The mission of the Department of Architecture is to create critical thinkers, who are intellectually acute, socially aware, and technically skilled architects/designers that can meaningfully contribute to contemporary architectural/design discourse. A strong design-based education equips students with both a hands-on approach and advanced knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge technologies.

The Department acknowledges the importance of constructing a unique identity by catering for diversity in architectural and design education, where global discussions merge with local conditions such as culture, climate, local market/industry and social needs.

Ecological and sustainable thinking are highly valued, providing the necessary tools of context, comprehension and application of social, environmental and cultural aspects.

The Department’s vision is to become internationally competitive by focusing on enhancing its graduates’ ability to have a creative and innovative vision for the future of the built environment.

The Department’s mission is fully aligned with the mission of the University of Nicosia.