Partnerships With Top Global Universities
Internationalisation is a central component of UNIC’s strategy. This includes partnerships for degree programmes, student mobility, and opportunities for students post-graduation in academia or industry, in order to share knowledge and capabilities across countries.
The first and largest medical programme in Cyprus was formed in collaboration with St George’s, University of London. Today, the Medical School attracts over 500 students from around the world. In Greece, we offer several joint Masters degrees with the top Greek universities: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras and the Hellenic Open University. These are some of the most popular degree programmes in Greece. We intend to actively continue our partnerships with leading universities around the world, on both the academic and research front.
St George’s University of London
St George’s, University of London is ranked amongst the top 250 universities in the world and 94th in clinical, pre-clinical and health by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is the only university in the UK dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. In its 250-year history, St George’s has achieved groundbreaking advances in medicine and health. Alumni and former faculty include Edward Jenner (invented the smallpox vaccine), Henry Gray (compiled Gray’s Anatomy), John Hunter, Muriel Powell, Sir Godfrey Hounsfield (performed the first CT scan), and Patrick Steptoe (developed the IVF procedure). St George’s continues to concentrate on biomedical and scientific discovery and advancing the prevention and treatment of disease in the fields of population health, heart disease and infection.
MBBS Programme (St George’s) and MSc/ PgDip in Family Medicine (concurrent)
In 2011, the University of Nicosia, in collaboration with St George’s, University of London, launched the 4-year graduate-entry MBBS programme, the first Medical programme in Cyprus. Students successfully completing the MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery) programme earn a degree awarded by St George’s.
This innovative British medical degree is quality assured by the UK General Medical Council, and has a welldeserved reputation as a popular and competitive choice for students applying for Medicine.
UNIC and St George’s also offer concurrent awards in Family Medicine (MSc and PgDip). These are structured as continuing professional development programmes for physicians working in the primary care setting, and delivered through a blended mode of learning using flexible e-learning
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is ranked amongst the top 500 universities in the world and 70th for BRICS & Emerging Economies by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is the largest university in Greece with over 70,000 students, 40 schools and more than 2,000 faculty. The University is renowned not only for its academic excellence but also for its participation in a variety of high quality research projects in various disciplines, collaborating with institutions and organisations across the globe. It also participates in a number of European research programmes and initiatives.
Joint Programme – Master in Criminal Law and Addictions
The University of Nicosia and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki collaborate in offering a specialised Master in Criminal Law and Addictions. The purpose of this joint degree, which is offered on campus at both universities, is to highlight and enable the study and research of the legal framework regarding addictions, as well as to add to the prevention, tackling and treatment of addictions, with particular emphasis on recent developments.
The programme allows for specialisation in two different directions: a) Criminal Law for Addictions; and b) Healing Treatment of Addictions. In addition, the programme aims to foster and promote scientific knowledge and research in the above areas and to supply graduate students with specialised knowledge, in order to prepare them for a successful career.
The intended learning outcomes include: a solid theoretical foundation and the ability to tackle complex interdisciplinary problems in related fields; specialised knowledge and systematic practice in the synthetic approach of the two disciplines; interdisciplinary research on the issue of addictions; and critical research skills required for doctoral studies.
University of Patras
The University of Patras is one of the top higher education institutions in Greece. It ranks as one of the top 600 universities globally and 147th for BRICS & Emerging Economies by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is highly regarded in the international scientific community. It engages in pioneering research in areas such as the Environment, Health, Biotechnology, Mechanics, Electronics, Informatics and Basic Science. Excelling in the fields of Basic and Applied Research, various departments, laboratories and clinics at the University of Patras have also been accredited as Centres of Excellence through assessment by renowned international bodies.
Joint Programme – Master in Special Education
The University of Nicosia and the University of Patras offer a joint online Master in Special Education. The collaboration is based on UNIC’s strong expertise in delivering an online Masters in Education and the University of Patras’ experience and track record in supervising a practicum in the subject area.
The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge in the field of Special Education through: (1) relevant pedagogical courses; and (2) the study of relevant bibliography.
Additionally, the programme aims to develop the research skills of students through: (a) special courses in quantitative and qualitative research; (b) the undertaking of small-scale surveys within the different disciplines and the elaboration of a Thesis; and (c) the practical training of students.
Hellenic Open University
A renowned multi-school public university, the Hellenic Open University is the only higher education institution in Greece to offer distance learning programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Aside from offering a top quality education through distance learning, the University is also active in developing technology and methodologies in the context of improving the distance learning experience and engaging in scientific research.
Joint Programmes – Master in Law of the Economy and of the Enterprises, and – Master in Banking, Accounting and Finance
Building on the success of their cooperation in recent years, the University of Nicosia and the Hellenic Open University have recently renewed their online programmes agreement.
The collaboration is based on the know-how and expertise of both universities in online education, which, combined with the excellent technical infrastructure, software, platforms and interactive learning material, ensure the provision of quality, student-centred online education.
The Master programme in Law of the Economy and of the Enterprises is aimed at Law, Business Administration, and Finance degree holders. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to pursue a career in Law and work in various environments, including law firms, public organisations and private companies.
The Master programme in Banking, Accounting and Finance is aimed at Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, and Law degree holders. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and culture to propel them into leadership positions in the financial sector, working in accounting and consultancy firms. Both programmes are offered in Greek.