The Conference will be held at the Neapolis University of Paphos (NUP), one of the leading private universities in Cyprus with students from all around the world. Α vibrant academic institution focusing on high quality education, research that aims to provide top educational services to the Cypriot region and beyond.
Situated on the southwestern coast of the island, Paphos is known for its resort charm, rich history and culture, hospitable people, beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and vast selection of restaurants and bars. Paphos is an ideal setting for quality campus life and the safest location for a university and its student community.
Paphos is the selected European Capital of Culture for 2017 so there are many activities and attractions being organized and developed for 2017 adding to the excitement of the town.
The mild Mediterranean climate, the indoor/outdoor living throughout the year, and the vast availability of leisure activities all add to the quality of life in Paphos. Students can take part in water sports, diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, cycling, golf and much more during all seasons of the year. The historic harbour and medieval fort, spectacular countrysides, archeological sites, numerous churches, museums, galleries, gardens and coastal walking paths are all part of the Paphos lifestyle.
The region offers the possibility of enjoying both sea and mountains, as well as getting a regular taste of the island’s culture within small distances and driving times.
Four municipalities administer the region, each with its own special attraction for residents to discover – the municipalities of Pafos town, Geroskipou, Pegeia and Polis tis Chrysochous.
Mythology is everywhere in Paphos, where Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, once roamed. Petra tou Romiou is where Aphrodite was believed to have risen from the sea waves and in Kouklia village there is the goddess’ sanctuary and her grotto can be found near Polis where she was supposed to have bathed.
Paphos International Airport is only approximately 20km from Neapolis University and 1.5 hours flight time from Greece and 4.5 hours flight time from UK airports. A taxi from the airport to central Paphos takes only 20 minutes. Regular bus services and routes are available from Paphos Airport to Neapolis University campus and also there are interconnecting bus routes throughout the city of Paphos and to all other cities on the island. English is widely spoken on the island, and is the language of instruction for many of the programmes at the University. Cyprus is at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa and since 2004 has been a member of the European Union, bridging Europe to the Middle East and the rest of the world. Having emerged as one of the region’s leading business and financial centres, the island enjoys competitive advantages in areas such as tourism, consultancy, shipping, telecommunications, and insurance.