Nicosia - Athalassa Campus (Aglantzia)

The CyI central offices and laboratory facilities are located in Athalassa (adjacent to Franco Cypriot School) within Aglantzia Municipality in Nicosia.
The main facilities within the Campus are described below.
Guy Ourisson Building

Guy Ourisson Building (GOB)

The first renovated building of CyI was inaugurated in December 2007 and named in memory of the late Prof. Guy Ourisson, honoring his outstanding contribution to the early stages of development of The Cyprus Institute.

The building includes a mixture of offices (for faculty, researchers and administration), seminar and conference rooms as well as auxiliary common areas. The Guy Ourisson Building also houses a small number of research laboratories including the Visualization Laboratory.

The Graduate School of CyI is also located at the building with office space for students and a students’ common area.

Novel Technologies Laboratory

Novel Technologies Laboratory (NTL)

The Novel Technologies Laboratory was inaugurated in April 2014. It is designed as a "green building", using specific standards that allow it to be a near zero energy building. It uses advanced energy saving measures and smart energy management.

The Laboratory hosts teams from the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center and is equipped with latest technology equipment for scientific research in areas such as atmospheric chemistry, environmental monitoring, solar thermal energy and desalination.


High Performance Computing Facility

The High Performance Computing Facility was inaugurated in 2012 with the installation of Cy-Tera, an innovative, hybrid machine, which is the first supercomputer in Cyprus, and the largest open access supercomputer in the Middle East.

The mission of the High Performance Computing Facility is to provide compute and data resources to the research community of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region, and to establish itself as the national supercomputing facility of Cyprus.

The facility provides high-level support and training for scientists in the region, extensive data-storage and analysis capabilities, as well as access to Cloud resources. Access to the facility is free and open to all scientists in the Eastern Mediterranean, subject to a peer-review process.


STARLab Facility

STARLab Facility is a unique to the country and the region, research infrastructure for the scientific research, documentation and preservation of the cultural heritage of Cyprus.

The Facility includes both a fixed laboratory and is housing a mobile laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment and scientific instruments to support activity in 3D data capture and analysis, geophysics and remote sensing, advanced imaging technologies and chemical-physical analyses.

Graduate School

Graduate School

The Cyprus Institute’s Graduate School is an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education working diligently to become a regional center of educational excellence. It exclusively offers graduate programs and is committed to attracting competitive students from all parts of the world, providing them with modern knowledge and skills to serve innovative areas of science, society and tomorrow's economy.

The Educational portfolio of CyI’s graduate school consists of PhD degree programs and MSc programs along with a training portfolio which includes internships, schools, seminars and workshops.

Athalassa Campus Top View

Athalassa Campus Top View

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Premises Outside Nicosia


PROTEAS Solar Research Facility at Pentakomo

Inaugurated in October 2015, the mission of the PROTEAS facility is to pursue research and development of solar technologies. Located adjacent to the sea on the south coast of Cyprus near Limassol, it provides an optimal facility to develop and test in situ these technologies optimized for island – coastal environment.

The facility offers laboratories and supportive infrastructure for research, development and testing of technologies related to Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Solar Thermal Energy (STE) and thermal Desalination of Sea Water (DSW). Following international norms, the facility will be open to the international scientific community on a merit-based priority scheme.

This facility was built with support from the project ‘Solar Thermal Production of Electricity and Water’, which ran under the framework of cross-border cooperation programme "Greece - Cyprus 2007-2013" and was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and National Funds of Greece and Cyprus.

Pafos Office

Pafos - District Officer’s Residence

Since June 2007 and following an agreement with Pafos and Geroskipou Municipalities, The Cyprus Institute is pursuing a number of research and outreach activities in Pafos. The former District Officer's Residence is being used as the base for the CyI activities in the region.

The remarkable colonial building has been restored, maintaining its historic integrity and original appearance. The restoration of the interior has been respectful to its historic layout and architectural elements as its infrastructure systems have been updated to accommodate conferences, seminars and outreach activities.

It is being utilised for a number of research activities (mainly related with archaeology), conferences, exhibitions, summer schools, lectures and seminars.

Related: View The Cyprus Institute's research infrastructures.