Welcome to the University of Nicosia, a modern and innovative university, guided by its enduring motto, “Excellence in Education”.
Located on the island of Cyprus, in Europe, the University of Nicosia is committed to inclusive access to higher education, providing an equal-opportunity, open education system that extends its educational boundaries to the most remote places of the world.
To this end, the University offers more than 100 conventional face-to-face and distance-learning programmes at the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate level, hosting more than 10,000 students from all over the world.
Our state-of-the-art premises, and our innovative e-learning platform that provides access to extensive on-line learning resources, help foster a multicultural learning environment that promotes cooperation, friendship and understanding.
Being an entrepreneurial digital university, we respond to, and shape the needs of, the knowledge-based society we live in. Both our core educational services (delivery of learning) and our administrative support operations employ advanced Information Communication Technology; we thus provide a fully digital educational environment that promotes teaching and learning innovation, inspired by technology and driven by pedagogy.
Teaching and learning is, therefore, the focus of our work, and our students are always at the centre of our attention. In line with this, we facilitate a student-centred learning environment that promotes active self-learning and imparts life-long learning skills and competences to our students.
Our high quality and dynamic international teaching and research staff brings innovative knowledge into the classroom, emanating from significant European and locally-funded research projects, as well as through extensive collaborations with local and international industries. The U-Multirank university ranking system places us high in the clusters of Teaching/Learning; Internationalization; and Engagement with Society.
Our strong commitment to internationalization and quality guide us in offering cross-border education, through joint programmes with other prestigious universities in Europe, ranked among the best in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
Our strong commitment to implementing the “knowledge triangle” through the active engagement of our University with research centres, industry and society, ensures that all our programmes are designed, developed and enhanced in close collaboration with industry stakeholders and relevant professional associations. This results in programmes that meet industry needs and are accredited by all relevant professional bodies. Our alumni statistics are indicative of the high employability of our graduates, both in Cyprus and abroad.
We offer you an academically stimulating environment, and we are confident that your studies with us will meet your intellectual queries, inspire your aspirations, and positively shape your future career. We are also certain that your student life at the University of Nicosia, in Cyprus, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I look forward to welcoming you into the University of Nicosia community.
Professor Philippos Pouyioutas
BSc, MSc, PhD, CertEd
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