Awards and Recognition

ECTS Label

European University Cyprus was the first university in Cyprus and Greece to be awarded the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Label by the European Commission

Recognized by the Hellenic Naric (DOATAP)

European University Cyprus has been officially recognized by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre of Greece (DOATAP), as equivalent and corresponding to the Greek Universities.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine has been awarded the first prize for Best Medical Installations and first prize for Best Medical Solutions in Crestron International Awards Competition.

Science Shop

European University Cyprus comes closer to the society by creating the first Science Shop in Cyprus, with the support from the PERARES (Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society) FP7 project, with the goal of providing Research Services for free to Civil Society Organizations, by utilizing the resources of the university.

Microsoft Innovation Center

Microsoft has selected European University Cyprus to be its partner institution for the establishment of the only Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in Cyprus, one of the 110 Microsoft Innovation Centers worldwide. The operation of the MIC at European University Cyprus will significantly benefit students, faculty, IT professionals, researchers, the economy and society at large. The Microsoft Innovation Centers are state-of-the-art tech hubs designed to promote collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, involving a combination of governmental, academic and industrial participants. As knowledge and innovation become the primary catalysts for economic growth, the Microsoft Innovation Centers can play a vital role in fostering innovation and developing software for sustainable local economies by generating powerful new ideas through training, education and knowledge transfer. Microsoft and strategic partners in each community work together to operate the MICs, which are centers open to students, professional software developers, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and academic researchers.

EFFE Label

The International Motion Festival Cyprus organized by European University Cyprus received the EFFE Label 2015-2016. Following an exhaustive assessment process conducted by the relevant national authority of each country and then by the International Festival Jury, 761 festivals from 31 countries now belong in the first generation of festivals honored with the EFFE Label 2015-2016.

Investors in People (IIP)

The first university in Cyprus accredited & certified by the International Framework INVESTORS IN PEOPLE.

EFQM Recognized for Excellence 5 Stars

European University Cyprus has received another Excellence Accreditation for both its academic and administrative functions, from the reputable non-profit organization EFQM. European University was rated with 5-stars based on the EFQM Model of Excellence, scoring more than 500 points in areas like leadership, strategy, partnerships, and resources, processes, products, and services. This accreditation confirms it is evident of European University Cyprus’ sustainability and its future course as a successful organization regularly contributing to education, society, and the business world. The award adheres to the high quality standards that define European University Cyprus and its continuous and successful path towards excellence.

EFQM is a non-profit organization and for more than 20 years represents a key meeting place of great enterprises and internationally-oriented organizations, regardless of their size and sector. EFQM, with more than 700 members companies and organizations in the private and public sector draws and shares with its members Best Business Practices through pioneering activities, involving senior executives from around the world. EFQM is the creator of the EFQM Excellence Model and the EFQM Excellence Award. EFQM has a National Partner Organization (NPO) in every European country, which for Greece and Cyprus is the Hellenic Management Association (HMA).

Descartes Prize for Excellence in Research in Europe

European University Cyprus was granted, after the competition, to produce in Cyprus the European Social Survey (the ESS), a world-renowned project that covers a wide range of social, political and cultural issues. The ESS research project was awarded Europe’s top annual science award, the Descartes Prize.

Partner of the World Economic Forum (Davos) in study on competitiveness

European University Cyprus is the Official partner of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland researching the issue of competitiveness in Cyprus.

Approval of the Nursing Degree by the European Commission

The Nursing Degree at European University Cyprus is recognized by the European Commission as an approved program, covered by Directive 2005/36/EC on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications between the Member States. Graduate Nurses with the B.Sc. degree in Nursing from European University Cyprus, are therefore able to exercise their profession in all European Union member states.

U-Multirank Ranking

The new European Union funded multi-dimensional tool U-Multirank that ranks universities and colleges worldwide has granted European University Cyprus the highest ranking in two key strategic areas, Research, and International Orientation. In these two areas, European University Cyprus was assessed with top marks among others in Top Cited Publications, International Joint Publications, Art Related Output and Student Internships in the Region.  U-Multirank is a unique new independent tool for comparing performance includes information on more than 1,300 higher education institutions, 3,250 faculties and 10,700 study programmes from more than 90 countries.

UI GreenMetric World Ranking

European University Cyprus has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in terms of the “Energy and Climate Change” indicator ran by UI GreenMetric World Ranking Universities 2017. This is the seventh edition of the worldwide comparison of universities’ efforts toward campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. Specifically, European University Cyprus was ranked 43rdrd  in the world on the Energy and Climate Change indicator, the first time a university from the Republic of Cyprus has recorded such a significant environmental performance.

HR Excellence in Research Logo

The European Commission has awarded European University Cyprus one of the most prestigious international awards, recognizing its contribution to research excellence. The “HR Excellence in Research Logo,” was awarded following a thorough analysis of European University Cyprus HR policies that provide and support a stimulating and favorable working environment for researchers and places the university among the leading 392 global academic institutions..

Magna Charta Universitatum

European University Cyprus has been approved by the Magna Charta Observatory Council to become a signatory university to the Magna Charta Universitatum which constitutes a remarkable distinction as the charter codifies the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy setting the guideline for good governance of universities.

Recognition from Professional Bodies/Associations/Councils

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Banker Institute
  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Cyprus Council of Food Technologists, Nutritionists , and Dieticians
  • Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK)
  • Cyprus Council of Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapy Technologists
  • The Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration Council
  • Association of Registered Speech-Language Pathologists

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