The program promotes research excellence and educates students on the scientific frontiers and advanced methodologies at the vanguard of interconnected issues related to Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Energy, Hydrology, Sustainable Built Environment, and Sustainable Policy.
The program encompasses both basic research and the development of technologies and innovations. Particular attention is given to the EMME (Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East) regional background in the context of global climate changes, addressing impacts and possible mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The curricula include a mandatory subject aiming to build a common basis among students from different disciplines and several electives that provide insight into various more specialized important topics. The program is offered by the Institute as a whole, but it is centered around the Research and Innovation activities of two of its four Research Centres; The Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C) and the Energy, Environment, and Water Research Centre (EEWRC) both internationally recognized centers addressing important interdisciplinary scientific and technological issues on regional problems of global significance. As such, the program will benefit from the participation of EEWRC and CARE-C in large European Research Infrastructures such as EU-ACTRIS (on climate-related atmospheric observations) and EU-SOLARIS (on Concentrated Solar Thermal technologies). It offers international exposure through the active participation of leading world experts from collaborating top research institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Germany), National Observatory of Athens (Greece), Atomic Energy Commission (CEA, France), and regional universities such as National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon).
A key priority of the program is to expose students to the concept of several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) relevant to the EMME region, such as climate action, sustainable management of water, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities, and communities. It will also expose the students to a wide spectrum of vertical and transverse priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Cyprus (S3Cy), providing a unique cross-disciplinary approach to solving critical societal challenges. The cross-sectoral nature of the topics demands interdisciplinary research strategies, which enable particularly innovative Ph.D. research and high-caliber publications.
This is a unique program in Cyprus and the region, which aims at providing students with new scientific knowledge to pursue research and academic career as well as to equip them with a wide range of practical and transferable hands-on field/laboratory and numerical modeling skills that will offer them an advantage in the competitive job market of the future.
Accreditation and Recognition
All programs of study provided by The Cyprus Institute Graduate School are accredited by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) which is the competent authority responsible for ensuring the quality of higher education in Cyprus. CYQAA ensures quality assurance in higher education in Cyprus based on European Standards. It follows the standards and guidelines of the European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA). Please refer to the table below for details.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Computational Sciences
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Energy, Environment, and Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Science and Technology in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
MSc (Master of Science) in Environmental SciencesMSc/MPhil (Master or Science/Master of Philosophy) in Environmental Sciences
MSc (Master of Science) in Simulation and Data Science
MSc (Master of Science) in Digital Cultural Heritage
Bologna Second Cycle ---- The Master’s programs offered to adhere to the Bologna Process second cycle degrees.
Bologna Third Cycle ---- The Ph.D. degree programs adhere to the Bologna Process third cycle degrees.
ECTS ---- CyI uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
ERASMUS+ ---- CyI has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
Horizon 2020 ---- CyI coordinates two Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Joint Doctorate (ITN-EJD) Programs. To date, CyI is the only Institution coordinating two out of the 40 ITN-EJD projects funded in Europe since 2014. This demonstrates that The Cyprus Institute is a European center of excellence in education and training.
Dual Degrees Joint Degrees ---- CyI has agreements with prestigious institutions from around the world for providing dual or joint degrees, such as the University of Illinois, University Paris-Saclay, University of Lund, University of RWTH Aachen, University of Wuppertal, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Humboldt University of Berlin (HUB) and others.