University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia is the largest university in Cyprus

The University of Nicosia is the largest university in Cyprus

Intercollege is founded as a tertiary level educational institution. Programmes offered lead to the awards of British professional education bodies.

Internal Certificate and Diploma programmes are introduced – modelled on the British system of education.

Intercollege moves to new, larger premises (ex-Akropol hotel and annex). University of the State of New York (USNY) Bachelor external degrees are introduced

Intercollege merges with Indianapolis Educational Centre, linked with the University of Indianapolis, whose programmes are now offered through Intercollege.
Intercollege begins operations in Limassol.

Intercollege Larnaca campus begins operation, after the incorporation of a small local college (Cosmos College).
The Cyprus Review, the only scholarly journal dealing with Cyprus social, economic and political issues, commences publication.
Opinion survey by an independent research firm shows Intercollege to be “the most reputable college in Cyprus”.
Intercollege earns the “Global 500” international distinction of the United Nations (Environment Programme) in recognition of its outstanding contribution in the protection and improvement of the environment.

Incorporation of Accountancy Tutors, a specialized, upcoming educational organization: its directors are put in charge of the Professional Accounting Unit (ACCA courses).
Inauguration of the new, purpose-built Nicosia campus by the President of the Republic.
Cine Studio, a cinema theatre specializing in quality films, is established on Intercollege premises; along the lines of Art-Film galleries in European cities.

Accreditation by the European (Irish) National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA).

Intercollege receives accreditation for 49 programmes by SECAP, the local accreditation board; by far the largest number of accredited programmes among all colleges.
Intercollege files an application to become the first private university of Cyprus.
Intercollege programmes are restructured, resulting in the creation of four Schools encompassing thirteen Departments. The first School Deans and Department Heads are appointed.
The total number of Intercollege programmes accredited by SECAP reaches 51.

The Senate is set up, as the top academic body, and begins functioning.
At the time, Intercollege had a staff total of 415; including 160 full-time faculty, 128 part-time faculty and 127 administrative and support staff. Included were 90 PhD holders.
Increasing emphasis is put on research. At this stage, research output for the year included: 6 books, 7 monographs, 17 chapters in books, 74 journal papers and 68 conference proceedings.
Success in many international competitions: e.g. Gold Medal received by an international student in the “2003 International Competition for University Students”.

Ranked as “the most reputable” and “best” college in local opinion poll.
Inauguration of the “EUROPA” building.

Following three years of negotiations, Intercollege wins the privilege of establishing the first UNESCO Chair in Cyprus. The Chair aims at the promotion of cultural diversity, intellectual dialogue, and a Culture of Peace.
We gain university status!
Schools and Departments
– School of Business
– School of Education
– School of Sciences
– School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards 2009; organized for the first time by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB); based partly on an island-wide, random sample opinion survey of 800 citizens and 600 organizations/businesses. University of Nicosia was awarded with the:
– Excellence Award in Educational Services
– Breadth of New Products and Services Award

University of Nicosia establishes the first Medical Programme in Cyprus, in collaboration with St. George’s, University of London, one of the leading medical schools in the UK. Students successfully completing the programme are to be awarded with St. George’s prestigious MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery).

Nicosia Campus moved to our current location in 1995. Our student body numbered 900.
Today, our collective student body (University of Nicosia and Intercollege) numbers approximately 5,000 students.


1.     School of Sciences and Engineering
2.     School of Education
3.     School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
4.     Medical School
5.     School of Business

New Architecture Building
In 2010, the Department of Architecture moved into new facilities that have been designed by the architecture office of Professor Yiorgos Hadjichristou to specifically fulfill the needs of the program. The new building, a converted shoe factory, includes: ten main studio spaces (two per year), an entrance foyer, and a central amphitheater.