The University of Cyprus:
- was established by law in 1989 as a body governed by public law;
- admitted its first students in 1992;
- offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational programmes;
- has developed a strong research activity (basic and applied) across the whole range of social impact-oriented disciplines;
- is staffed (September 2022 data) with 343 academic staff members, 57 Special Teaching Staff members, 734 postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, academic researchers and Special Research Scientists, and 476 administrative staff members;
- is financially supported by state funding (59%) and by its own revenues (41%)
- is on a continuous upward trajectory of success, with the world reputation rankings placing it among the top universities internationally. More specifically: TIMES 2023 (among the top 401-500), QS 2023 (473), Shanghai ranking – ARWU 2022 (501-600), and US Best Global University Rankings (2022)
- is a partner of the European university YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), the European alliance of Young Universities for the Future of Europe.
➤ The organisational entities are housed on the University Campus, in the premises of the former Pedagogical Academy and the Shacolas Educational Centre for Clinical Medicine (former Faculty of Nursing), in a part of a building complex in Latsia, in buildings in the walled city of Nicosia, as well as in a significant number of buildings scattered in the wider area of Nicosia.