The School Council

The CIIM Council advises the Director of the Institute on matters that concern the Institute’s, educational programmes; admissions, assessment and graduation requirements; internal regulations, and; the development of the School’s policies, among others. By Law the Council consists of nine members: The Institute’s Director as Chairman of the Council; three members of the Board of Governors (one being the Chairman of the Board); three members representing the faculty; and two members representing the student body.

Current Members:

  • Ms. Areti Charidemou, Board of Governors Chairman
  • Dr. Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director & Dean, Council Chair
  • Ms. Ioanna Panayiotou, CIIM Executive Director, and Board Member
  • Mr. Socrates Ellinas, Board Member
  • Dr. Paris Cleanthous, Faculty
  • Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou, Faculty
  • Dr. Eleni Apostolidou, Faculty
  • Two students representing the student body

Committees

The following Committees deal with academic and administrative matters relating to the functioning of the programmes and school governance:

The Academic Committee deals with all academic matters related to CIIM academic degree programmes that are not specifically assigned to other persons and/or committees. Membership consists of the Director of the Institute, who chairs the Committee (mandatory by Cyprus law), two Programme Directors, a Resident Faculty member and one Student Representative. The Registrar & Graduate Course Administrator and the Academic Affairs Officer ex-officio non-voting members.

  • Dr Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director, Committee Chairman
  • Dr Paris Cleanthous, Faculty, MBA Director
  • Dr. Olga Kandinskaia, Faculty MBM Director
  • Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou, ELM Director
  • Two student representatives
  • Ms. Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar (ex-officio member)

The Committee reviews and assesses feedback relating to CIIM degree programmes and makes recommendations to the Academic Committee on possible changes to the curriculum.

Membership consists of the CIIM Director, the Programme Directors and two student representatives, one from the one-year degree programmes and another from the two-year programmes. The Graduate Course Administrator is an ex-officio member.

  • Dr Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director, Chair
  • Dr. Paris Cleanthous, Faculty, MBA Director
  • Dr. Olga Kandinskaia, Faculty MBM Director
  • Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou, ELM Director
  • Dr. Eleni Apostolidou, FLIT Director
  • Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis, BIDA Director
  • Dr. Andrey Afanasiev, FS Director
  • Ms. Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar (ex-officio member)
  • Two student Representatives

This Committee reviews on an annual basis the requirements for acceptance into CIIM degree programmes. It operates on a continuous basis due to CIIM’s rolling admissions, evaluating all applications received and determining whether admission should be granted to potential candidates. The Committee members are: the Director, the Programme Directors, the Registrar, the Admissions Officers are ex-officio members.

  • Dr. Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director/Dean, Chair
  • All programme Directors
  • Ms. Ioanna Panayiotou, Executive Director
  • Mr. Panayiotis Jacovides, Business Development Director
  • Ms. Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar
  • Ms. Sophia Palazidou, Nicosia Admissions Officer (ex-officio member)
  • Ms. Norma Ayvazian, Limassol Admissions Officer (ex-officio member)
  • Two student Representatives

The Administrative Committee considers and makes recommendations on matters pertinent to the smooth and efficient administration of the Institute and to the welfare of both staff and students

It includes the Director of the Institute, who chairs the committee (mandatory by Cyprus Law), the Executive Director, the Graduate Course Administrator, a Finance Office Rep., the Human Resource Manager, one Representative of the Administrative Staff and one Student Representative:

  • Dr. Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director, Committee Chair (by Law)
  • Ms. Ioanna Panayiotou, CIIM Executive Director, Committee Co-chair
  • Mr. Panayiotis Jacovides, Executive Education Director
  • Ms. Evie Yialloury, Administration Department Manager
  • Ms. Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar
  • Alex Vrahimis, IT Manager
  • Finance office Representative
  • Two student representatives

The Disciplinary Committee deals with disciplinary matters related to CIIM academic programmes and students.

It includes the Institute Director, who chairs the Committee (mandatory by Cyprus law), three Resident Faculty members (including by established practice two Programme Directors), the Graduate Course Administrator, Academic Affairs Manager and two Student Representatives. Other CIIM faculty/staff members may be in attendance as decided by the Director, (for instance, in cases where a complaint is filed against a student by a specific faculty/staff member).

  • Dr Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director, Committee Chairman (by Law)
  • Dr. Paris Cleanthous, Faculty, MBA Director
  • Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou, ELM Director
  • The Director of the Programme concerned
  • Ms. Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar
  • Two student representatives

This Committee makes decisions on resident faculty appointments and promotions for submission for final approval to the Board of Governors. Given CIIM’s small number of resident faculty, the Institute must look beyond the resident staff for appointments to the Committee, advice and judgment.

Membership includes three members of the Academic Council (one of which must be the Chairman), the Director of CIIM, and two Programme Directors.

  • Dr George Constantinides, University of Chicago, Committee and Academic Council Chairman, Chair
  • Dr Costas Markides, London Business School, Vice Chairman of the Academic Council
  • Dr. Philip Treleaven, UCL, Academic Council Member
  • Dr Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director
  • Dr. Paris Cleanthous, MBA Director
  • Ioannis Christodoulou, ELM Director

CIIM aims to build a special, long-term relationship with its visiting faculty. The term “visiting faculty” is, in fact, misleading. In the context of the CIIM, such faculty members are not added on or supplementary to our resident faculty. They are the main instructors of our programmes. Many of them have developed strong ties and a long-term relationship with CIIM, returning to teach here on a regular basis (several times a year) for over a decade. Their advice is regularly solicited on a wide range of academic and business matters and their input integrated with that of the resident faculty. It is fair to say that “visiting” faculty members have been integrated into our programmes much more closely than is usually the case in other business schools.

This Committee acts as a sounding board and advisory body that provides a formal channel for the views of non-resident faculty members regarding CIIM curriculum, courses, and student performance to be heard. The members of this Committee also actively help CIIM broaden and deepen its international network of visiting faculty members. Membership comprises four Senior Non-Resident Faculty members. The CIIM Director is an ex-officio member of this Committee.

  • Peter Clarke, University College Dublin,Chair
  • Dr. Alexandros Psychogios, Professor in International Human Resource Management, Birmingham City University.
  • Dr. Elena Christofidou, Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education
  • Dr. Andreas Assiotis, Hellenic Bank
  • Dr. Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director (ex-officio member)

The Research Committee sets the Institute’s research policy, approves the projects to be undertaken by the Institute and decides on the allocation of research funds to faculty, fellows and associates, in co-operation with the CIIM Director and the Research Department Director.

Members of the Committee are: the CIIM Director, the Programme Directors, the Research Director, who chairs the Committee, the Research Department Director, Business Development Director and all resident faculty members:

  • Dr. Theodore Panayotou, CIIM Director, Chair
  • Ms. Ioanna Panayiotou, Research Department Director, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Paris Cleanthous, MBA Director
  • Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis. BIDA
  • Dr. Olga Kandinskaia, MBM Director
  • Dr. Andrey Afanasiev, FS Director
  • Dr. Eleni Apostolidou, FLIT Director
  • Dr. Ioannis Christodoulou, ELM Director
  • Mr. Panayiotis Jacovides, Business Development Director

The Internal QAC is responsible for the implementation of the following standards for internal quality assurance purposes:

  • Commitment to cultivate attitudes and behaviours that recognize the importance of quality assurance in the performance of its work;
  • Implementation of a policy and associated procedures for quality assurance and standards in relation to the programmes of study offered and the higher education qualifications awarded;
  • Operation of formal mechanisms for the approval, monitoring and periodic review and where necessary revision of the programmes of study offered and the higher education qualifications awarded;
  • Taking care for the evaluation of students on the basis of published criteria, regulations and procedures applied consistently;
  • Possession of the necessary qualifications and skills required by the teaching staff in relation to the teaching work it is called upon to perform, and the data documenting the degree of competency of its teaching staff;
  • Adequacy and suitability of learning resources for each programme of study offered for purposes of supporting the student’s learning process;
  • Collection, analysis and use of all data related to the effectiveness and efficiency in the management of the study programs offered and other educational activities;
  • Disclosure, in a printed and electronic form, at regular intervals, of an updated, impartial and objective report regarding the programmes of study offered and the other educational activities, as well as the qualifications it confers.

Committee members:

  • Dr Theodore Panayotou, Committee President and CIIM Director
  • Dr Paris Cleanthous, Member of the Academic Staff and MBA/MPSM Director
  • Dr. Andrey Afanasiev, Member of the Academic staff and FS Director
  • Dr Ioannis Christodoulou, Member of the Academic staff and ELM Director
  • Dr. Olga Kandinskaia, Member of the Academic staff and MBM Director
  • Ms Lena Jelic, Academic Affairs Manager and Registrar
  • Two student members