University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the register trade name for the legal enity EDEX-Educational Excellence Corporation Ltd. (PIC. 999577726). The University of Nicosia (www.unic.ac.cy) is the largest private university in Cyprus with over 5500 students. It is an independent, co-educational, equal opportunity institution of higher education, which offers a wide range of programmes to students from around the world. The UNic offers undergraduate as well as graduate studies in business, science, medicine, education and the liberal arts. The UNic pursues excellence in education through research and high teaching standards, in a continually improving academic environment and it is one of the few universities in the EU to hold both labels of excellence at the same time the ECTS and Diploma Supplement Label. Every year, UNic engages in extensive student mobility – for studies and practical training – with numerous universities and enterprises all over the EU.
In addition, the Univerity also incorporates a VET college (under the same legal entity EDEX), named Intercollege (www.intercollege.nic.ac.cy) which is one of the leading private colleges in Cyprus, which has been offering a wide range of VET study programmes (HE/VET) to students since its inception in 1989. Intercollege offers qualification programs in computer technology, information technology, electrical and mechanical technology, culinary arts, aesthetics and beauty therapy, office management etc. leading to a Diploma or a Bachelor’s degree. Intercollege has been a champion in the pilot implementation of the ECVET tool for Cyprus – and the only HE/VET institution to be awarded two ECVET projects by the National Foundation of Life Long Learning: (1) Transferring and Promoting the ECVET Tool to Practitioners in Vocational Education and Training; and (2) ECVET for Permeability and transferability between the Non-Formal and Formal Vet System. The college’s European Programmes Office has proven experience in project management as well as in development and implementation of highly targeted projects in the field of education.