university Senate

The Senate is the highest academic body of the Open University of Cyprus, and is responsible for the academic affairs of the University, both teaching and research.


Among other responsibilities, the Senate:

  • approves the decisions of the Rector, programmes of study, and the award of degrees and diplomas.
  • determines the needs of the University related to premises and equipment, and is responsible for budget allocation and the University’s relations with other universities, research institutions, and other public and private bodies.
  • constitutes committees and may delegate to them, on the terms and conditions it deems appropriate to impose, any of its powers.
  • exercises any power and performs any duty that is granted or imposed by relevant OUC Laws or Regulations.

 

Members of the Senate:

  • Professor Petros Pashiardis, Rector – Chairman
  • Professor Yannis Manolopoulos, Vice Rector
  • Associate Professor Antonis Petrides, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Assistant Professor Avra Sidiropoulou, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor Stavros Stavrou, Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Assistant Professor Antonis Zorpas, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Associate Professor Alexandros Tsadiras, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mr. Christopher Christodoulides, Director of Administration and Finance - Secretary

 

Administrative Support of the Senate: Mrs. Kyproula Kyprianou (Secretarial Officer)

 

 Senate Committees

Studies Committee

 

 

 

  • Associate Professor S. Tsiplakou - Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor V. Liapis, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor L. Michael, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Professor E. Mamatzakis, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mrs. E. Gregoriou, Head of the Students and Programmes of Study Support Unit
  • Mrs. I. Syrimi, ICT Officer, Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library

Research Committee

  • Associate Professor A. Zorpas, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences - Chairman
  • Professor Y. Manolopoulos, Vice Rector, Representative of Senate
  • Associate Professor A. Petrides, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor J. Otterbacher, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Professor K. Leonidou, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mr. M. Savva, Coordinating Officer of Research, Industry Liaison and Innovation Unit
  • Mrs. G. Panayidou, Accounting Officer, Finance and Human Resources Unit

Internal Quality Assurance Committee

  • Professor Y. Manolopoulos, Vice Rector - Chairman
  • Associate Professor G. Deligiannakis, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor A. Zorpas, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Associate Professor E. Soteriadis, Representative of the Faculty of  Economics and Management
  • Mr. Ch. Christodoulides, Director of Administration and Finance
  • Mrs. E. Gregoriou, Head of Students and Programmes of Study Support Unit
  • Mrs. E. I. Sarri, Coordinating Officer of International Cooperation, Development and Communication Unit 

Committee on Library, Educational Material and Informatics

 

  • Professor Th. Hazilacos, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences - Chairman
  • Associate Professor M. Gravani, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor Ch. Christou, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mr. St. Mavrotheris, Head of Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library
  • Mr. P. Themistocleous, Librarian, Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library
  • Mrs. A. Avraamidou, University Officer, Educational Methodology and Educational Material Lab

Marketing and Competition Committee

  • Professor K. Leonidou, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management - Chairman
  • Associate Professor S. Tsiplakou - Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor Y. Manolopoulos, Vice Rector - Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Mr. T. Anastasiou - Coordinating Officer of Operational Support Unit
  • Mrs. E. I. Sarri - Coordinating Officer of International Cooperation, Development and Communication Unit