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Recognition - The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications KYSATS

The rapid growth in education and the mobility of professionals and students in European Union, led the European Community to vote the Lisbon Convention of 1997. Under the Convention the European Union Member States have set up national councils whose task is to recognize the degrees awarded by institutions of Higher and Tertiary Education. The need for these National Councils motivated by the spirit of the single educational policy, which will help Member States to develop mechanisms to control quality criteria and duration of training for business and science.

The Republic of Cyprus as a full member of the European Union has fully complied with the Lisbon Convention and recommends relevant National Council under the title Cyprus Council for Recognition of Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.). KY.S.A.T.S. established based on the «recognition of qualifications of Higher and Tertiary Education and the provision of relevant information» Laws 68 (I) 1996, 48 (I) of 1998, 111 (I) 2000, 219 (I) of 2002, 38 (I) / 2003, 1 (I) of 2004 and 26 (I) of 2006.
KY.S.A.T.S. appointed by the Council of Ministers following a proposal of the Minister of Education and Culture and is composed of seven members as follows:

  • A professor of the University of Cyprus as president.
  • A Senior Legal Officer of the Attorney General of the Republic.
  • A representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • And four university professors, one of the University of Cyprus and the other three are university professors of other three countries, each of which university to a different country.

The first Council appointed by decision of the Council of Ministers (Ar.45.445 on 22 January 1997) and began to receive requests for qualifications and requests for written information on 3 January 2000.
According to the law regulating the operation of KY.S.A.T.S., the council consider qualifications:

  • awarded by accredited institutions or
  • evaluated certified fields of study.

KYSATS is a member of the ENIC/NARIC network.

Address: KYSATS, Paidagogiko Institouto, P.O.Box 12720, 2252 Latsia, Nicosia
Τelephone: 00357 22402472
Fax: 00357 22402481
Email: info@kysats.ac.cy
Website: www.kysats.ac.cy


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