LECTURES / CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
All departments of the University organize public lectures and other events focused on issues of scholarly, scientific and wider interest. In addition, the University sponsors centrally organized lectures, cultural events, exhibitions, concerts and other activities open to the general public. It cooperates with many cultural institutions, local authorities, and others in order to promote culture, for the benefit of the academic community and the students as well as for society at large. The University in cooperation with Municipality of Aglandzia, organizes a series of lectures open to the public, which is known as the “Free University”, at Skali Aglandzias, whereas in cooperation with the Larnaca Municipality it operates the Zenonion Free University. The University of Cyprus has also expanded the “Free University” to cover Limassol, Paphos and the Cypriot Diaspora in London.
Other series of lectures are organized on a regular basis by the Archaeological Research Unit, the Economics Research Centre and the Centre for Banking and Financial Research (Hermes Centre).
The University has already made a dynamic impact on the cultural and intellectual life of Cyprus. Its contribution will grow as the programs of teaching and research are expanded.
For further info about the central events of the University contact the Events and Public Relations Office, tel: +357 22 894305.
to view the UCY Events Diary (in Greek)
An old mansion situated at Axiothea Street, in the historic centre of Nicosia houses the Cultural Centre of the University of Cyprus.
Generously offered to the University by the State, carefully restored by the Department of Antiquities, the building serves as the home of the University’s cultural activities.
Since 1997, it has housed the University’s Theatre Workshop and the School of Modern Greek.
Members of the Theatre Workshop are primarily students, but other individuals, such as members of the academic and administrative staff, alumni, friends of the arts, artists, etc., can also participate.
The Workshop focuses on upgrading theatre activities within the University as well as contributing to the cultural life of Cypriot society. Theatre productions focus on Greek and Cypriot plays.
Other activities include a Cultural Festival focused on Mediterranean culture, dancing and music. The rich activity has placed the University Cultural Centre in a central position on the cultural map of Cyprus.