The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) was established in 2004 to fill in gaps within Cyprus’ higher education by offering degrees in undergraduate and post graduate levels that are not offered by the University of Cyprus or by other higher education institutions. CUT provides six faculties that students can choose from: Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management, Management and Economics, Communication and Media Studies, Health Sciences, Fine and Applied Arts, Engineering and Technology and one Language Centre.

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research centers and laboratories.

CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research in all the academic fields of the University’s five Faculties. Research is carried out in each different Department or between two or more Departments, under the responsibility of one or more members of the academic staff. University research activities are realized through funding secured from the following two major sources: a) From the University’s state funded budget. b) From different organizations, entities or private sources at national, European and international level who award, with or without a competition, specific research projects to research groups and/or individual members of the Academic staff. Strengthening of the research management support and infrastructure, with the aim of securing externally funded projects, is another major objective of the University. Moreover, the University has adopted the following principles in relation to research which conform with the European Union’s declarations relating to the creation of the European Research Area (ERA).

Role in the project
Cyprus University of Technology will collaborate with two internationally recognized scientific groups to strengthen its research and scientific profile in the area of Software Engineering for distributed software development. Scientific knowledge and expertise as well the best practices from UvT and POLIMI will be transferred to CUT.