The School of Sciences

Message from the Dean

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the School of Sciences of the European University Cyprus. I feel honored and privileged to lead the largest and more diverse School of our University, comprising more than 1800 students and offering 16 Bachelor degree programs, 13 Master and 5 Doctoral degrees through the departments of Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Computer Sciences and Engineering. Our broad range program portfolio encompasses the vast majority of traditional Science degrees, including General Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Sports Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Language and Speech Therapy, Public Health, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Systems etc, while at the same time we have introduced unique, to the Cyprus educational system, programs of study such as in Radiodiagnostics-Radiotherapy, General Microbiology, Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, Applied Nutrition and DieteticsSports Physiotherapy, as well as in emerging fields such as Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Engineering.

Our student-centered approach along with a 5-star academic excellence in Teaching and Employability, among others, as recently depicted by the 2018 QS star ratings, coupled with state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory facilities offer our students a dynamic, educational environment where knowledge can be harvested, skills can be acquired, dreams can become a reality and strong leadership can develop. Our core mission is to train and prepare the next generation of scientists and equip them with what is needed to be true professionals while possessing a flexible skillset required in today’s demanding and fast evolving work environment in our country and the world in general. To this end, all of our programs integrate internship projects and/or clinical and practical placements, through an extensive industrial partner network of Life/Health Sciences and Information Technology companies and organizations, granting our students a first-hand employment experience before graduation.

Importantly, despite its young age, the School’s strong efforts for continuous research growth are already reflected in the increasing number of publications, national and european research grants awarded (more than 2 million euros during the last five years) as well as in the development of research infrastructure in the form of Centers and dedicated laboratories which act as facilitators and incubators for attracting research funding. Such Centers include the Cyprus Musculoskeletal and Sports Trauma Research Centre (CYMUSTREC), the Center for Game Studies (CGS), the , High Performance Computing and Astrophysics research group and the Center of Excellence in Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) in collaboration with the School of Business. In addition, the school is proud to have established the first of its kind Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic serving clients and the community, providing supervision for its students and undertaking high quality research in the field of speech therapy. Moreover, the faculty of the School of Sciences have already demonstrated remarkable research achievements, as depicted by several awards received, including Dr. Mary Eleftheriadou (“Female Scientist of the Year 2013” by Madame Figaro awards), Dr. Andreas Efstathiou (“Scientist of the Year 2013” by Man of The Year awards), Dr. Panos Papageorgis (“Young Researcher Award 2016”) and Dr. Eleni Moushi (“Young Researcher Award 2017”) by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation and Dr. Apostolos Zaravinos (“Science Award 2017”) by the Youth Board of Cyprus and Cooperative Central Bank. Our faculty have established an impressive and continuously growing network of research collaborators and associates both locally as well as from leading Universities across the world to expand their research activities and generate mobility opportunities for our staff and students.

So, whether you are a prospective student, a parent, a business stakeholder or an academic, I would like to invite you to explore our webpage and electronic facilities to learn more about us. We are always at your disposal to provide further detailed information about the educational and research opportunities offered by our School. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience.

Dr Panos Papageorgis

Dean, School of Sciences

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