CIU & IFIA Sign Academic Cooperation Agreement
Mr Masoud Tajbaksh, Representative of International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) visited CIU to focus on the academic cooperation protocol agreement between Cyprus International University (CIU) and International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).
CIU’s Rector Prof. Dr Halil Nadiri had a meeting with Mr Masoud Tajbaksh about the improvement of the academic cooperation between the two institutions at the Rector’s Office.
Cyprus International University is a private higher education institution established in 1997 which has ten faculties, seven schools and an institute offering four-year Bachelor’s degree in 53 programs, two-year degree in 23 departments, Master’s degree in 34 programs and PhD Degree in 17 programs with more 18,000 students from 106 different countries.
The need for Incubation centers is vital in times such as these because of the high competition that continues to direct the growth of the world’s most profound economies. In today’s world, technological advances cannot be undervalued, it is essential that students are given the opportunity to develop their ideas, a trend that history has shown wide and over. As an educational institution, CIU realizes the urgency to spearhead these activities and is actively planning towards this approach.
Cyprus international university continues to be a pioneer in innovation and novelty. With current strides towards the development of sustainable energy within the campus, the university does not fall short of emerging ideas for the fast developing global pace. In light of this, the university is excited to partner with IFIA to create platforms for students within the university to take part in various innovative fora.
In line with the scope of the Academic Cooperation Protocol between the two institutes; the aim is to establish an Incubation Center supported by IFIA in CIU. This is mainly to encourage students who have innovative ideas and are talented so as to provide them with the opportunities to attend international competitions organized by IFIA.
CIU students will take part in innovative activities that will be designed to mimic the innovation exhibitions that are held by the IFIA all around the world. CIU shall go further to organize high school children in Cyprus to be a part of these game-changing platforms. This will prospectively take place on campus and will open to the general populous for scrutiny and contributions.
Both these projects CIU hope’s to undertake will take place in March 2018 and will be aimed at driving upward the atmosphere of innovation among students in this ever so demanding new world of technological advancement.