4th Graduation Ceremony of Neapolis University Pafos

The fourth Graduation Ceremony of Neapolis University Pafos, took place on Friday September 16 2016, at the Coral Beach Hotel with 330 graduates.

The official ceremony commenced with a programme of music and the procession of its Academic staff. Greetings were delivered on behalf of the Minister of Education by its Director General Manager Mrs. Aigli Pantelaki.

Mrs. Pantelaki said that ‘‘tonight’s ceremony is an important moment since with it the academic year 2015 – 2016 comes officially to an end presenting society with a new team οf qualified academics, as a result of intensive work and cooperation between professors and students of the university”. In addition she said “congratulations should be given to the administration, the staff and the students of Neapolis University, as they have accomplished filling a huge gap that existed in Pafos, due to the absence of Academic Institutes.”

This gap was the one that the Founder and President of the University Mr. Michael Leptos aspired to fill, by giving the opportunity to Pafos to ‘breathe the air of’ knowledge, culture and research. Today the younger generation of Pafos has the ability to gain a high-level university education, without having to move away from home.

At the same time, Neapolis University manages to attract students from the rest of cyprus’ cities, Greece and other countries.

The President of the Council of the University Mr. Michael G. Leptos, welcomed the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos the II, the President of the Democratic Rally Party (DISY), Averof Neophytou, the former Speaker of Cyprus Parliament Giannakis Omirou, the former Speaker of the House of commons of the United Kingdom Baroness Betty Boothroyd and Entrepreneur Sotiris Hadjiminas, and thanked them for their friendship and support of the University’s efforts.

Addressing both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Mr. Leptos said “You are the new force of development, innovation and excellence and the hope for the regeneration of our country”.

At the same time, Mr Leptos announced the establishment of new schools and departments, the introduction of new programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition, Physical Education Sciences, Health and Tourism studies.

The General Attorney of the Republic Mr. Kostas Kliridis, the Dean of the Law School Professor Antonis Manitakis, Former Minister of the Hellenic Republic and the President of the Council Mr. Michael Leptos, handed graduate Mayor of Pafos Mr. Phedonas Phedonos his degree.

Neapolis University Pafos, continues its dynamic development, integrating into its resume, World- known and respected University Professors, as well as new innovative programmes of study, such as the undergraduate and postgraduate programme in informatics, the postgraduate programme in history, the programmes of law, architecture, business and psychology, all of which have generated great interest. finally, in honour of mr leptos’ origin from kyrenia, he announced the establishment of the Academic seat within the university for the study of Kyrenia’s history and culture.