The Department of Higher and Tertiary Education took a series of measures which aim at the expansion of Higher Education, especially at University-level. One of them is the legal framework for the establishment and operation of Private Universities.
The establishment and operation of Private Universities, either of a profit or non-profit character, is stipulated by the provisions of Law 109(1) of 2005. According to this Law, private companies registered in the Republic of Cyprus can submit to the Ministry of Education and Culture applications for the establishment and operation of a Private University. Applications can also be submitted by the owners of existing Private Institutions of Tertiary Education (PITE), seeking the upgrade of their Institutions into university status.
Any reference to the offered programmes of study must use exclusively the exact titles of the programmes of study as approved. No reference should be made to concentrations, unless they are approved. Approved concentrations should not be presented as different separate programmes of study.
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