The Cyprus Insitute 

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a world-class, non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation. It is a regional Center of Excellence, addressing issues of regional interest but of global significance, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary research and international collaborations. CyI is being developed as an international science and technology organization to strengthen the research community of Cyprus and to help transform its economy to a knowledge-based economy. Recognizing the unique geopolitical location of Cyprus, the Institute aspires to serve as a European Union (EU) gateway to research and technology in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (EMME) region and in this way, advance peace and prosperity and promote the cooperation among the peoples of the EMME region for the betterment of their future. The Institute operates under the aegis of the Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CREF), which is governed by an acclaimed Board of Trustees, comprised of leading personalities of the international academic, political and business world. The research organization of the Institute comprises cross-disciplinary Research Centers pursuing issues of scholarly relevance, global significance and regional focus. The Cyprus Insitute's research activities focus on scientific and socioeconomic problems of regional relevance and global significance, integrated in thematic research thrusts that are either vertically or horizontally distributed across four interdisciplinary Research Centers, developed in partnership with leading international institutions in their thematic areas:

·       The Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) was founded in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

·       The Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) was founded in partnership with the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF)

·       The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) was founded in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

·       The Climate & Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C) was founded in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and the University of Helsinki.


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