The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus, and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, welcoming over 12,000 students from over 70 countries across the globe.
UNIC has been investing in developing programmes, sometimes 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.
UNIC has recently been ranked by Times Higher Education in the THE University Impact Rankings, ranking 301+ overall and 201-300 in the Quality Education SDG.
A Global University
In line with our strategy for internationalisation and global outreach, we have established regional study centres in Athens, Greece; Bucharest, Romania; and New York City, New York, USA. Our vision is to support our students globally and to enhance academic, research and industry collaboration with leading universities and companies around the world.
UNIC founded and operates the first and largest medical school in Cyprus, in partnership with St George’s, University of London, the only university in the UK dedicated to medicine, healthcare and science. We also offer a series of innovative joint degrees with other leading universities in Europe.
UNIC also stands out for a number of global university firsts in its dynamic initiative in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. More specifically, it was the first university in the world to: (a) offer a course and Master degree programme in the field; (b) deliver graduates from a programme of this type; (c) publish academic certificates and diplomas on the blockchain.
Schools and Departments
The University of Nicosia comprises six schools offering more than 100 conventional on-campus and online programmes of study, with particular strengths in medicine, health sciences, education sciences, blockchain, law, accounting, architecture, and international relations. In fact, many of our degree programmes and departments were the first of their kind in Cyprus and the wider region. We provide a fully digital student-centric educational environment that promotes teaching and learning innovation, inspired by technology and driven by pedagogy.
We founded the first and largest medical school in Cyprus. We are also a recognised global leader in certain fields, such as our very successful initiative in Digital Currency/Blockchain Technology. In fact, we were the first University in the world to offer a course and a Master degree in these areas.
Research at UNIC
The University of Nicosia participates in a wide field of research, with local and international interest. Recognising that the research challenges of the future are multidisciplinary, with modern problems requiring solutions with a range of approaches; UNIC seeks to combine the potential of multiple disciplines and synergies with other universities and research centres.
In light of the above, UNIC actively participates in a variety of programmes, including those undertaken by the European Commission regarding the future of Europe. Examples include UNIC’s participation in four Horizon2020 research projects, in collaboration with major universities and research centres in Europe and Israel, with the most recent research project (DIALLS) falling under the guidance and coordination of the University of Cambridge.
Through its participation in various research projects, as a partner or coordinator, UNIC has developed a broad base of knowledge and expertise in terms of producing research, and the management of the entire research process. UNIC researchers focus on exploring modern challenges, including new technological and scientific advancements, as well as humanities and social sciences.
In the context of its vision of becoming a pioneering institution in education and research, UNIC has also contributed significantly to the creation of 25 research centres and related academic institutions. Among them is the Institute for the Future (IFF), which focuses on three major areas of research and study: Enhanced and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Technologies.
The UNIC Campus
UNIC’s modern campus is made up of 20 purpose-built and customised buildings situated amid the urban landscape in the bustling suburb of Engomi in Nicosia. Over the last few years, we have invested over €100 million in our campus infrastructure.
The expansive layout of our campus allows us to provide specialised facilities to support each academic department. The whole neighbourhood is oriented towards student life, allowing for a unique social experience, characterised by community interaction, diversity, learning and fun.
In addition to the teaching facilities, the campus provides the full set of student amenities and support services. You can walk to almost any building on campus within 15 minutes, while there is a large free car park for off-campus students in the centre of campus.
The University of Nicosia’s official student residences redefine modern student living. They consist of three separate complexes – SIX, U and TRIANGLE – which are among the most stunning student accommodations ever constructed in Europe.
UNIC Residences provide a multitude of dining, relaxing and entertainment options for residents, including 6 restaurants and cafes, an exclusive rooftop bar and lounge, gyms, TV rooms, games areas and more.
Located in the upscale neighbourhood of Makedonitissa, in Nicosia, the residences are surrounded by UNIC’s vibrant, urban campus that, in addition to 20 university buildings, is home to more than 70 restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and bars, all within walking distance.
Watch a video of the impressive UNIC Residences here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRSb2SIi9BM