News Local Cyprus is becoming an international regional center of university education

Cyprus is becoming an international regional center of university education

Cyprus is becoming an international regional center of university education, Minister of Education, Prodromos Prodromou has said.

“What was a program vision a decade or two ago, is now becoming a reality and Cyprus is becoming an international regional center of university education”, Prodromou said on Friday at a press conference, during which the Mapping of the Higher Education Field of Cyprus for the Academic Year 2019-20 was presented.

He said that “with a total of 53,262 students, 39,203 of whom attend our public and private universities and another 14,059 who attend higher education institutions, Cyprus is now a significant country on the map of university education”.

The Minister added that there are currently 21,188 foreign students (54% of all students) while 18,694 of them (or 88% of the foreign students at universities) are Europeans.

“So, today, the number of foreign students exceeds the number of Cypriots (54% and 46% respectively)” he said.

First choice for undergraduate studies is Medical and Paramedical Sciences, followed by Economics, Management and Social Sciences, while first choice for postgraduate studies is Social Sciences, followed by Economics and Management.

(CNA)

Top Stories

126 new cases, two deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of two persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 188,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday, 26 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 26 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Church of Panagia Chrysaifyliotissa, Agia Fyla 08:30-16:30 Church of Panagia Evangelistria,...

Cyprus government aims at gradual lifting of restrictive measures

The Cyprus government aims at the gradual lifting of restrictive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in the context of a concrete plan, with...

Shot flamingo found in Paralimni lake

Birdlife Cyprus announced that a flamingo was found wounded in the Lake of Paralimni. Members managed to save the bird and take it to a...

Epidemiologists agree to include colchicine in treatment protocol

The scientific team of the Health Ministry is ready to include colchicine in the treatment protocol to face COVID-19, Konstantinos Tsioutis, assistant professor of...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...