CityU is an English speaking College established in 2013, offering a variety of Diploma, Bachelor and Master level degree programmes, such as: Bachelor in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Retail & Merchandising Management, Hospitality & Tourism Animation and Business Administration. In order to enhance the diversity, of its students and faculty, and as a means to promote high academic standards, CityU cooperates with Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) under franchise agreement and offers a wide variety of programmes such as: 3-years’ Bachelor degrees in Accounting & Finance, Business and Management Studies, Psychology and Computing, and Master degrees in Business Administration, International Hospitality & Tourism Management, LL.M. and Health Psychology. Through this cooperation, CityU’s programmes are not only accredited by our local Ministry of Education, but also through the QA of the UK.
CityU’s mission is to provide modern academic programs that are results-oriented and that focus on the students’ needs, so that every graduate may aspire to become a competent and qualified professional, in today’s rapidly changing environment.Our main directions of studies are International Hospitality & Tourism Management and Business Administration. Our aim is to establish strong international cooperation in all these fields of studies.
CityU recruits students from over 10 countries and hires academic and administrative staff from over five countries. The majority of CityU’s students come from countries outside Cyprus. As an international College, CityU offers educational opportunities for students from all around Europe and brings them together with students from other parts of the world. Dual accreditation and flexible degree structure provides an opportunity for students with highly diverse educational backgrounds to participate in undergraduate and graduate education that answers to the best academic standards.
Development of double and joint degree programs is an important part of our International activities. Our priority is to develop a joint/double degree Bachelor program in International Hospitality & Tourism Management and / or Business Administration within a partnership, which includes partners from EU countries.
By participating in the ERASMUS+ Programme we are planning to modernize our institution in accordance with Europe 2020 strategy. CityU is planning to organize and implement international cooperation projects within the framework of Erasmus Plus Programme (Key action 1, key action 2, key action 3, Jean Monet and Sports).
Our institution has a holistic international strategy which sets forth a series of steps to enable the College to reinforce and expand the international reputation in all its endeavours, including being recognized internationally in higher education offering quality learning, teaching, research and enterprise. The international strategy covers both EU and NON- EU countries.
These aims are all facilitated and delivered through a range of approaches including:
- The development of key sustainable partnerships with comparable universities globally, especially in Europe.
- Student and staff mobility within Europe, using Erasmus where possible, and outside of Europe using inter-institutional agreements and Memoranda of Understanding.
- Opportunities for students to engage in a professional training year with both national and international employers especially in the SME sector.
Cyprus applies an ECTS compatible credit system, which allows making the process of recognition easy.
Receiving visiting lecturers (including under Erasmus) adds to the international character of our education. Opportunities provided to our own academics to visit universities around and outside Europe directly lead to enhanced cooperation in joint teaching programs and multi-lateral research activities.
CityU’s administrative staff also benefits from international cooperation activities. We see the huge importance of cooperating with partners from outside of EU, in order to attract more students and researchers into the EU education market we need to stimulate staff exchange with non-EU countries as well. CityU enthusiastically supports the European modernization and internationalization agenda. It has embraced the Bologna Process from the very beginning.
So far we are on the way to cooperate with institutions and companies not only in Cyprus, but also from various EU countries. We are planning to continue and enhance the existing cooperation, as well as to search for new opportunities.