Frederick University is an energetic and vibrant private university operating in the Republic of Cyprus, a member state of the European Union. Frederick University was established after a decision by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus on 12th September 2007. Although the establishment of the University is relatively recent, the organisation has a long history of more than 50 years in higher education. Frederick University operates from two campuses, the main campus in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus and the other campus in Limassol, the second largest city.
The University, enjoying respect and recognition both nationally and internationally, offers a broad range of academic programs of study in the areas of Science, Engineering, Business, Arts, Architecture, Media, Humanities, Health, and Education. The University has a strong focus on academic research, being one of the leading research organizations in the country.
With its dedication to academic excellence, provision of innovative and high-quality programs of study and active research, Frederick University is an ideal destination for young people interested in obtaining the knowledge, skills and free thinking needed to address the challenges of the modern world.
Mission and Main Objectives
The mission of Frederick University is the provision of learning opportunities through teaching and research in the areas of science, technology, literature, and the arts, as well as a systematic contribution to the wider social context.
Stemming directly from its mission statement, the functions of Frederick University are based on three core pillars:
- Education – The University should provide educational opportunities at all levels of higher education that correspond to clear benefits to its recipients, all within an appropriate educational environment that promotes knowledge and learning and contributes to the academic and personal development of all members of the educational community
- Research – The University should actively support the advancement of research and the generation of new knowledge through fostering exploration, innovation and novel application of knowledge at all levels of the academic community.
- Contribution to society – The University should actively engage with the needs of the society, both within the local and international context, and promote knowledge, human values and culture to the society at large.
Central to the University’s goals is the empowerment of the youth so that they can have a positive impact to the society. Our pledge is that we will assist each of our student to achieve the maximum of their potential and allow them to intellectually blossom. We pride ourselves to be recognized as a student-centric university and this principle is an integral and non-separable part of the organization’s identity.
Strongly believing that a University should manifest itself as a force for good not only for the present but also for the future, in 2019 Frederick University became an institutional member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which brings together universities, NGOs, research institutes, international organisations and governments to develop and promote solutions, policies and public education for sustainable development through the achievement of the17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a member of the Network, Frederick University strives to contribute to finding solutions to global challenges, by connecting with other sustainable development experts and collaborating with them on research, solutions initiatives, and policy work. In addition, Frederick University is one of the founding members of the newly established Cyprus branch of the Sustainable Solutions Network, which aims to work closely with all sectors of society and assist Cyprus in creating the necessary roadmaps, strategies, and policies to achieve the SDGs.
The Council of the University recognises that the SDGs directly match and overlap with the core values and goals of the University and to this end they should be strongly promoted and adopted within the operations. Actions are being undertaken to ensure that there is widespread understanding of these goals, identification at departmental level of specific goals that can be served and rethinking of curriculum development and research directions to better promote and support them.
Within this framework, Frederick University is committed to publishing each year a report that focuses on the progress achieved and challenges ahead in relation to the service of the various SDGs. The annual reports can be found here