfeeding leave, 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon.

Paternity Leave

In case of the birth of a child, the employee's spouse is granted 2 days of paid leave.

Marriage Leave

In marriage, the employee is granted 3 days of paid leave.

Bereavement Leave

In case of the death of a first-degree relative, the employee is granted 2 days of paid leave.

Paid Military Leave

Personnel who will perform their military service on a paid basis will be considered on leave for 21 days by the relevant law. For this, the person who receives the dispatch document must first write an unpaid leave petition and inform the senior management through their unit.


Performance Evaluation System

To measure the effectiveness and efficiency of work conducted both corporately and individually in line with the vision of our University, and to reward the resulting success through the use of fair and objective criteria, an Academic Performance Evaluation System has been established in our institution. With the Near East University Academic Performance Evaluation System, employees can set goals for the relevant academic year and earn performance points based on how much they achieve those goals. Managers can evaluate their team members based on progress toward their goals and assess their personnel according to designated competencies.


Additional Benefits

Housing: At Near East University, an Affordable Housing opportunity is offered in order to raise the living standards of employees and support them to live in a more financially comfortable environment. These affordable residences are located within the campus, which provides a significant advantage by offering easy access to the workplace.

Lunch: Employees are provided with meal services at university restaurants and cafeterias throughout the day.

Transportation: Specific routes are provided for employees working at our institution.

Private Health Insurance: Since 2020, Near East University has provided private health insurance for all full-time personnel, ensuring their health needs are covered by Near East Life, our company's guarantee.

Scholarship Opportunities: Full-time employees at our University who enroll themselves and their children in associate, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs are eligible for a scholarship of 25%.


Contact Information

University employees can reach our Human Resource Department for all personnel procedures, compensation, occupational health and safety, benefits.

0392 22 36 464 / 3474