The University of Nicosia was distinguished with the ‘Excellence Award’ in the ‘Educational Services’ category during an official award ceremony of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, organized by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance.

The decision was based, in large part, on an island-wide random sample opinion survey of 800 citizens and 600 organizations / businesses.

Moreover, within the framework of the comparative evaluation process that had taken place, various organizations were recognized for excelling in specific indicators in each category. The University of Nicosia was awarded for its distinction in the ‘Breadth of New Products and Services’ indicator, reflective of the diversity and quality of the new programmes of study, as well as the training programmes, it had introduced last year. It is worth noting that this is the first time the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation has organized such awards.

The ceremony took place on Monday, 08 February 2010, at the Hilton Park Hotel, with the President of the Republic in attendance. The University was represented,among others, by Rector Michael Attalides and the President of the Council, Dr. Nicos Peristianis, who also accepted the awards. This is an award shared by all faculty and staff at the University, the result of their focused efforts and collective hard work.