The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" Of the Open University of Cyprus offers a limited number of positions for the Ph.D. dissertation.

Purpose of the Program

The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" has as its main mission the research on issues related to Information and Communication Systems.

Research Areas / Admission Requirements

For the Academic Year 2017-2018 up to two places will be offered in the subject:

1.Communication / Artificial Intelligence with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Mechanical learning and computational learning theory
  • Reason of common sense and formal argumentation
  • Mechanical reading and understanding of natural language and stories
  • Develop smart applications on mobile devices

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have either excellent programming knowledge or a strong background in mathematics / theoretical computer science. Candidates must be able to physically attend the workshop.

For the Academic Year 2017-2018, up to two places will be offered in the following subject:

2. Educational Technology

Admission Requirements
(A) Presence at the Educational Technology Lab (not "remotely")
(B) First degree or postgraduate degree in Information Technology or related discipline
(C) First Degree or Masters in Pedagogical Science or Educational Experience Before submitting applications, interested persons may contact the Secretariat of the School of Science and Applied Sciences ( for any questions.

For the Academic Year 2017-2018 up to two places will be offered in the subject:

3. Data Management with emphasis on efficient search and integration of objects. For example:

  • Performing queries to retrieve statistical information without requiring full data integration
  • Manage large data sets with heterogeneity, correlations, and / or uncertainty
  • Search for graphs with uncertain or changing data

Admission Requirements

Candidates must hold a Masters degree or an equivalent title similar to or similar to the research areas listed above. They also need to have excellent knowledge of databases and programming.


Applications for admission to the academic year 2017-2018 Can be submitted by interested parties From 8 February to 29 March 2017. Applications can only be submitted electronically, via the APIKY website, to the following link: Https://


Those interested in applying for the PhD program will have to "Declaration of Interest" Include the following elements:

  1. Preliminary Doctoral Thesis Title
  2. Summary of a 300-word research proposal that will include the following:
    • Description of goals / objectives,
    • Most importantly,
    • Literature review,
    • Brief reference to the proposed research methodology.
  3. Scientific and other distinctions
  4. Scientific and Research Activities
  5. Areas of Research Interest

In case you wish to apply in more than one research area of ​​the same Ph.D. program, then it should be specified in the Declaration of Interest

Program taught in:
  • Greek

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