European University of Cyprus1163European University Cyprus is a modern university operating six Schools, namely, the School of Arts and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Law with the mission to educate students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation. The University belongs to Laureate International Universities, a US-based worldwide network of institutions of higher education founded in 1998. With a membership of over 80 accredited campus-based and online institutions in 28 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the network encompasses more than 150 individual campuses and over 1,000,000 students worldwide. EUC is the only university in Cyprus and Greece to be rated by QS TOP UNIVERSITIES (QS Stars), which ranks many of the most prestigious universities in the United States, Canada and Europe. The University has been assessed with the highest distinction of 5-Stars in Teaching, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Social Responsibility and Internationalization. Its 4-Star distinction in the field of Employability is also considered a remarkable success, a result of the close association of its academic programs to the job market. Importantly, the University hosts a diverse and dynamic research community with experienced researchers, including Nobel Laureates, Professor Tomas Lindhal (Chemistry 2015,) Professor Robert Huber (Chemistry, 1988) and Professor Ada Yonath (Chemistry, 2009). Sources of funding for research conducted by faculty members include the Horizon2020, Erasmus+, 7th Framework Program, Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Directorates General of the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, United Nations, governmental bodies and others. Furthermore, EUC has been selected by Microsoft to be its partner institution for the establishment of the only Microsoft Innovation Center in Cyprus. Microsoft Innovation Centers (MICs) are state of art technology facilities for collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, involving a combination of government, academic and industry participants.

 Key Personnel

Prof. Elpida-Niki Emmanouil-Nikoloussi is currently a Full Professor of Histology-Embryology of the Medical School at the European University of Cyprus. She is also honorary entitled as an Emeritus Professor of Histology-Embryology and Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTH Greece. Her research activities concern all those fields and from 1995 she is additionally working at embryotoxicity studies, endocrine disrupters, environmental toxicity and risk assessment in embryonic, neonatal, juvenile and adult life. She has served as the Alternate Greek Representative in EC 6th Framework Programme for the “Human Resources and Mobility” EC Projects and the National Greek Expert in EC 7th Framework Program for the “People” EC Projects. She was honored with many national and international research awards for papers and original research protocols and activities. She is a member of many national and international scientific societies and peer reviewer in many international journals. She has served as a council member for two times and also as a president of the European Teratology Society-ETS, she serves as the head of Thessaloniki Teratology Information Service-TIS, branch of the Scientific Society ENTIS-European Networks for Teratology Information Services , a board member and the national greek and Cyprus representative for the Scientific Society “ Medichem”, She is a member at the pool of scientists of the Scientific Committee “Health and Risk Assessment” in the EC. The latest years she also works on nanotechnology and placenta and blood barrier’s permeability, participating at the Nanotechnology International Network NANONET and works also in heavy metals toxicity and air pollution toxicity with “in vivo” experimental animal studies. Very recently 6/12/16, she was invited from the Europarliament to speak about “Birth Defects in Contaminated Areas”. She has published more than 240 research papers. She is the chair of the Health Committee at ARISTOTELIS Unesco Center in Chalkidiki, Greece.