European University Cyprus developed out of Cyprus College, which was founded in 1961 by Ioannis Gregoriou. Today EUC is a modern university operating six Schools, namely, the School of Arts and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Law with the mission to educate students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation. The University is a member of the Laureate International Universities, a USbased worldwide network of institutions of higher education founded in 1998. With a membership of over 80 accredited campusbased and online institutions in 28 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the network encompasses more than 150 individual campuses and over 1,000,000 students worldwide.
European University Cyprus is actively engaged with local, regional and global partners to promote opportunities for long-term strategic research partnerships and innovative programs of study. The mission of the university is to educate our students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of our society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation. During the last decade, the University has developed an intense research action in a wide spectrum of ICT, Health, and Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities through coordination or participation in national, international and European Union-funded research programs. Sources of funding for research conducted by faculty members include the Horizon2020, Erasmus+, 7th Framework Program, Life-Long Learning 2007-2013, Directorates General of the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, United Nations, governmental bodies and others.