Cyprus International University (CIU) celebrates its 16th year in the 2013-2014 Academic Year. With its physical and technical foundations it is a tertiary educational institution that incorporates a global university concept by combining three basic characteristics: teaching; research and culture. CIU is a leading university that recognizes the importance of its geographical position and is aware of this country’s challenges and its responsibilities as a vehicle to drive the country’s development.
Its educational philosophy is to equip individuals with the universal qualifications required for the information age and with the skills to apply this learning in their chosen profession. The students have access to the latest information, and learn by using research methodology and independent enquiry. All this whilst being sensitive to environmental issues and real world problems faced in the 21st Century. They can compete with the best in their professions or in business and having been exposed to the international arena, are more culturally aware.
In 2011 CIU, in continuing to develop its academic and scientific contribution to meet the needs and demands of the modern world, added two new faculties:
- The Faculty of Pharmacy keeps pace with exciting new developments, following universal health policies and is designed to educate qualified pharmacists to serve the wider society as consultants in the field of pharmacology.
- The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies builds on Cyprus’ rural tradition and is equipped with professional knowledge and skills allowing it to contribute to modern agricultural development and the challenges of food poverty.
The Council of Higher Education has, since the University’s foundation in 1997, accredited all its programs, and the University has received many international accreditations.
Today, under the umbrella of the university, experienced instructors, offer tutoring in 91 departments covering 6 associate degree, 38 undergraduate, 23 graduate and 14 doctoral programs within 10 faculties and 6 graduate schools and 1 institute.
As well as having a modern approach to research and development, CIU has laboratories equipped with advanced technological equipment, an information center, a modern library and a fully equipped sports facility – the CIU Arena.
The main purpose of CIU is to offer its students a contemporary and recognized education. Each successful student attending CIU will graduate as happy and qualified individual who has received the best education. High-caliber graduates of CIU develop strong moral values and hold the guidance of science and wisdom together.
They have a contemporary perspective and have the knowledge and qualities to work across the globe, and have the best possible start to their professional career. CIU students become outstanding in their fields and are worthy ambassadors for Cyprus International University.
CIU looks to the future and aims to embrace it by becoming ‘The University of Excellence’ in the 21st Century. CIU will do this collectively with excitement, dynamism, energy and through common sense. CIU is creating a legacy of benefits to social, cultural and scientific understanding.