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 2023 data) with 348 academic staff members, 57 Special Teaching Staff members, 791 postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, academic researchers and Special Scientists, and 385 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 2024 (among the top 501-600), QS 2024 (368), Shanghai ranking – ARWU 2023 (701-800), and US Best Global University Rankings 2022-23 (643).
  • 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.