University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) will engage in outreach activities that promote the development of digital skills to the students, ICT professionals and the community. These activities will include working closely with internationally respected and distinguished researchers, academics, industry professionals and policy makers to foster knowledge transfer, enrich student learning experience and academic environments, and cultivate citizens through community service/outreach.

The objectives of these activities are the following:

  1. Inspire high school students to learn and love digital skills, such as programming, with events such as Code Cyprus.
  2. Support primary and secondary school educators with material and activities that promote ICT-related topics.
  3. Promote coding directly to students of private and public schools with invited talks and engaging activities.
  4. Mentor students and citizens through development of collaborative projects to enhance their digital skills knowledge and practical skills
  5. Organise digital skills-related workshops and professional trainings for the community
Last update: 26/04/2018
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force
Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2019

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding: NO

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

The strategic vision of UCLan Cyprus is to build a leading, modern university with a global reach at the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia and Africa), providing undergraduate and postgraduate Higher Education. UCLan Cyprus will be a University recognised for its commitment to the highest student University experience, outstanding research, innovative learning and valuable engagement with industry and communities within Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and further afield.

Qualitative Impact

- Raise awareness on the importance of digital skills and for the need of skilled ICT professionals to address the anticipated future demand.
- Inspire students to engage in opportunities that improve their digital skills in their schools and beyond
- Improve content used in schools to better equip students for future careers in digital jobs
- Train ICT professionals and advance their knowledge on high level digital skills

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained with blended online-face to face approach/ students High school students trained 300 225

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

Code Cyprus is a yearly event that aims at educating students about the beauty and value of coding, and its rich potential for entrepreneurship.
Code Cyprus 2017 attracted 112 high school students that had the opportunity to learn introductory programming, games programming, data retrieval, programming robots and Arduino programming.
Code Cyprus 2018 attracted 113 high school students that had the opportunity to learn introductory programming, games programming, data retrieval, website development, learning java through an adventure game (CodeAdventure), and Arduino programming.

The website of Code Cyprus is

The website of CodeAdventure is