University of Nicosia: The European University Alliance “NEOLAiA”, has been selected for funding by the European Commission

The NEOLAiA alliance is included in the list of European University Alliances that will receive funding for four years, starting from the academic year 2023-2024. The total amount of funding is 14.25 million euros.

Commenting on this achievement, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, Rector of the University of Nicosia, stated, “We are particularly proud that our alliance, NEOLAiA, has been selected along with six others, out of 39 new alliances that applied for funding, with a success rate of 15%. The University of Nicosia is now the first private university to participate in a new funded alliance.”

Continuing his statement, Rector Pouyioutas mentioned:

“The University of Nicosia consciously decided to follow the challenging path of establishing a new alliance, rather than joining an existing one (2019, 2020), in order to achieve the following objectives:

  • Collaboration exclusively with distinguished international universities to enhance academic reputation and maintain high standards of excellence.
  • Active participation in determining the alliance’s strategy and principles, ensuring they reflect the university’s ethics and ambitions.
  • Maintaining a leadership profile and pioneering role in the field of International Higher Education.”

The NEOLAiA European University Alliance consists of eight other prominent European institutions, including Bielefeld University in Germany, Örebro University in Sweden, Salerno University in Italy, Jaen University in Spain, Tours University in France, Ostrava University in the Czech Republic, Siauliai State University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania and Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava in Romania. The motto of the alliance is “Transforming Regions for an Inclusive Europe.”

Source: University of Nicosia | News (