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Rector's Message

Dear Students,

It was in the year 1997 that Cyprus International University was founded, and thanks to its outstanding technical and physical infrastructure, the university has embodied the three fundamental concepts, namely learning, research and cultural blending that are identified as the indispensable characteristics of a global institution of higher learning. Our university is aiming to achieve its goal of being the leading institution of higher education in the region and contribute to the development of our country, as we know and understand the significance of our geographical location and are fully aware of the issues surrounding us. Cyprus International University offers education at internationally acclaimed standards to almost 18000 students from 106 different nations in a multicultural context.

Our educational philosophy is to train our students equipped fully with the qualifications and the ability to further develop themselves; furthermore it is our goal to ensure that our graduates are research-oriented, dynamic and ready to compete in the world of business and their own profession. Consequently, our university fosters the following values:

  • Openness and diversity of thought
  • Innovation
  • Critical thinking
  • Being aware of social responsibilities
  • Being entrepreneurial
  • Conscientious of ethical values
  • Environmentalist
  • Creative Impartial
  • Scientific-minded
  • Self-reliance

And last but not least, they will know that art and culture form the core values in life.

Academic and scientific studies at Cyprus International University have priority over all things else, and hence all the 10 faculties and 7 schools are designed in a manner to meet the demands and needs of the society. In addition to the Associate and Undergraduate Degree Programs, Masters’ and Doctoral Programs are offered by a highly qualified internationally acclaimed academic staff.

International accreditation from independent scientific accreditation bodies means a lot to our University, and having been through this process means we are offering an unsurpassed education exclusive to our students. As R & D plays a significant role in all our studies, the university has laboratories equipped with state-of-the art technological devices, a computer center and a big resource library. The CIU ARENA which is a multifunctional sports complex is an added value to all the other facilities available on campus.

The University aims to offer the most modern, and the highest quality education to its students. Each and every student that embarks on this long educational journey at our university graduates as an individual fully content and well equipped with the education he has received. Our graduates start their professional life at highly prestigious internationally recognized businesses and their employment possibilities with these institutions is an asset to CIU.

With a vision that foresees the future, and moving forward with firm steps with all the enthusiasm, vigor and vitality essential in becoming one of the most outstanding universities of the 21st century, CIU generates knowledge together with the students, faculty and administrative staff, and at the same time continues to introduce novelties in social, cultural and scientific areas.

Dear Students, by the time you reach that finish line, you will be equipped with all the knowledge necessary that will lead you safely toward your career path. Please rest assured that CIU will be with you and give you all the support that you need in this journey that will enable you to reach your career goals.

Now here you are at the threshold of the world of higher education; may your new venture lead you to wonderful opportunities.

Prof. Dr. Halil NADİRİ