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Professor Hubert Faustmann obtained his PhD in History from the University of Mannheim (1999). He is currently a Professor of History and International Relations at the University of Nicosia, where he has worked since 1999. Additionally, he is the director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus office since May 2011. He was the editor in Chief of the refereed journal The Cyprus Review from 2006 until 2016.  He co-writes the annual reports about Cyprus for the Political Data Yearbook of the European Journal of Political Research. He is also editor and one of the authors of the monthly FES Cyprus Newsletter. Professor Faustmann is an expert on British colonial Cyprus and post-independence Cypriot history and politics. His research also focuses on Hydrocarbon politics in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the relationship between state and society where he focuses on Clientelism and Political Patronage.

He is the author of Divide and Quit? British Colonial Policy in Cyprus 1878-1960, (MATEO (EBook), 1999) and is the editor/co-editor of several volumes, including: The Role of Education in Multicultural Cyprus (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017); An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus (I.B. Tauris, 2011); Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond (I.B. Tauris, 2009); The Government and Politics of Cyprus, (Peter Lang, 2008); Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006, (Bibliopolis, 2006). He has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.

His most recent publications include: “Zypern als Teil des britischen Empire” (Cyprus as part of the British Empire), in:  Stefan Brenner/Erwin Schmidl (eds.): Wegweiser zur Geschichte Zyperns (Guide to the History of Cyprus) (Schönigh Verlag, 2021), pp.55-68;„Die geteilte Insel: Annäherung und Wiedervereinigungsversuche seit 1974 “(The Divided Island: Rapprochement and Attempts at Reunification from since 1974), in:  Stefan Brenner/Erwin Schmidl (eds.): Wegweiser zur Geschichte Zyperns (Guide to the History of Cyprus) (Schönigh Verlag, 2021), pp.89-107; “The Struggle for Recognition and Political Rights of the Small Ethnic and Religious Minorities at the End of British Colonial Rule in Cyprus”, in: Anastasia Yiangou and Antigone Heraclidou (eds).  Cyprus from Colonialism to the Present: Visions and Realities: Essays in Honour of Robert Holland (Routledge, Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London, 2017), pp. 88-111. Together with Ahmet Sozen: “Cyprus”, in: European Journal of Political Research. Political Data Yearbook 2021.Vol. 61 (2022)

Research interests

British Colonial History of Cyprus 1878-1960

Cypriot History, Politics and Society since 1960

Corruption, Clientelism and Political Patronage

Energy Cooperation and Confrontation in the Eastern Mediterranean

German History, Politics and Foreign Policy

European History and Politics since the French Revolution

The History and Politics of the Eastern Mediterranean

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, History, University of Mannheim

… → 1999

Master, Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, University of Mannheim

… → 1995

Master, Political Science, University of Mannheim

… → 1994

Master, German Language and Literature, University of Mannheim

… → 1994

External positions

Director of the Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Cyprus

1 May 2011 → …

Teacher for German , Goethe Zentrum


Teacher for German and Cypriot History , College of Tourism



  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
  • JF Political institutions (General)


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