ERASMUS Congress and Exhibition 2014
ERASMUS Congress and Exhibition 2014

28 April – 2 May 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus
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University of Cyprus - UCY

The University of Cyprus was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. It was founded in response to the growing intellectual needs of the Cypriot people, and is well placed to fulfil the numerous aspirations of the country.
The University is a vigorous community of scholars engaged in the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Despite its brief history, the University of Cyprus has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society.
Admission for the majority of undergraduate students is by entrance examinations organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, and the competition for places is approximately 10 to 1. A number of places are reserved for students with special needs or circumstances. Every effort is made to offer practical solutions to students facing specific problems, be it access to University facilities, or assistance on academic issues.
When the University of Cyprus first opened its doors to students, the incoming class consisted of 486 undergraduate students. During the academic year 2013-2014 there were 7048 students (undergraduate and postgraduate). There are 8 faculties , 22 departments and 11 research units at UCY.

Unimed - Mediterranean Universities Union

UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, founded in the early 90s, is an Association of Universities from countries in the Euro-Mediterranean basinUNIMED’s main aim is to develop scientific and educational cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in order tocontribute to the process of integration between the two Mediterranean shoresUNIMED collaborates with its network universities in several activities in different fields including among others tangible and intangible cultural heritage, economics, energy, environment, management of water resources, transports, health, media, new technologies, history, agriculture, tourism. The image that represents our association better is that of a University Without Walls

LLP Cyprus

The Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes (LLP) was founded after the decision of 64.892 of the Council of Ministers, dated the 17th of January 2007. The main occupation of the LLP is the management of the funds that are granted in Cyprus from the European Commission for the attendance of the Cypriot Beneficiaries in European Education and Training Programmes.

European Association of Career Guidance

The European Association of Career Guidance (EACG) was founded in 2010, with an official kick-off meeting during the CAREER-EU Conference 2010. The purposes of the Association are: (1) to enable information and experience exchange by career guidance counsellors and HR practitioners, (2) to circulate provisions of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its updates in academic and professional circles, (3) to support the process of raising education and professional standards and quality in the territory of the European Union, (4) to support and contribute to the European Employment and Vocational Education and Training Policies, (5) to organize training and train-the-trainer courses for the promotion of Life-Long Learning (LLP), (6) to organize seminars and conferences, which will enable direct communication among the Association members and beyond and for the definition of new areas of the Association activities, (7) to prepare proposals within the framework of EU programmes funded by the European Commission, (8) to cooperate as a coordinator or partner in European projects, (9) to produce publications of interest to EACG members and the interested audience.


INENTER, which stands for "Improving the placements and Internships from Academic to Enterprises", aims to develop and apply a medium-long term quality strategy to identify needs, raise awareness, and introduce and develop actions, models, measures, tools and good practices regarding the interships and placements of students of all levels in industry and enterprises. The partners have joined forces to collect good practices in placements and developed a methodology and tolls for measuring the quality in such activities. The project promoted better and stronger communication and cooperation between Enterprises and Academic, with emphasis on the placement of students in industry, and also promoted research activity of postgraduate students that could involve enterprises. It is well known that through the coopration and synergy of the stakeholders, cooperation between the research, business and industy can create mechanisms



Project/Internship (PI) academic activities are particularly relevant to education. It is through this type of activities that students have the best chance to practice their technical skills in a real-world-like setting and experience soft skills that are a key factor for employability. The purpose of the PRAXIS Network is to set a European dimension to the PI teaching paradigm through the European Centre for PI Excellence that might leverage the many efforts addressing this teaching paradigm from all levels of education. Our mission is to become recognized as the leading authority worldwide in the field of PI instruction type aiming to improve students’ employability and soft skills. The European Centre for PI Excellence offers its stakeholders – students, companies, research labs and higher education institutions – a Europe wide virtual market for PI and a centralized platform to disseminate and search for valuable information related to the PI field and experience. The size and geographical coverage of the consortium assures the critical mass that is required to take a leading position. PRAXIS offers thousands of PI proposals – including internships and academic projects for BSc, MSc and PhD degrees – to thousands of users providing a quality service to all stakeholders. Besides, we also provide valuable resources to support students and providers – companies, research labs and higher education institutions – throughout all the PI experience.


Become recognized as the leading authority worldwide in the field of Project/Internship education by creating and maintaining an environment to promote and support innovation in the field aimed at improving students’ employability and soft skills.

Find out more about PRAXIS



Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. It was born on the 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 for supporting and developing student exchange.

We are present in more than 430 Higher Education Institutions from 36 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding. We have around 12.000 active members that are in many sections supported by so called buddies mainly taking care of international students. Thus, ESN involves around 29.000 young people offering its services to around 160.000 international students every year.



The organizer of the International Universities Networking Conference is Eastern European University Association (EEUA).

EEUA was founded in 2010 by Eastern European universities in order to develop the system of Higher Education as a Global home for international students. IUNC is a state-of-the-art efficient networking platform for educational institutions and individuals aiming to develop internationalization of higher education. We provide the most efficient way for setting up collaboration between universities and finding new types of cooperation. We equip education professionals with the best practices and workable solutions to address internationalization challenges and open new horizons for development. IUNC maintans partnership with Ministries of Higher Education of BRICS and other countries, as well as the key organizations and institutions related to educational industry, in order to make joint effective impact on moving Higher Education to infinite progress.



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Welcome back to the year-round island. Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always a new world to discover. Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West and a new experience awaits for you under the sun every day. Where Championship Golf courses, inviting beaches, and breathtaking mountain trails lie around luxurious hotels. Enjoy the island’s beauty once more.


SALEIE Project: Strategic ALignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions

The SALEIE project sets out to firstly explore and then provide models for ways in which Higher Education Institutions of Europe in the Electrical and Information Engineering disciplines can respond to current challenges.  The main challenges addressed by this project are:

  1. Ensuring graduates are prepared to enable Europe to respond to the current global technical challenges in the Green Energy the Environment and Sustainability, Communications and IT, Health, and Modern Manufacturing Systems (including Robotics), that is, a “new skills for new jobs” approach. This will embrace conventional education, lifelong learning and training for entrepreneurship.
  2. Ensuring that programme and module governance is sufficiently well understood that issues of mobility, progression and employment are understandable by appropriate stakeholders including the accrediting bodies for professional engineers.
  3. Ensuring all learners, irrespective of their background or personal challenges, including: dyslexia and dyspraxia; visual and audio impairments; aspergers, autism, depression, anxiety; are given equal opportunity to education and are appropriately supported.

We are a EU Thematic Network Project funded by the European Commission as part of its Lifelong Learning Programme. Our project started in October 2013 and lasts for 3 years. If you are interested in any of the three threads above please explore this site more and contact us.