The University of Nicosia (UNIC) has pioneered medical education in Cyprus, establishing the first Medical School in the country in 2011. It is the largest academic medical community in Cyprus with staff, faculty and students from more than 63 countries.
The Medical School Alumni are working in world-class medical centres around the world evident by the successful 99.4% placement rate for graduates. The UNIC Medical School has become renown in Cyprus and abroad for its innovative, quality education, faculty research and community service.
The Medical School espouses the holistic concept of One Health, which emphasizes the relationship between the health of humans and animals within a healthy, sustainable environment. We aim to achieve excellence in teaching, research, community service and patient care.
We are committed to the provision of innovative, student-centred and high-quality education, which is based on the best available evidence in current medical pedagogy. We are also committed to systematically fostering original research in the basic, clinical, social and behavioural sciences and, to serving and improving the health of the population through outreach, service and patient care services.
We aim to produce competent graduates, committed to life-long learning, who can pursue further training in their field of choice and will be competent and successful practitioners, teachers, administrators and researchers. Our School’s graduates make patient care their highest priority.
Our Core Values
More than 850 students from 64 countries around the world are enrolled in our Medical School, coming from as far away as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Our graduates are practising physicians across the world, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia other EU countries, Israel and Lebanon.
The 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Ranking, ranked the University of Nicosia as the number 42 university in the world in the core area of Quality Education, and among the top 301- 400 universities globally in terms of its overall social and economic impact. UNIC is consistently ranked among leading universities regionally. The QS World University Rankings has recognised UNIC for two years running in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region, with the University ranking number 91 among 1,800 tertiary institutions across 24 countries.