NewZNew (Chandigarh) : University of Nicosia will be collaborating with colleges in and around tricity to enable more job opportunities for students. The University also plans having tie-ups with several universities in the region.
The University of Nicosia is the largest non-state university in Cyprus, offering Degree programmes at Bachelor, Masters (both ground based and Distance Learning) and PhD level. It has since been established as a leading tertiary co-education provider in Cyprus.
Marianna Michael, Senior Admissions Officer for the International Department at the University of Nicosia, while sharing the information with media said, “After dedicating many years in forwarding its abilities to reach out to other nations, the University of Nicosia is now devoting the time to enhance their collaborations with other Universities in India”.
She added, The University of Nicosia recruits new students from India every year, and are now seeking to expand and enhance its ties with universities in Cyprus and is seeking the opportunity to cooperate with universities and high schools in Chandigarh and region as a whole with the purpose of increasing student recruitments.
In pursuit of the above, the University strives to promote research and the generation of knowledge for the benefit of Cyprus and chosen university partners in Europe, the EURASIA region, the wider Gulf region and Internationally. University of Nicosia is accredited worldwide and has built many lasting relationships with institutes around the globe.
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Marianna said strengthening the University’s’ relationship with India will bring great benefits to both countries alike. “Students will be given the opportunity to pursue active learning and career building. Looking at the region we found high literacy rate in Chandigarh and the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh because of which we thought of collaboration with reputed colleges here, which will enable students to advance their careers anywhere in the world”.
Ashok Sharma, In Charge for North India, University of Nicosia said informed the University was in talks with Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Barnala and Sachdeva Group of Colleges, Kharar while several other colleges in the region have been contacted, names of which would be revealed once official tie-ups are done.
Vijay Alreja, Country Manager, India, Admissions Department, University of Nicosia, The University of Nicosia has grown over the years and now offers Academic Programs under 5 Schools namely, School of Business, School of Education, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, School of Sciences and Engineering and School of Medicine. The University attributes some of its success to some of its more prosperous programs including, Business Administration, Computer Science, International Relations, Oil and Gas Engineering and Nursing, he added.
Further, along with its 34 years of history, the University of Nicosia has earned prestigious awards, such as the United Nations “Global 500” Award, for its contribution in the protection and improvement of the environment. Additionally, the University has been honoured by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation with the entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. The University was awarded twice (2011 and 2014) the Gold Medal in Business Ethics Excellence by the European Business Ethics Network for its corporate governance and social responsibility ethos.
The University has also been recognized by the European Commission with the Erasmus University Charter, while it is the only non-state University in Cyprus that is a member of the European University Association (EUA) and it has been institutionally accredited by the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL) – the only University which has achieved this in Cyprus.
The University is the only non-state University in Cyprus that established the first UNESCO Chair in Cyprus, for the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and also holds a Jean Monnet Chair in the diplomacy and politics of European integration.
The internationally well-known and the most popular college among Indians in Cyprus – Intercollege are also managed by University of Nicosia. Intercollege has 2 branches in the beautiful cities of Limassol & Larnaca. They offer Diploma programs and the students have the option to complete their degree at the University of Nicosia with 100% credit transfers.