Why Frederick University
Frederick University is fully recognized within the Republic of Cyprus, in Europe and internationally, offering its graduates qualifications with international merit and stature. The University functions a quality assurance committee to ensure that the level of education offered to its students is always of the highest level and globally respected.
Wide Range of Study Options
Frederick University is one of the largest private universities in Cyprus and offers a wide and diverse range of programs of study, many of which are available only at Frederick, in Cyprus. It is worth stating that the University has programs of study in distinct disciplines allowing the student to meet his/her true needs, offering a total of 29 programs of study, organized in fifteen (15) Departments and six (6) Schools. In its effort to continuously expand the educational options of its student population, the University plans the introduction of several other innovative programs.
The university functions with six schools:
- SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
- SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND ADMINISTRATION
- SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
- SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
- SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
- SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
All programmes offered by Frederick University (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are evaluated by the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) and recognized, nationally - by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.) - and internationally. The University has been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (Hellenic NARIC) as equivalent to the Greek higher education in the university sector.
Frederick University focuses on the development of close links with the public and private sector in order to facilitate the graduating students’ entrance in the labor market. In view of this it has managed to achieve recognition of all its undergraduate degrees of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the postgraduate programme MSc in Electrical Engineering and the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, by the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) with which a continuous cooperation has been established, thus granting its graduates all relevant professional rights. The Program of Architecture has also attained professional recognition according to the European Union Regulation (Article 21(7) of Directive 2005/36/EC Qualifications of Architects).
Further to the above, graduates of the Social Work programme of study are accepted by the Social Workers Registration Board and graduates of the Nursing programme of study are eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Cyprus. In addition, graduates of the Business Administration programme of study are exempted 12 exams for AIA and 8 exams for ACCA and for the Accounting and Finance programme of study graduates are exempted 12 exams for AIA and 9 exams for ACCA.
One of Cyprus Leading Research Institutions
FU considers research one of the foremost important activities, along teaching and learning.
The University's academic staff is involved in a wide range of research activities in various disciplines such as engineering, information technology, social sciences, finance and education. These research initiatives and activities place the University amongst the most successful organizations in Cyprus with respect to the level of financial support received for research projects from local (e.g. Research Promotion Foundation) and European Union sources. The University's contemporary research facilities play a vital role in the successful implementation of research projects and the education of its students.
Frederick University is closely linked with the Frederick Research Centre (FRC), which operates as a non-profit organization. One of the main objectives of the Research Centre is to provide the academic staff of the University with the necessary infrastructure to facilitate research activities. Through its multidimensional research and scientific activities, FRC has succeeded in establishing a wide collaboration network with international universities and research centers, as well as with private enterprises in Cyprus and abroad. The purpose of this collaboration is to advance scientific knowledge and facilitate the study and solution of real life problems.
The Frederick Research Centre encourages the involvement of FU students in research programs, and facilitates the implementation of the students' final projects. Under the supervision of their academic advisors, students of Frederick University actively participate in scientific research projects, gaining valuable research experience in the process.
In the past years, FRC and FU have overseen the implementation and on-going continuation of more than ninety research projects. A number of these projects receive external financial support from the European Union, and the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. These projects were evaluated in a pool of proposals submitted by many eminent international research institutions and they succeeded in receiving funding in a very competitive environment.
Flexibility in Learning
Frederick University offers the choice of day and evening classes, full time and part time mode of study. It also offers Summer English Programs and Foundation Programs. This flexibility in teaching is designed to meet students learning requirements so as to maximize their potential in education.
Computing and Information Systems Service
The Computing and Information Systems Service is responsible for the efficient and effective administration and security of information and computing services to all the University's personnel (academic/administrative) and students. Central to the Service's role is the continual maintenance and development of the Information System, which also provides support and training to all users of Frederick University computing services.
Frederick University has five general purpose Computer Labs with a total capacity of 135 computers. Laboratories are equipped with all necessary software to support program needs including operating systems, programming languages, development platforms, etc.
The University offers a wireless internet access to all of its premises and has fully deployed an e- learning platform (http://e-learning.frederick.ac.cy/) which has become the de- facto means of educational support and communication.
Further to standard information technology support including e-mail access and personal file space, students are offered extranet access (http://extranet.frederick.ac.cy) which provides information including their academic and examination timetable, examination results, and e- transcripts. All the University buildings have info- kiosks which provide students easy access to their timetables, extranet user name and passwords, etc.
Frederick University maintains two libraries, one in Nicosia and one in Limassol. Nicosia Library is located at the Frederick Research Centre building, and the Library in Limassol is located within the University campus itself. These Libraries are linked through the Internet and all printed and electronic material held by both, is accessible to all Frederick University students. Library services are available daily between 08:00 – 18:00 (Monday – Friday).
The Nicosia Library holds about 70,000 books while that in Limassol about 15,000. Furthermore FU Libraries hold various scientific journals and periodicals as well as electronic and audiovisual material. Through subscription to two major international databanks – EBSCO and Galegroup / Infotrac – students and academic staff have full text access to thousands of academic journals and periodicals.
Labs, studios, seminar rooms
The University provides an adequate number of laboratories, studio and seminar rooms to accommodate the needs of all the programs of study offered. All the above facilities have high tech equipment, which facilitate modern means of teaching.