CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGYCYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

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The Cyprus University of Technology (http://www.cut.ac.cy/english/index.php) is a state university, situated in the city of Limassol. The first 360 students commenced their studies on September the 3rd 2007 and numbers are expected to gradually rise up to 7000-8000 in the next ten to fifteen years.

The Cyprus University of Technology has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research centers and laboratories. The annual budget for research and development was at a level of 1,4 million Euros for the year 2007. The University, despite its recent beginning has already established its participation in national and European projects (6th and 7th FP).

CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research. Strengthening of the research management support and infrastructure, with the aim of securing externally funded projects, is another major objective of the University.

CUT research and academic staff is involved in various Research activities and Research Programmes. These cover both internal and external research funding. Research programmes are financed by CUT, the Cyprus Government (Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation) and the European Commission (European Research Programmes (FP)) and other organizations as well.

Research activities cover both fundamental and applied research in all academic fields, in the University┬┤s five faculties. (Applied Arts and Communication, Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Managements, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Management and Economics).

Even though CUT initiated its research activity very recently, it has already managed to dispose of a significant number of research projects under 7FP, Interreg IIIB Archimed and Interreg IVC.