is participating to several projects funded under Horizon 2020, FP7, Erasmus Plus, EU Life Long Learning Programme, the European Research Council, EUROCORES, JPI, Teaming & EU Structural grants. Since the beginning of ERC grants in 2007, UCY has received 10 ERC projects.It has also an UNESCO Chair for Equality and Gender Empowerment. UCY is also member to many European and International Networks and Associations, namely: EUA, IAU, UNICA, ACU, Santander Group, AEUA, UNIMED, EAEC etc. In 2010 the first Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Pissarides Christoforos has also joined the academic community of UCY. On the basis of experience and expertise, UCY leads O2 and Dissemination activities.