About CSMM

Education for the next generation of scientists

Choose the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) for an exceptional educational experience in a real work environment. The CSMM is the postgraduate school of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), a leading research center in the region. The School offers MSc and PhD programs in Molecular Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neuroscience and Biomedical Research. The CSMM provides an unrivalled educational experience to students, who can expect to be taught and mentored by the leading Biomedical Scientists and Neurologists in Cyprus, while also working alongside them in their respective laboratories.

The programs are suitable for graduates with a background in medicine, biological and related sciences, genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, chemistry and other related fields, who would like to progress to MSc or PhD level. The CING has the largest and most technologically developed research infrastructure in Cyprus and the neighboring area in the sectors of neurology, genetics, biomedical, medical and related sciences, offering the CSMM’s students a plethora of research opportunities, supported through competitive research grants obtained from national and international funding bodies. 

The programs of the CSMM are fully accredited in Cyprus and recognized internationally. Furthermore, for countries outside the EU which are requiring their own accreditation procedure, the CSMM has achieved accreditation from the Sultanate of Oman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the People’s Republic of China.

The CSMM is a small School with a high ratio of academic staff to students. We are selective in our admissions process in order to ensure that the students will be working side-by-side with the experienced scientists and doctors, the CSMM academic staff. The School is nonprofit, ensuring that emphasis is given on quality education over income.


Education in a real work environment

Graduates of the CSMM have hands-on work experience which is vital for a strong CV in today’s competitive job market. Our graduates are fully prepared for employment through their daily interaction in a professional work environment, which offers research and services alongside education. Furthermore, each academic course has been developed based upon both learning objectives and employment objectives. This ensures that the CSMM delivers fully equipped graduates to the job market, an objective which has been proven through the high employment rates of our alumni. 



The Council of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine is composed of nine members; three members of the Board of Directors of the CING, five Faculty Members and one elected Students’ Representative.

The Council provides the School with advice on matters which require its approval or validation, following decision by the CSMM Committees.        


Prof. Leonidas A. Phylactou 

The Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is the ex-officio Provost of the School. The Provost has the overall supervision of the operation and promotion of expansion of the School while overseeing all external relations.


The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine has several Committees for the operation of the School, such as the Admissions Committee, the Administrative Committee, the Academic Committee, the Disciplinary Committee and MSc/PhD Examination Committees.

The Education Office of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine is the first point of contact which deals with matters such as admission, registration, teaching, research, graduation and student affairs. The Education Office is also responsible for the promotion of the CSMM and its programs of study in Cyprus and abroad.

The Library of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine provides students and staff with reference books, journals, electronic journals, other reading material and access to online databases. The Library is continuously updated with new scientific journals and books, relevant to the CSMM’s clinical, educational and research activities.

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