University of Cyprus / Department of Computer Science




University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus ( was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. It was founded in response to the growing intellectual needs of the Cypriot people, and is well placed to fulfil the numerous aspirations of the country. The University is a vigorous community of scholars engaged in the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Despite its brief history, the University of Cyprus has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society. Admission for the majority of undergraduate students is by entrance examinations organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, and the competition for places is intense. A number of places are reserved for students with special needs or circumstances. Every effort is made to offer practical solutions to students facing specific problems, be it access to University facilities, or assistance on academic issues. When the University of Cyprus first opened its doors to students, the incoming class consisted of 486 undergraduate students. During the academic year 2020-2021 there were 6425 students (undergraduate and postgraduate). There are 8 faculties, 22 departments and 11 research units at UCY. The University of Cyprus is currently ranked in the top 400 Universities in the world, in the top 200 in Europe and features in the 52nd position worldwide in the category of young Universities (World Universities Ranking – Times Higher Education).

Department of Computer Science

  • Founding Department of the University of Cyprus, operating since 1992.
  • Currently, it has 22 faculty with strong research groups in A.I., Software Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Theoretical Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Management, and Virtual Reality.
  • Offering a B.Sc. in Computer Science, an Advanced M.Sc. in Computer Science, a Professional M.Sc. in Computer Science, a new M.Sc. in Data Science and a newly planned M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence for Careers in E.U., funded by the Connecting Europe Facility Telecom.

Very active and aggressively pursuing external funding: more than 200 projects over the last 15 years, funded by national and E.U. programmes with a total budget exceeding €20 MEUR