Institutional Spotlight: European University Cyprus

April 28, 2017 - 2 minute read

Located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the European University of Cyprus (EUC) is a Laureate network institution that provides higher education opportunities to students through six departments that offer bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees. In this institutional spotlight, we feature two recent events on the university’s campus that show EUC’s commitment to excellence and deep roots in their country.

Laureate Leaders Meet with President of the Republic of Cyprus

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, recently visited EUC’s campus to meet with leaders of the institution and Laureate’s operations in the region, highlighting the ways that the two organizations have worked together and will continue to do so. The CEO of EUC, Dr. Christoforos Hadjikyprianou, as well as the Rector of the university, Dr. Kostas Gouliamos, were joined by Laureate’s CEO for Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Tim Daniels, at the visit. In recent years, the Republic has prioritized turning Cyprus into a regional higher education hub, and the president thanked EUC and Laureate for their support in making this a reality. EUC recently opened the first dentistry program in the country, and continues to innovate in many ways that draw a diverse range of students to the institution.


EUC Professor Receives Recognition for Outstanding Research

 The Youth Board of Cyprus recently awarded Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at EUC, Apostolos Zaravinos, the Science Prize for his research work in cancer therapy. The Youth Board’s announcement said it considered that Dr. Zavarinos’ work in understanding the complex molecular mechanisms driving B Cancer Lymphoma is expected to substantively help in the development of new individualized therapeutic approaches for patients suffering from this disease.

The Dean of the School of Sciences of European University Cyprus, Professor Christos Dimopoulos, extended his congratulations to Dr. Zaravinos and expressed the university’s pride for his distinction. Dr. Zaravinos’s research is focused on the advance understanding of carcinogenesis through the investigation of interactions between genes, and his current major interests include the discovery of therapeutic targets in cancer using next generation sequencing approaches.