Internationalization Strategy

CityU has conceived and applied a strategic decision to operate as a specialist University School in the fields of Business Administration and Hospitality Business. This fact constitutes a basic criterion in choosing ERASMUS partners. Partnering Higher Education Institutions (HEI) must have well established quality curricula in the fields mentioned.  CityU 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, CityU is currently in the process of examining the possibility of collaboratively developing B.A. 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. We are open to cooperate with institutions located in any part of Europe, or other program and partner countries, provided that their programs and projects match ours.