On June 8th, 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NetShop ISP, a leading provider of data center services and server hosting, and UCLan Cyprus, the British University of Cyprus. This alliance creates a structure for cooperation and promotes cooperative activities of shared interest.
The MoU was signed on behalf of UCLan Cyprus by Professor Irene Polycarpou, Rector of the University, and on behalf of NetShop ISP by Stefano Sordini, CEO. This MoU sets the door for a beneficial partnership that will aid in curriculum development and benefit students. Students will improve their employability, professional awareness, and networking prospects by receiving hands-on experience, exposure to industry practices, and advanced tools and technology.
The BSc (Hons) Computing Course Leader Dr. Louis Nisiotis and the Head of School of Sciences and Associate Professor in Computing, Dr. Nearchos Paspallis, specifically noted that: “The collaboration between UCLan Cyprus and NetShop ISP creates a synergy that will support our curriculum development, enable our students to gain practical experience and be exposed to industry practices, advanced tools and technologies, enhance their employability, increase their professional awareness and develop network opportunities. This collaboration strengthens our ongoing efforts for establishing interactions between the industry and the academic community, creating the premises for joint research projects, knowledge sharing and innovation.”
Stefano Sordini, adds: “This synergy marks an exciting milestone for NetShop ISP in 2023 as it will unlock opportunities for growth and innovation for both organizations. I believe that by working together, UCLan Cyprus and NetShop ISP can bring value to students, academics, professionals, and investors while also serving as a role model for other academic institutions and technological businesses.”
High-speed connectivity, low-latency hosting, and cloud scalability are all provided by NetShop ISP, which is renowned for its privately-owned infrastructure in many nations, including Cyprus, and award-winning data center services. They are the perfect partner for the British University of Cyprus because of their experience working with sectors like banking, online gambling, gaming, e-commerce, media streaming, and blockchain since 2004.
The partnership between UCLan Cyprus and NetShop ISP is a crucial step in bridging the gap between academia and business, opening doors for collaborative projects, research, and knowledge sharing.
About UCLan Cyprus
UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire, offering a unique and innovative educational experience. Accredited by the UK Quality Assurance Agency and the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), UCLan Cyprus grants double-awarded degrees recognised across Europe and beyond.
Official website: https://uclancyprus.ac.cy