The University of Limassol is a progression of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM), a renowned business school operating in Cyprus since 1990 when it was founded as a Private School of Higher Education, by a group of leading executives of the Cypriot economy and renowned academics from leading Universities overseas.
Hundreds of internationally renowned scientists from foreign Universities and prominent Cypriot academics have taught at CIIM. In the 33 years of operation of CIIM, about 3,000 Cypriot and international students have studied in the 10 postgraduate programs offered. A significant number of our graduates received scholarships from the Republic of Cyprus and worldwide Governments, as well as Cypriot and overseas organizations and businesses. More than 500 CIIM graduates have filled and continue to fill management positions in the Public Service, Parastatal Organizations, Education Service, and Local Government, while many hundreds of graduates run organizations and businesses, not only in Cyprus but also abroad.
CIIM Innovations Ltd., the owner of CIIM, applied to the authorities for the transformation of CIIM into a University in recognition of its more than 30 years of successful operations as a postgraduate school with international recognition and its gradual expansion in disciplines beyond business, including computer science and technology, economics and finance. After a rigorous assessment by CYQAA, CIIM has been upgraded to a university, the University of Limassol (UoL). The starting date of university operations is the 1st of September 2023.