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Free Online Info Session: Computer Science and Data Science at the University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) invites you to a Free Online Info Session of the Department of Computer Science and its innovative programmes in Computer Science and Data Science on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, between 19:00-20:00 (EET+1).

During the session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the programmes offered by the Department, the employment opportunities, the admission requirements, the scholarships offered by the University and raise any questions you may have.

UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, welcoming 14,000+ students from over 100 countries across the globe.

UNIC has been investing in developing programmes, including with partner universities, focusing on global careers, building research capabilities in areas relating to the 4th  Industrial Revolution, and improving the student experience both on-campus and online.

University of Nicosia: Globally Ranked

The University of Nicosia has been named among the top 601-800 universities in the world, according to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR).

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is possibly the best-known and most influential university classification system in the world, drawing on five decades of expertise in the sector and millions of individual data points. The WUR 2022 edition includes over 1,600 ranked research-intensive universities, out of 25,000 universities globally, that met the THE eligibility criteria and applied for assessment. One of the core areas in which the University excelled in this year’s expanded 2022 WUR edition is International Outlook, where UNIC ranked 47th worldwide.Along with its inclusion in the Top 601-800 universities in the world, UNIC was ranked/awarded:

  • among the Top 201-250 in the world in the Subject area of Business and Economics by THE WUR by Subject 2022;
  • among the Top 201-250 in the world in the Subject area of Education by THE WUR by Subject 2022;
  • among the Top 130 universities by THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2022;
  • among the Top 180 in the world that are 50 years old or younger by the 2022 THE Young University Rankings;
  • number 36 in the world in the core area of Quality Education by the 2022 THE Impact Rankings;
  • awarded 5 QS Stars for Overall Excellence by the QS Intelligence Unit.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers degrees in all levels within the field: BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Science, as well as the recent cutting-edge degrees: BSc and MSc in Data Science. The two Data Science programmes are designed to prepare students for employment opportunities in one of the ten most in-demand job specializations globally. Our Computer Science programs expose the students to current and emerging trends and prepare them for a wide variety of computer-oriented careers, such as research, development, management, and teaching, in the rapidly expanding field of Computer Science, a field that has a profound impact in modern societies and economies.  At the same time, the Department is committed to research excellence by undertaking cutting-edge research in the fields that drive the 4th Industrial revolution, fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Science, Internet of Things, Blockchain Technologies, Data Security and Privacy. Computer Science will play an increasingly important role for nearly every other academic discipline (ranging from political science, journalism, economics to biology and medicine). The Department is committed to educating the broader community with the essential Computer Science and Data Science knowledge to meet the demands in their respective fields.

Some highlights of the Department of Computer Science:

  • Offers state-of-the-art, innovative curricula in Data Science and Computer Science programs with concentrations in current and emerging trends in the field.
  • Courses taught by renowned Faculty with International exposure and impact.
  • Student involvement in cutting-edge research in hot areas of Computer Science such as Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Offers degrees in one of the most in-demand job fields globally with an estimated skills gap of 1.67 million unfilled vacancies for ICT professionals by 2030.
  • Innovative curricula for Computer Science programs with concentrations in current and emerging trends in the field:
    • BSc Computer Science with the following four thematic areas that allow students to specialize in state-of-the-art technologies: Cyber Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Game Development and Virtual Reality.
    • MSc Computer Science with three concentrations: Cyber Security, Mobile Systems and Blockchain Technologies.
  • The BSc in Data Science is the only undergraduate Data Science programme in Cyprus and one of the few currently offered in Europe
  • MSc in Data Science (Distance Learning) is an industry-driven, interdisciplinary MSc Degree, supported by the data science team of Expedia, and collaborating with Makridakis Open Forecasting Center and collaborating with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute and Google Cloud.
  • Maintains close ties with the industry.
  • Financial aid options are available.
  • Offers one-on-one academic advising.

Presenters:

Dr. Athena Stassopoulou
Professor
Head of Department of Computer Science

Dr. Ioannis Katakis
Associate Professor
Coordinator- MSc in Data Science

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Complete the below form indicating your preferred programme of study and we will send you additional information prior to the event. In this way, we hope many of your queries will be answered before we have the chance to meet in person.

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