The University recently signed an Agreement with the Open University of Cyprus and the European Union to continue and expand our education programs. The Department of Education Studies has developed an MA and Ph.D. program in Cyprus through our partnership with the Global Center of Independent Studies. We also offer a Ph.D. program for students from Lebanon who attend classes at our facility in Cyprus. The Agreement with the Open University of Cyprus provides for St. Louis University to offer additional University programs in Cyprus and throughout the European Union. The College sends faculty each semester to teach courses for the students in Cyprus. The courses are taught on a hybrid basis with the use of Internet technology. The Cyprus program is an excellent example of the globalization of the mission of St. Louis University. SLU is providing quality education to Cyprus, a small country of 800,000 people that has limited resources for higher education, particularly at the graduate level. Through this program we have the opportunity to foster research opportunities through the EU and the Fullbright Foundation.