The CUCN is offering the opportunity for students to study in a multicultural environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding. The language of instruction for most programmes of study is in English and currently for one programme (Diploma in Administrative Support Ofﬁcer) in Greek. The College is fully committed to implementing the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reforms. Upon receipt of the Erasmus Charter it aspires to expand its cooperation with EU and non-EU institutions and to offer the Diploma supplement DS label to all incoming graduating students as well. Through these reforms (Learning Outcomes (LOs), ECTS, DS, etc.), the College is setting a strong basis for implementing its International Strategy both at the EU and non-EU level. The international Strategy of the College ties very closely with its overall strategy in terms of growth with regards to the:
- number of degrees offered at all cycle levels
- number of students and graduates
- quantity and quality of both basic and applied research
- contribution to society
- inclusive access to higher education
- offering of cross-border education through:
- franchise agreements
- double/muitiple/joint degrees
- e-learning/blended learning modes of delivery.
How you choose your partners?
CUCN has conceived and applied a strategic decision to operate as a specialist institution especially in the ﬁelds of Business Administration and Hospitality Business. This fact constitutes a basic criterion in choosing our ERASMUS partners.
Partnering Higher Education Institutions (HEI) must have well established quality curricula in the ﬁelds mentioned. City Unity College abides by all the required standards set by the Bologna Declaration and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The College seeks to partner with Higher Education institutions that comply with the Bologna and the EHEA frameworks and standards.
Further to the aforementioned, the College assigns priority to partnering with HEI of diverse cultures and HEI that are based in different geographical areas around Europe. We choose our partners based on a variety of study programs, qualiﬁcations and skills that staff of hosting organizations possesses.
On the basis of its strategic plan, CUCN is currently in the process of examining the possibility of collaboratively developing BA. in Hospitality, Business and Retail Management programmes with its ERASMUS partners and other universities, accredited by their ofﬁcial national bodies in each country of origin. The aim is to deliver these programmes concurrently, separately or jointly in Cyprus and the European and/or other countries internationally. If this strategic move proceeds forward, it will power up each institution’s strengths and expertise, and offer distinct, unique, mutual, and substantial beneﬁts for all institutions involved. The ERASMUS programme has been conducive towards this end.
Another vital strategic direction of the College focuses on working together with ERASMUS partners, European and other international Higher Education institutions on developing modules that offer further value-added to student learning.