Partnerships for the Goals

Relationships with regional NGOs and government for SDG policy

Cyprus International University has a strong relationship with the government and contributes to policy development for clean energy technology. Some of the key contributions are as follows:

Prof. Dr. Serkan Abbasoğlu a representative of the Cyprus International University is part of the OEÇG “joint energy working group”. Among others, the joint energy working group is responsible for policy development for the Ministry of Economy and Energy. Also, amongst other areas of energy policies, renewable energy is also included in the responsibilities of the group (See Appendix 1).

Furthermore, the CIU has a representative on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers (Ministry of Economy and Energy) (2021-2022).

The Cyprus International University also has representatives in the Chamber of Electrical Engineers Energy Policy Committee to support the government to develop clean energy policies (See Appendix 2) (2021-2022).

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Cross sectoral dialogue about SDGs

Cyprus international university organized many events about sustainability issues involving government and NGOs.

Some of these are listed below.

In collaboration with the “sea turtle conservation society”, education has been offered regarding to sea turtles and their issues.

In collaboration with “Prime ministry of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” an educational event has been realized called “positive thinking and subjective well-being project for preschool teachers”

In collaboration with “Ministry of National Education and Culture” education events aimed at preschool and primary school teachers are provided.

Also, the existing “Education Cooperation Agreement” between the Police Headquarters (PGM) and Cyprus International University (CIU) has been updated and signed. Click to read more. 

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InternatIonal collaboratIon data gatherIng for SDG

One of the most notable international collaborations regarding sustainability issues is with İstanbul Medipol University which includes academic, cultural, and scientific cooperation (See Appendix 1).

Also, in 2021 a cooperation protocol was signed between the Cyprus International University (CIU) Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) and the Energy Education-Etud Application and Research Center affiliated with the Osmaniye Korkut Ata University.

Within the protocol that was signed with the aim of collaborating upon scientific studies, education, and technical matters, also aimed is the encouragement or relations between the academicians, researchers, and students across both the centers, presenting the results of the cooperative efforts for common use, and to publish the research. Click to read more.

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Collaboration for SDG best practice

UI GreenMetric is an initiative of the University of Indonesia developed in 2010. The aim of this initiative is to provide the result of an online survey regarding the current condition and policies related to Green Campuses and Sustainability in Universities all over the world. It is expected that by drawing the attention of university leaders and stakeholders, more attention will be given to combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation. Such activities will require a change of behavior and providing more attention to the sustainability of the environment, as well as economic and social problems related to sustainability.

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Collaboration with NGOs for SDGs

Cyprus International University collaborates with “Cancer Research Foundation” (NGO) and the university provides research scholarships for tackling sustainability-related topics. See the appendix for more details.

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Publication of SDG reports

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Education for SDGs commitment to meaningful education

Cyprus International University (CIU) offers sustainability-related university electives that are available for all students.

Some of these are as below.

  • PNGE4522: Conventional and Alternative Energy Resources
  • PNGE4511: World Energy Policy
  • SGBL322: Health Services in Disasters
  • FTRE220: Exercise for Health

Furthermore, the university integrates sustainability education into the full curriculum as well. Sustainability concepts are part of our CIU Quality Values and CIU Quality Outcomes (See Quality Value 8 and see Quality Outcome 9). 

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Education for SDGs specific courses on sustainability

CIU offers sustainability related full degrees where one of the most notable one is Energy Systems Engineering.

CIU also offers sustainability related courses such as ENRE402 (Environmental of energy systems) which provides knowledge on environmental impacts and environmental impact assessment. Some of the other example courses are Wind energy technology (ENRE312), Solar energy technology (ENRE311), Conventional and alternative energy resources (PNGE412), and Energy auditing (ENRE315). 

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Education for SDGs in the wider community

CIU offered many free sustainability-related educational opportunities for the local community. Some of which can be seen in the posters below.

Furthermore, some of these events are held online or streamed online as well through zoom and shared using our alumni portal for those who are graduated from our university and are interested in sustainability-related issues and concepts. 

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