Our university was founded in 1997 to educate students from all over the world. Initially the language of instruction was entirely English. Teacher Training was first opened in the Faculty of Education. This section was preceded by the Faculty of Communications. When the decision was made to establish the Faculty of Education in 2006, English Language Teaching was moved to this faculty, as well as Pre-School and Turkish Language Teaching departments were opened. Thus, the faculty has been active. Additional departments that have been opened are Computers and Instructional Technology Education, Guidance and Psychological Counseling and Special Education Teaching. We are proud to be the first university in Cyprus to teach Special Education.
Cyprus International University aims to be among the best-known universities of the future with quality, contemporary education to be provided by teaching staff with international qualifications. CIU aims to achieve this with advanced technological equipment, a wide range of application fields, and qualified faculty members who deal with students individually.
With this understanding, our students are able to gain advanced skills in analytical thinking and problem solving, creativity, self-improvement, interrogation, and knowledge. Our lecturers also make important contributions to their scientific, interdisciplinary studies and project areas. Our faculty members educate teachers who have mastered the field of education with their education, are able to use instructional technologies effectively, and adopt a student-centered education model.
Our faculty is located in a quiet environment, close to Nicosia, both within the city and away from the noise of the city. It serves a modern building built in 2005. Classrooms have a maximum of 50 people, with each classes using smart boards. Our building has a rich technological infrastructure. Various educational technologies are utilized in the courses, and students are given the opportunity to complete their education intertwined with them. Located on campus, we have a rich library with all kinds of international connections. With over 105 different nationalities on campus, there are plenty of students to teach you about their own cultures. We also have the most advanced sports facilities in Cyprus, holding an Olympic swimming pool. With various student clubs, the student will have the opportunity to improve themselves not only in class but also outside the classroom.