Our university was founded in 1997 in order to educate students from all over the world. Initially the language of instruction was entirely English. The first program opened was English Language Teaching, which was governed under the Faculty of Communication. Then, it was decided to establish the Faculty of Education in 2006, andthe Department of English Language Teaching was moved under this faculty with the establishment of two new programs: Pre-School Teacher Education and Turkish Language Teaching. Following the activation of the Faculty, several new departments were also opened: Department of Computers and Instructional Technology Education; Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling; and the Department of Special Education Teaching. We are additionally proud to be the first university in Cyprus to launch the Department of Special Education Teaching.
Cyprus International University aims to be among the best-known universities of the future, with its high-quality, contemporary education, provided by academic staff with international qualifications. CIU aims to achieve this with advanced technological equipment, a wide range of practical fields, and qualified faculty members who help students individually.
With this understanding, our students are able to gain advanced knowledge and skills in analytical thinking and problem-solving, creativity, self-improvement, and investigation. Our lecturers also make important contributions with their scientific and interdisciplinary studies and projects. Our faculty members are educated teachers who have mastered the field of education, and are able to use instructional technologies effectively, and adopt a student-centered approach to teaching.
Our faculty is located in a quiet environment, close to Nicosia, an ideal location minutes away from the island capital, yet away from the noise of the city. It serves in a modern building built in 2005. Classrooms have a maximum capacity of 50 people, each of which are equipped with a smart board. Our building has a rich technological infrastructure, so various instructional technologies can be utilized in the courses, and students are given the opportunity to complete their studies intertwined with technological tools. Located on campus, we have a rich library with access to many international databases. 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 students have the opportunity to improve themselves not only in class but also outside the classroom.