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HYGEIA: Academic Partnership with the European University Cyprus School of Medicine School of Medicine

18 July 2018

HYGEIA has become an international academic medical center, after striking a significant partnership with the European University Cyprus School of Medicine.

This 10-year partnership will contribute in educating and training Medicine students, exchanging know-how on clinical practice and education, promoting common-interest activities, and launching academic and educational initiatives in the field of Medicine.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday July 18, 2018, during an official ceremony held at the N. Louros Conference Center, MITERA Hospital, further forging the partnership before a great number of representatives from European University Cyprus, executives, academics and HYGEIA Group doctors.

Commenting on the partnership, the HYGEIA Group CEO, Mr Andreas Kartapanis, noted, “We are quite proud of this partnership, as through our team of distinguished doctors, our state-of-the-art equipment and our over 35 years of experience, we are in a position to impart our knowledge and values to the next generation of doctors. Our primary consideration is to educate and train young physicians, and to trade know-how, because that’s how we invest in the future of our doctors! We want this future to be built on solid foundations, and we will contribute to this in any way we can.”

On his part, the CEO and President of the University Council, Dr Christoforos Hadjikyprianou, stated, “This partnership with HYGEIA Group is of crucial importance and constitutes a great honor for European University Cyprus and the academic community. Two major organizations are joining forces and creating added value, not only for the area of healthcare, but also for society and the economy in general. It also offers a competitive edge to the students of the European University Cyprus School of Medicine in terms of their clinical and hands-on experience, and aligns with our strategic goal to make the School of Medicine a model medical education center in SE Europe.”

* A few words about European University Cyprus

European University Cyprus is one of the most significant academic and research institutions in South Europe. It has been linked to quality education and high-tech innovation, with ties to the business world and society. It has been experiencing a phenomenal growth rate, and counts multiple academic and scientific awards.

It is the first university in Cyprus and Greece to have received the highest rating of 5 Stars from QS Top Universities (QS Stars) in the areas of teaching, facilities, social responsibility, internationalization, employment and student support.

Through the establishment of the most advanced School of Medicine in Cyprus and the only Dentistry program in the country, European University Cyprus has become a well-rounded academic institution for Health Sciences and Medicine. A key advantage of the University is the comprehensive courses it offers in Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences and Life Sciences in Cyprus, through 22 programs, 10 of which are exclusive.

The School of Medicine academic staff includes world-renowned scientists, as well as the Nobel Laureates Tomas Lindahl (biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015) and Robert Huber (biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1988).