Welcome Message

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia.

At UNIC, this is the home for research and education focused on humanity as such.  From art and design to psychology, from literature to communication studies, and from architecture to comparative theology, our departments and programmes extend over the disciplines.

Our faculty and students pose and answer exciting questions which are essential to human existence: How is the brain related to the mind?  How do languages and cultures differ from each other, and how do they affect the way we perceive the world around us?  How can virtual reality facilitate the resolution of puzzles in human psychology?  What is ethical or moral behavior?  How can we effectively employ diverse fields of study, such as architectural design and social work, to manage crisis situations and work out viable answers to humanitarian issues?

Our faculty members tackle problems which are important to the world today, and are devoted teachers and researchers.  Through a variety of stimulating courses, active involvement in research projects, creative work, internships, and other activities, our students learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, act ethically, and fathom the world in ways which prepare them for a variety of careers and a lifetime of productive service to society.

I invite you to browse our website and explore our six Departments – Social Sciences, Languages and Literature, Architecture, Communications, Theology, and Design and Multimedia – and the wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs they offer.

The personnel at the Dean’s Office will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Christos Y. Panayides, BA, MSc, PhD

Dean – School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor – Department of Social Sciences