The University is a public corporate body. It is governed by the Council and the Senate. The Faculties and Departments are administered by Boards; each Faculty is headed by a Dean and each Department is headed by a Chairperson.
Cyprus University believes that education must provide more than simply accumulation of knowledge. It must also encourage students' active participation in the process of learning and acquisition of those values necessary for responsible involvement in the community. The University sets high standards for all branches of scholarship.