Dr. Emilios A. Solomou is Director of the UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia.
He studied History at the University of Cardiff where he received his B.A (Hons). His postgraduate studies are in the field of History and History Methodology and Didactics. He received his Doctorate, from the University of Middlesex (U.K.) of which he is currently an Internal Examiner. He has been teaching Cyprus History on the M.A. in International Relations Programme, and Cyprus History and History Didactics on the B.A. in the Primary Education Programme, at the University of Nicosia. Dr. Solomou is the President of the Cyprus Society of Historical Studies, member of the Historical Association of the United States, a Fellow of the Historical Association of Great Britain, a member of the National Council for History Education (USA), a member of the International Society for History Didactics, a member of the Board of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History, Vice President of the Board of the Mass Media Institute (IMME), Vice President of the Board of the Cyprus Folk Museum, Vice President of the Board of the Cyprus Pedagogical Association, Member of the Hellenic Educational Society, Senior Fellow of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia (CCEIA) as well as of many other Professional Associations and Organisations in Cyprus, the U.K and the U.S.A. He is the Managing Editor of the Cyprus Review.
Dr. Emilios Solomou has published many articles and also edited the books «Colonial Cyprus 1878-1960» and «Independent Cyprus 1960-2010» with Prof. H. Faustmann, «Nikos Kazantzakis – Indigenous and Ecumenical», «Στο περιβόλι τ’ όμορφο της Μαντινάδας» (Cretan folk verses), «The Armenian Genocide and the Cyprus Press 1914-1923», “Crete and Cyprus: Crossroads of Nations and Civilizations”, “Eleftherios Venizelos” and “School Improvement: Teaching under Multicultural conditions” (Βελτιώνοντας το Σχολείο και τη Διδασκαλία σε Συνθήκες Πολιτισμικού Πλουραλισμού). His interests focus on the areas of History Didactics, Historiography and the History of Cyprus.