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Enrico Fermi Lecture: Science and Europe

On 21st March, Professor Massimo Inguscio, President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and a world-renowned quantum physicist, delivered a lecture entitled “Science and Europe - 60 years after the Treaties of Rome”, as the inaugural Enrico Fermi Lecture,…

The Cyprus Institute celebrated World Soil Day

To celebrate the importance of soils, The Cyprus Institute organized a mountain terrace rehabilitation workshop in Platanistasa community, on Saturday December 3rd. This is the 5th workshop in a series of public events that are co-organized in collaboration with the…

Cyprus and Lebanon Reinforce Academic Collaboration

From the 12th to 17th of December, the Cyprus Institute (CyI) hosted a winter school on Geosciences for Masters’ students from the University of Lebanon, taught by Professors from France. The event was supported by the Agence Universitaire de la…

In memoriam: Costas Stefanis (1928 -2016)

The news of the passing away of the internationally acclaimed Professor of Psychiatry of the University of Athens, Academician, former Minister and Honorary Member (Emeritus) of the Board of Trustees of the Cyprus Institute, Costas Stefanis was received by the…

International workshop on ‘Air Pollution in the Mediterranean’

More than 100 scientific experts from 20 different countries, met in Larnaca from the 17 to the 21st October 2016 to examine the issue of Air Pollution in the Eastern Mediterranean. The workshop, “Atmospheric Processes in the Mediterranean”, was organized…

Cultural Heritage's New EU Alliance: E-RIHS

The Cyprus Institute designated as the regional node for the Eastern Mediterranean The European Commission approved the allocation of approximately four million Euros towards the establishment of the Pan European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Sciences (E-RIHS). The Cyprus Institute’s Science…

Researcher's Night 2016: Become a Scientist For a Day

For the ninth consecutive year The Cyprus Institute participated in the Researcher's Night, held at FILOXENIA International Conference Centre in Nicosia, an event which is part of the European Researchers' Night that took place - simultaneously - on Friday 30…

First Graduation Ceremony of Doctoral Students

Culmination of celebrations for the completion of 10 years since CyI’s establishment:First Graduation Ceremony of Doctoral StudentsThe first Graduation Ceremony of Doctoral students of The Cyprus Institute was held on Friday, July 1st in the presence of the President of…

Another Successful Solar Car Challenge 2016

Another successful Solar Car challenge 2016 organized by The Cyprus Institute in cooperation with the Nicosia Municipality took place in the heart of the capital on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Official Results Solar Car Challenge 2016:WINNER: Technical School of Augorou…

10 Years of Cyprus Institute 2005-2015

On the occasion of the completion of 10 years since its establishment, The Cyprus Institute is organizing a series of events to highlight its important research work and achievements.The Institute, ten years since its establishment and 8 years since its…

New Horizons Open in Franco-Cypriot Scientific Collaboration

The Cyprus Instite and the Institut Français sign an agreement with the support of the French Ambassador Nicosia, May 13, 2016– H.E. Mr. René Troccaz, the Ambassador of France, and Mr. Jean-Pierre Mahoué, the director of the Institut Français yesterday…

Climate-Exodus Expected in the Middle East and North Africa

Part of the Middle East and North Africa may become uninhabitable due to climate change The number of climate refugees could increase dramatically in future. Researchers of The Cyprus Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated…

The American Ambassador visits The Cyprus Institute

The American Ambassador Mrs. Kathleen Doherty visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Wednesday, 11 April 2016. The purpose of the visit was to brief the Ambassador on the scientific activities of The Cyprus Institute. During the meeting…

Iran's Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology visits CyI

Iran's Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Dr. Mojtaba Shariati Niasar, visited The Cyprus Institute on Tuesday, March 1st 2016. The Deputy Minister’s delegation included Prof. Dr. Mohammadreza Pourmohammadi, Chancellor of the University of Tabriz, Iran, Ambassador Dr. Reza…

Europe under threat by tiger mosquito

Nicosia: 16th February 2016New research by The Cyprus Institute reveals that the tiger mosquito that is related to those transmitting Zika in Latin America is expected to spread further within Europe in the near future. A new publication by Erguler…

Digital Ancient Cypriot Literature (DACL) Attracts Global Interest

As part of Dioptra: The Edmée Leventis Digital Library for Cypriot Culture, Digital Ancient Cypriot Literature (DACL). The Project went online few months ago. Ever since it has attracted more than 41000 visitors from various countries from around the globe.…

Members of The Cyprus Institute win Stelios Bi-communal Business Award

‘Stelios Bi-communal Business Awards’ 2015 ceremony took place for the 7th consecutive year, at Bi - Communal Café of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in old Nicosia, on Monday 26 October, which was addressed by President Nicos Anastasiades. Congratulations to Marios C.…

Announcement of the CPR training Course

Efforts towards identifying and efficiently adapting to the forthcoming environmental changes, is hampered by a lack of suitable and cost effective monitoring systems. The PERSEUS FP7 project aspires to contribute to this challenge by enabling capacity building of long term…

New Light on Early Works of El Greco

In the crowded with participants Events hall of the Cyprus Institute’s Novel Technologies Building, Dr. Nikolas Bakirtzis and Ropertos Georgiou, from the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute, presented results from the recent application…

Obituary: CyI Trustee José Mariano Gago

Prof. José Mariano Gago, former Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education in Portugal and a Trustee of CREF and The Cyprus Institute, passed away on Friday, 17 April 2015, at his home in Lisbon at the age of 66.…

Special issue of Philosophical Transactions B of the Royal Society includes researchers of The Cyprus Institute for their contribution on new findings, how Climate Change affect the transmission of Vector-Borne Diseases

Special issue of Philosophical Transactions B of the Royal Society reports the latest findings on how changes in climate, epidemiological and socioeconomic factors could affect the transmission Vector-Borne Diseases. Prof. GK Christophides, Prof. J. Leleived, and other CyI researchers are…

CyI’s Water Group testing the Waters with Durham University Students

Last week, the Cyprus Institute’s water researchers hosted a group of Environmental Geosciences students and their lecturers from Durham University, UK. Together they explored and discussed typical water management problems and their possible solutions in semi-arid environments, which are plentiful…

Queen Elizabeth II honours CyI’s Trustee Mrs Edmée Leventis

The lifetime achievements of Mrs Edmee Leventis have been recognised in the 2015 British New Year Honours list, where distinguished personalities are awarded honorary titles by Queen Elizabeth II. Mrs Leventis has been styled Officer of the Most Excellent Order…

MENA-CA CORDEX Meeting hosted by The Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute hosted the 1st CORDEX MENA-CA meeting, at its premises in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 27-28 November 2014. The meeting involved around 20 high-level climate scientists and marked an important step forward in establishing CORDEX* networks and activities in…

Cyprus represented at the Commonwealth Science Conference

The first in 50 years Commonwealth Science Conference held in Bangalore, India on 25 - 28 November 2014 drew international attention, as it highlighted the formidable scientific programs pursued in Commonwealth countries. The event was organised under the aegis of…

Through the Researcher’s... Eyes!

The Cyprus Institute participated to the event Through the Researcher's…Eyes, organized by Research Promotion Foundation at Filoxenia Conference Center, Nicosia, on Friday 28 November 2014. The event’s main objective is to bring the public and researchers together, and to present…

European Commission and Cyprus strengthen research links

On 20-21 November the Joint Research Center (JRC) and The Cyprus Institute jointly organised a workshop at the JRC research facilities in Ispra, Italy. The workshop was a follow-up to the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on 22 July…

HPC-LEAP Applications are now Open

The European Joint Doctorate Program in High Performance Computing for Life sciences, Engineering and Physics (HPC-LEAP) is accepting applications for the academic year 2015-2016. To apply, please follow the link: https://hpc-leap.eu/index.php/application/online-application-system.html HPC-LEAP offers 15 PhD Marie-Sklodwska Curie fellowships for cross-disciplinary…

The Cyprus Institute coordinates a European Joint Doctorate Program

The Computational-based Science and Technology Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) will coordinate a consortium of 17 European academic and industrial institutions to implement a European Joint Doctorate (EJD) programme in computational sciences over the next 4 years. The…

European Commission and Cyprus strengthen research links

On 22 July 2014, in Brussels, the European Commission's in-house science service, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) and the Cyprus Institute hosted an official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to further strengthen the collaboration…

Agios Antonios high school of Limassol visits CyI

Besides scientific advancement, EEWRC’s broader objectives include the proper environmental education of the local community of Cyprus and the broader region. Such an activity occurred in the Institute’s premises last week. It was our pleasure to have with us students…

Improving Irrigation Water Use with the ENORASIS System

Thirty agricultural and environmental researchers, officials, producers and consultants met at the Department of Agriculture’s District Office in Limassol to get introduced to ENORASIS, a smart irrigation decision support system, on 24 June 2014. The ENORASIS system has been developed…

4th LinkSCEEM General User Meeting June 2014

The Computation-based Science and Technology Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute, the EU funded FP7 project Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (LinkSCEEM-2) and the Cy-Tera project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic…

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) & Cultural Heritage workshop

The FP7 infrastructure project Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (LinkSCEEM), coordinated by The Cyprus Institute, and STARC jointly organized a workshop on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Cultural Heritage research. The workshop was held at the…

CyI’s Doctoral Programs accredited

The Cyprus Institute’s (CyI) Doctoral Programs are now formally accredited, following the ratification of the recommendation of the Council of Educational Evaluation-Accreditation (SEKAP) by the Minister of Education and Culture. Accreditation by the Ministry constitutes the highest formal recognition for…

Visit of the Slovak Ambassadress at The Cyprus Institute

On Thursday, 5 June the Ambassadress of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Dr. Oksana Tomova visited The Cyprus Institute. Dr. Tomova attended a meeting with the President of the Institute, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas and a group of researchers, where she…

World Environment Day 5 June 2014

Saving and Preserving a Precious Resource: Environmental Research at The Cyprus Institute We tend to take the world around us and the environment in particular as a given and unchanging. However, the overexploitation of natural resources, the dumping of pollutants…

CyI Scientists introduce students to the World of Research

Two teams from CyI’s Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) in collaboration with two public schools participated at the competition “Students in Research - MERA” («Μαθητές στην Έρευνα»), organized by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) in collaboration with…

Protecting our soil with the RECARE project

Can the answer be in the soil? RECARE Project – finding and sharing solutions to protect our soils A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution, which…

The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) initiative at EEWRC

A joined General Assembly meeting between the FP7 project PERSEUS (Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas) and the COCONET (COast to COast NETworks) project took place in Athens, Greece this last January 27th and 28th. The meeting…

The Minister of Labour and Social Insurance at The Cyprus Institute

The Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, Mrs. Zeta Emilianidou visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Tuesday, 11th February. Mrs. Emilianidou was accompanied by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Andreas Assiotis. During the meeting CyI President, Prof.…

BeWater Kick-Off Meeting: Productive Participation & Partnership

More than 30 participants from around Europe gathered in Barcelona, Spain, for the first meeting of a new European project which will involve the active participation of society in water adaptation to global change. The stage for collaboration over the…

The Mayor of Nicosia visits The Cyprus Institute

The Mayor of Nicosia Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Wednesday, 18th December. The Mayor was accompanied by Mr. Chrysanthos Fakas, Municipal Councillor. During the meeting the CyI President, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas presented…

Conference on Scientific Computing - CSC 2013

The FP7 infrastructure project Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (LinkSCEEM) coordinated by The Cyprus Institute, and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) organized the Conference on Scientific Computing 2013 (CSC 2013) in Paphos during…

The Cyprus Institutes’ Unmanned Research Aircrafts ready for takeoff

After more than four years of intensive work, The Cyprus Institute celebrated on Thursday, 21st November 2013, during an official ceremony the Inauguration of the Unmanned Aircraft Research Facility. H.E. the Minister of Communications and Works, Mr. Tasos Mitsopoulos attended…

Obituary: Founding Trustee Glafkos Clerides

Glafkos Clerides, a founding Trustee of CREF and The Cyprus Institute, was born in Nicosia on 24 April 1919. He was the fourth President of the Republic of Cyprus from 1993 to 2003. He died on Friday, 15 November 2013…

The USA Ambassador visits The Cyprus Institute

The Ambassador of the USA to Cyprus Mr. John M. Koenig visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Wednesday, 23rd October. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mrs. Karen Enstrom - Regional Energy Officer, Mr. Keith Peterson - Public…

Documenting the past with digital technologies

In September 2013 The Cyprus Institute (STARC: Dr S. Hermon, G. Iannone, M. Faka and I. Atzeni Erasmus student), has started a collaboration within the framework of the 3D Icons project, with Prof. A. De Palmas Professor of European Protohistory…

Science Rocks!

Researcher’s Night 2013 For the sixth consecutive year The Cyprus Institute participated to the annual European event Researchers' Night. The event’s main objective is to bring the public at large and researchers together, and to present and explain science in…

Exploring the Akamas sea caves

Ecological studies require a certain amount of exploration. At the Akamas Peninsula, CyI researchers together with their collaborators from NGO Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre, visited a rare kind of cave, found only in few places in the Mediterranean. Caves…

Another successful Solar Car Challenge by The Cyprus Institute

Now in its fourth year, The Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge has become a popular annual summer event. This year’s event took place on Sunday, 30th June. The race was co-organized by Neapolis University and the Pafos and Geroskipou municipalities.…

The Greek Ambassador visits The Cyprus Institute

The Greek Ambassador Mr. Vasilis Papaioannou visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Wednesday, 26th June. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Vangelis Tsolkas, Secretary of the Embassy. During the meeting the President of the Institute, Prof. Costas…

Movement of Social Democrats - EDEK visits CyI

A delegation from the Movement of Social Democrats – EDEK, led by its President and President of the House of Representatives Mr. Yiannakis Omirou, visited The Cyprus Institute on the 19th of June. Mr. Omirou was accompanied by the party’s…

Solar Car Challenge 2013

Now in its fourth year, the Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge has become a popular annual summer event. Co-organized by Neapolis University and the Pafos and Geroskipou municipalities, this year’s event will take place on the public roads of Pafos…

Cy-Tera is celebrating its first year of successful operation

The Cy-Tera supercomputer at The Cyprus Institute is the first national supercomputer facility open to all scientists in Cyprus, being in operation since May 2012. It operates following the model of other established European supercomputing centers and was funded through…

Princeton University awards visiting research scholarship

Asst. Professor Nikolas Bakirtzis of the Science and Technology and Archaeology and Research Center (STARC), has recently been awarded a Visiting Research Scholarship by Princeton University’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies to pursue his research over the 2013 Summer Term…

The Cyprus Institute, central partner in top level European program

The Cyprus Institute participates as a strategic partner to the EU funded project ‘Scientific and Technological Alliance for Guaranteeing the European Excellence in Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy’ (STAGE-STE). The four-year project with European funding of €9.500.000 was evaluated with an…

Modeling the Chemical Aging of Dust Particles

Atmospheric dust particles are an integral part of the Earth System and play an important role. (1) They interact with the Earth’s energy balance (2) they affect human health, and (3) they interact with anthropogenic air pollution. The latter, however,…

RTI results on El Greco Paintings

Following the application of RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) photography on three paintings by the famous Cretan artist Domenikos Theotocopoulos, internationally known as El Greco, in Nicosia (January 2013). Nikolas Bakirtzis and Ropertos Georgiou of The Cyprus Institute’s Science and Technology…

Aerosol Measurements

An intensive measurement campaign of the chemistry and physics of atmospheric aerosol in Cyprus Atmospheric aerosols affect our health by entering our lungs and also by serving as vehicles for bacteria and other biological organisms. In addition aerosols from natural…

US Energy Secretary: Ernest Moniz nominated by President Obama

President Obama nominated Prof. Ernest Moniz, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative and Honorary Trustee of The Cyprus Institute as Energy secretary of the US Department of Energy, one of the most important Ministries of the US…

Innovative Approaches for Sharing Cultural Heritage Knowledge

The Cyprus Institute’s Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), recently organised an international workshop on Innovative Approaches for Sharing Cultural Heritage Knowledge Virtual Museums, Europeana and Digital Libraries. The workshop was devoted to innovative approaches, new media and…

Third LinkSCEEM Thematic Workshop for Climate Research

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Germany and the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), Germany organised the Third LinkSCEEM Thematic Workshop for Climate Research, as a…

Cyprus Institute research highlighted in New Scientist Magazine

Research results from The Cyprus Institute were recently highlighted in the renowned New Scientist magazine. The article "Greek economic crisis has cleared the air" in the January issue, elucidates that there is a decline in air pollution in the wake…

Presidential candidate Stavros Malas visits The Cyprus Institute

Presidential candidate Dr. Stavros Malas visited The Cyprus Institute on Wednesday, 23rd January. Dr. Malas was accompanied by his campaign team, MP Mrs. Irene Charalambidou, Mr. Matheo Matheou and Mr. Costas Hadjithomas (from PEO). Dr. Malas visited a number of…

Technology Light on El Greco

CyI’s Imaging Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (ICACH)* applied Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) photography on three celebrated paintings of Cretan artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), known as El Greco during his illustrious career in Spain. CyI researchers Nikolas Bakirtzis and…

Cyprus Democratic Rally Party visits The Cyprus Institute

A high ranking delegation from the Cyprus Democratic Rally Party visited The Cyprus Institute (CyI) on Friday, 9 November 2012. The delegation consisted of parliament members Mr. Charis Georgiades, DHSY Spokesman, Mr. Tasos Mitsopoulos, DHSY parliament representative and Mr. Nikos…

Coral research at The Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute in collaboration with NGO Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre (EPERC) is carrying out fascinating coral research in the seas of Cyprus. From the sunny to the dark, from the warm to the cold, from the shallow to…

Second LinkSCEEM Thematic Workshop for Climate Research

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (FZJ/JSC), Germany and Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) organised a 3-day Thematic Workshop for Climate Research on 9-11 October 2012.…

Researcher’s Night: Exploring science through fun learning

For the fifth consecutive year The Cyprus Institute participated to the annual European event Researchers' Night. The event’s main objective is to bring the public at large and researchers together, and to present and explain science in a relaxed and…

The Ukrainian Ambassador, Dr. Boris Humeniuk visits The Cyprus Institute

The Ukrainian Ambassador, Dr. Boris Humeniuk visited The Cyprus Institute’s Athalassa Campus premises on Friday, 14th September. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Υan Orlovskyi, Counsellor on Economical Issues. During the meeting the President of the Institute, Prof. Costas N.…

The Australian Commissioner visits The Cyprus Institute

The Australian High Commissioner Mr. Trevor Peacock visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Monday, 27th August. During the meeting the President of the Institute, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas, presented its overall vision and achievements and briefed the…

Second LinkSCEEM General User Meeting June 2012

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (FZJ/JSC) in Germany, the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in Egypt…

Digital Cultural Heritage Workshop May 2012

The Cyprus Institute in collaboration with the Cyprus Antiquities Department and the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications in Egypt, the Fraunhofer‐Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung in Germany and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Italy organised an international Workshop…
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