Contribution to Society

Social responsibility is fundamental to the University of Nicosia and is demonstrated by our substantial and varied contribution to society.

At the core of our University Social Responsibility (USR) campaigns and initiatives is our concern and pursuit to bring about positive change in six key areas:

  1. Access to education
  2. Social and environmental sustainability
  3. Economic development
  4. Investing in people and the community
  5. Advancement in research and technology
  6. Contributing to informed public debate

The entire UNIC community shares our institutional values and the vision for a sustainable future, actively supporting the University’s endeavours to promote it. Over the course of the year, we organise and support dozens of events and activities, such as the Citizen’s Free University, the Anti-Cancer Society Fiesta and the “Run in Colour” charity run. Other highlights include our Refugee/Humanitarian, FIFPro and UNICAF initiatives.

Refugee and Humanitarian Initiatives

The ongoing European migrant crisis has multiple dimensions. It is a humanitarian crisis for the refugees and migrants involved, but it also has shown areas for improvement in European infrastructure and services.


UNIC | FIFPro Initiative

FIFPro and UNIC have launched a global initiative that will allow over 1,000 professional footballers from around the world to study Sports Management and Business Administration online.


Citizens Free University

The University of Nicosia organizes and operates a lecture series open to the general public, engaging with contemporary issues of common interest to Cypriot society.


Cyprus Radiomarathon

UNIC has been a long-term active participant in the annual Cyprus Radiomarathon and has consistently been the 2nd largest fundraising organisation after the main organiser.


European Road Safety Charter

The European Road Safety Charter is a European participatory platform made up of enterprises, associations, research institutions and public authorities.



The MENTOR programme takes its name from the ancient Greek word mentor which refers to an elder who offers guidance, help and spiritual guidance to someone younger.