Welcome to the website of the Economics Department at the University of Cyprus. We are one of the original departments of the University of Cyprus, having accepted our first undergraduate students in 1992 and the first postgraduate students in 1999.
The aim of the department is to advance economic discourse at the national and international level. In particular, the objective of the Department is to:
(a) Equip students with qualifications acceptable to employers in Cyprus and the European Union and comparable to those of the best foreign universities.
(b) Prepare students for graduate studies and research in Cyprus and at top universities abroad.
(c) Engage in research with a view to producing results of high international academic standard.
(d) Set the standards for the discussion of local, European and international economic issues and appropriate economic policy decisions.
The Department's teaching philosophy is to encourage students to study economic and European economic issues in depth and with independence of mind. For this reason the emphasis in the teaching program is to help students develop strong analytical and other skills and acquire the ability to critically assess economic arguments.
Today the Department offers two undergraduate programs, the Degree in Economics and the interdepartmental Degree in Mathematics and Economics, which is jointly offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It also offers three graduate programs at the master level:
- The Master Monetary and Financial Economics is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the financial sector.
- The Master in Economic Analysis prepares students for a PhD degree in Economics.
- The Master in Business Economics (Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship), a joint program with Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the University of Crete in Greece.
The Department's PhD program provides training for students who are interested in becoming researchers and working in academia, policy making, or the private sector.
Professor Sofronis Clerides
Head of Department of Economics