DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Students,
The Vocational School of Justice was established in the 2011-2012 Academic Year. Highly-qualified academics serving in judicial organizations are of great importance in terms of fairness and the principle of the rule of law. For this reason, education at the Vocational School of Justice, Cyprus International University is offered by expert and distinguished faculty members.

With the amendments made in the Judicial Organization, the number of courts has increased, courts of appeal have been set up, and specialized courts have been launched. In this new structure, the quota for staff increased in parallel to the growing need for qualified personnel in the system. The main mission of the Vocational School of Justice is to train the necessary judicial personnel.

Graduates of the Vocational School of Justice have the right to perform all the professions that judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law faculty graduates can do by transiting to the School of Law by taking the Vertical Transfer Examination (DGS).

The training program, which consists of both theoretical and practical information to ensure the competence of the graduates who will work in the private and public sector, is given taking into account both the professional advantages and the possibilities of vertical transitions to law faculties. The teaching staff consists of experts in their fields and they provide the most-up-to-date education in the Vocational School of Justice.

In addition, faculty members of the law faculty and research assistants provide academic support to our students, as well as offering guidance in solving their problems. With the opportunities that campus life brings, students and teachers can spend time together.

In the Cyprus International University Vocational School of Justice, Turkish is the official medium of instruction. However, the presence of a large number of foreign students studying in other parts of our university offers you the opportunity to improve your English in your daily life. During your education, necessary cooperation with the public and/or private sector is made in order to help our students to gain professional experience upon request, while not having an internship obligation.

The 2000s make it necessary for society to be structured as an "information society". The Cyprus International University Vocational School of Justice integrates education with the possibilities of technology and continues the vocational training of students with computer-assisted programs. We also aim to contribute to improving the professional skills of our students and their visions through conferences and panels attended by policy experts, law experts and economists.

In line with our university's educational strategy, we aim to graduate contemporary students who will be proud of having undertaken all the responsibilities. We are proud that young people entrusted us at the Cyprus International University Vocational School of Justice.

I wish you all success at the most important milestone of your life, which will shape your future.

Prof. Dr. Çağlar ÖZEL

Director, Vocational School of Justice