The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is a research-oriented university committed to teaching, research, innovation, sustainability, societal engagement and contributing to culture. It offers over 100 programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree levels, both on-campus and online, to students from over 100 countries.
UNIC conducts high-quality research in various academic disciplines, with a particular focus on emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their impact on society. The university actively engages with research centres, industry and society, its actions resulting in programmes of study that address industry needs and are accredited by relevant professional bodies.
UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative
In 2021, the University’s Department of Digital Innovation and its affiliated Institute For the Future (IFF) launched the UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative, a new comprehensive initiative focused on the academic, research and policy issues relating to the metaverse, with a particular emphasis on open public systems and standards.
This initiative builds on UNIC’s nine-year track record as the leading university in blockchain and crypto-assets. As we move towards extended reality worlds fueled by decentralised technologies, the initiative aims to build new academic/training programmes, pioneer research toward open and interoperable architectures, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as support NFTs on campus.
Master’s Degree in Metaverse
The University of Nicosia offers the world’s first Master’s Degree in Metaverse, a ground-breaking programme designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for careers in metaverse design and management. It’s a fully accredited, interdisciplinary programme, catering to the needs of creators, developers, architects, social scientists, financial professionals, policy makers and individuals interested in shaping the future of the metaverse.
Free online course: NFTs and the Metaverse
The free online course “NFTs and the Metaverse” has been developed and was launched in October 2022 as part of the UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative, a new comprehensive initiative by UNIC’s Department of Digital Innovation and the Institute For the Future (IFF).
The course is taught by UNIC faculty and Punk6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – along with an incredible array of 50+ guest panelists and lecturers.