The University of Cyprus (UCY) was officially founded in 1989. The University has five faculties, Pure and Applied Sciences, Economics and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Letters and the recently formed Faculty of Engineering. The Department of Computer Science, belonging to the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, is one of the most active Departments of the University. The Department is very active in the areas of information technology and communications, while it has also been very active in attracting funding and since Cyprus joined the E.U. it has participated in over 150 projects funded by various frameworks of the European Union. The overall funding is currently at the level of about 30 MEUROs.

The University of Cyprus participates in the DiFens Erasmus+ project through the Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) Laboratory, an integral part of the Department of Computer Science. SEIT focuses its research activities on two important areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies. In the second area, the Laboratory concentrates on the development of ICT-enabled Creativity and Enhanced Learning Environments, platforms and tools for implementing Health monitoring and support services, Smart and Personalised services for Elders and Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities. SEIT has extensive experience in the area of applying ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to e-Learning, m-Learning and Open and Distance Learning in general as well as Life Long Learning in particular. This expertise is both at technical level and at developing policies and qualification frameworks for such activities. Regarding only the Erasmus+ related themes, it has participated so far in 13 Leonardo da Vinci projects, 3 EUMEDIS projects, 2 FP (Framework Programs), 1 INCO-DC and 3 projects funded by national funds. It has also participated in the EMUNI project and the VUSCC initiative, both related to policy making or reform and qualifications accreditation. It has also participated in the Interreg IVC project Innofun, on developing policies for entrepreneurship and innovation. SEIT was actively involved in 30 EU funded projects in numerous different programmes and attracted more than €5M in funding. The Laboratory currently occupies 10 personnel, including 4 post doctoral scientists and 4 PhD researchers, and has access to extensive hardware and software facilities.

Contact info:

Address: Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, 1 University Avenue, P.O.Box 20537, CY-2109,  Nicosia, CYPRUS
Website: www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/seit
Contact person: George A. Papadopoulos (Lab Director)
Tel.: +357 22892693
Email: george AT cs.ucy.ac.cy