The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus, with more than 12,000 students from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space. Located in Nicosia and with presence in 18 other cities worldwide, we are driven by our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, innovation, research, technology, and a continually evolving academic environment. We empower our students and instill in them the confidence to make an impact in the world.
Today, UNIC’s programmes focus on cutting-edge research, making us global leaders in certain fields. Internationalisation is a central component of UNIC’s strategy. This includes partnerships for degree programmes, student mobility, and opportunities for students post-graduation in academia or industry, in order to share knowledge and capabilities across countries. In Greece, we offer several joint Masters degrees with the top Greek universities: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras and the Hellenic Open University.
The implementation of the LIFETWO PROJECT in Cyprus will help increase the relevance of school curricula in order to better to respond to religious diversity in society brought about by both historical religious diversity and interfaith diversity due to migration. One of the expectations on the project is the change of the current character of Religious Education, as it is currently provided in schools in Cyprus, so as to promote religious (multi)literacies aiming at cultivating students’ understanding of the diversity of religious meanings of concepts through critical-thinking and reflection processes.
Furthermore, an additional expectation on the project is to cultivate secondary-education students’ critical- thinking and reflection skills in successfully dealing with religious diversity in education and societal settings and lastly to build creative and innovative teaching and learning methodologies to facilitate the goals of interfaith Religious Education.