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History

European University Cyprus is a thriving, international university which grew out of Cyprus College over 60 years ago. Known for its student-centered, technology-driven and employment-focused academics, EUC attracts students due to its rich past, its exciting present and its bright future.

Timeline

2019

2019

2019

  • European University Cyprus ranks among the 301+ universities on the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
  • Inventor of World Wide Web, Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, is awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of Sciences and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mr. Laurant Fabius, President of the French Constitutional Council and Former Prime Minister of France, is awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of Law
  • The EUC Medical School Program (Doctor of Medicine, MD) is officially recognized by the European Parliament and Council on the IMI (Internal Market Information System) platform.

2018

2018

2018

  • European University Cyprus becomes part of Galileo Global Education, Europe’s largest higher education group with a network of 32 institutions present in over 80 campuses in 10 countries and over 85,000 enrolled students
  • The European Commission awards European University Cyprus the “HR Excellence in Research Logo”
  • The School of Medicine welcomes its first dentistry students for the five-year course in Dental Surgery
  • QS TOP UNIVERSITIES assessment grants European University Cyprus highest distinction of five-Stars in Employability

2017

2017

2017

  • The first Dentistry program in Cyprus is launched
  • U-Multirank places European University Cyprus among the first 150 Universities of Europe for “Applied Knowledge Partnership” and among the first 300 Universities for “Research and Research Linkages”
  • University receives EFQM 5-star accreditation for excellence
  • European University Cyprus becomes signatory to the Magna Charta Universitatum & the Magna Charta Observatory

2016

2016

2016

  • U-Multirank grants European University Cyprus the highest ranking in two key strategic areas, Research and International Orientation
  • European University Cyprus is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for “Energy and Climate Change” by UI GreenMetric World Ranking Universities

2015

2015

2015

  • QS TOP UNIVERSITIES (QS Stars TM) assessment grants European University Cyprus highest distinction of five-Stars in Teaching, Facilities, Inclusiveness/ Student Support, Social Responsibility and Internationalisation
  • The only Microsoft Innovation Center in Cyprus is established, one of only 110 centers worldwide
  • The President of Greece, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos receives an Honorary Doctoral degree from the School of Law

2014

2014

  • School of Medicine receives two first prizes for ‘Best Medical Installation’ and for ‘Best Education Solution’ in the Crestron International Awards Competition
  • 2009 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Biochemist Ada E. Yonath is awarded Honorary Professorship by the School of Medicine
  • 1988 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Biochemist Robert Huber is awarded Honorary Professorship by the School of Medicine and joins faculty as Visiting Professor

2013

2013

2013

  • The European University Cyprus’ School of Medicine is established
  • The Distance Education Unit is established

2012

2012

2012

  • Former US President Bill Clinton is the keynote speaker at European University Cyprus event on campus

2011

2011

  • The first ‘Science Shop’ in Cyprus is inaugurated, implementing one of the EU’s largest research programs

2007

2007

2007

  • European University Cyprus is granted University status by the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture

2005

2005

2005

  • European University Cyprus joins the Laureate International Universities network

2000

2000

  • The College’s Diplomas, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are accredited by the Cyprus Council of Educational Accreditation

1961

1961

  • Ioannis Gregoriou establishes the first Business College in Cyprus under the name Cyprus College