Dear guests,

I would like to welcome you to the website of the University of Cyprus (UCY); the first public university of Cyprus. Here, you will find a wealth of useful information about our programs of study as well as the vast array of educational, research and social contributions of the university. You will also find information about the university’s structure, operation and fundamental objectives.

While being a relatively young university established in 1989, the University of Cyprus has established itself locally and internationally as an academic institution providing high quality programs of study, producing high-level research and making significant contributions to the development of our society.

Through the 8 faculties and 22 departments which operate at the UCY, the university offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and research programs which cater to almost 7.000 students.  In addition to its faculties and departments, the UCY boasts a significant number of research units and centers which operate within the university. Their focus is to carry out important research and innovative activities which carry a broad social impact. The University of Cyprus consists of approximately 900 members of academic and administrative staff who each engage with and contribute to the overall aim of providing students with a unique and prosperous UCY experience.

The UCY is globally networked and has substantial participation in international research activity. It actively contributes to European and international scientific developments, while many of the institution’s academics have earned international recognition for their teaching, research and scientific achievements.

The University is additionally engaged in a significant number of synergies, valuing highly the diversity of the various scientific fields and fostering polyphony in these areas. In recognizing the various functions that the University of Cyprus has to offer, it must be emphasized that at the very heart of the organization lies an ongoing dedication to quality teaching and life-long learning. Our pursuit is one of academic excellence, dedication and innovation.

In the extremely competitive global environment of academia, the University of Cyprus, with its highly qualified academic members, aims to attract excellent students from Cyprus and abroad. The quality of staff and students is a prerequisite for a successful university. I am confident that the University of Cyprus will continue to navigate its way towards academic excellence and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to partake in this journey through the position of Rector.

Yours sincerely,


Professor Tasos Christofides