In the efforts for maximizing international partnership the university signed a memorandum of understanding with Atatürk University. The accord revolves around exchange programme between MEU and Atatürk University for Erasmus plus. It is significant to mention that Atatürk University is one of the oldest universities in Turkey and consists of more than 16 colleges.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.