The University of Cyprus is proud of its successful alumni who have reached a level of notable achievement in a variety of fields. This website features just some of them.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
• Konstantina Sotiriou – Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 1997 – State Prize for Fiction 2023 for the work of Brandy Sour
• Menelaos Menelaou – Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 1999 – Negotiator for the Cyprus issue / Ministry of Foreign Affairs Official (2022)
• Neshe Yashin – Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 2011 – European Citizen Award (2021) & Poet & Journalist & EEP
• Gogo Alexandrinou – Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 2000 – Journalist & Director of Web TV DIGITAL (2020)
• Constantia Sotiriou – Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies 1997 – Canada and Europe Regional Winner Award in International Literary Competition «Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019»
• Dionysios Zoumpalidis – Department of English Studies 2007 – 3rd place in 2018 Russian National Competition of Young Scholars in Higher Education
• Christos Tsiailis – Department of Foreign Languages and Philology 2000 – 1st Prize in the Panhellenic Poetry Competition UNESCO Piraeus and Islands 2018
• Athina Frangou Selipa – Department of Foreign Languages and Philology 2003 – General Secretary of the New Republic (ΝΟΔΕ) Cyprus (1999 -2016)
• Georgia Antoniou – Department of French and European Studies 2006 – Active Member of the Citizens Alliance
FACULTY OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES
• Vasilia Tamamouna – Department of Biological Sciences 2012 – Cyprus Research Award – Distinguished Young Investigator (Cypriot Research Awards RIF 2022) – SCIENTIST/ACADEMIC Award 2023 (Madame Figaro: Women of the Year)
• Christina Demetriadou – Department of Biological Sciences 2014 – Publication of innovative research titled «Histone N-terminal acetyltransferase NAA40 links one-carbon metabolism to chemoresistance» in the scientific journal Oncogene in 2021
• Eleni Keliri – Department of Chemistry 2018 – Forbes List «Forbes 30 under 30 for 2021, Greece & Cyprus»
• Prodromos Alambritis – Department of Computer Science 2007 – Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Youth Organization (2019) & Parliament Member of DISY (2021)
• Neofytos Christodoulou – Department of Biological Sciences 2011 – Publication on Understanding Mammalian Embryonic Development in peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature” 2018
• Charalambos Stavrides – Department of Mathematics and Statistics 2002 – Secretary of Political Planning Democratic Alert / Former President NEDISY – Vice President Youth EPP
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
• Marigo Georgiou – Department of Psychology 2024 – EY Cyprus Award In Memory of Christias Rossidou-Sotiriou 2023-2024
• Doxa Komodromou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2013 – Deputy Government Representative (2023) & Journalist
• Despina Herakleous – Department of Education 1996 – 2023 National Children’s Literature Award for her work Where Have the Ghosts Gone?
• Demetrios Nicolaides – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2014 – Minister of Education in Alberta, Canada (2023) & Politician & Academic
• Doxa Komodromou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2013 – Deputy Government Representative (2023) & Journalist
• Theano Kalavana – Department of Psychology (2007) – President of the Organization for the Modernization of Society (OPEK) 2022
• Maria Fotiou – Department of Education (2013) – Prize Ernst & Young Global Limited In Memory of Christias Rossidou-Sotiriou 2021-2022
• Annita Demetriou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2007 – President of DISY (2023) & Officer of UCLan Cyprus & President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus (2021)
• Michalis Michaelides – Department of Education (1998) – Prize Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award for outstanding paper by the International Organization for the Assessment of Educational Performance (IEA RESEARCH AWARD WINNERS 2021)
• Costas Sisamos – Department of Education (1998) – CEO and founder of Engino
• Maria Petridou – Department of Psychology 2015 – Prize Ernst & Young Global Limited In Memory of Christias Rossidou-Sotiriou 2020-2021
• Mariota Angelopoulou – Department of Law 2014 – Silver Medal in the Coastal Mediterranean Games 2019
• Marios Giagkou – Department of Education 2016 – Best Individual Sports Performance Award for the competition period 2018-2019
• Mariota Angelopoulou – Department of Law 2014 – Top Female Volleyball Player Award 2018 (Award from President of the Republic on the “Day of the Cypriot Athlete”)
• Sofronis Sofroniou – Department of Psychology 2004 – Cyprus State Prize for Fiction 2015
• Christakis Christofides – Department of Education 1996 – Head of Education Office AKEL & Parliament Member of AKEL (2021)
• Efi Xanthou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2004 – Deputy President of the Environmental Movement
• Marina Nikolaou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2010 – AKEL – Political Scientist, Member of the European United Left/Northern Green Group Secretariat
• Xenia Constantinou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2000 – Parliament Member of DISY (2019)
• Theodoulos Ioannou – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2010 – Former President of NEDISY
• Alexia Sakadaki – Department of Social and Political Sciences 2004 – Organizational Officer of the Environmental Movement – Human Rights and Equality Committee
 FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
• Menelaos Menelaou – Department of Business and Public Administration 2004 – Executive Director at the Cyprus Youth Organization (2017 – 2020) & Director of Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service (2021)
• Kiriaki Kouttouki – Department of Business and Public Administration 2020 – Silver Medal in Taekwondo at the University 2017 & Bronze Medal at the World University Games 2019
• Marina Papanastasiou – Department of Accounting and Finance 2017 – Knox Prize in 2017 ICAEW’s Professional Stage Exams
• Roberta Koumettou – Department of Accounting and Finance 2017 – Knox Prize in 2017 ICAEW’s Professional Stage Exams
• Demetris Demetriou – Department of Business and Public Administration 2012 – Member of Parliament of the Democratic Alarm
• Onoufrios Koullas – Department of Economics 1998 – Deputy in DISY
• Anna Theologou – Department of Economics 2008 – Deputy in Alliance of Citizens
• Yiannis Tomasides – Department of Business and Public Administration 2002 & 2013 – General Manager of the Cyprus Faith Office
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
• Andreas Vasiliou – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016 – Founder of AbleBook & Young Entrepreneur Award «Γε’ Νέο Επιχειρείν» of ΚΕΒΕ 2023 & «Social Innovation» Award of ΟΕΒ 2024
• Lenos Hadjidemetriou – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016 – Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher 2022 (Cypriot Research Awards RIF 2022)
• Charalampos Kyriakou – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2009 – Best Presentation Award of 2017 International Interuniversity Symposium on Infrastructure Management
• Daniel Surianos – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2017 – NESTFOLD honored with 2017 NASA Space App Challenge Award
 FACULTY OF LETTERS
• Sofia Xenophontos – Department of Classics and Philosophy (2007) – Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philology at AUTH & Elected member of the European Academy (Academia Europaea) in the class of Classics and Oriental Studies 2024
• Maria Panayiotou – Department of History and Archeology (2004 & 2017) – Environment Commissioner 2023 & Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment 2024
• Panagiotis Nikolaidis – Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 1997 – State Prize for Poetry 2023 for the work of Rimachos
• Vasileios Syros – Department of Classics and Philosophy 1999 – Director, Early Modern Greek Culture Program, The Medici Archive Project (Florentia, Italy) & Senior Research Associate, Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel. In 2021 publishes the book «Μεσαιωνική Ισλαμική Πολιτική Σκέψη και Σύγχρονη Ηγεσία» (Papazissi Publications)
• Stefani Rousou – Department of Classics and Philosophy 2007 – Award of the Academy of Athens for the best edition of a work of classical literature with the title “Pseudo – Arcadius’ Epitome of Herodian’s De prosodia catholica” 2020
• Natalia Evangelidou – Department of Classics and Philosophy 2013 – Gold metal (1.500m) & Bronze metal (800m) in the Balkan Athletics Games 2019 & Bronze metal (1500m) in the Balkan Indoor Athletics Championship 2020
• Despoina Chapoupi – Department of Classics and Philosophy 2008 – Former President of the Cyprus Youth Council
• Panayiotis Sentonas – Department of Classics and Philosophy 2007 – President of the Board of the Cyprus Youth Organization (2017) & Deputy Government Representative (2019)
 ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ ΣΧΟΛΗ
• Chrystalleni Kossiva – Medical School 2023 – Award «Nikou K. Schacola» 2023

The list expands as the UCY alumni network numbers today over 28,000 alumni from across the country and around the globe, specifically in 50 countries.

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