The 31st General Assembly Of The Cyprus Rectors’ Conference Convened By Neapolis University Pafos

February 28, 2022

On Friday 25.02.2022, the 31st General Assembly of the Cyprus Rectors’ Conference was convened by Neapolis University Pafos, which presided the Conference.

Among the items on the agenda was an overview of the manner in which the educational process was conducted by the Universities during the pandemic in the current academic period and the planning for the completion of the academic year was discussed. Issues were also discussed, which concern the development of the research activities of the Universities in accordance with the efforts of Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) to increase the resources available in the Republic for research and innovation as well as issues related to the reform of the framework for granting state scholarships by the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation.

Furthermore, the President of the Cyprus Rectors’ Conference during the two years 2019-2021 Prof. Pantelis Sklias, focused on the critical issues, which the Conference was called to address, the most important of which was the successful response to the consequences of the pandemic with credibility and academic adequacy in the educational process with the excellent cooperation of the institutions of the State, but also the participation of the Universities in its efforts to deal with and mitigate the consequences of the crisis in the Cypriot society.

The contribution of the Conference was also significant in full consultation and cooperation with the Cyprus Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) and the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, for the handling and resolution of matters related to the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (DOATAP).

The session of the 31st General Assembly was completed with the election of the new Presidency of the Conference for the next two years, which was formed by Prof. Panagiotis Zafeiris, Rector of the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) as President, Prof. Pannikos Poutziouris, Rector of the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan Cyprus) as Vice President and Prof. Filippos Pougioutas, Rector of the University of Nicosia as Secretary.