Open University of Cyprus

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is a Public Higher Education Institution that offers accredited distance learning degrees at all levels (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral). In addition, it offers short-term educational/training programs, through its platforms.

The Open University of Cyprus is dually oriented towards both the domestic and international educational communities and their activities and goals. The academic programmes offered by OUC are international, well planned and career-oriented to correspond to the country’s needs and meet the demands of its students by upgrading knowledge and expertise, according to their aspirations and ambitions. OUC is proud to be a University that is entirely synchronized with the European Credit Transfer System ECTS, and that enhances the mobility of its students and the inter-relationship with other conventional universities.

Another pillar of its activities is the OUC´s mission is to promote scientific research through the participation in European research and educational programs, and the development of technology and methodology in open and distance learning.

OUC aspires to set its own stigma to the Cypriot and wider European area, offering the public the most modern technological infrastructure and educational methodology.

For the academic year 2016 – 2017 OUC has an enrolment of approximately 5500 students and developed 27 programmes of study.

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Research Activity

Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Life +, Erasmus + and ex Lifelong Learning Programme, EU 7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 (Teaming Phase 1), Interreg Cyprus – Greece Bilateral Cooperation 2007 -2013, Interreg Greece – Israel Bilateral Cooperation 2007 -2013, Cost Actions: ICT, Environment, and Social Sciences.

New projects in 2017: Erasmus +, Horizon 2020 – Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation: Teaming Phase 2, Connecting European Facility, Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, Interreg Balkan Mediterranean Cooperation 2014 – 2020.

EU External Funding for the Year 2016:

OUC Budget of the projects implemented through the year: €474.815
Funding for the year: €80.330

Contact Person: Michael Savva

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: +357 22411692