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DR. ANDREAS CL. SOPHOCLEOUS, a Professor in Communication and Mass Media, holds a Diploma in Geography of London University, an Bsc degree in Geography of the University of Washington USA, a BA degree in Political Science of the Panteion University Athens, an MA degree in Mass Communication of Denver University Colorado USA and a PhD degree in Communication and Mass Media of Panteion University Athens.  He also holds a Diploma in Education of the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus and a Certificate in Modern Harmony (Music) of the U. States School of Music, New York.  He is currently the Director of the Mass Media and Communication Institute (IMME) of Intercollege.  In the past Dr. Sophocleous was a lecturer of Journalism at the Frederick Institute of Technology, the KES College and Europa College, all in Nicosia.  He has served as Senior Officer of Press and Information and the Director of the Press and Information Office (1969-1995).  He represented the Republic of Cyprus in the Steering Committees of experts on the Mass Media and Cinematography of the Council of Europe.  He has served also as a chair of the organizing committees and editor of the proceedings of International Conferences on Journalism and the Cyprus Problem.  His research interests include the History of Cyprus Press, the Cyprus Bibliography, the Cyprus Literature of the 19th Century, the History and Geography of Cyprus.  He is also the author of many articles and books on the above subjects (33 books written and edited, 1 co-publication, 5 chapters in books and encyclopaedias, 26 journal articles and 4 conference proceedings papers).

Education:
Undergraduate work:

(Degree, Date received)

  • BA Political Science, Pantion University Athens, Greece, 1972.
  • Diploma in Geography, University of London, UK, 1968.
  • Diploma in Education, Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus, Nicosia, 1960.

Graduate work:
(Degree, Date received)

  • MA Mass Communication, University of Denver, Colorado, USA, 1974.

Postgraduate work:
(post-doc)

  • PhD Communication and Mass Media, Pantion University, Athens, Greece, 1995.

Positions Held:
(reverse chronological order)

  • Director, Mass Media & Communication Institute (IMME), Intercollege, Nicosia, May 1999-Present.
  • Professor of Mass Communication, Intercollege, Nicosia, November 2003-Present.
  • Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Intercollege, Nicosia, June 1998-November 2003.
  • Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Intercollege, Nicosia, Sept. 1995-June 1998.
  • Chairman of the Committee for the establishment of Cyprus Film Centre, 1992-1995.
  • Director, Press and Information Office (PIO), Republic of Cyprus, 1991-1995.
  • Chairman of the Committee for the establishment of the Press and Information Office (PIO), Republic of Cyprus, Newspaper’s Library, 1991-1994.
  • Chairman of the Cyprus Committee of Film Productions, 1990-1995.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for Radio and Television Licensing, 1990-1995.
  • Senior Press and Information Officer, Press and Information Office (PIO), Republic of Cyprus, 1983-1995.
  • Spokesman of the Greek Cypriot Interlocutor at the Intercommunal Talks, 1983-1986. 
  • Director, Cyprus News Agency, 1983-1985.
  • Secretary General of the International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), 1976-1995.
  • Secretary of the Government of Cyprus Committee for the Enlightenment of World Public Opinion on the Cyprus Problem, 1976-1991.
  • Chairman of the Committee for the Revision of the Press Law, 1976-1989.
  • Press and Information Officer, Press and Information Office (PIO), Republic of Cyprus, 1969-1983.
  • Teacher, 1960-1969.

Professional Associations:

    Organization/Field                                                        Title

  • Cyprus Geographical Association                   Chairman
  • Cyprus Association of Communication Arts  Chairman
  • Royal Geographic Society London                     Fellow
  • The New York Academy of Sciences                 Member
  • The Eurasian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) Member
  • Board of Cyprus Society of Historic Studies     Member
  • Greek Public Relations Society                           Member
  • Society of Cypriot Studies                                     Member
  • Cyprus Pen Club                                                    Member
  • Society of Cypriot Writers                                      Member
  • Institute of Public Relations London                  Member

Languages:
(Fluent, Proficient, Competent)
Greek:    Fluent.
English: Fluent.
French: Competent.

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