A network of centres linking together the Careers Guidance systems in Europe euroguidance promotes mobility, helping guidance counsellors and individuals to better understand the opportunities available to European citizens throughout Europe.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) was legally established in 2002 as the second State Institution of Higher Education in Cyprus. The OUC is the only institution in Cyprus dedicated to lifelong learning and distance education and its focus is to design and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as training and vocational programs to serve the needs of the wider community. The degrees awarded by the Open University are equivalent to those of all accredited universities worldwide, regardless their teaching methodology. Building courses on the bans of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) provide students with the opportunity to interchange between conventional universities and the Open University of Cyprus.
The OUC uses a certain style of learning which is called “open and distance learning”, the purpose of which is to satisfy the demand for lifelong learning and continuing education.
The OUC places great emphasis on the field of research and promotes programs that aim towards the development of methodologies and corresponding high technologies for open and distance learning. Therefore, the OUC offers individuals the opportunity to pursue or complete University education in case they were not able to do so in the past. Likewise, open and distance learning offers, to those who already hold a university degree, the possibility to further their studies at a graduate level or even study different subjects aiming at career progression. Finally, the Open University through the provision of lifelong programs will be offering individuals the opportunity to be kept informed about trends and concepts of interest in both professional and personal development
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