Internationalisation Strategy

The vision of P.A. College has always been to offer  excellent academic services at the higher education level as well as  innovative research services. Within this firm framework P.A. College  constantly aims at extending the spectrum of its education services to  the benefit of the academic, research and professional communities as  well as society at large both at the national and European levels. In  conforming to this principle P.A. College has numerously acted as an  indisputable pioneer of excellence and great contributor to the  provision of novel higher education services. P.A. College values the  ERASMUS programme as a vital contributor towards the realisation of this  aspiration.

 

P.A. College persistently aims to sustain and enhance  excellence in every area of its teaching and research endeavours. The  College has developed a strategic plan that has as its primary objective  to form teaching and research collaborations both at the European and  international levels.  The foresaid alliances will allow the College to  successfully embrace the future and create opportunities that facilitate  excellence and quality achievement in academic, personal and  professional development.  P.A. College considers the ERASMUS programme  as a fundamental constituent toward the efficacious implementation of  this process.  Furthermore, the ERASMUS programme generates the  necessary means by which students can realise the integration of their  knowledge and skills within the context of a multicultural and a  multi-knowledge environment. The College’s ERASMUS student mobility  programme has not only brought substantial gains to participating  students but also to other students of the College who have benefited  from the exposition to different perspectives and multi-beneficial  interactions generated by the presence of incoming scholars. The  organisation of student mobility at the College receives special  attention and the College ensures the provision of equal academic  treatment and services to home and incoming ERASMUS students thus  enabling each incoming ERASMUS student to normally function and become  an utterly integrated member of the College.

 

ERASMUS activities involving faculty provide  teaching, professional, and research opportunities and serve as a  platform to enlarge and consolidate the College’s network of European  partners. Participating faculty members as well as other faculty members  of the College benefit from the contribution visiting academic staff  make to the teaching and learning processes and other scholarly  activities. Under its ERASMUS programme P.A. College incorporates  faculty meetings and other activities that seek to unveil collaborative  opportunities and ways of generating added value to the curricula and  research activities in each respective institution.

 

P.A. College has conceived and applied a strategic  decision to operate as a specialist University School in the fields of  Business Administration and Business Computing. This fact constitutes a  basic criterion in choosing ERASMUS partners.  Partnering Higher  Education Institutions (HEI) must have well established quality  curricula in the fields of Business Administration and Business  Computing.  P.A. College abides by all the required standards set by the  Bologna Declaration and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).  The  College seeks to partner with Higher Education Institutions that comply  with the Bologna and the EHEA frameworks and standards. Further to the  aforementioned, the College assigns priority to partnering with HEI of  diverse cultures and HEI that are based in different geographical areas  around Europe.

 

 

On the basis of its strategic plan, P.A. College is  currently in the process of examining the possibility of collaboratively  developing B.A. and M.B.A. programmes with its ERASMUS partners and  other universities, accredited by their official national bodies in each  country of origin. The aim is to deliver these programmes concurrently,  separately or jointly in Cyprus and the European and/or other countries  internationally.  If this strategic move proceeds forward, it will  power up each institution’s strengths and expertise, and offer distinct,  unique, mutual, and substantial benefits for all institutions  involved. The ERASMUS programme has been conducive towards this end.

 

Another vital strategic direction of the College  focuses on working together with ERASMUS partners, European and other  international Higher Education Institutions on developing modules that  offer further value-added to student learning.  For instance, a module  pertinent to the history of the Greek Cypriot economy to the present day  can be used as a third or fourth semester module in some of the  partnering institutions.  Likewise, similar modules can be developed and  delivered to P.A. College students by the partnering institutions.   Modules can be delivered by using cutting edge two way internet  technologies, that is, dedicated point to point videoconferencing  facilities.