Offered Doctoral Programmes of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, for the academic year 2024-2025 (fall semester):



TEACHING LANGUAGE:  Greek or English

LEVEL: Doctorate

DEGREE AWARDED: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



The minimum time required to complete the doctorate is three (3) years, while the maximum duration is eight (8) years.



More information about Doctoral Studies in the Open University of Cyprus: Internal Regulations for Doctoral Studies.



Applicants must hold a Master's degree, or an equivalent degree, related or similar to the research area listed above. 

Candidates must submit:

Those interested in applying for the Doctoral Programme should include the following information in the "Statement of Interest":

  1. A Preliminary Title of the Doctoral Thesis
  2. A Summary of a 300-word research proposal, which will necessarily include the following:
  • Description of the goal / purpose
  • The importance of the research
  • Review of the bibliography
  • Brief reference to the proposed research methodology.     
  1. Scientific and other Distinctions
  2. Scientific and Research Activities
  3. Research Areas







Ioannis Vogiatzakis

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Ecosystems and Climate Change
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Agri-Environment

Yannis Manolopoulos    

  • Data Management
  • Scientometrics

Loizos Michael

  • Artificial Intelligence and Explainable AI
  • Cognitive Systems / Personal Assistants
  • Nature and Biology-Inspired Computation
  • Machine-Mediated Human Interaction
  • Computational Machine Learning Theory
  • Learning-Based User Personalization
  • Knowledge Engineering and Reasoning
  • Knowledge-Based Story Comprehension
  • Smart City / Smart Building Applications

Stavros Stavrou

  • Cybersecurity
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Secure Communications
  • Wireless Telecommunication Systems and
  • Networks
  • Localisation of wireless devices
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart Cities and IoT (Internet of Things)

Jahna Otterbacher

  • Algorithmic Transparency & Auditing
  • Social and Ethical considerations in Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
  • Analysis and Modeling of Users’ Behaviour

Antonis Zorpas

  • Waste minimization monitoring and evaluation, EMAS, ISO 14001
  • Strategic planning development, zero waste approach, waste prevention, social behaviour
  • City metabolism, Circular economy and Industrial Symbiosis
  • Bio economy, Strategy Development
  • Sustainable development programs (environmental, social culture and economics)
  • Management and treatment of liquid waste, Management of solid waste
  • Water footprint, Wastewater management and monitoring, Environmental footprint
  • Environmental Impact and Environmental Risk Assessment Analysis / multi criteria analysis models / LCA / SWOT-PESTEL analysis
  • Implementation of natural minerals (Zeolites) in the treatment of solid and liquid waste
  • Implementation of composting methods for the treatment of several organic waste, bio-waste, Implementation of chemical oxidation, electrochemical oxidation for the treatment of heavy polluted waste
  • Optimization of waste water treatment plants under high climate conditions and production of energy
  • Soils Science and Soils Organic Carbon Environmental Footprint
  • Impact of GMO in the soils and the environment

Eliana Stavrou

  • Cybersecurity education and training
  • Cybersecurity capabilities development
  • Cybersecurity curriculum design
  • Build multidisciplinary cybersecurity workforce
  • Cybersecurity culture
  • Threat profiling
  • Security in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber resilience
  • Societal cyber resilience
  • Cyber situational awareness
  • Cyber ranges

Marinos Stylianou

  • Environmental Science
  • Green Practices and Technology
  • Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Oil and Natural Gas Engineering - Environment
  • Design of Remediation processes
  • Electrochemistry
  • Climate change
  • Indoor air quality
  • Abandoned mines
  • Environmental indicators, Art and Culture - Archaeology (STEMAC)

Adamantini Peratikou 

  • Cyber Ranges
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networks
  • Wireless Networks
  • Interconnection Architectures

Irene Voukkali

  • City metabolism
  • Climate resilience cities
  • Environmental management systems
  • Solid waste management
  • Quality management systems



Tuition fees for doctoral programs amounts to €675 per semester for the first six (6) semesters. In case the study lasts longer, then the following applies: for the first five (5) and the last semester, the cost amounts to €675 per semester and for the remaining semesters, the cost amounts to €100 per semester. No tuition is paid for the "Academic Writing (DXXX796)" and the "Research Methodology (DXXXX795)", which are mandatory at the beginning of the study.



Applications can be submitted exclusively online:

Αιτήσεις Αγγ χωρίς ημερομηνίσ

 Application dates for the fall semester of the Academic year 2024-2025 : March 4 - May 30, 2024.



OUC's Institutional/Digital Repository "Kypseli" is a WEB designed portal which hosts the Intellectual and Research creations of the Open University of Cyprus.  Additionally, it includes all created digital Collections of multiple projects implemented by the University. You can find the Doctoral Dissertations of OUC PhD Alumni HERE.



The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.

Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.



For additional information, please contact Ms. Marianna Prodromou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 00357-22411651.