The University of Nicosia (UNic) is a vibrant international university and the largest private university in Cyprus; its current enrolment is about 5,000 students. It attracts students of many ages, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds for undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional qualifications. The institution started as a college offering professional degrees and systematically added certificate and degree programs through the Master’s level, established academic links with other universities and professional bodies, recruited doctoral or professionally qualified faculty and emphasized research and publications to become the first private university in Cyprus. UNic aspires to be a leading contributor to excellence in education and research. Over the past two decades UNic has actively been engaged in various funded research programmes, building up a research portfolio of local and European funded projects spanning a wide area of research focus and interest.
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The University has been recognized by the European Commission, being awarded with an Erasmus University Charter, while it remains the only private university in Cyprus to receive the European Commission Diploma Supplement Label – among 106 European universities in total to hold this distinction. Moreover, the University of Nicosia is the only non-state university in Cyprus that is a member of the European University Association (EUA). For the ECOSTAR project we will lead the WP on Quality Assurance and actively participate in other WPs in order to share the knowledge we have gained through the various research projects and through the gradual alignment with ECTS credit transfer system and the Bologna Process.