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The University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus, and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, welcoming 11,500+ students from over 70 countries across the globe.

UNIC has been investing in developing programmes, sometimes with partner universities focusing on global careers, building research capabilities in areas relating to the 4th industrial revolution, and improving the student experience both on-campus and online. These efforts have been recognised in our most recent ranking.

Ranked #91 in EECA Region by QS

Moreover, the University’s global outlook and internationalisation efforts have recently been recognised by QS World University Rankings, with UNIC being ranked among the top 100 universities in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region.

Academics

1st & Largest Medical School

UNIC is a comprehensive university with over 100 conventional on-campus and online/distance learning programmes of study, with particular strengths in medicine, health sciences, blockchain, law, accounting, architecture, international relations, education, computer science, and engineering.

European Leaders in Online/Distance Education

UNIC founded the first and largest Medical School in Cyprus by offering the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry programme. Building on this experience, the School has since added an undergraduate-entry medical programme and a number of postgraduate degrees, and also established global partnerships with renowned clinical hospitals in Chicago, Baltimore,Tel Aviv and Barnsley.

European Leaders in Online/Distance Education

Our University has been a pioneer in online/distance learning education in Europe, supporting both its own degree programs, as well as those of its joint degree partners. UNIC is the first university in the European Union to be awarded a 5-Star QS rating for Online/distance Learning by the QS Intelligence Unit.

#1 in the World in Blockchain Education

UNIC offers the top blockchain/cryptocurrency academic program in the world. It was the first university globally to offer a course and degree programme in the field and is regularly recognised as a global leader.

Joint Degree Partnerships

We offer joint or dual degrees with partner universities with complementary expertise, including Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Panteion University, University of Peloponnese, University of Patras, Hellenic Open University, University of Padova, University of Zagreb, and Western Sydney University.

Enhanced Learning Enviornment

Our University provides a student-focused learning environment with small class sizes (average 13:1 student/ faculty ratio), a wide range of laboratories for hands-on student experience, and innovative teaching methods (including problem-based learning).

Research

Horizon2020 Projects

UNIC is currently a coordinator or partner in multiple Horizon2020 research consortiums, the EU’s flagship research projects. These entail tackling contemporary societal challenges and enhancing Europe’s global competitiveness, in collaboration with partners that include some of the leading research universities in the world (University of Cambridge, University of Barcelona, Telecom Paris Tech, University of Münster, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Blockchain Initiative

UNIC is widely regarded as having the most developed university Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Initiative in the world. In addition to teaching, it has made significant progress in research and development in key areas of Certificate issuance.

M-Competitions

The M4 (Makridakis 4) is the latest edition of the premier academic forecasting competition in the world, featuring 248 teams from 48 countries across the globe. The revolutionary M-Competitions have substantially contributed to improving forecasting accuracy and informing practitioners on the most appropriate forecasting method to use for their specific needs.

Neurology and Genetics

UNIC works closely with the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics (CING) in the field of biomedical sciences. The partnership has a strong focus on research, as well as activities relating to academic programmes (teaching, international student recruitment, and common student and faculty services), particularly as relates to CING’s Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine.

Artificial Intelligence

UNIC’s AI Lab aims at developing cutting-edge technology as well as state-of-the art research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

UNIC City

20 Modern University Buildings

UNIC’s modern campus is made up of 20 purpose-built and customised buildings situated amid the urban landscape in the upscale neighbourhood of Engomi in Nicosia. Over the last few years, UNIC has invested over €100 million in our campus infrastructure.

UNIC Residences

The newly built UNIC Residences consist of three separate complexes – SIX, U and TRIANGLE – and are some of the most stunning and architecturally distinct student residences in the world. They will house a total of 864 students, with first-year incoming students at the University guaranteed accommodation.

70+ Restaurants and Shops within Walking Distance

The UNIC City neighbourhood is oriented towards student life, allowing for a unique social experience, characterised by community interaction, diversity, learning and fun. With a variety of on and off-campus facilities and a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, shops, nightlife, and other entertainment, you can enjoy a fantastic social life.

Nicosia: A University City

Nicosia was ranked by the Financial Times as the top small city in Europe for human capital and lifestyle, ahead of Cambridge, Oxford and Geneva. It offers a terrific student life and a multicultural community that boasts tens of thousands of students from over 70 countries.

Cyprus: The Safest Country in the World for Students

Cyprus was ranked as the safest country in the world for young people (World Health Organisation – WHO, 2017). It hosts 30,000 university students and has an affordable cost of living. It is one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine annually, and is one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, within easy reach of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus, and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, welcoming 11,500+ students from over 70 countries across the globe.

UNIC has been investing in developing programmes, sometimes with partner universities focusing on global careers, building research capabilities in areas relating to the 4th industrial revolution, and improving the student experience both on-campus and online. These efforts have been recognised in our most recent ranking.

Ranked #91 in EECA Region by QS

Moreover, the University’s global outlook and internationalisation efforts have recently been recognised by QS World University Rankings, with UNIC being ranked among the top 100 universities in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region.

Academics

1st & Largest Medical School

UNIC is a comprehensive university with over 100 conventional on-campus and online/distance learning programmes of study, with particular strengths in medicine, health sciences, blockchain, law, accounting, architecture, international relations, education, computer science, and engineering.

European Leaders in Online/Distance Education

UNIC founded the first and largest Medical School in Cyprus by offering the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry programme. Building on this experience, the School has since added an undergraduate-entry medical programme and a number of postgraduate degrees, and also established global partnerships with renowned clinical hospitals in Chicago, Baltimore,Tel Aviv and Barnsley.

European Leaders in Online/Distance Education

Our University has been a pioneer in online/distance learning education in Europe, supporting both its own degree programs, as well as those of its joint degree partners. UNIC is the first university in the European Union to be awarded a 5-Star QS rating for Online/distance Learning by the QS Intelligence Unit.

#1 in the World in Blockchain Education

UNIC offers the top blockchain/cryptocurrency academic program in the world. It was the first university globally to offer a course and degree programme in the field and is regularly recognised as a global leader.

Joint Degree Partnerships

We offer joint or dual degrees with partner universities with complementary expertise, including Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Panteion University, University of Peloponnese, University of Patras, Hellenic Open University, University of Padova, University of Zagreb, and Western Sydney University.

Enhanced Learning Enviornment

Our University provides a student-focused learning environment with small class sizes (average 13:1 student/ faculty ratio), a wide range of laboratories for hands-on student experience, and innovative teaching methods (including problem-based learning).

Research

Horizon2020 Projects

UNIC is currently a coordinator or partner in multiple Horizon2020 research consortiums, the EU’s flagship research projects. These entail tackling contemporary societal challenges and enhancing Europe’s global competitiveness, in collaboration with partners that include some of the leading research universities in the world (University of Cambridge, University of Barcelona, Telecom Paris Tech, University of Münster, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Blockchain Initiative

UNIC is widely regarded as having the most developed university Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Initiative in the world. In addition to teaching, it has made significant progress in research and development in key areas of Certificate issuance.

M-Competitions

The M4 (Makridakis 4) is the latest edition of the premier academic forecasting competition in the world, featuring 248 teams from 48 countries across the globe. The revolutionary M-Competitions have substantially contributed to improving forecasting accuracy and informing practitioners on the most appropriate forecasting method to use for their specific needs.

Neurology and Genetics

UNIC works closely with the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics (CING) in the field of biomedical sciences. The partnership has a strong focus on research, as well as activities relating to academic programmes (teaching, international student recruitment, and common student and faculty services), particularly as relates to CING’s Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine.

Artificial Intelligence

UNIC’s AI Lab aims at developing cutting-edge technology as well as state-of-the art research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

UNIC City

20 Modern University Buildings

UNIC’s modern campus is made up of 20 purpose-built and customised buildings situated amid the urban landscape in the upscale neighbourhood of Engomi in Nicosia. Over the last few years, UNIC has invested over €100 million in our campus infrastructure.

UNIC Residences

The newly built UNIC Residences consist of three separate complexes – SIX, U and TRIANGLE – and are some of the most stunning and architecturally distinct student residences in the world. They will house a total of 864 students, with first-year incoming students at the University guaranteed accommodation.

70+ Restaurants and Shops within Walking Distance

The UNIC City neighbourhood is oriented towards student life, allowing for a unique social experience, characterised by community interaction, diversity, learning and fun. With a variety of on and off-campus facilities and a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, shops, nightlife, and other entertainment, you can enjoy a fantastic social life.

Nicosia: A University City

Nicosia was ranked by the Financial Times as the top small city in Europe for human capital and lifestyle, ahead of Cambridge, Oxford and Geneva. It offers a terrific student life and a multicultural community that boasts tens of thousands of students from over 70 countries.

Cyprus: The Safest Country in the World for Students

Cyprus was ranked as the safest country in the world for young people (World Health Organisation – WHO, 2017). It hosts 30,000 university students and has an affordable cost of living. It is one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine annually, and is one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, within easy reach of Europe, Asia and Africa.

What's Included?

Building Amenities

Access to the 12th Floor Rooftop UNIC Clubhouse

with Restaurant, Lounge & Infinity Pool Suspended in Mid-Air

(​Expected Summer 2019)

Reception & Security

24/7

Access Controls

Electronic

Laundry Facilities

Services

CCTV System

Wi-Fi Internet

Restaurants & Cafes

Game Areas

Study Areas

TV Room

Mini-Market

Gym

Bicycle Racks

Apartment Features

Double-Sized Bed

with Linens & Towels

En-Suite Bathroom

with Walk-In Shower

32” Flat-Screen TV

with Cable Access

Private Balcony

For Each Studio

Individually Controlled

A/C & Heating

Internet Access

Broadband

Desk

& Desk Chair

3 Door Wardrobe

with Drawer

Armchair

& Side Table

Kitchenette

Refrigerator

Microwave/Oven

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