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EFQM Award

The University of Nicosia is the first University in Cyprus and Greece to reach the EFQM recognition level "Recognised for Excellence - 5 Stars" which is one of the most prestigious awards for organisational excellence and is given to Europe’s best performing companies.

 

We are very happy to announce that for the second consecutive time, our University has received the “Recognised for Excellence in Europe - 5 Stars” award from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), adding one more milestone to its journey towards performance excellence. This award ratifies the University’s commitment for constant improvement and its engagement to business excellence, continuous growth and extroversion.

The University of Nicosia is the first University in Cyprus and Greece to reach this recognition level (Recognised for Excellence - 5 Stars), which is one of the most prestigious awards for organisational excellence and is given to Europe’s best performing companies.

In order to receive this award the University underwent a rigorous in-depth assessment of its performance against the criteria of the EFQM Excellence Model, by a team of independent assessors from the Hellenic Management Association (the sole organization licensed by the EFQM to operate in Greece and Cyprus). The EFQM Excellence Model is a highly respected and widely used organizational framework throughout Europe, as it allows to understand the cause and effect relationships between what the organization does and the results it achieves.

The University’s dual motto, “Students First” and “Excellence in Education”, have guided our actions towards the continuous improvement of student services and the enrichment of the learning experience.

As an EFQM Member since 2010, the University of Nicosia is committed to maintaining its position at the forefront of education, research and social service – in line with the enduring motto of the institution: “Excellence in Education”. To this end, we strongly believe that the Fundamental Concepts of Excellence are the underlying principles towards achieving Sustainable Excellence.

EFQM is a unique community of organizations working together to improve their capabilities in understanding and implementing what delivers high performance. The key to making this happen is the shared confidence among all EFQM members in the power of learning through the exchange of best practice. In essence, EFQM ‘shares what works’. 

EFQM website: www.efqm.com