Rectors Seminar 2017 in Nicosia


On 24-25 October 2017, UNICA and the University of Cyprus will organise a Rectors Seminar: Philanthropy in European Universities: strategies and challenges.


IMPORTANT UPDATE (as of 31/08/2017, 18:00): Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the inauguration of the new UCY Information Centre - Stelios Ioannou Library is postponed. The Rectors Seminar will be held as planned on 24-25 October and the participants will have the opportunity to visit the site of the UCY Information Centre - Stelios Ioannou Library.


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Download the programme (as of 18 September)


The generosity of individuals and foundations and the support of businesses keen to promote their social responsibility have the potential to provide substantial support for research and teaching activities and to help universities diversify their funding. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful discussion about fundraising strategies and challenges in promoting Philanthropy in European Universities.


The Seminar will discuss topics such as fundraising, stewardship, promoting a culture of giving, alumni relations, university-community partnerships and ethical dilemmas relating to private donations. Academic and professional experts will provide the participants with insights into current trends, share their recommendations and outline their vision of the future of university fundraising.


The University of Cyprus will provide its own insight on the philanthropic journey that has led to the launching and successful completion of the largest academic library and the first Learning Resource Centre in Cyprus.  


Target audience:

The Seminar is meant for Rectors/Presidents, Vice-Rectors/Vice-Presidents, Deans, other representatives of academic leadership responsible for fundraising, development, and alumni relations.

Senior Managers involved in international and European affairs are also welcome to attend.



Online registration to the Seminar is now open. Please register by filling in the online form under this link.

Deadline for submitting the registration form is Monday, 25 September 2017.

After submitting your form, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Your form will be automatically recorded in the UNICA registrations system. If you have any problems with the submission, do not hesitate to contact Marta Brelih-Wasowska from the UNICA Secretariat (



The University of Cyprus has kindly pre-booked a number of hotel rooms for the participants at Hilton Park Nicosia Hotel

Tel: +357-22-695-111
Fax: +357-22-351-918 

Hotel website

Participants can book their accommodation at a special rate of €90,00 and pay online via the following form:

Please note: Each participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking according to the instructions provided above. Although we ask you to indicate the hotel of your choice in the Seminar's online registration form, we do it for conference planning only. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.

HILTON HOTEL AIRPORT  PICK-UP/DROP-OFF SERVICE:  The Hotel can organise a pick-up/drop-off service to/from Larnaca International Airport at the current taxi fare (€ 50,00). If you would like to book this service please contact Ms Elena Demosthenous at providing your arrival and departure details.


Further information:

  • The participation in the Seminar is free of charge. Travel and accommodation of participants are to be covered by their sending institutions or the participants themselves.
  • For further information, please contact Ms Marta Brelih-Wasowska (UNICA Secretariat):



The organisation of the Seminar is done in cooperation with


Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 to Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Host Institution: 
University of Cyprus
University House Anastasios G. Leventis
University House Anastasios G. Leventis 1, University Avenue University Campus, Aglantzia, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus