European University Cyprus developed out of Cyprus College, which was founded in 1961 by Ioannis Gregoriou. Today EUC is a modern university, operating five 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, and the Medical School.
All undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by European University Cyprus are recognised both nationally and internationally. In total, the University offers 36 Bachelor Programs of Study, 24 Master Programs of Study and 10 Doctorate Programs of Study (all including long-distance learning). The number of EUC students is close to 5,000 with around a quarter of them being post-graduate students (January 2015).
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. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, EUC is one of the leading research institutions in Cyprus. During the last few years, the University has developed an intense 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.
The Distance Education Unit of the European University Cyprus offers accredited BA and MA degrees as well as training/professional development courses. There is expertise in instructional design in various sectors, such as digital competence development, leadership, teachers training, etc.