Partner 3 (PA3), the University of Cyprus (UCY) was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. During the fall semester the academic year 2016-2017 there are 6659 enrolled students (undergraduate and postgraduate). UCY has 8 faculties: Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Economics and Management Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences and Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Letters Graduate School Medical School There are also 22 departments and 11 research units at UCY. UCY has a significant involvement in the implementation of European grants. The University participated in 145 such programmes securing €10.726.914,58 in 2015. The European programmes in which the University participates include: Horizon 2020, EU Seventh Framework Programme and the ERASMUS+ and Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, ERC frontier research programmes, COST programmes, JIP and Teaming as well as Interreg programmes. A major portion of the University’s external funding comes from the Research Promotion Foundation, since a significant number of research programmes are supported financially by the RPF. In 2015, the University secured €5.153.576.82 for 55 research programmes from the RPF. In 2008 UCY received the EFQM “Committed to Excellence” Award. Research is one of the priorities of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of the University of Cyprus (UCY). Advancing the state of the art in science and engineering is the stated goal of the department’s efforts. Departmental research promotes scientific study in many areas of civil and environmental engineering, such as mechanics, materials, structures, earthquakes, construction management, environmental pollution and water resources. The department has achieved some notable research distinctions within its first eight years and has managed to produce a significant number of scientific publications. The CEE Department also enjoyed considerable success in attracting research funding. Particularly, the faculty in the Department were awarded 42 research projects, totalling more than 14 million euros in total research budget bringing over 8 million euros directly to the CEE Department. Most of this funding came from external sources, including the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, UNESCO and the European Union, while a small part came from internal university funding assigned on a competitive basis. The CEE laboratory is equipped with all the necessary equipment for the proposed research, covering both mechanical, physiochemical and durability tests.