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  1. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law N° 74(I) of 2016 amending the Law on Public Educational Service (Laws of 1969 to 2016). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-28 | CYP-2016-L-104707

    Article 2 introduces new article 42A regarding the establishment of a medical council.

  2. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law N° 48(I) of 2016 amending the Law on Public Educational Service (Laws of 1969 to 2015 – amendment 4). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | CYP-2016-L-104706

    Articles 2 and 3 of the present Law amend the phrasing of article 26, phrases 2 and 3 and article 35B, phrase 11, respectively, of the Law on Public Educational Service.
    Article 4 introduces new article 39A providing for a special provision regarding the placement, transfer and displacement of educational functionaries.
    Article 5 sets the date of entry into force of the present Law as of 01.09.2016.

  3. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law N° 136(I) of 2015 on Quality Assurance and Certification of the Higher Education and on the Establishment and Function of an Institution for pertinent issues. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-21 | CYP-2015-L-102362

    PART 1: INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
    Article 2 provides for the definition of terms.

    PART 2: PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT AND TYPES OF ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION OF THE QUALITY, CRITERIA AND QUALITY INDICATORS
    Article 3: Purposes of Educational Assessment.
    Article 4: Types of assessment and Certification.
    Article 5: Content of Assessment.
    Article 6: Criteria and quality indicators.
    Article 7: Cross-border education.
    Article 8: Cross-border cooperation.
    Article 9: Types of cross-border education.
    Article 10: Assessment of cross-border education.
    Article 11: Conditions of cross-border education.

    PART 3: PROCEDURE OF INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
    Article 12: Standards of internal quality assurance.
    Article 13: Internal Quality Committee.
    Article 14: Competence of the Internal Quality Committee.
    Article 15: Internal Assessment General Report.

    PART 4: TYPES AND PROCEDURES OF EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CERTIFICATION
    Article 16: Standards and procedures of External Quality Assurance and Certification.
    Article 17: Types of External Assessment, Procedures and composition of the External Assessment Committees.
    Article 18: External Assessment Committee for vocational study course.
    Article 19: Assessment-Certification of cross-university study course of private universities.
    Article 20: Stages of the External Assessment procedure leading to Certification.
    Article 21: Procedure of establishment and function of a Higher Education Institution.

    PART 5: QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF CROSS-BORDER AND CROSS-INSTITUTION EDUCATION
    Article 22: Application of codes of good practices provisions and basic principles.
    Article 23: Cross-institution cooperation within the Republic of Cyprus.
    Article 24: Branch of a local institution in a Member State or in a third country and the Republic of Cyprus.
    Article 25: Quality assurance of cross-border study course.

    PART 6: ESTABLISHMENT, COMPETENCE AND FUNCTION OF THE INSTITUTION
    Article 26: Institution of Quality Assurance and Certification of the Higher Education.
    Article 27: Board for the management of the Institution.
    Article 28: Appointment and composition of the Institution¿s Board.
    Article 29: Quorum, procedural matters and complementary provisions.
    Article 30: Statement of interest from a member of the Board.
    Article 31: Honorary allowances and expenses.
    Article 32: Purposes and competences of the Institution.
    Article 33: Housing and other infrastructure of the Institution.
    Article 34: Budget of the Institution.

    PART 7: FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
    Article 35: Regulations.
    Article 36: Payment of fees.
    Article 37: ECTS and ECVET Systems and Appendage of Diploma.
    Article 38: Transitional provisions.
    Article 39: Conflict of provisions.
    Article 40: Entry into force of the present Law.

    ANNEX: FEES FOR INSTITUTIONAL, COMPARTMENTAL AND PROGRAMMATIC ASSESSMENT-CERTIFICATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION (Articles 21 and 36).

  4. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law N° 150(I) of 2014 amending the Law on Equal Treatment between Men and Women with regard to Employment and Vocational Training (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | CYP-2014-L-100736

    In view of harmonizing national legislation with article 19 of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5 July 2006, on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast), the present Law amends article 17A of the Laws N° 205(I) of 2002, 191(I) of 2004, 40(I) of 2006, 176(I) of 2007 and 39(I) of 2009 on Equal Treatment between Men and Women with regard to Employment and Vocational Training, by amending the subtitle to include the phrase "burden of proof" and by adding new phrase 3, on the burden of proof with regard to an alleged breach of the provisions of the present Law.

  5. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law N° 53(I) of 2013 amending the Law on Tertiary Education Institutes (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-06-28 | CYP-2013-L-100154

    The present Law amends Laws on Tertiary Education Institutes N° 67(I) of 1996, 15(I) and 67(I) of 1997, 10(I) of 1999, 193(I) of 2002, 45(I) of 2003, 25(I) and 221(I) of 2004, 198(I) of 2007, 89(I) of 2008, 88(I) of 2009 and 1(I) of 2010, for the purposes of compliance with articles 13 and 14(6) of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market. It specifically amends article 2, by adding the term "Public Universities of Cyprus" and its definition; article 3, by excluding Private Universities from the scope of the Law and by defining Universities of Cyprus as Public; article 4, by adding a reservation concerning the participation in the activities of the Advisory Committee; article 15, by adjusting the procedure of registration of Institutes; articles 50 and 51.

  6. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 195(I) of 2011 amending Law No. 10 of 1969 concerning the Public Education Office.

    Adoption: 2011-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-30 | CYP-2011-L-89709

    Amends the following articles of the Public Education Office Law (No.10 of 1969) as amended up to Law No. 21(I) of 2011.

    Amends Article 28B(13)(a) concerning the prior service of at least 18 months for 6 months of additional prior service is recognized as prior service of one full school year.

  7. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 3(I) of 2011 repealing the law on the Higher Technological Institute of Cyprus.

    Adoption: 2011-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-09 | CYP-2011-L-89658

    Repeals the Law No. 115(I) of 1999.
    It prohibits the admission of new students from the date of entry into force of the new law. Deletion of the Institutes's student and faculty registry, and transfer of the institutes's property to the Republic of Cyprus.

  8. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 115(I) of 2010 - Private Universities (Establishment, Functioning and Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2010. (Ιδιωτικών Πανεπιστημίων (Ίδρυαη, Λειτουργία και Έλεγχος) (Τροποποιητικός) (Αρ. 2) Νόμος του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2010-12-10 | CYP-2010-L-86465

    It amends article 10 of the basic law 2005-2010 related to the mandate and competences of the president and members of the Committee of Educational Evaluation - Accreditation, as well as the eligibility for recruitment.

  9. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 276(III) of 2010 - Open University of Cyprus (Appointment, Evaluation and Promotion of Research Personnel) Regulations 2010. (Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (Εκλογή, Αξιολόγηση και Ανέλιξη Διδακτικού Ερευνητικού Προσωπικού) Κανονισμοί του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2010-12-02 | CYP-2010-L-86381

    Provides definitions of "faculty and research staff", of "independent evaluator", of "electoral body", of "internal rules", and of "law".
    Vacancies announcements, creation of an electoral body, functioning of the electoral body, reference letters and independent evaluators, procedure of selection by the electoral body, approval of the selection by the education senate, evaluation, promotion and termination of the service of faculty members and research staff, procedure of evaluation by the electoral body, transitional provisions.

  10. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 277(III) of 2010 - Open University of Cyprus (Faculty and Research Staff) Regulations 2010. (Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (Διδακτικό Ερευνητικό Προσωπικό) Κανονισμοί του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2010-12-02 | CYP-2010-R-86386

    Provides definitions of "Faculty and Research Staff", of "internal rules", and of "law". Structuring of positions, hiring and amendments, rights and benefits of the faculty and research staff, responsibilities of the faculty and research staff.

  11. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 105(I) of 2010 on Technological University of Cyprus (Amendment). (Ο περί Τεχνολογικού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (Τροποποιητικός) (Αρ. 2) Νόμος του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-19 | CYP-2010-L-86733

    Amends the laws on the Technological University adopted between 2003 and 2010 (198(I) of 2003; 74(I) of 2005; 105(I) of 2007; 133(I) of 2007; 105(I) of 2008; 108(I) of 2008; 114(I) of 2008; 6(I) of 2010). Amends article 25 related to the election and selection processes of faculty members, and the role and mandate of the Special Committee and the Electoral Body. Also amends article 41A related to the evaluation and promotion of faculty members.

  12. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    University of Cyprus (Establishment of Research Units) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010. (Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου (Ίδρυση Ερευνητικών Μονάδων) (Τροποποιητικοί) (Αρ. 2) Κανονισμοί του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 2010-11-05 | CYP-2010-R-86439

    It amends the table of basic rules of the laws 1989-2007, by introducing a new research centre: "Oceanographic Research Centre".

  13. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 93(I) of 2010 - The Public Education Office (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2010. (Ο περί Δημόσιας Εκπαιδευτικής Υπηρεσίας (Τροποποιητικός) (Αρ. 2) Νόμος του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2010-09-11 | CYP-2010-L-86437

    Amends article 42 of the Public Education Office Act, 1969 (No. 10 of 1969) as amended. The amendment relates to the retirement pension scheme of teachers, and to the submission of pension application after the age of 60.

  14. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 337(III) of 2010 - Operation of Public Evening Secondary School Education (Amendment) Regulations 2010. (Λειτουργίας των Δημόσιων Εσπερινών Σχολείων Μέσης Εκπαίδευσης (Τροποποιητικοί) Κανονισμοί του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-23 | CYP-2010-L-86410

    To be read in conjunction with the Operation of Public Evening Secondary School Regulations 1990 to 2009. It amends the provision 4 related to the length of the semesters. It amends the provision 9 replacing the phrase "during the first trimester" with the phrase "until November 30". It amends the provisions 10, 11, and 12, replacing the term "trimester" with that of "semester".

  15. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 75(I) of 2010- Private Universities (Establishment, Functioning and Control) (Amendment) Law, 2010. (Ιδιωτικών Πανεπιστημίων (Ίδρυση, Λειτουργία και Έλεγχος) (Τροποποιητικός) Νόμος του 2010) - Cyprus Gazette on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-16 | CYP-2010-L-86425

    It amends the following articles of the Private Universities (Establishment, Functioning and Control) Law 2005-2008:
    - article 8 related to the amount of fees, the length of the academic programs, the responsibility of the university to inform students about the fees and their readjustment or increase, which can not be superior of 150% of the annual inflation rate, the deadline for this readjustment, the sanctions related to false information.
    - article 14 related to the application for issuing a license.
    - article 22 and 24 related to the procedures of inspection and the evaluation committees.

  16. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Regulation No. 287(III) of 2010 on Social Insurance (Expenses of Professional Training). (Οι περί Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων (Δαπάνες Επαγγελματικής Εκπαίδευσης) Κανονισμοί του 2010)

    Adoption: 2010-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-09 | CYP-2010-L-86393

    - It determines the benefit granted to persons participating in programs of professional training.
    - It provides for the covering of expenses for professional training.
    - Revokes the provisions of 1985 related to the Expenses of Professional Training.

  17. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 6(I) of 2010 amending the Laws from 2003 to 2008 on the Technological University of Cyprus.

    Adoption: 2010-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 2010-02-19 | CYP-2010-L-86468

    It amends article 14 of the basic laws 2003-2008 (198(I) of 2003; 74(I) of 2005; 79(I) of 2007; 105(I) of 2007; 133(I) of 2007; 105(I) of 2008; 108(I) of 2008; 114(I) of 2008) related to the establishment of electoral bodies of professors.

  18. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 1(I) of 2010 amending the Laws from 1996 to 2009 on Tertiary Education Institutes.

    Adoption: 2010-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-20 | CYP-2010-L-86467

    It amends the following articles of the basic law 1996-2009 (67(I) of 1996; 15(I) of 1997; 67(I) of 1997; 10(I) of 1999; 193(I) of 2002; 45(I) of 2003; 25(I) of 2004; 221(I) of 2004; 198(I) of 2007; 89(I) of 2008; 88(I) of 2009):
    - article 13 by deleting number "1"
    - article 14 is replaced with another one which mentions that it is forbidden to have a private university school being establish and functioning by a person who is not citizen of the Republic or other member state, by a person who is convicted for an offence of ethics or of dishonour, by a member of Republic's public service or public educational service or by a legal person of public law, by a person who is in the service of a foreign government or organization, by a private company registered in Cyprus or in another member state, in which a member belongs to one or more of the previously mentioned categories.
    It is also stipulated the procedure of granting diplomas after information of the Minister of Education.

  19. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Act No. 39(I) of 2009 amending the Act providing for equal treatment between men and women with regard to employment and vocational training.

    Adoption: 2009 | CYP-2009-L-92803

    Amends the principle Act in order to implement Directive 2006/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation.

  20. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 89(I) of 2008 amending the Law on Tertiary Education Institutes.

    Adoption: 2008-10-29 | CYP-2008-L-83588

    It amends:

    - Article 33 by erasing the words "president and six other members"
    - Article 39 by erasing the words "to the president and members" and substituting them with the words "to the president, the vice-president and the members".

  21. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law 30(I) of 2004, which amends Law 180(I) of 2000 providing for entrance examinations for higher schools and universities in Cyprus and Greece.

    Adoption: 2004-03-05 | INT-2004-L-80519

    Makes minor amendments to Article 6 and Article 8 of the basic Law 180(I) of 2000.

  22. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    The Third System for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Law of 2004. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2004 | CYP-2004-L-83813

    Provides for the recognition of qualifications in accordance with Directive 1999/42/EC.

  23. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    General System for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications amended Law (Law No. 129(Ι) of 2003). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2003 | CYP-2003-L-83815

    Amends section 2 of the 2002 law as follows:
    (a) By the substitution of the term "member state" and its meaning by the following new term and its meaning: "member state" means member state of the European Union and includes the member states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland; and
    (b) By the addition of the following new term and its meaning, in the proper alphabetical order: "Agreement for the European Economic Area" means the Agreement for the European Economic Area signed on the 2nd of May 1992 at Oporto, and its amendments.

  24. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    General System for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Law of 2002 (Law No. 179(Ι) of 2002). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2002 | CYP-2002-L-83814

    Provides for the recognition of qualifications in certain regulated professions within Cyprus.

  25. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Τhe Second General System for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Law of 2002. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2002 | CYP-2002-L-83816

    Provides further details as to the recognition of professional qualifications.

  26. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Law No. 193(I) of 2002 amending the Laws on Tertiary Education Institutes from 1996 to 2002. - English Translation

    Adoption: 2002 | CYP-2002-L-83888

    Consolidates the Laws from 1996-2002.
    Part I - Introductory Provisions
    Part II - Advisory Committee
    Part III - Public Institutions
    Part IV - Private Institutions
    Part V - Educational Evaluation
    Part VI - Various Provisions
    Part VII - Transitional Provisions

  27. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Act No 180(I) of 2000 to provide for entrance examinations for higher schools and universities in Cyprus and Greece.

    Adoption: 2000-12-29 | CYP-2000-L-59065

    Provides for entrance examinations for higher schools and universities, setting out, inter alia, prerequisites, fees, applications procedures, provisions for grades and marks, as well as the distribution of the posts to the candidates, scholarships, composition and function of the examinations' committees, obligations of the committees' members, duties of candidates and of the persons who proceed to the marking, surveyors' responsibilities, requirements for publication of the content of examinations, definitions for disabled candidates, and publication of the ranking lists. Supplement 1 provides for all sections and faculties of the state Universities of Cyprus and Greece. Supplement 2 provides procedure for the submission of applications and participation in the examinations. Supplement 3 provides for different ways of marking and grading, and Supplement 4 sets out prerequisites for the examinations of special subjects.

  28. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Act No 133(I) of 2000 to amend the act concerning Cyprus' State Institute of Scolarships (Creation and Function).

    Adoption: 2000 | CYP-2000-L-57916

    Provides amendments relating to the administrative and financial matters of the Institute.

  29. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Act No. 125 (I) of 1999 to amend and consolidate all acts concerning Industrial Training from 1947 to 1980 and to provide for the continuation of the Industrial Training Authority under the title of the Cypriot Authority on Human Resources Development.

    Adoption: 1999-11-01 | CYP-1999-L-55952

    The Human Resources Development Authority shall succeed the Industrial Training Authority. Its purpose shall be to provide continuous training to existing human resources and the development of new ones, the further training of existing workers in the labour market, promotion of professional orientation, the introduction of prototypes concerning professional qualifications, and the collaboration with institutions and authorities of other countries or with international organisations in order to promote human resources development.

  30. Cyprus - Education, vocational guidance and training - Law, Act

    Act No. 48(I) of 1998 to amend the Act concerning the recognition of higher education and university degrees and to provide relevant information.

    Adoption: 1998-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 1998-06-19 | CYP-1998-L-52020

    Amends ss. 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13 of the Act and provides for a new structure and powers of the Council assigned by the Ministers' Council. Provides also for the establishment of the Committees for Evaluation of Degrees and for the Special Appraisal Committees. Amends Part IV of the Act concerning the recognition of higher education and university degrees of public educational institutions of Cyprus.


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