Aikaterini Nikolaidou, a CEDR (UK) accredited mediator and a DMI Certified Digital Marketing Professional, received an LLB and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Cyprus, while she holds an MA in European Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium).
She is the Head of the Communication Office at the Rectorate of the University of Cyprus, a Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Faculty of Law and Criminology) and a part time researcher and/or communication consultant at EU funded programs since 2012. She has a keen interest in Science Communication, Promotion of Research, Digital media and the engagement of Communities, subjects that she has spoken on at international workshops. She is an active member of the European Association of Communication Professionals in Higher Education (EUPRIO-Brussels). Between 2009-2015 she was appointed by the London Chamber of Commerce to grade the LCCI Public Relations Diplomas in Cyprus. In 2011 she was appointed by the Network of Universities of Capitals of Europe (UNICA) as the Chair of its International Working Group on Communication and Public Relations and ever since is the coordinator of its main conference which is organised every year by a different member University.