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.
Besides training researchers through doctoral programmes and conducting basic and applied research, universities are also highly concerned with the utilization of knowledge - a component that has become even more significant in the light of Lisbon Treaty strategic goal of transforming Europe into the most dynamic knowledge-based economy. It is often stated that where Europe lags behind North America, Japan and other economic powers is the economic utilization of research results. For this reason, governments and other economic stakeholders are increasingly focusing more attention on the utilization of research results for economic gains.
For matters concerning the Student Union of the University of Cyprus, please contact the Secretarial of the Union
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.
The Library consists of five branches, including the Main Library, that are freely accessed by all users. Its holdings include 286.000 book and printed journal titles, which correspond to 333.000 volumes, while approximately 9.000 new books are added to the collection every year.
The Information System Services provide computing facilities to the entire University, including hardware, networking, printing and central software such as electronic mail and office applications. The Information System Services monitors and evaluates all computer facilities, introduces new technologies, and maintains in secure and good working order all information technology services.
Medical and pharmaceutical care is provided to all Cypriot Students who are depended members on their families.Two Health Centres operate at the University of Cyprus for the purpose of providing health care to all members of the academic community - - click here for information regarding the Health Centres in Greek.
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.
The Sports Center of the University of Cyprus prepared its Athletic Programme in order to offer high quality level of services based on the international university standards of sports.
United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme- Section for Higher Education
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