UK University To Launch Campus in Pyla Village, Larnaca
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has said it will establish the first UK led university campus in Cyprus in the bi-communal village of Pyla by October 2012.
The development has been officially sanctioned by the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture through the awarding of an educational licence, said UCLAN.
The building of the UK-style campus will start immediately and is due to open in October 2012.
A broad range of academic subjects will be offered, taught in English and organised in three groupings: Business and Management, Law, Computing and Mathematics.
“Our vision is to create an international UCLan campus in Cyprus which incorporates superlative teaching and learning, research excellence and extensive knowledge transfer for business interaction in first class surroundings," said UCLan Vice-Chancellor Malcolm McVicar.
UCLAN plans to grow student numbers to 5,000 within five years and will establish a number of research centres to support and inform the teaching curriculum, it said.
Image: artist's impression of UCLAN campus.
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