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President to lay foundation stone for American University of Beirut in Paphos

Artist's impression of the campus

President Nikos Christodoulides will lay the foundation stone for the new campus of the American University of Beirut in Paphos next week, the municipality said on Monday.

The event will be held at 11am on June 7 in the presence of the former president Nicos Anastasiades.

The AUB – Mediterraneo is being built in the former building of the old Carob Mills at a cost of €29 million.

The ceremony will also attend the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUB Philip. S. Khoury and other members of the Board, the President of the University Fadlo R. Khuri, ministers of the Government of Cyprus, the Mayor of Paphos, Phedon Phedonos, MPs and the Rector of AUB – Mediterraneo Dr Wassim El Hajj, as well as senior members of the teaching and administrative staff of AUB and many other dignitaries.

Members of the delegations of the universities and local authorities of the district that will be there in the framework of the first, founding meeting of the Regional Network of Universities and Cities, will also attend the event.

The agreement between the municipality of Paphos and Lebanon’s AUB for the establishment of the American University of Beirut-Mediterraneo in Cyprus was signed on April 8, 2022.

Architectural plans for the university show that it will operate out of the complex of the old Carob Mills on Apostols Pavlos Avenue and cover 10,000 square metres. A government owned plot of land of around 7,000 square metres has been donated.

The American University of Beirut-Mediterraneo will operate according to American standards. In the first phase, three fields of study will be covered: computer science, economics and business and civil engineering, with the aim of accommodating over 2,000 students in the coming years.

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