University of Cyprus

PARTNERS / University of Cyprus

University of Cyprus (UCY) was established in 1989 and accepted its first students in 1992. It currently has about 7000 students and it aims to increase the number by 2000 students by 2015 with the final aim to count 10 000 students by 2020. It has 8 Faculties/Schools (Humanities, Medical, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Education, Economics and Management, Engineering, Letters & the Postgraduate School), 22 Departments and 11 Research Units.

Currently it offers 32 programmes of studies at undergraduate level and 95 programmes at postgraduate level. In 2008 UCY received the EFQM “Committed to Excellence” Award. UCY uses ECTS and awards the Diploma Supplement (DS). UCY is one of the 52 European universities to which the European Commission awarded the DS Label in May of 2009.UCY has a significant involvement in the implementation of European grants. During 2013 the University received in excess of 10 million euro external funding. In 2013 UCY was implementing 101 programmes funded by European and international funding, including 7 frontier research grants of ERC and another 231 programmes funded by the National Research Promotion Foundation. UCY runs also, as a proof of its dedication in European integration teaching, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and three Jean Monnet Chairs –in European Political Integration, in European Economic Integration and in European Foreign and Security Policy. It has also an UNESCO Chair for Equality and Gender Empowerment. In 2010 the first Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Pissarides Christoforos has also joined the academic community of UCY.


Research Labs:

Computer Graphics and Hypermedia Lab (

Networks Research Laboratory (

Computational Intelligence Lab (

Experimental Psychology Lab (

University of Cyprus Team Members

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.