President Nicos Christodoulides emphasized the government's commitment to the education sector during the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the American University of Beirut - Mediterraneo in Paphos. The event, held yesterday, marked a significant step in Cyprus' ambition to become a prominent regional and international center for education, technology, and research.
In his address, President Christodoulides stated, "The establishment of the American University of Beirut in Paphos is fully aligned with our policy to make Cyprus a regional and international educational, technological, and research center." This endeavor is part of the government's comprehensive governance program, which aims to elevate Cyprus as an international destination for high-quality academics. Concurrently, efforts are being made to forge intergovernmental agreements for the mutual recognition of academic qualifications, with the ultimate goal of internationalizing higher education in the country.
Recognizing the scientific potential of Cypriot universities, President Christodoulides emphasized their role in shaping development policies. The government aims to harness this potential by fostering cooperation and synergies among universities and facilitating research collaboration to address the various challenges faced by Cyprus.
Expressing satisfaction with the remarkable progress made in higher education in recent years, President Christodoulides acknowledged the contributions of the previous government and former President of the Republic in advancing this cause.
Concluding his remarks, President Christodoulides assured the government's unwavering support for both the University of Beirut in Paphos and the education sector as a whole, underscoring the government's commitment to fostering academic excellence and promoting Cyprus as a center of educational distinction.
[Information sourced from PIO press release]