Founding of College

The College was founded in 1978 with the help of the then Minister of Education of the U.K., the honorouble Gerry Fouler; Yiannis Koutsakos, former Chairman of the Council of the University of Cyprus; Takis Evdokas, a well-known Psychiatrist; and Philippos Constantinou, a professional Accountant, who became the Principal of the College.

The College is registered as an institution of Higher Education with the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. The College has been offering stimulating and challenging programmes of study to both undergraduate and graduate students for over 40 years.  The Philips programmes are responsive to the growing needs and requirements of today’s students. The College is situated in the heart of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.

In its short history, the Philips College has achieved considerable success through the insistence on maintaining high academic standards and has succeeded in becoming a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the oldest international association of universities in the world. The ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries.

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Landmarks in the Life of Philips College

  • 1978. Establishment of the  College
  • 1981. Recognition of first awards – first students transfer to British and US Universities for post graduate studies
  • 1996. Recognition of Philips awards by the National Academic Awards of Ireland
  • 2000. Recognition of Philips awards by the National Accreditation body (SEKAP) of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 2011.  Becoming member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, U.K.