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Cyprus is an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is a small state of the Commonwealth, with a population of over 1.2 million (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Cyprus is in the areas of higher education and technology-enabled learning and is part of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network. Participants from Cyprus have attended COL regional and international events and learners have benefited from COL’s free, open online courses and other available resources.


Professor Michalinos Zembylas, Open University of Cyprus appointed COL Chair for the period 2023 to 2026.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Cyprus include:

  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • University of Cyprus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Professor George Angelos Papadopoulos
Dean, Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus

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