Senate - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

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 Sokratis Katsikas, 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
  • Professor Petros Pashiardis, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • 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

 

 

 

  • Professor Petros Pashiardis - Chairman
  • Professor Sokratis Katsikas, Rector, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Associate Professor Georgios Deligiannakis, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor Alexandros Tsadiras, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mrs. Elena Gregoriou, Head of the Students and Programmes of Study Support Unit
  • Mrs. Ioanna Syrimi, ICT Officer, Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library

Research Committee

  • Assistant Professor Antonis Zorpas, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences - Chairman
  • Professor Yannis Manolopoulos, Vice Rector
  • Associate Professor Antonis Petrides, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Professor Christina Christou, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mr. Michalis Savva, Coordinating Officer of Research, Industry Liaison and Innovation Unit
  • Mrs. Georgia Panayidou, Accounting Officer, Finance and Human Resources Unit

Internal Quality Assurance Committee

  • Professor Yannis Manolopoulos, Vice Rector - Chairman
  • Associate Professor Vayia Karaiskou, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor Ioannis Vogiatzakis, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Assistant Professor Michael Talias, Representative of the Faculty of  Economics and Management
  • Mr. Christopher Christodoulides, Director of Administration and Finance
  • Mrs. Elena Gregoriou, Head of Students and Programmes of Study Support Unit
  • Mrs. Erato Ioanna Sarri, Coordinating Officer of International Cooperation, Development and Communication Unit 

Committee on Library, Educational Material and Informatics

 

  • Professor Thanasis Hazilacos, Representative of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences - Chairman
  • Associate Professor Sofia Iordanidou, Representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Assistant Professor Michael Talias, Representative of the Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Mr. Stathis Mavrotheris, Head of Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library
  • Mr. Panagiotis Themistocleous, Librarian, Information Communication Technologies Unit & Library
  • Mrs. Antri Avraamidou, University Officer, Educational Methodology and Educational Material Lab