University of Cyprus aims to establish itself as a Pioneer Research Institution achieving International Scientific Recognition in European Higher Education, offering Competitive Programmes and becoming a Centre of Excellence in the wider Euro – Mediterranean Region.
The main objectives of the University are twofold: the promotion of scholarship and education through teaching and research, and the enhancement of the cultural, social and economic development of Cyprus.
In this context, the University believes that education must provide more than simply an accumulation of knowledge. It must also encourage students’ active participation in the process of learning and acquisition of those values necessary for responsible involvement in the community. The University sets high standards for all branches of scholarship.
Research is promoted and funded in all departments for its contribution to scholarship in general and for its local and international applications.
A graduate of the Ecole de Commerce de Lille, France (Master in Business and Economics). Undergraduate studies at the University of South Africa (B.A. in French Language and Literature). Graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada (Master in French Language and Literature, 1993) and the University of Toronto, Canada (Ph. D. in Linguistics and Women’s Studies, 1999). She has taught at Simon Fraser University, Canada (1991-1992), and the University of California, Berkeley, United States (1992-1993). Her particular research interests include Critical Discourse Analysis, Semantics, Effects in teaching and learning, and Corpus linguistics at the University of Toronto (1995-2000). She has been teaching at the University of Cyprus since 2000. Her published work can be read here and here.
Dr Maria Constantinou-Papanicolaou studied Translation at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting at the Ionian University. She is a holder of a DEA and a PhD in Language Sciences from the University of Franche-Comté.
She has also a longstanding experience in professional translation. She collaborated with the Law Office of the Republic (2008-2018), translating various legal texts and many judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. From August 2019 to December 2022, she worked as a sworn translator for the Register of Sworn Translators of the Ministry of Interior, providing her translation services to the private and public sectors.
Dimitris Trimithiotis is a lecturer in Journalism and Media at the Department of Social & Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus. He holds a PhD in Sociology (Political Communication) from Aix-Marseille University, France (2013). His research is mainly located in the fields of sociology of news, media & journalism studies, media discourse and political communication. He participated in several European research projects mainly on the journalistic coverage of elections and of politics. He published his work in international peer-reviewed editions in English, French and Greek language. Some of his published work can be read here and here and at this link.