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Message from the President

Philips University is a dynamic institution which provides intellectually stimulating and challenging undergraduate and graduate programs of study. The programs of Philips University are well-balanced, meaningful and helpful to students.  University faculty, with evidence of teaching and research excellence and commitment to student learning, deliver the programs.

Philips University prides itself on the quality of the research and scholarship of its academics, who continuously explore and push forward the boundaries of existing knowledge. Academic development relies not only on the curriculum and textbooks, but also on the expertise of the members of faculty teaching each class.

Students also benefit from the rich extra-curricular activities of the University. Philips University offers a wide range of sporting, social and other activities which have proved very popular with students.

As a truly European educational institution, Philips University carries out its academic work in modern state-of-the-art custom-built premises which provide an educationally stimulating environment.

We at Philips University look forward to welcoming all our new students and promise to prepare them to fill positions of responsibility within society.


Philippos Constantinou, CPA
President of the Council

High Quality Experience

Philips University grew out of the Philips College, an institution of Higher Education which has a proud history of providing high quality education for over 40 years.

Governing Bodies

Philips University is a private corporate body. It is governed by the Council and the Senate. The Schools and Departments are administrated by Councils and each School is headed by a Chairperson.

Key Of Success

In its short history, the Philips College has achieved considerable success through the insistence on maintaining high academic standards.

History of Philips University

  • The Philips College was founded in 1978 with the help of the Minister of Education of the United Kingdom at the time, the honourable Gerry Fowler, and the former Chairperson of the Council of the University of Cyprus, Yiannis Koutsakos, along with a well-known psychiatrist, Takis Evdokas and a professional accountant, who became the first Principal of the Philips College, Philippos Constantinou.
  • 1981 – Recognition of the first awards – first students transfer to universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America for postgraduate studies.
  • 1996 – Recognition of awards from the Philips College by the Council of National
    Academic Awards of Ireland.
  • 2000 – Accreditation of selected Philips College awards by the National Accreditation body of Cyprus (SEKAP).
  • 2005 – Publication of Law 109(I)/2005, covering private universities in Cyprus.
  • 2005 – 2011 – Amendments to the Law covering private universities: Law 197(I)/2007, 90(I)/2008, 75(I)/2010, 115(I)/2010, 74(I)/2011.
  • 2011 – The Philips College becomes a member of the Association of Commonwealth
  • 2015 – The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.) established, by Law (N.136(I)/2015), as the competent authority for quality assurance and accreditation in Higher Education in the Republic of Cyprus.
  • 2018 – The initial license to operate a university with the name Philips University was granted by the Council of the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education at its 37th Meeting on 11 December, 2018.
  • 2019 – The license to operate Philips University and its registration in the Registry of Universities was granted by the Cyprus Council of Ministers during their meetings on 15 October 2019; reference decision No. 88.356.

Our Mission and Objectives

Our Mission
The mission of Philips University is to provide high quality research and teaching by attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified staff and students with outstanding academic potential. Through appropriate processes of continuous improvement, the University aspires to excellence of quality in all aspects of its work and aims to develop a culture in which both students and staff can contribute significantly to the advancement of society.


  • The promotion of knowledge, science and education, all of which encourage critical thinking and intellectual growth, to students and the community.
  • The cultivation, production, dissemination, application and exchange of new knowledge and the use of the possibilities offered by technology.
  • The provision of recognized high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Our Values

The community of students at Philips University, the faculty, the staff and alumni rely on shared deeply held values that guide behaviour and actions.

Above all, we at Philips University value intellectual integrity, freedom of inquiry and expression, and the equality and dignity of all individuals. These values form the foundations of ethical conduct in research, teaching, learning and service.

We value excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity that enriches learning experiences, advances knowledge, inspires engaged citizenship, and promotes public good.

We appreciate learners from all age groups and walks of life and strive to provide an intellectually rewarding educational environment for all.

Our Vision

Philips University aspires to be recognised as a leading university amongst public and private universities in the region by providing high quality teaching and research to the community. Our process for identifying how to achieve our fundamental goals relies on input from students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Recognition of Philips awards by the following professional bodies

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), U.K.
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), U.K.
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), U.K.
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA), U.K.
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Ireland.
  • The Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII), U.K.
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for Information Technology, U.K.
  • The Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP), U.K.
  • The Chartered Management Institute, (CMI), U.K.
  • The Association of Business Executives, (ABE), U.K.
  • The Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Australia.

Philips University

The license to operate Philips University was granted by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, at their meeting on 15 October, 2019 (ref. decision NO. 88.356) with retrospective validity from 5 February 2013. Prior to this license, the Philips College, which is still operating, had successfully operated for forty-one years as an institution of Higher Education, registered with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus.

The Philips College has a proud history of educating people and advancing knowledge, making a difference to the world around us and having an impact for more than forty years.

Philips University, which has evolved from the Philips College, is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities(ACU).

Governing Bodies

Philips University is a private corporate body. It is governed by the Council and the Senate. The Schools and Departments are administrated by Councils and each School is headed by a Chairperson.

The Council

The Council of the University is the highest administrative body of the University. It is responsible for the administration of all matters which concern the University, including financial matters, infrastructure, supervision of administrative and other staff, the number of students for admission and student affairs. The Council of the University approves the hiring of academic staff that is carried out by the Senate.

The Senate

The Senate constitutes the highest academic body of the University and is responsible for the general supervision of the operation of the University, the adherence to internal regulation and the law. The Senate is responsible for all the academic work carried out by the University, such as scientific research, teaching and all other academic activities. The Senate is chaired by the Rector who is assisted by Vice-Rectors.