Vol.4, July 2015
 
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION / PROJECTS
 
bullet sm ERC Competitive Grants to the University of Cyprus: The total approved funding of the ERC's projects for the UCY amounts  to €10.019.755.71 ar trans More
bullet sm Two New Research Labs at the University of Cyprus: The KIOS Research Centre for Intelligent Systems and Network and the Drosophila Laboratory of the Department of Biological Sciences ar trans More
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bullet smContinuing Significant success in ERASMUS+:Project 'Teachers' Assessment Literacy Enhancement (TALE)' Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices was evaluated first in its category ar trans More 
 EDUCATION AND MOBILITY
bullet sm University of Cyprus constantly improves its ranking: UCY is among the 1000 best educational institutions worldwide as the only Cypriot university on the list ar trans More  

 bullet sm UCY is committed in enhancing cooperation with ICAEW: An additional exemption from the professional Chartered Accountant qualification, ACA
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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

bullet sm Global Economy Prize 2015:By the Kiel Institute for the World Economy to the Professor of the University of Cyprus 
Sir Christopher A. Pissarides 
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bullet sm International Award:  By the publishing house Elsevier to the Professor of the University of Cyprus, Angelos M. Efstathiou ar trans More


bullet smDepartment of Law Students´ International Distinction:  For the "Outstanding Position Paper" at the Model United Nations simulation held in Rome in November 2014 ar trans More

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bullet sm University of Cyprus will be the first energy independent university in the world: By 2016, UCY, will be solely dependent on the sun for its energy needs, taking full advantage of alternative energy resources ar trans More


 bullet sm A unique opportunity for Cyprus to prepare its national Biobank 
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bullet sm University of Cyprus celebrates 25th anniversary appraising the present and looking forward with Purpose
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Vol.3, December 2014 
 
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION / PROJECTS
 
bullet sm Research grant from the European Commission achieved by the Department of Computer Science: Participates in the project "Miraculous-Life for Elderly Independent Living. ar trans More
bullet sm European Programme COST: The Faculty of Engineering of the coordinates 2 of the 40 New European Research Networks. ar trans More
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University of Cyprus in ERC: Cyprus received 9 grants from European Research Council, 7 of them earned by the University of Cyprus. ar trans More
bullet sm The Industry Liaison Office (ILO): Operating since 2013 under the project "Development and Operation of Industry/Enterprise Liaison Offices in Universities Operating in the Republic of Cyprus". ar trans More
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 EDUCATION AND MOBILITY
bullet smErasmus+ Programme/KeyAction1–Mobility of Individuals: UCY secures over a million Euros for the funding of student and staff mobility. ar trans More  
bullet smGlobal Confucius Institute Day Celebration: The Confucius Institute at the University of Cyprus (CI at UCY) was celebrated at the new campus on 27th of September 2014.  ar trans More
bullet sm Opening Ceremony of the Confucius Institute: The Confucius Institute at the University of Cyprus started its operation in 2014 and was established in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Education (BJIE), the University of Cyprus (UCY) and the Confucius Institute Headquarter. ar trans More
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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
bullet sm International Recognition and Accreditation: The Graduate Programme in School of Psychology was accredited by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). ar trans More

bullet sm FOSS Research Centre of Sustainable Energy: Won the top prize at the biggest conference for photovoltaics in Europe, the 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU-PVSEC). ar transMore

bullet sm European Project Association (EPA) Award: The "2014 Award for outstanding achievements in development of the EU through European Projects" was awarded to the Director of Research and International Relations, University of Cyprus and president of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, Dr Gregory Makrides. ar trans More 
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bullet sm"Research Award-Distinguished Researcher 2014": Awarded to Constantinos Deltas, Professor of Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Cyprus, Director of the Molecular Medicine Research Center and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Medical Genetics. ar trans More 

bullet sm"Research Award – Young Researcher 2014": Awarded to Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos, Lecturer of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus and Director of the Cancer Biophysics Laboratory ar trans More 

 SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND PROGRAMMES

bullet sm Donation of €9 million to the Medical School from the Nicos & Elpida Shacolas Foundation: The goal of the donation is to contribute to the advancement of the Medical School as a center of excellence in medical education and research. ar trans More
bullet sm Organic Photovoltaics: Developments in the field of organic photovoltaics from the department of chemistry. Deeper understanding of the function of the most efficient "plastic" solar cells. ar trans More  
bullet sm The Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) Grant Awards: 
Two separate grants were awarded to University of Cyprus for the support of Maritime Archaeology. ar trans More 

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  TASTE OF CYPRUS
bullet sm Larnaka: countless choices..one destination:

Larnaka has a long, colourful and rich history. Hundreds of years of contrasting civilizations, architecture and culture have left their mark on what has always been one of Cyprus' most important and diverse regions. It is the third largest and most populated city in Cyprus and the easternmost city of the New Europe. One of the best ways to take in the magic of Larnaka is to experience it on foot, with an informative and interesting guided tour.

Discover Larnaka in the following link: www.larnakaregion.com


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Vol.1, December 2013
 
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION / PROJECTS
 
bullet smEarly oil spill prediction in the Gulf of Famagusta by the "Mediterranean Decision Support System for Maritime Safety" project
The pioneering project MEDESS-4MS (Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety), co-financed by the Structural Funds of the European Union via the Med Programme and by National Resources, concerns the application of an integrated operational forecasting system for oil spill prediction in the entire Mediterranean. This system may be used not only by EU members but also by other countries. ar trans More

bullet smImportant Findings in the field of Embryology with potential applications in cancer
The laboratory of Developmental Biology and Nanobiotechnology at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Cyprus has recently published important findings in the field of embryology in the prestigious journal Development.ar trans More
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 EDUCATION AND MOBILITY
bullet smUniversity of Cyprus Medical School
Τhe Medical School of the University of Cyprus has accepted its first students in September 2013 in a six year programme based at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia and at associated hospitals in Cyprus, predominantly within Nicosia. Its aim is to provide qualified medical practitioners who will be equipped to undertake a pre-registration year and then work in the health system in Cyprus and elsewhere. The course will promote the development of critical thinking skills, lifelong learning and excellence in patient-centered clinical practice. The aim is to graduate doctors suited for practice in the 21st century through an innovative, proven undergraduate curriculum underpinned by the academic excellence of the University of Cyprus. ar transMore
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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
bullet smOPEN Exchange, Mobility and Cooperation between EU Universities and Enterprises with the rest of the World. Let's all meet in Cyprus by Dr Gregoris A. Makrides
In the end of 2013, the European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) 2007-2013, comes to an end after seven years duration. One of its most successful actions, since 1988, is the Erasmus programme, and more specifically the Erasmus mobility for higher education students. More than 3 million students participated in the programme since its start. The new programme that will replace the LLP is the "Erasmus +" programme. ar trans More

bullet smErasmus Staff Training Weeks
In the context of the LLP/Erasmus Staff Mobility Program for the exchange of personnel for training, the University of Cyprus organized successfully three Erasmus staff Training weeks for administrative staff from European Universities in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. ar transMore 
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 SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND PROGRAMMES
bullet smThe Administration Building "Anastasios G. Leventis" of the University of Cyprus classified as «Gold» & «Very Good», according to the international standards of sustainability LEED and BREEAM.
On May 2013, the energy efficiency certification of the University of Cyprus administration building "Anastasios G. Leventis" was completed. The certification was accomplished entirely from collaboration of University members. Apart from energy efficiency, which was determined using the Cypriot software iSBEM-cy that provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption, the sustainability factor inherent in the life cycle of the building was also evaluated in accordance with international standards BREEAM and LEED. A detailed study was conducted by the graduate MSc student Ms. Eleftheria Polychronidou of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering within the fulfilling of her postgraduate thesis. ar trans More
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  TASTE OF CYPRUS
bullet smCyprus, The island of Aphrodite
Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West. There is always a new world to discover, every day a new experience under the sun.
Discover Cyprus in the following links:
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Vol.2, June 2014
 
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION / PROJECTS
 
bullet smUniversity of Cyprus:Ranks fourth among 500 universities of the 13 new EU Member States
The University of Cyprus ranks fourth among 500 universities of the thirteen new EU member states. This ranking is based on the volume of participation of each university in competitive research programmes funded by the EU during the period 2007-2013. The results were recently published by the project MIRRIS which is funded by the European Commission. ar trans More
bullet smNew Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies - NARNIA
NARNIA is the acronym of the project entitled New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies which is an Initial Training Network that falls under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions and is funded by the 7th Framework Programar trans More
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 EDUCATION AND MOBILITY
bullet smEstablishment of a Confucius Institute at the Univesity of Cyprus
The University of Cyprus (UCY) began discussions for the establishment of a Confucius Institute on its premises in April 2012, after the proposal of the Beijing Institute of Education (BIE). ar transMore
bullet smThe M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering of the University of Cyprus
The ongoing growth of the energy demand enables the industry of Hydrocarbons to expand continuously despite the economic climate. A challenging program, that combines subjects from geosciences and petroleum engineering. ar trans More
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INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
bullet sm (EC)2 EuroConference Series in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics
The Department of Economics at the University of Cyprus hosted the European Conference of the Econometrics community, EC2, in December 13-14, 2013. EC-squared is a series of annual international conferences on research in quantitative economics and econometrics. ar trans More
bullet sm JURE 2014: Learning and Instruction Inside Out
The University of Cyprus is proud to host the 18th Conference of the JUnior REsearchers (JURE 2014) of EARLI (European Association for Researchon Learning and Instruction). The conference aimed to enable participants to share their research with both junior and senior researchers, receive productive feedback and engage in discussion about the pressing issues in learning and instruction research. ar transMore
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 SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND PROGRAMMES
bullet sm Light it up Blue!
The University of Cyprus has actively participated for the third consequent year at the Light it Up Blue campaign, a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Day and helps raise awareness about autism. In honour of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the thousands of buildings lit blue to raise autism awareness.
Our institution lighted blue the Historic Clock located at its old campus and informed the university community, its alumni and the society in general on different aspects of autism, in its effort to create awareness and enhance diversity. ar trans More
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  TASTE OF CYPRUS
bullet sm Paphos, the city of Aphrodite and the "European Capital of Culture 2017"
 Paphos is a coastal town on the Southwest of Cyprus, which boasts as the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite. A resort which combines beautiful seaside, historical sights and sporting activities, Paphos is an ideal destination for all. Paphos has been selected as the European capital of Europe for 2017...

Discover Paphos in the following link: http://www.pafos2017.eu/en/
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