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Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards 2009; organized for the first time by the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB); based partly on an island-wide, random sample opinion survey of 800 citizens and 600 organizations/businesses. University of Nicosia was awarded with the:

  • Excellence Award in Educational Services
  • Breadth of New Products and Services Award

University of Nicosia-PAPAZISIS Press collaboration; a formal partnership which enables the joint publication of academic works, and their wide dissemination (in both Greece and Cyprus) via the respective distribution channels of each publisher.
(NB: The first book, entitled “The Politics of Education in Cyprus” [Τα Πολιτικά της Εκπαίδευσης στην Κύπρο] by Panayiotis K. Persianis, launched the partnership in April this year).

Business Ethics Excellence (BEE) Award, SILVER MEDAL; awarded to organizations that demonstrate Sound Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility; granted by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) Greek Charter, following our application, meticulous documentation and a thorough on-site assessment. No organization has ever been awarded the SILVER or GOLD certification from the first attempt.

ECPU affirms our first PhD programme: PhD in Education Sciences, with two specializations: (i) Education Leadership and Administration (ii) Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Teaching.


University of Nicosia establishes the first Medical Programme in Cyprus, in collaboration with St. George’s, University of London, one of the leading medical schools in the UK. Students successfully completing the programme are to be awarded with St. George’s prestigious MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery). 

Architecture Research Centre [A.R.C] is launched; new, purpose-built premises for the University’s architecture students.

Business Ethics Excellence (BEE) Award, GOLD MEDAL: awarded to organizations that demonstrate Sound Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN). This recognition follows the previous year’s SILVER certification, making the University of Nicosia the only tertiary education institution in Cyprus to be awarded with EBEN’s top honour.

Jean Monnet Chair in “Diplomacy and Politics of European Integration” awarded to the University of Nicosia, to be held by Rector Prof. Michalis Attalides for three years; awarded by the European Commission on the basis of competitive applications; entailing the organization of a number of conferences relevant to the European Union, as well as a teaching component.


The university moved to its prersent campus location in Makedonitissa (currenrlty the Main Building) in 1995. Our student body numbered 900.

Today, our collective student body numbers approximately 8,000 students and the Nicosia campus includes 15 buildings that encompass the broader Engomi srea.