Rector's Welcome Message

Welcome to European University Cyprus. Welcome to one of the most innovative and dynamic academic institutions in South-eastern Europe, welcome to a university that is driven by the pursuit of excellence.

European University Cyprus has acquired a reputation for quality education with a sharp focus on the employability of its students and is renowned for its investment in high tech innovation as well as its engagement with industry and society.

It is a thriving learning environment with over 6,000 students from 60 nationalities and 500 academics with exceptional international experience who are deeply committed in contributing to a “knowledge-based society.”

By integrating teaching, research and experiential learning in the curricula as well as practical fieldwork, our academic model seeks to make student education an enriching and rewarding experience but also one that lays out the first solid steps towards a student’s professional goals.

As a result, our students enjoy a distinct comparative advantage as they secure degrees that offer both valuable workplace knowledge and civic consciousness.

European University Cyprus is the first university in Cyprus and Greece to be rated by QS TOP UNIVERSITIES, the independent and most authoritative university-rating tool globally, securing the highest distinction of 5-Stars in Teaching, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Social Responsibility and Internationalisation and a 4-Star distinction in the field of Employability.

In addition the 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.

European University Cyprus is the only private university in Cyprus to have joined 816 distinguished and historic universities that form the internationally recognized organization Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum espousing the principles of academic freedom, institutional autonomy and independence, as a guideline for good governance and the effective operation of universities.

In an interconnected global economic environment, it is vital for students to apply to a reputable, trustworthy and accountable university that maintains strong synergies with prestigious private corporations and public organizations.

The establishment of the only Microsoft Innovation Center in Cyprus at our university, one of only 110 such centers worldwide, has strengthened the university’s focus on innovative research by supporting start-ups and bringing government, academia and industry together to generate new ideas through training, education and knowledge transfer.

European University Cyprus has introduced state of the art technology to the education sector boosting Cyprus’ health sector potential through the establishment of the most modern Medical School in the eastern Mediterranean region. With the launch of the first ever Dentistry programme in the country this year it offers the most comprehensive studies in the field of Medicine and Health Sciences attracting academics and students from around the world.

Our students come from Greece, China, Germany, Italy, USA, United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, Ireland, France, Jordan, Ukraine, Norway and Israel because at European University Cyprus, we have aimed, and succeeded, at making quality higher education accessible and affordable, not only because we want students to pursue their dreams, but because it is our mission to help make the world a better place.

 

Prof. Kostas Gouliamos
Rector