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.
The University operates five Schools, namely, the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Law, with the mission to educate students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation.
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 Accreditation Committee of Private Universities of the Ministry of Education and Culture and are recognized worldwide.
The research activity of the university is spread across its schools and departments and a number of research centers and units have been established. EUC hosts a diverse and dynamic research community with experienced researchers, including Nobel Laureates, Professor Tomas Lindhal (Chemistry 2015,) Professor Robert Huber (Chemistry, 1988) and Professor Ada Yonath (Chemistry, 2009). Our faculty members have already made a significant contribution in a very diverse range of disciplines that range from Computer Science, to Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Health Sciences, Education, Social Sciences, Business and Management. Sources of funding for research conducted by faculty members include the Horizon2020, Erasmus+, 7th Framework Program, Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Directorates General of the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, United Nations, governmental bodies and others. Furthermore, EUC has been selected by Microsoft to be its partner institution for the establishment of the only Microsoft Innovation Center in Cyprus.