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  • University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard

    University of Cyprus, New Campus, Courtyard

  • CS Department Servers Room

    CS Department Servers Room

  • View from CS Building towards the University House

    View from CS Building towards the University House "Anastasios Leventis" (left) and the Faculty of Economics and Management (right)

  • Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας

    Σύστημα motion capture στο εργαστήριο γραφικών και εικονικής πραγματικότητας

  • Computer Science Department Courtyard

    Computer Science Department Courtyard

  • CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus

    CS Department Tele-Education facilities, Room 148, Wing E, Building 12, New campus

  • Σκηνή από την αναπαράσταση της Λευκωσίας του 19ου αιώνα

    Σκηνή από την αναπαράσταση της Λευκωσίας του 19ου αιώνα

  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010

    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Andrew Viterbi, March 5, 2010

  • Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments

    Courtyard between Computer Science and Economics and Management Departments

  • Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008

    Dr. Christos Papadimitriou with faculty members of the Computer Science Department, March 18, 2008

  • Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

    Motion capture system in the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

  • Εικονική περιήγηση στη Λευκωσία του 19ου αιώνα (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)

    Εικονική περιήγηση στη Λευκωσία του 19ου αιώνα (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)

  • Computer Science Department Building

    Computer Science Department Building

  • Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008

    Ceremony for the Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Christos Papadimitriou, March 18, 2008

  • Digital Systems Laboratory Class

    Digital Systems Laboratory Class

  • Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)

    Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)

  • Computer Science Department Building2

    Computer Science Department Building

  • Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)

    Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL)

  • Hariton Efstathiades - Best student paper award, ”Online Social Network Evolution: Revisiting the Twitter Graph”, IEEE Big Data 2016
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

  • Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)

    Εφαρμογή πολλαπλής αφής που δείχνει σε 3D τις οχυρώσεις της Λευκωσίας ανά τους αιώνες (Λεβέντειο Μουσείο)

  • Laboratory for Internet Computing

    Laboratory for Internet Computing

  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

    Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory

  • 7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
    7η Ημερίδα Πληροφορικής για Μαθητές Λυκείων και Τεχνικών Σχολών, 2016
  • Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)

    Τρισδιάστατη αναπαράσταση της οικίας του Χατζηγιωργάκη Κορνέσιου (Εθνολογικό Μουσείο)

  • ‘Social Electricity’ is awarded First Prize at an International ITU Competition

    ‘Social Electricity’ is awarded First Prize at an International ITU Competition

  • Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through the centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory.

    Multi-touch 3D application illustrating the Walls of Nicosia through the centuries (Leventio Museum). Developed by the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Laboratory.

Highlights

Διαδικτυακή εφαρμογή για Αυτό-Έλεγχο Συμπτωμάτων (Covid-19 Symptom Self-Check).

May 14, 2020

Αυτό-Έλεγχος Συμπτωμάτων Ομάδα μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών από το Τμήμα Πληροφορικής του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου σε συνεργασία με ερευνητές από το Ερευνητικό Κέντρο RISE... Read more

Associate Professor Vasos Vassiliou acting as jury member in the EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon

May 11, 2020

Associate Professor Vasos Vassiliou was a jury member in the EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon. The hackathon run on 24, 25 and... Read more

All Highlights

OFTL – OFTL Europe process of transferring the innovative aspect of the OFTL System

OFTL – OFTL Europe process of transferring the innovative aspect of the OFTL System

Duration: 24 months (2008 - 2010)

Start: 1/10/2008

Principal Investigator: Γιώργος Παπαδόπουλος

Main Funding Source: Leonardo Da Vinci

Total Cost: 12,800

In today's European labour market the procedures to match supply and demand are rarely codified and are often aleatory. At this stage, a legislative intervention of the Union on this matter has been required by different parties.

The problems to tackle often concern: lack of availability of workers with professional skills that satisfy the requirements of companies; lack of guidance of the non employed and/or unemployed in the choice of the professional direction to take considering the local context; progressive lack of public funds for effective employment placement which is satisfactory for both worker and company.

With these problems in mind the Istituto A. Provolo in Verona (Italy) has conceived, tested, defined and modelled the OFTL® Orientamento-Formazione-Tirocinio-Lavoro system (Guidance – Training – Apprenticeship - Work), which has the purpose of overcoming temporary employment in favour of the employment of the unemployed.

The purpose of OFTL EUROPE is to transfer OFTL®, an innovative Vocational Training system that offers “lifelong” Guidance, Training and Transition to Work support. Project Objectives are: the study in partner countries of the different legislative “feasibility conditions”, of the job market, career guidance systems, and employment assistance training; the study and selection of the innovative OFTL® elements that satisfy said requirements and their feasibility in the transfer process; testing of the OFTL® system in view of its integration, in terms of training procedures, in the bodies of partner countries; adaptation of the OFTL® system to the requirements and needs of the different partner countries.

The partnership is made up of partners from six European countries with a high level of expertise in the guidance and training field and many years of experience, some over twenty years, as regards taking part in and managing European projects.

The project addresses temporary workers, long-term unemployed people, workers on a mobility list, the disabled according to Law 68/99 and immigrants with a valid permit to stay in the country.

OFTL EUROPE shall be divulged through an Operating Manual and CD ROM. The results achieved by OFTL Europe will support the creation of integrated guidance, training and employment systems that will allow people to acquire new know-how, update skills and above all become marketable in the labour market.

The OFTL EUROPE project will produce cascade effects as regards: the improvement and adaptation of system competences; marketability of the acquired competences; increase in guidance and employment placement actions; employment opportunities for people with weak qualifications.

OFTL EUROPE actions include:

1. RESEARCH (though a comparative study) into the “feasibility conditions” for the transfer of OFTL®; this will include methods to find financial resources, public/private network working methods, characteristics of job intermediation firms and types of “just in time” training. The final step of this action will be the identification of the founding elements of the OFTL EUROPE network operational procedure.

2. TESTING through the implementation of the operational procedure called OFTL EUROPE; the partners shall plan one or more OFTL programmes and prepare the local network protocol for employment placement. This action foresees the creation of OFTL Europe programmes (at transnational level) and the preparation of the local protocol to support the creation of OFTL Europe programmes.

3. Scientific VALIDATION of the OFTL EUROPE operational procedure tested in each partner country and of the jointly planned programmes. The final step of this action will include the production of a Manual and CD ROM and the application for the patent for OFTL EUROPE for each partner country.

4. DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS; at European level this will be achieved through a trans-national seminar for the presentation of OFTL EUROPE; in each partner country it will be achieved through a local seminar for the presentation of the results and CD ROM produced in the national language of the partner countries. The final step of this action will include the application for the EU patent for OFTL EUROPE.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. The Department has experienced significant growth over the last few years with strong groups in artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer networks, data management, graphics and virtual reality, internet computing, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science with 7 different specializations as well as a number of Master degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

The Department has a strong research infrastructure comprising high-performance clusters and storage area networks, cloud computing facilities, smart-phones and sensing devices and virtual reality equipment. Since 2005, our Department has been involved in more than 160 research projects funded from both the European Union and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation with total funding of over 21.5 million euros.

Get an overview of the key activities of our Department here.