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What we stand for

Core Philosophy 

Excellence in education, excellence in research, social concern, and moral leadership.

core philosophy


The mission of the University of Limassol is threefold:
  1. To provide a conducive learning environment and innovative educational methods that motivate students to explore, challenge, create, and lead.
  2. To generate and disseminate new knowledge through frontier research and innovation in collaboration with academics from around the world.
  3. To contribute to the solution of major problems of society and advance the prospects of sustainable development for humanity.


To become a premier international University, a catalyst for innovation and change, known and chosen for its educational quality, frontier research, innovation and transformative culture in addressing and solving real-world problems.

Core values

The values that drive everything we do

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Acting in an honest, fair, and ethical manner, creating a culture of trust.

innovation and value creation

Innovation and value creation

Cultivating individual ingenuity and creativity.

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Freedom of thought and expression

Fostering a free marketplace of ideas.

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Catalyst for change

Becoming a force for growth and beneficial change.



Delivering high-quality teaching, research and service.

sustainability & humanity

Sustainability and humanity

Ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.


The purpose of UoL is to push the boundaries of knowledge through frontier research and to disseminate both received and new knowledge through inspiring education in a dynamic learning environment, where students can develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world and lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

We aim to prepare our students for active citizenship and for their future careers, supporting their personal development, creating a broad advanced knowledge base and stimulating research and innovation.

diversity statement 


At UoL, we consider diversity a strength and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all members of our community feel valued and respected. We welcome and celebrate differences in race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and socio-economic background.

These differences enrich our community and enhance our collective learning experience. We diversify our faculty, staff, student and independent communities through focused, evidence-informed and proactive approaches to recruitment, success and progression. We strive to foster a culture where people can understand each other’s perspectives and experiences, and where we have clear expectations around behavior, respect, empathy and kindness while recognising that these might sometimes be opposing.

We further encourage all members of the University community to express their unique perspectives and share their diverse experiences, consistent with our core value of freedom of thought and expression that stimulates the development of a free marketplace of ideas.  

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