The strategic geopolitical location of the island of Cyprus and its proximity to the birthplace of civilization has played an important role in what Cyprus is today; a small but very international island. This international identity became the inspiration for our name. Cyprus International University has its roots in the vision of Mr. Özer Boyacı who set out to establish an institution that would make a mark on higher education in North Cyprus.

After 23 years, the fulfillment of his vision can be seen in the countless success stories that came out of CIU, an educational infrastructure second to none on the island, a campus encompassing over a million square meters, an increasing focus on research, social responsibility, environment and culture and an ever growing number of graduates in over a hundred different countries.

Mission and Vision


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 be recognized in society for their contributions as educated, engaged, and ethical agents of change.