Cyprus University of Technology

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) was established by law in December 2003, and enrolled its first students in September 2007. It is a new, public, and independent University and has set high values concerning its academic character, legal status, organizational and administrative structure; it’s characterized by its high level procedure for staff selection, and its relationship with the state.
CUT has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research centers and laboratories.
CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research in all the academic fields of the University’s six Faculties:

  • Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management.
  • Management and Economics.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Health Sciences.
  • Fine and Applied Arts.
  • Engineering and Technology.

Research is carried out in each different Department or between two or more Departments, under the responsibility of one or more members of the academic staff. University research activities are realized through funding secured from the following two major sources:

  • From the University’s state funded budget.
  • From different organizations, entities or private sources at National, European and International level who award, with or without a competition, specific research projects to research groups and/or individual members of the academic staff.

Strengthening of the research management support and infrastructure, with the aim of securing externally funded projects, is another major objective of the University. Moreover, the University has adopted the following principles in relation to research which conform with the European Union’s declarations relating to the creation of the European Research Area (ERA):

  •  Effective access and information support.
  •  Equal research opportunities to all members of the academic community.
  •  Effective support of research activities.
  •  Promotion of competition, quality and support of research projects.
  •  Start – up funding for new academic and teaching members for the setting-up of research infrastructure, mainly for the creation of research laboratories.

CUT research and academic staff is involved in various research activities and national and European research programs. Even though CUT initiated its research activity very recently, it has already managed to dispose of a significant number, of national research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation and of European research projects funded under the European Research Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7), LIFE and IEE Programmes, the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes and others.