The National Committee for the Republic of Cyprus, “IAESTE Cyprus” was established in 1980 as a Full Member of the International Organisation of IAESTE A.sb.l. The National Secretariat of IAESTE Cyprus is administered by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) as a non-profit organization.
The Republic of Cyprus joined IAESTE in 1980 through the Higher Technical Institute (HTI), a public tertiary educational institution established as a joint project between the Government of Cyprus and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Founding Chairman of the IAESTE Cyprus National Committee was Dr. George Christodoulides (former Director of the HTI), and Dr. Nicholas Kathijotes served as the Founding National Secretary & Member.
In 2011, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus transferred the administration of the IAESTE Cyprus program to a newly founded academic institution, the Cyprus University of Technology, who registered IAESTE Cyprus as a non-profit organization with more than 15 Board Members, including all 8 Cypriot universities. The Chairman of IAESTE Cyprus is the Vice Rector of Economic Planning and Development of the Cyprus University of Technology (Professor Christis Chrysostomou) and the National Secretary is the Director of Research & International Relations of the Cyprus University of Technology (Dr. Charalambos Chrysostomou).
The IAESTE Cyprus Board has worked diligently, with the support of the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the Cyprus University of Technology, to host the 72nd Annual Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. This marks the second time the Republic of Cyprus has been honored with hosting an IAESTE Annual Conference (1991 Nicosia).
IAESTE Cyprus is administered by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT).