CUT was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT involvement in research has been recognized from the fact that within the last four years, projects with more than 20M Euro have been funded. CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible to be the strongest, on the island, in research with specialized units directed by distinguished professionals. In this project CUT is involved with the newly established UNESCO CHAIR and one Laboratory.
The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory CY-DHRL is the fastest growing laboratory at CUT and has been awarded a number of EU projects within its six year debut with a total budget of 7.4 million Euro. It is expected that by the end of the year the laboratory will grow up to 17 researchers. The laboratory is financially independent at the moment from the University and its main financial support is coming from EU high competitive grants, consultancy to the Industry and from international organizations actively involved in the area of digital Cultural Heritage. The Laboratory received in 2018 (the EU year dedicated on Cultural Heritage) the two most prestigious awards: the UNESCO CHAIR and European Research Area (ERA) CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage.
-A Multi-Processor platform with 64 GB main Memory and 200 TBytes external capacity capable to master all the numeric challenges on Digital CH Documentation and Archiving. Moreover, the CUT UNESCO Chair is hosting under Google and AMAZON Cloud Services different large platforms capable to handle massive processing of big and complex data.
-Latest Technology of 3D Laser Scanners, UAVs and 3D modelling and BIM, HBIM Software.
-Repository for more than 15 million items/objects.