Six academics of the University of Cyprus received the teaching excellency award for the first time this year.
The academics were awarded during the graduation ceremony of the university where some 1,491 people received their diplomas.
Recognising the quality of their teaching and work, the distinction was awarded to Special Teaching Staff in the Department of Biological Sciences of the Faculty of Science and Applied Sciences Dr Anna Charalambous; Special Teaching Staff in the Department of Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education Dr Stella Petrou and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management Dr Panayota Flori Lysiotou.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering Dr Panayiotis Roussis, Lecturer in the Department of English Studies of the Faculty of Humanities Dr Sviatlana Karpava and Associate Professor in the Department of History and Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy Dr Athanasios Vionis, were also awarded.
The School of Medicine graduation came first, where 29 new doctors were sworn in at the Shakolas Educational Centre for Clinical Medicine. During the ceremony, the Nikos K. Shakolas €3,000 prize was awarded to the outstanding students Rafaella Christou and Christos Poullides, for the highest academic performance for the academic year 2021-22.
Then President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the graduation ceremony of the faculty of humanities and the faculty of philosophy where 165 degrees were awarded. Anastasiades presented the President of the Republic’s statutory awards of €10,000 and €5,000 respectively to the student with the highest academic achievement, Marios Andreou, a graduate of the Faculty of Science and Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Eleftheria Kelekidou, a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, with a Bachelor of Economics.
Humanities graduate, with a degree in French Language and Literature, Natalie Theodosiou received the €3,000 prize in memory of Dinos Leventis while the Christos Stelios Ioannou €3,000 prize was awarded to the excellent graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy, with a degree in Classical Studies, Evangelia Maimari.
The largest University of Cyprus Graduation Ceremony was held on June 29, where a total of 494 degrees were awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education. Dr Maria Fotiou, a graduate of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, received the EY Award of €2,500 in memory of Christia Rossidou-Sotiriou. The Best Individual Sports Performance Award for the academic year 2021-2022 was awarded to the first-year student of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Department of Education, Irini Kontou, karate athlete.
The graduation ceremony of the faculty of economics and management saw the PwC Prize of €4,000 awarded to the graduate with the best academic performance among the school of economics and management, Eleftheria Kelekidou, of the department of economics.
The last graduation ceremony concerned the faculty of engineering and was held on July 1 with 228 undergraduate and postgraduate students.