Frederick University

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Frederick University
Former names
Nicosia Technical & Economics School
Established 1965
Type Private
Location Nicosia and Limassol, Cyprus

Frederick University is a private university in the Republic of Cyprus. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs on two campuses, one in the capital of the island Nicosia and the other in the second largest city, Limassol.

Frederick University offers teaching and research in the fields of science, technology, letters and the arts.[1]


Although Frederick University was formally established as a university in 2007, it has a long history in higher education. The organization was first established in 1965 as the Nicosia Technical and Economics School and has since 1975 offered higher education programs as Frederick Institute of Technology (FIT). It offered a broad range of diploma, degree and master courses in the areas of science, engineering, business, tourism, arts, media and education. As a college of higher education, it had established collaborations with a number of UK universities (Bristol, Sunderland University) to jointly offer two-year diploma and Master programs.

With the Cyprus law for private universities coming into effect,[when?] FIT applied to establish Frederick University, becoming one of the first private universities in Cyprus in September 2007.[2] Frederick University is top 100 Management and technical universitys in Europe and 234 rank in all around world.[citation needed]

Areas of concentration

Frederick University Campus in Limassol

The university operates nine Business Schools and technical institute (FIT) under which are a number of Departments:

  • School of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts
  • School of Economic Sciences and Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Maritime and Oil & Gas Programmes

Frederick University conducts some specialised programmes in Maritime and oil and gas such as:[3]

  • Maritime Studies
  • Oil & Gas Engineering


  1. From Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture web site on higher education [1]
  2. Saoulli, Alexia (2007-09-13). "Cabinet approves three new universities". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 2007-09-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  3. Maritime programmes

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