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Andreas Orphanides
Professor, History, Archaeology & Anthropology
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
DHC (Doctor Honoris Causa) 2012 “Ovidius” University of Costantza (Romania)
Ph.D., (Anthropology/Archaeology) 1986 University at Albany, SUNY(USA) Depatment of Anthropology Andreas G. Orphanides, Towards a Theory for the Interpretation of Material Remains in Archaeology: The Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines from Cyprus,
M.A. (Classics/Archaeology) 1982 University at Albany, SUNY(USA) Department of Classics Andreas G. Orphanides, Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines in the Cesnola Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Πτυχίο [B.A.] (History-Archaeology) 1978 University of Athens (Greece) Department of History-Archaeology
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2007 present European University Cyprus Cyprus Professor of History, Archaeology and Anthropology
2007 2014 European University Cyprus Cyprus Rector
1987 2007 Cyprus College Nicosia, Cyprus Dean & Assoc. Professor/Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 "The Role of Culture in International Peace-Keeping and Business Operations"   IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research 4:2 98-109
2017  “Late Bronze Age Socio-Economic and Political Organization, and the Hellenization of Cyprus”     Athens Journal of History 3:1 7-20
2007 “Piracy in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Later Lusignan and Venetian Periods (15th-16th Centuries)”   Nicholas Koureas Επετηρίς του Κέντρου Επιστημονικών Ερευνών Κύπρου 33 21-62
2001 "The Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines from Cyprus: Women's Child Caring Role"     Archaeologia Cypria, 4 83-94
1988 “A Classification of the Bronze Age Terracotta Anthropomorphic Figurines from Cyprus”     RDAC   187-199
1983 (Monograph) Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines in the Cesnola Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art     SIMA, Pocket-Book 20, Gothenburg: Paul Astroms Forlag   1-88
1985 (Book) Radioanalytical Techniques in Archaeology: Pottery and Raw Clay Analysis     Nicosia: AGO Publications   1-104
1990 (Book) Greek and Latin Texts to the Third Century A.D.   P. W. Wallace SHC, Volume I, Nicosia: Institute of Cypriot Studies, University at Albany, and Cyprus College   1-312
1996  (Book) Near Eastern and Aegean Texts from the Third to First Millennia B.C. (by A. Bernard Knapp) P. W. Wallace SHC, Volume II, Albany, NY: Greece and Cyprus Research Center   1-92
1996 (Book) A Pilgrim’s Account of Cyprus: Barsky’s Travels in Cyprus (by A. D. Grishin) P. W. Wallace SHC, Volume III, Albany, NY: Greece and Cyprus Research Center   1-114
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2004-present Various Projects undertaken   EURASHE/EU Coordinator or Partner
2000-present The Bronze Age Terracotta Figurines from Cyprus     Project Director/Chief Investigator
2006 European Quality Assurance Forum: Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education   EU Project Partner
2004-2006 AVD-Merge: Educational Network Structure for Dissemination of Real Time AV/Data Communication in Engineering Education   European Commission-Minerva Action Project Partner (Research Collaborator)
1983-2000 Applications of Radioanalytical Techniques in Archaeology: Chemical Characterization of Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines in Cyprus   Project Director & Chief Investigator
1996-1999 An Intercultural Education and Training Program for International Business in Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, and the Occupied Territories   Med-Campus (EU) Network/Project Coordinator
1980-1995 SUNYA-Cyprus Archaeological Expedition   Assistant Director and Pottery Specialist
1976-1978 Colorado University Excavations at Lithares, Greece     Stone Implement Specialist
1996 Excavations at Eretria, Greece   Excavations Participant  
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2015-present Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Council Member    
2015-present BFUG Group/Team On Monitoring Progress in Realising the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Member      
2003-2011 Governing Board, Open University of Cyprus Member    
2011-2015 European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) 9th President  
2010-2011 & 2014-2015 Executive Board of European Quality Assurance Register of Higher Education (EQAR) 3rd & 7th President
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2016 Honorary Award   Rectors’ Conference of Higher Education Institutions of Poland (KRZaSP)
2014 ”Gold Medal for his significant contribution to the field of Education and Science, and for his support to modernization of programs of Universities of the Republic of Armenia”   Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia
2012 DHC (Doctor Honoris Causa)     “Ovidius” University of Costantza, Romania
1996 Achievement Award for Contribution to Conflict Resolution as Leadership Function   Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy & The Cyprus Consortium, Virginia, USA
1984 Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award   SUNY at Albany,  USA
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2009 Honoured as a distinguished University Professor   City Council of Lapithos
2005 Honoured for "his overall contribution to Science, Research and Culture"   Mayor of Lapithos
2004 Honorary Award   [KENTHEA] (ΚΕΝΘΕΑ), Larnaca
2001 Honorary Presentation of his Popular Oratorio “Νησί του Έρωτα”   Embassy of Cyprus, Athens
1988 Special Faculty Award   Cyprus College, Nicosia