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    The development of the university education sector, which has emerged as an important pillar of the economy and has great prospects for further development, is important, the Minister of Health emphasized in his greeting at the graduation ceremony of Frederick University

    In the last ten years students in Cyprus have doubled, said the Minister of Health, Michalis Damianos, in his greeting at the graduation ceremony of Frederick University in Nicosia, on Friday.

    Mr. Damianos said that in modern societies, education contributes in the formation of the individual, in the improvement of his mental level, in the development of criticism of thoughtand in his ability to make the best possible decisions while increasing his productivity and incomes.

    He added that the economic benefits of education are not limited to individual economic units but spread throughout the economy. He referred to the English philosopher and economist Adam Smith, who, he said, emphasized the contribution of education to the progress of a state's economy.

    In addition, he said that the social benefits of education related to the rise of the social and cultural level of a country are also important.

    The Minister noted that in recent decades the development has been important. of the field of university education, which has emerged as an important pillar of the economy and has great prospects for further development. He added that the operation of many prestigious university institutions has managed to ensure not only financial benefits but also to reverse the phenomenon of brain drain, attract foreign investment, stimulate demand and tourism.

    In particular, he said that the number of students in Cyprus has almost doubled in the last ten years, as a result of many years of systematic and hard work, both on the part of the state and on the part of university institutions. “Higher education in our country operates in accordance with the framework of ensuring academic quality and excellence,”, said Mr. Damianos, noting that the recognized Greek-language and English-language study programs are able to attract the interest of students inside and outside the national borders.

    “Our universities excel in research, and employ experienced and internationally renowned academic and research staff. Several of them are high in world university rankings. Moreover, the participation of our universities in mobility programs and student and teacher exchanges with countries inside and outside the EU. increase their eligibility from third-country nationals,' he said, saying that Cyprus is a safe destination, easily accessible for third-country nationals.

    Addressing the graduates, he called on them to try to reach as much as possible faster to their goal. “On the way you will encounter many obstacles. Don't get discouraged and don't give up, he urged them.

    Concluding his greeting, he congratulated the graduates on completing their studies.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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