Venue and Host
The I·HE2024 Conference will be hosted by the Open University of Cyprus and held at St. Raphael Resort in Limassol, Cyprus. More details about the venue will be shared in the beginning of 2024.
About the Open University of Cyprus
Founded in 2002 as a public higher education institution, the OUC is specialised in open and distance education, dedicated to both the provision of inclusive education and to the promotion of lifelong learning. OUC offers high quality and accredited by the Cypriot competent national agency online Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Programmes, as well as, lifelong learning programmes and short-duration executive and professional education courses. OUC is an international community of students, researchers, and faculty from around the world.
At the OUC, we utilise the latest technologies and eLearning tools and applications to provide a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment. A variety of online and distant learning approaches support the educational processes. Students work across disciplines with OUC renowned academics, who are experts in their subject areas. Research carried out at OUC has impact well beyond “academia”, it influences lives, and addresses global challenges.
At the OUC, we offer knowledge and training of high academic standards, building up skills and competencies of learners, and provide an inclusive, inspiring, and enjoyable learning experience. OUC’s philosophy is simple: there is no “one size fits all” approach to higher education. OUC places students at the heart of education, and embraces innovative and effective learning methods suitable for adult learners in a motivating digital learning environment, to develop their skills, nurture their interests and expand their horizons. With personalised support, and both real-time and asynchronous engagement opportunities with fellow students, academic staff and educational materials, OUC students have the flexibility they need to study their degree in a format that works best for their learning style, and which complements their lifestyle. A strong sense of community, albeit virtual, adds to the transformative learning experiences provided. Thanks to the high quality programmes offered by its three Faculties - Economics and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences - OUC (1) provides cutting-edge knowledge and employment-ready skills of high calibre for graduates to enhance their professional career; (2) stimulates personalised, active, and flexible learning, supported by quality teaching from highly experienced and trained academic staff, using appropriate didactic methods and approaches and multi-format educational material; and (3) leads students to become specialists in their chosen fields, regardless of their age, time availability, and residence or life circumstances.
Through the excellent work of faculty and adjunct faculty, researchers and academic staff who are at the forefront in their fields, the Open University of Cyprus is reinforcing its position as a quality research institution, with a successful record of accomplishment of European and local research projects, national and international research teams, steadily increasing external research funding. Nurturing students’ research skills and critical thinking is also an integral part of OUC postgraduate offering providing them valuable assets to success in further study or in the labour market.
Through its distance learning academic programmes, lifelong learning opportunities, internationally recognized academics, extensive research, international reach and collaborations, as well as social activities to promote sustainable development and growth, the Open University of Cyprus is a modern and vibrant international learning community dedicated to the discovery and sharing of new knowledge, providing students unrestricted access to higher education, enabling them to advance or change their professional or personal direction.