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President: Education is fundamental to social and economic development

18 June, 2014

The government considers investments in education as a primary pillar for social and economic development and supports in every way, within its potentials, both the universities and graduate and postgraduate students, President Nicos Anastsaiades said during the UCLan Cyprus university inauguration ceremony in Pyla.
Anastasiades noted that “the founding and operation of a new university is something important for the tertiary education of our country, since it broadens the provided university education and at the same time contributes to the further development of scientific research and spiritual life.”

Furthermore it enhances our effort to establish Cyprus as an educational and research centre in the southeastern Mediterranean region, he added.
The President said that the development of higher education helps attract European and other financing in the fields of research and innovation, reinforces the cultural background of our people and makes Cyprus an active member and equal partner within the European and global arena.