YERUN is delighted to announce that the University of Cyprus (UCY) has officially become a YERUN member! By welcoming UCY into the network, YERUN expands its representation towards South-East Europe. For YERUN, the University of Cyprus is a fantastic fit: in only thirty-two years since its foundation, UCY has established itself as a leading research institution in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and its values and goals resonate perfectly with those of YERUN. A big welcome to UCY into the Young European Research Universities Network!
“The University of Cyprus is proud and excited to be a member of YERUN. Through its participation in the Network, UCY intends to make its own contribution towards the realisation of YERUN’s mission, by being actively involved in its activities. At the same time, UCY will greatly benefit from its membership in YERUN, by building strong bonds with its partners, participating in projects and workshops and exchanging know-how and good practices. We are looking forward to collaborating closely with all YERUN partners.” said Prof. Tasos Christofides, Rector of the University of Cyprus.
The YERUN President, Prof. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, stated: “I am pleased and honoured to welcome the University of Cyprus in YERUN. As the leading university and the most active research institution in Cyprus, UCY is a great fit within our network and it will bring an immense added value in terms of expertise in research and education, diversity and cultural richness.”
“Welcoming the University of Cyprus in YERUN lays the foundation of a bridge that will connect us with the most modern and innovative university in Cyprus. This joyful event will open a new era of collaborations for the network, multiplying practice exchanges, cooperation opportunities, perspectives and experiences, to the benefit of all YERUN partners.” said Silvia Gomez Recio, YERUN Secretary General.
About the University of Cyprus
The University of Cyprus (UCY), based in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is a modern, diverse, and evolving student-centered institution established only three decades ago. With around 7.000 students and 800 faculty and staff members, UCY is a rapidly expanding university and the biggest employer in Cyprus for young graduates and researchers. It currently employs about 700 young scientists, using external research funds. Its 8 faculties and 22 departments offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, whilst its numerous, highly cited researchers give UCY a cutting – edge. All programmes of academic study function under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Furthermore, UCY awards the Diploma Supplement with DS Label.
UCY is globally networked and actively contributes to European and international scientific developments. UCY’s involvement in the international arena is many-folded. More specifically, UCY:
UCY is considered the leading university and the most active research institution in Cyprus. With 15 Research Centres and various research laboratories, UCY has implemented a large number of research projects funded by the European Union, the national Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) and several public and private Research Organizations.
Under H2020 UCY:
Since the establishment of the European Research Council in 2007, UCY has received the highest number of ERC grants in Cyprus. More specifically, it was awarded 6 Starting Grants (FP7 and H2020), 3 Consolidator Grants, 2 Advanced Grants and 6 Proof of Concept Grants. These numbers are impressive given that ERC funds only top researchers in Europe, excellence being the sole criterion for selection, and helps them pursue great ideas at frontiers of knowledge. UCY has secured 7 projects under the “Industrial Development” axis with 5 projects in Information and Communication Technologies, 1 project in Space Action and 1 in Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, as well as 1 project under the EURATOM initiative and 2 projects in the horizontal priority “Science with and for the Society”.
Currently, UCY implements 22 Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects. Apart from Individual Fellowships, it participates in ITN and RISE Actions. UCY has so far successfully implemented 64 Marie Skłodowska- Curie projects.
From the beginning of 2017 until February 2021, UCY secured over 164 research projects with total funding of over €30 million under the “RESTART 2016-2020 Programme for Research, Technological Development and Innovation” Cyprus (RIF).
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