The University of Nicosia, with its affiliated college Intercollege and its affiliated professional training organisation Globaltraining, is one of the largest private academic institutions in Europe. Globaltraining is a pioneer in Professional Education and Training in Cyprus, Greece and Romania.
The University of Nicosia is the largest independent institution of higher education in Cyprus, combining the best elements of Western education, quality standards and an international philosophy. Located in the nation's capital, the University of Nicosia is a global educational centre with 20% of its 5,000 students coming from abroad, representing over 80 different countries in a multicultural learning environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding.
With instruction in English and an emphasis on critical thinking and lifelong learning skills, the University of Nicosia's diverse range of academic programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level prepare students for leadership roles in the private and public sectors. Over the past two decades, the University of Nicosia has led the development of health and life sciences programmes in Cyprus, with degree programmes in Pre-medicine, Human Biology, Nursing and Sports Science. More recently, programmes in Dietetics, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy are being offered by its affiliated college, Intercollege. In this manner, the University of Nicosia has developed a strong academic infrastructure to support the delivery of the MBBS programme, and created conditions that support inter-professional learning and development.
The University of Nicosia is actively involved in local, European and international research projects as a partner and as a coordinating institution. The research projects conducted by its faculty and its research centres have strong impact on every aspect of activity in Cyprus and beyond, including health, technology, education, economy and social issues. Additionally, the University of Nicosia received approval for an Erasmus University Charter and is an official participant in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). In October 2010, the University of Nicosia was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission, one of 106 European institutions to hold this distinction. The University of Nicosia is also actively involved locally and internationally with campaigns for various causes, such as the support of an orphanage and hospital for HIV-positive children in Kenya, diversity, migration, gender and racial equality issues, and environmental protection. In recognition of this work the University of Nicosia received the prestigious “Global 500” award from the United Nations.