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22 February 2017

Inter-university Cooperation with Four Historic Universities

Inter-university Cooperation with Four Historic Universities

UNIC is set to join Padua, Sydney, Zagreb and Panteion Universities in offering joint PhD Degree

The Law School at the University of Nicosia has entered into an inter-university agreement with four historic universities, which will include, inter alia, the awarding of a joint PhD degree in "Human Rights, Society and Multilevel Governance". The doctoral programme has been offered by the other four universities since 2015, with UNIC expected to officially co-award this as of September 2017, pending approval by the relevant state accreditation body.

The doctoral programme is coordinated by the University of Padua, the fifth oldest operating university in the world and one of the most important universities in Italy today, with a history dating back to 1222. The other participating institutions are: the University of Zagreb, the largest university in Croatia, established in 1669; the University of Western Sydney in Australia, regarded as one of the top universities worldwide; and Panteion University of Athens in Greece, among the oldest universities of political sciences in Europe.

The agreement was signed by the Rector, Prof. Philippos Pouyioutas, in the presence of Prof. Giuseppe Giordan (University of Padua), the Dean of the School of Law, Prof. Achilles Emilianides, Associate Dean, Dr. Christina Ioannou, and the joint degree’s Programme Coordinator at the University of Nicosia, Dr. Odysseas Christou.

The inter-university agreement, as well as the deepening research collaboration between the participating universities, underscores the growing international recognition enjoyed by UNIC and its School of Law, in line with the University’s commitment towards internationalisation and excellence in higher education.