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NUSCT welcomes new members the University of Akureyri and the University of Nicosia

On February 1st, 2021 the University of Akureyri and the University of Nicosia were welcomed into the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT) with the unanimous support of the member universities’ rectors.

The membership of the University of Akureyri and of the University of Nicosia attest to the effort of NUSCT to achieve a fully inclusive European national and territorial representation, by now adding Iceland and Cyprus to Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Montenegro, and the Republic of San Marino.

Akureyri University (Háskólinn á Akureyri) is a public higher education institution established in 1987 and located in the capital of northern Iceland. It offers on-campus and virtual teaching in both Icelandic and English and has 2,500 students.

The University of Nicosia, the first private university to join the NUSCT network, is the largest university in Cyprus in terms of student enrollment, with more than 14,000 students from 100 countries.

The University of Andorra heads the NUSCT (Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories), created in 2018. It was born of a shared need to address issues that are specific to higher education institutions that operate in socio-political and economic contexts of small countries and territories, but that are marginally dealt with by existing international higher education associations.

Date of publication: 3 February 2021