The University of Cyprus (UCY) ( was the first university to be established on the island, in 1989, accepting 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 UCY is a vigorous community of scholars engaged in the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Despite its brief history, the UCY has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society.
With around 7.000 students, 146 laboratories and 820 faculty, researchers and administrative staff, UCY is a young and rapidly expanding university. UCY currently functions under 8 faculties, 22 departments, and 14 research units/centres, covering a broad spectrum within the life, social, natural and engineering sciences. Being the biggest employer in Cyprus for young graduates and researchers, UCY currently employs about 750 young scientists using external research funds; it also continuously seeks to and attracts new qualified scientists and researchers.
UCY is considered the leading university and the most active research institution in Cyprus, having implemented a large number of research projects funded by the European Commission, the National Research and Innovation Foundation and several public and private organizations. The university is also on a continuous upward trajectory of success, with the world reputation rankings placing it among the top universities internationally. More specifically: TIMES 2023 (among the top 401-500), QS 2023 (473), Shanghai ranking – ARWU 2022 (501-600), and US Best Global University Rankings (2022). UCY is also a partner of the European university YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), the European alliance of Young Universities for the Future of Europe.
The University is currently housed in the recently built facilities at the new University Campus, the main buildings of old Campus, as well as a cluster of buildings at Latsia. Directions on how navigate to all University buildings can be found here: 

The EARLI SIG 18 2024 conference will be held at the old campus of the UCY facilities located at:
Kallipoleos 75
ZIP Code 1678