The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
Cyprus has a subsidized and students-friendly higher education. It has three public and four private universities. The government universities are University of Cyprus, Open University of Cyprus and Cyprus University of Technology. The country has an international community hence language barrier might not be a challenge to students.
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The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. [+]