Cyprus International University is located in North Cyprus, just outside the capital city of Nicosia. Founded in 1997, the University offers over 100 degree programs to students from over 100 countries. The University is affiliated with the Levent Group of companies, and has close links with companion enterprises in construction, international trade, manufacturing, energy, banking, dairy-farming, poultry farming, and agriculture, and various other sectors. This enables the University to offer an outstanding hands-on learning experience spanning classroom, campus, and a wide variety of work environments.
We help students attain the knowledge, skills and progressive values that will promote career opportunities, ensure sustainable living, and contribute to the development of society. Within our unique environment, our innovative student-centred approach incorporates cross-disciplinary learning, use of advanced technology, and a strong focus on independent learning.
We will offer students an exceptional opportunity that transforms and enriches the quality of life. Through continuous improvement of teaching, research, and real-life experience, our graduates will be recognized in society for their contributions as educated, engaged, and ethical agents of change.
To foster an Institutional Culture of Quality Student-centered Education through all stakeholders’ involvement in quality assurance and the enhancement of educational, governance, research and student support services and activities.
In the light of stakeholders’ continuous feedback and quality assurance activities to systematically prioritize areas for improvement in the provision of Student-centered education and services and take required action.
We are committed in our vision to helping our learners become educated, engaged, and ethical citizens, ready and willing to take on new challenges in a rapidly changing world, and develop the quality of life of both themselves and others.
Upon graduation, CIU students will have:
CIU QO 1: Learned how to learn effectively and shown commitment to lifelong learning,
CIU QO 2: Proved that they can study and work independently,
CIU QO 3: Mastered the fundamental knowledge and skill-sets of their field,
CIU QO 4: Demonstrated they can apply critical, creative, and analytical approaches to their study and work,
CIU QO 5: Made safe, secure, and ethical use of technology for study and work purposes,
CIU QO 6: Demonstrated that they can collaborate successfully within a variety of contexts,
CIU QO 7: Shown that they can communicate effectively within international study and work environments,
CIU QO 8: Transferred their learning into concrete practice in real work contexts,
CIU QO 9: Shown commitment to green initiatives and other ethical practices in study and work environments.
Our quality values are at the heart of both student and staff experience. Through our communications and our relationships, we are determined to develop a quality culture and high levels of both student and staff satisfaction. We consider ourselves to be a Learning Community where all students and staff are engaged in a continuous process of development, research, innovation, and improvement. Fundamental to the success of this community are the values of freedom of expression, and a progressive outlook that will take our University forward.
CIU QV1 Communication: Good communication is essential. The willingness to speak freely, listen carefully, and respond constructively underpin quality relationships, coordination, collaboration, and high standards of service.
CIU QV2 Engagement and Participation: We encourage active participation of staff and students in all aspects of CIU life both inside and outside the classroom. Active, participatory and democratic engagement of students with the issues and decisions that affect their lives is particularly valued.
CIU QV3 Hard work and Motivation: We believe that hard work and positive motivation underlie the successful application of all our quality values.
CIU QV4 Equality and Fairness: We treat everyone equally and fairly at all times.
CIU QV5 Multiculturalism and Diversity: Our international outlook pervades every aspect of our work. We are proud of both the CIU cultural mosaic and the diversity of experiences and opportunities it promotes.
CIU QV6 Independence and Autonomy: We believe that our student-centred approach, with its focus on the individual needs and interests of each student will cultivate independent learning and initiative.
CIU QV7 Citizenship: We encourage active contributions to the community through voluntary work, projects, and research.
CIU QV8 Sustainability and Well-Being: Our award-winning campus design and campus projects are founded on environmental principles. Care for our environment is at the centre of everything we do. This includes care for the health and well-being of both ourselves and those around us.