The University of Cyprus was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. It was founded in response to the growing intellectual needs of the Cypriot people, and is well placed to fulfil the numerous aspirations of the country.
University of Cyprus aims to establish itself as a Pioneer Research Institution achieving International Scientific Recognition in European Higher Education, offering Competitive Programmes and to become a Centre of Excellence in the wider Euro - Mediterranean Region.The main objectives of the University are twofold: the promotion of scholarship and education through teaching and research, and the enhancement of the cultural, social and economic development of Cyprus.In this context, the University believes that education must provide more than simply accumulation of knowledge.
Research is promoted and funded in all departments for its contribution to scholarship in general and for its local and international applications.
Our Office' s mission is to offer fast and qualitative service of our students at the duration of their study, and also to adopt ways for improvement of the image of our Service.
The Housing Office of the Service of Academic Affairs and Student Welfare manages the Student Halls of the University. The Student Halls are located on the new campus, in the Athalassa area. There are at present 208 single study / bedrooms with common kitchen and / or bathroom facilities. Within the Student Halls complex there are also a Social Activity Centre, Post-Office, Laundry Room and Resident's Information Centre.
The Library is fully electronic regarding its use and hybrid regarding its content, since its collections include printed, digital and audiovisual material. All material is accessible through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a federated search tool that provides easy access to printed, digital and audiovisual material, as well as to the full text of articles, through a simple search.
The University of Cyprus provides on-campus self-catering accommodation to a limited number of students. Information on rents, criteria and application procedures is available through the Housing Office of the Affairs and Student Welfare Service (all registered students may apply for accommodation at the Housing Office). The University can accommodate a limited number of students in single, self-catering study / bedrooms in the Student Halls located at the New Campus, and in private apartments located off-campus.
Taking completely advantage of the capabilities that the exquisite facilities of the Sports Centre provide, the University of Cyprus provides elective sports courses to all the students in a plethora of team and individual programs and we have also developed a series of sports programs that are addressed to all the members of the university community. Also, our University is participating with great success in the championships of the Cyprus University Sports Federation while our presence is also strong at international level through our participation in the championships of the European University Sports Federation and the organization of European championships.
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