University of Nicosia German Campus

Introduction

The University forges links with reputable overseas universities and institutions in order to offer innovative Programmes of study, and it is currently entering into collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy to offer an innovative series of Programmes of study mainly linked to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy serves as the academic department within the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.

It aims to develop and raise awareness of the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy and related fields (such as human rights, international law, creative industries, and the performing arts) by governments and non-state actors, as well as to explore new strategies for the strengthening of intercultural relations and promoting global peace.

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany and the USA. The ICD´s ultimate goal is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels.

Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programmes that facilitate interaction between individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.

The ICD understands that in an increasingly globalized world, in which people are able to travel and exchange information faster than ever before, there is a growing interdependency between nations. As a result, successful intercultural interaction will undoubtedly become a major challenge for international relations in the 21st century.

In this regard, the ICD believes that inter- and intracultural relations can be strengthened and maintained through dialogue. This, in turn, leads to better understanding and greater trust between cultures, prevents misunderstanding, improves communication and cooperation, and helps to reduce the likelihood of socio-cultural conflicts.

The major objectives of the ICD are to extend current research, Programmes and practices in the field of cultural diplomacy and create a platform to promote and sustain intercultural dialogue at all levels. The ICD actively encourages and supports cultural diplomacy as an academic discipline.

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNic) is the largest independent, research oriented, English language university in the Eastern Mediterranean region, situated in a stable, European environment. As an independent, co-educational, equal opportunity tertiary education institution, it combines the best elements of Western education with an international philosophy and high standards. Located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus -an island which lies at the crossroads of three continents- the University has quickly become a global education centre. The University hosts students from over 75 countries, in a multicultural learning environment which promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding.

Accreditation

All University of Nicosia Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees are accredited by the relevant authorities of the Republic of Cyprus, namely the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU) which also currently acts as the quality auditor of the University’s programmes of study. Also, the University of Nicosia is registered with the German Authorities as an H+ educational institute.

This confirms the status and standard of the University’s degrees within the country and the European Union, as well as internationally. Accreditation means that University of Nicosia degrees provide the following key benefits:

Equivalence

The University’s Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Degrees are fully recognized and structured within the framework of the Bologna Accord. The University of Nicosia is a member of the European Universities Association (EUA), the EFQM (formerly known as European Foundation for Quality Management), and of Erasmus. It is one of a few universities in the European Union that has received both the Diploma Supplement Label (DS) and the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Label.

Awards and Recognitions

Along the way, the institution has distinguished itself on multiple fronts – establishing the first UNESCO Chair in Cyprus, for the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue; and earning prestigious awards, such as the United Nations “Global 500″ Award, for its contribution in the protection and improvement of the environment.

More recently, the University of Nicosia has become the first and only University in Cyprus and Greece to receive the prestigious recognition by the EFQM “Recognized for Excellence – 5 Stars” which is one of the most prestigious distinctions for organisational excellence, given to Europe’s best performing organisations.

In the forefront of innovative developments in education, the university has also received the UNIQUe Certification for Quality in E-learning and Excellence in the Use of ICT in Higher Education, awarded by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL).

Additionally, the institution has been honored by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) with two entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, including the Excellence Award in Educational Services; while it has also been awarded twice with a Gold Medal in Business Ethics Excellence (BEE) by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), in recognition of its sound corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

The University has also been granted the Erasmus University Charter by the European Commission, while it is one of the very few universities in Europe that hold both the ECTS and the Diploma Supplement (DS) Labels. Moreover, the University of Nicosia is the only non-state university in Cyprus that is a member of the European University Association (EUA).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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MA in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Germany Berlin Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The Master Degree in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy (MA) is a 1.5 year (3 semesters) programme offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. [+]

The Master Degree in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy (MA) is a 1.5 year (3 semesters) programme offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. Duration: 3 semesters ECTS Credits: 90 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts (MA) in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Blended Learning (Students will attend blended programmes of study, combining online lectures with on ground, face-to-face seminars in the ICD premises) Profile of the Programme The MA Program in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy is the first of its kind to concentrate on Cultural Diplomacy and Euro-Mediterranean Studies in Cyprus. The program is offered in collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. Cultural Diplomacy is a currently rare expertise, yet a rapidly evolving and important field, within the public sector, private sector, and civil society. The program will explore the possibilities, nature, function, and implementation of cultural diplomacy in the political, social, economic, and cultural spaces of the Euro-Mediterranean. The MA Program in Euro-Mediterranean Studies and Cultural Diplomacy is a three-semester program. The first semester concentrates on Cultural Diplomacy, the second focuses on Euro-Mediterranean Studies and the third semester explores International Relations and Conflict. To successfully complete the program, students must take seven major required courses and 2 more electives. Programme Objectives 1. Provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of International Relations, while placing particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy 2. Educate students about Cultural Diplomacy within the context of the political, economic, and cultural foundations upon which sustainable international relations are based 3. Analyze soft power and hard power strategies within the international relations discourse 4. Investigate the role of international organizations such as the United Nations 5. Examine contemporary obstacles to peaceful international relations using historical and modern case studies in the Euro-Mediterranean, while considering how Cultural Diplomacy can be used to mitigate tension and conflict 6. Equip students with the relevant skill sets and knowledge required to embark on a career in the highly competitive international arena Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the fields of International Relations, European Studies, and Cultural Diplomacy. 2. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences. 3. Readily deal with the complexity of the fields of study and their relation to other subjects. 4. Engage in debates within the fields of study. 5. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way. 6. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools. 7. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature. 8. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics. 9. Critically analyze research within the field of study. 10. Communicate in the English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level. 11. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance. 12. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research. [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies (Concentration in Cultural Diplomacy)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Germany Berlin Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. The role of law, business and cultural diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding. [+]

The Master Degree in International Relations and European Studies with Concentration in Cultural Diplomacy is a 1.5 year(3 semesters) programme offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. Duration: 3 semesters ECTS Credits: 90 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations and European Studies Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Blended Learning (Students will attend blended programmes of study, combining online lectures with on ground, face-to-face seminars in the ICD premises) Profile of the Programme The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. The role of law, business and cultural diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major focus for the program as a whole. Programme Objectives Provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of International Relations, while placing particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy Educate students about Cultural Diplomacy within the context of the political, economic, and cultural foundations upon which sustainable international relations are based Examine contemporary obstacles to peaceful international relations using historical and modern case studies, while considering how Cultural Diplomacy can be used to mitigate tension and conflict Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and Cultural Diplomacy. Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects. Engage in debates within the field of study. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics. Critically analyze research within the field of study. Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: 1. Critically evaluate key trends and developments within the field of International Relations and European Studies. 2. Effectively utilize research methods used in the field of International Relations, European Studies and the Social Sciences. 3. Readily deal with the complexity of the field of study and its relation to other subjects. 4. Engage in debates within the field of study. 5. Discuss recent world history and the European integration process in an intelligent and analytical way. 6. Independently identify, analyze and evaluate complex issues relating to International Relations and European Studies using a variety of methodological tools. 7. Analyze and evaluate complex issues both orally and in writing as well as organize and lead discussions regarding issues of an international nature. 8. Independently analyze, interpret and reflect upon key trends in development within world politics. 9. Critically analyze research within the field of study. 10. Communicate in English language both orally and in written form at (near) native level. 11. Employ organizational and analytical skills to allow them to research international phenomena competently with a minimal amount of assistance. 12. Make efficient use of libraries, bibliographical material and academic research. [-]

Contact
Location address
INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Genthiner Straße 20

10785, Berlin Region, DE
Location address
University of Nicosia
46 Makedonitissas Avenue,
P.O. Box 24005, 1700

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