The institution was founded by Ioannis Gregoriou in 1961 under the name Cyprus College, to provide students with well-rounded programs of study combining academic and practical knowledge. The College became European University Cyprus in 2007, following a change in the law to allow the operation of private universities in Cyprus. All Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Programs have been approved by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.) and are recognized worldwide.
European University Cyprus has six schools: the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Sciences, the School of Law and the School of Medicine.
European University Cyprus belongs to Laureate International Universities, a US-based worldwide network of institutions of higher education founded in 1998. With a membership of over 70 accredited campus-based and online institutions in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the network encompasses more than 150 individual campuses and over 1,000,000 students worldwide.