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Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation

All programs of study that are provided by The Cyprus Institute Graduate School are accredited by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) which is the competent authority responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Cyprus or by the Council of Educational Evaluation-Accreditation which was the former competent accrediting authority in Cyprus. CYQAA ensures quality assurance in higher education in Cyprus based on European Standards. It follows the standards and guidelines provided by the European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA). Please refer to the table below for details.

DEGREE EVALUATION-ACCREDITATION BODY & DATE 
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Computational Sciences CEEA* (June 2014)
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences CEEA* (June 2014)
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage CEEA* (June 2014)
MSc (Master of Science) in Environmental Sciences
MSc/MPhil (Master or Science/Master of Philosophy) in Environmental Sciences
 CYQAA** (October 2017)
MSc (Master of Science) in Simulation and Data Science  CYQAA** (June 2018)
MSc (Master of Science) in Digital Cultural Heritage  CYQAA** (May 2019)
* Council of Educational Evaluation-Accreditation
** The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education

 

Recognition


BOLOGNA
SECOND CYCLE
The Master’s programs offered adhere to the Bologna Process second cycle degrees.
BOLOGNA
THIRD CYCLE
The PhD degree programs offered adhere to the Bologna Process third cycle degrees.
ECTS CyI uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
ERASMUS+ CyI has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
HORIZON 2020 CyI coordinates two Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Joint Doctorate (ITN-EJD) Programs. To date CyI is the only Institution coordinating two out of the 40 ITN-EJD projects funded in Europe since 2014. This clearly demonstrates that The Cyprus Institute is regarded as a European center of excellence in education and training.
DUAL DEGREES
JOINT DEGREES
CyI has agreements with prestigious institutions from around the world for providing dual or joint degrees, such as the University of Illinois, University Paris-Saclay, University of Lund, University of RWTH Aachen, University of Wuppertal, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Humboldt University of Berlin (HUB) and others.