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Cyprus gets three new Universities September 17, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Education.

The number of Universities in Cyprus increased by three to six following the decision by the Cabinet to approve the applications filed by three colleges to register as private universities.

Intercollege has been renamed as University of Nicosia, Cyprus College as European University of Cyprus and Frederick College as Frederick University. Two other local colleges, Philips and Neapolis that had applied for evaluation by the Education Ministry’s Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) are still under review.

Education Minister Akis Kleanthous described the decision as historic, opening a new page and era for the education history of the island. “We believe that the government has achieved its goals to upgrade tertiary education and as of this year a new age is dawning for tertiary education,” he added.

He said the Cabinet had defined the schools and course programmes that the three new universities would have to adhere to in order to secure their operating licences.


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