The Philips College was founded in 1978 with the help of the then Minister of Education of the U.K., the honourable Gerry Fowler, Yiannis Koutsakos, former Chairman of the Council of the University of Cyprus, along with Takis Evdokas, a well-known psychiatrist and Philippos Constantinou, a professional accountant, who became the Principal of the College.
The College is registered as an institution of Higher Education with the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. The College has been offering stimulating and challenging programs of study to both undergraduate and graduate students for over 40 years. The Philips programs are responsive to the growing needs and requirements of today’s students. The College is situated in the heart of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.
In its short history, the Philips College has achieved considerable success through the insistence on maintaining high academic standards and has succeeded in becoming a Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the oldest international association of universities in the world. The ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries.
Landmarks in the Life of Philips College
- 1978 – Establishment of the Philips College with the help of the then Minister of Education of the UK, the honourable Gerry Fowler and Dr Yiannis Koutsakos, former Chairman of the Council of the university of Cyprus, Takis Evdokas a well-known psychiatrist and Philippos Constantinou, a professional Accountant, who became the Principal of the College.
- 1981 – Recognition of first awards – first students transfer to universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America for post-graduate studies.
- 1996 – Recognition of Philips awards by the Council of National Academic Awards of Ireland.
- 2000 – Accreditation of select awards by the National Accreditation body of Cyprus SEKAP.
- 2005 – Publication of Law 109(1) 2005 covering private Universities in Cyprus.
- 2011 – The Philips College becomes a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
In its short history, the Philips College has achieved considerable success through the insistence on maintaining high academicstandards.
The College’s current mission statement reads as follows:
“To provide the highest possible quality education in Cyprus based on the principles set out by the broader European educational and academic fraternity”.
Through appropriate processes of continuous improvement, the College aspires to excellence of quality in all aspects of its work and aims to develop a culture in which both students and staff can contribute significantly to the advancement of society.
The Philips College has a proud history of educating people and advancing knowledge, making a difference for more than 40 years.
To secure the academic and financial sustainability of the Philips College, we will build on this heritage by providing an outstanding personalised experience for our students and partners. Thereby, meeting their individual needs and the needs of the economy and society at large though high-quality teaching, research and commitment to the community.
Our process for identifying how to achieve the fundamental goal relies on input from students, faculty staff and alumni across the community to assess, identify and articulate the areas where Philips College needs to grow and where it should continue to excel.