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STARC’s Efthymia Nikita Receives Important Distinction for Her Textbook on Osteoarchaeology at the American Publishers Awards

The textbook Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2017) by STARC Assistant Professor Efthymia Nikita, received an Honourable Mention at the 2018 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. This important distinction…
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STARC Researchers Digitally Document The Unknown Graffiti Of San Marco Basilica In Venice

With the collaboration and permission of the Procuratoria of St. Mark (the board of curators responsible for the protection, maintenance and repairs of the San Marco basilica), STARC researchers initiated an ambitious project to digitally document, visualize and study the…
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Presidential Candidate Dr. Stavros Malas Visits The Cyprus Institute

Presidential candidate, Dr. Stavros Malas, accompanied by the members of his staff, Yiannos Katsourides, Giorgos Siammas, Stavros Hatzigiannis and Chrysostomos Pasiardis, visited CyI premises on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The visit is a continuation of such visits by political figures…
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Democratic Rally Leadership Team Headed by the Party's President, Averof Neophytou, Visits CyI

The President of the governing “Democratic Rally” party, Averof Neophytou, heading a delegation from his party that included MP’s Nikos Nouri and Dimitris Demetriou, Press Representative Prodromos Prodromou, and Deputy Press Representative Stavriana Kofteros, visited CyI on Monday, 18 December.…
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CyI Launches its H2020 TEAMING Strategic Project “EMME-CARE” for the Creation of a Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Atmospheric Research

On Thursday, November 30th, the official launching of The Cyprus Institute’s Horizon 2020 “TEAMING” strategic project “EMME-CARE: Eastern Mediterranean Middle East – Climate & Atmosphere Research Centre”, for the creation of a Centre of Excellence on Climate Change and Air…
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Enhancement of the Scientific Cooperation Between Italy and Cyprus

Rome, October 24th, 2017 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Cyprus Institute (CyI) was signed at CNR headquarters. The MoU covers the mutual scientific interests between the two parties, and is…
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The Cyprus Institute Participates in “Researcher’s Night” 2017

On September 29, The Cyprus Institute once again participated in the Europe-wide public event, “Researcher’s Night 2017” that is dedicated to popular science and fun learning. The event is an initiative of the European Commission, and takes place annually on…
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Signing of Memoranda of Understanding Between The Cyprus Institute and Departments From the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

At an official ceremony held at CyI premises on Monday, July 24, 2017, The Cyprus Institute and the Department of Environment, the Water Development Department, and the Geological Survey Department from the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, signed…
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Cornell – STARC Dendrochronology Seminar at Pelendri

Students from The Cyprus Institute and Cornell University participated in a seminar on Dendrochronology and Architectural History held on June 14th at the Church of the Holy Cross in the village of Pelendri. Led by Cornell Professor Sturt Manning and…
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Solar Car Challenge 2017

Another very successful Solar Car Challenge by The Cyprus Institute! Congratulations to all the participants for another successful Solar Car challenge organized by The Cyprus Institute in cooperation with the Nicosia Municipality. The race took place in the heart of…
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The Cyprus Institute and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Partner for Ambitious Research and Educational Collaboration

An Important Milestone in Cyprus-Russia Scientific Collaboration A high-level delegation from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology “SkolTech” (see: http://www.skoltech.ru/en), led by the Vice President for Academic Development, Dr. Alexander Safonov, visited the Cyprus Institute this week, and both…
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The Cyprus Institute Participates in the Mediterranean Science Festival 2017

From 27-30 of April 2017, The Cyprus Institute participated in the second Mediterranean Science Festival (MSF17) that took place at the Old Port of Limassol. MSF17 was organized by the non-profit organization SciCo Cyprus, the Youth Board of Cyprus, and…
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Prof. Ettore Fiorini Delivers Second Enrico Fermi Lecture on Archaeometallurgy

On Thursday, 27th of April 2017, The Cyprus Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Cyprus and the Dante Alighieri Society, hosted a lecture entitled ‘Present and Future Research on Archaeometallurgy of Sardinian Artifacts and Copper provided by…
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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,…
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CyI Board Reviews Progress and Meets The President of The Republic

In its 2017 meeting, the Board of The Cyprus Institute reviewed yet another successful year of operation. During the meeting, the trustees assessed in detail the progress made in the previous year, set up the strategic plan for 2017, ratified…
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Discussing Climate Change Adaptation With Members of the Cyprus Parliament

The water researchers of the Cyprus Institute presented a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Pedieos River Basin to the Environment Committee of the Cyprus Parliament, on 15 February 2017. Modelling studies conducted by The Cyprus Institute show how Cyprus…
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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…
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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…
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Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture 2016, “When Fundamental Discoveries meet Our Daily Lives”

The importance of how “Fundamental Discoveries meet our Daily Lives” and how important scientific advances are, were analyzed by the distinguished Professor Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON during the «Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture 2016» organized by The Cyprus Institute on 13 December. Prof.…
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The Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (ITABC-CNR) and Research Activities in Cyprus: a Long History of Friendly, Stimulating and Fruitful Collaboration

The Cyprus Institute, with the support of The Italian Embassy in Nicosia, hosted a colloquium entitled “The Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (ITABC-CNR) and research activities in Cyprus: a long history of friendly, stimulating and fruitful collaboration”. The…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Expert Meeting on Global Change in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean

On August 25 and 26 some 50 experts from Africa, the United States of America, Japan, India and Eastern Mediterranean countries met to discuss pressing issues of global and climate change in the MENA Region (the term “MENA” is a…
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The Cyprus Institute Recruits Leading Expert in Solar Thermal Energy

The Board of Trustees of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) has ratified the appointment of Dr. Manuel Blanco as the EC-funded European Research Area (ERA) Chair holder in the field of Solar Thermal Energy. He will join the Energy Division of…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge 2016 - Sunday June 26th

Event Details: Date: 26 June 2016, Begins 10:00 Location: Nicosia City Center - corner of Stasikratous Str & Spyrou Kyprianou Ave   The Cyprus Institute is very proud to officially announce the date for The Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge…
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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…
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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…
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The Cyprus Institute’s infrastructures recognized as a key component of the European ACTRIS atmospheric network

The Cyprus Institute’s infrastructures recognized as a key component of the European ACTRIS atmospheric networkOn March 10th 2016, European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has officially adopted ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) on its updated research…
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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…
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EC's VP V. Dombrovskis: CyI an Example of Successful Utilisation of European Funds

The Vice President for Euro and Social Dialogue of the European Commission, Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, visited The Cyprus Institute on Saturday, 5th March 2016. Mr Dombrovskis was accompanied by members of his cabinet, Mr. George Markopouliotis - Head of the…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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The Cyprus Institute participates in the Mediterranea Young Artists Biennale in Milano

Visualizing Stories at the Young Artists Biennale in Milan CyI’s Imaging Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage is delighted to contribute to Cyprus’ participation at the Milano 2015 Young Artists Biennale*. Andriana Nikolaidou, CyI intern in advanced imaging, was one…
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The Cyprus Institute participates in the 1st Mediterranean Science Festival

The Cyprus Institute participates in the 1st Mediterranean Science Festival The Cyprus Institute participated in the 1st Mediterranean Science Festival, organized by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) and Science Communication Cyprus (Sci Co), at the Carob Mill, Limassol on 3-6…
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The Cyprus Institute is Awarded the Certification of Employer of Gender Equality

The Cyprus Institute was awarded the certification of “Employer of Gender Equality” from the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance.   The certification was awarded in an official ceremony on the 2nd November 2015. Dr. Michalis Yiangou, Associate Vice…
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2015 Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture & Scientific Day in Honor of Prof Edouard Brézin

Hubert Curien Memorial Lecture 2015, The Fututre of Economic Growth (Thursday 29th October 2015) The Future of Economy and the common issues of Economic development were analyzed by the distinguished Professor of Economics Daniel Cohen during the «Hubert Curien Memorial…
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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.…
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Evaluating climate change adaptation options for the Pedieos River Basin

Climate change is affecting our environment and our water resources. Research and dialogue are needed to identify how to adapt to longer droughts, higher temperatures and more intense rain storms. A participatory workshop at The Cyprus Institute engaged water managers,…
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High performance computing speeds up the low carbon energy transition

On October 5th and 6th, the EoCoE (Energy Oriented Center of Excellence) project was officially launched. EoCoE will use the tremendous potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low…
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The Inauguration of The Cyprus Institute's Solar Research Facility “PROTEAS”

The Inauguration of The Cyprus Institute's Platform for Research, Observation and Technological Applications in Solar energy "PROTEAS" The Inauguration of The Cyprus Institute's Platform for Research, Observation and Technological Applications in Solar energy "PROTEAS" in Pentakomo, by the President of…
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2nd Workshop: Bringing people together to maintain dry stone terraces in Pitsilia Area

Bringing people together to maintain dry stone terraces in Pitsilia Area.   More than 60 people participated in the 2nd Terrace Rehabilitation Workshop that was co-organized by The Cyprus Institute and Local Authorities from the Pitsilia area on Saturday, 10th…
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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…
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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…
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Risk from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides by the Akkuyu nuclear power plant

Researchers from The Cyprus Institute, in collaboration with scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany, have calculated the risk from potential emission of radionuclides by the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is under construction. The scientific climate-chemistry…
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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.…
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An Info Day of the CIVMME Project marks the completion of the project

Climate change and aspects of its impacts on human health were discussed at an Info Day recently organised at the premises of the Cyprus Institute (CyI), marking the completion of the project, Climate Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases in the Eastern…
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The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment at The Cyprus Institute

The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr. Nicos Kouyialis visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Thursday, 26February. During the meeting CyI President, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas presented the Institute’s overall vision and achievements and briefed…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Bringing people together to combat land degradation in the Troodos mountains

With the aim of identifying soil threats and solutions in the Troodos, a participatory workshop was organized by The Cyprus Institute’s Water and Natural Resources Group in Polystipos village on November 18th 2014. The workshop was attended by 25 stakeholders,…
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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…
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Mediterranean researchers discuss climate change challenges in Cyprus’ Pedieos Watershed

More than 30 participants from twelve organizations and eleven different countries gathered in Nicosia on 21-23 October, for the second General Meeting of the BEWATER project. The BeWater project "Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change"…
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“Scientific Day” in honor of Prof. Herwig Schopper’s 90th birthday

The “Scientific Day” on Friday morning, 24 October has been a remarkable day at The Cyprus Institute to honor Prof. Herwig Schopper, Former Director General of CERN and Honorary Trustee of The Cyprus Institute, on the occasion of his 90th…
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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…
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A look ahead at the future of agricultural production and water use in Cyprus

Sustainable water use and adaptation to climate change are challenging issues for the agricultural sector in Cyprus. This issue was discussed at the final public event of the AGWATER research project. The meeting was co-organisedby The Cyprus Institute and the…
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A Future for our Past: Presentation of the Ancient Cypriot Literature Digital Corpus

The Cyprus Institute presented during an official ceremony the innovative project "Ancient Cypriot Literature Digital Corpus" on Thursday, 18th September 2014. The event was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiades and…
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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…
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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…
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The Cyprus Institute as the MENA Regional Hub for “Future Earth”

"Future Earth", one of the most ambitious and most prestigious international programs of global sustainability, announced on 2nd July that the management of the program was entrusted to an international consortium in which The Cyprus Institute is a key participant,…
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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…
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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…
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CyI at the international symposium “El Greco: The Cretan Years”

2014 marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death in Toledo, Spain. To commemorate the event the Historic Museum of Crete and the Benaki Museum in Athens are presenting an important exhibition called “Domenikos Theotokopoulos between Venice and Rome” to…
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Another very successful Solar Car Challenge by The Cyprus Institute!

Now in its fifth year the Solar Car Challenge has become a popular annual summer event. This year the event returned to Nicosia and the Solar Cars raced in the City Center using the sun as their only fuel. The…
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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…
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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…
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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…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 June 2014 07:34

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…
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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…
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The Cyprus Institute's Bioarchaeology group participates in the preparation of the new exhibition ‘The Body’ at the Cyprus Museum

The Department of Antiquities is presenting, with The Cyprus Institute’s contribution, the temporary exhibition “The Body: lived experiences in ancient Cyprus” which is hosted at the Cyprus Museum. For archaeologists, who study human civilisation through the ages, the body constitutes…
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Racing with the sun: The Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge 2014

The first Solar Car Challenge was organised by The Cyprus Institute in June 2010, at the Daytona Race Track in Tseri, in collaboration with the Research Promotion Foundation. Due to its great success an annual event was born. In 2011,…
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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…
  • Last modified on Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Ambassadors and Members of Diplomatic Missions visit The Cyprus Institute

Twenty-one Ambassadors and other members of Diplomatic Missions accredited in Cyprus visited The Cyprus Institute on Tuesday, 11th March 2014. The Greek Ambassador Mr. Vassilis Papaioannou, in his capacity as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Cyprus, was leading the…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:05

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…
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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.…
  • Last modified on Monday, 03 February 2014 09:13

Management Plan for the Choirokoitia World Heritage Site presented at CyI Colloquium

The unprecedented turnout and the great interest of the public colloquium organized by The Cyprus Institute on the management of the prehistoric Choirokoitia site in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities, the French Institute and ICOMOS Cyprus, stresses the importance…
  • Last modified on Friday, 31 January 2014 14:22

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…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2013 04:39

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…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:16

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:17

Signing of a MoU between The Cyprus Institute and the Cyprus Department of Meteorology

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) and the Cyprus Department of Meteorology signed a Memorandum of Understanding during an official ceremony on Tuesday, 26th November 2013. The agreement was signed on behalf of The Cyprus Institute by its President Prof. Costas N.…
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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…
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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…
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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) highlights CyI research in Brussels

The Cyprus Institute was invited by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission to present its expertise and activities in Research and Communication of Cultural Heritage in the context of a high-level meeting on the theme "Scientific Support…
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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…
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Launching of The Cyprus Institute’s Mobile Laboratory for Archaeology (STAR-LAB)

On Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 The Cyprus Institute during an official ceremony launched the STAR-LAB project. STAR-LAB is a Strategic Infrastructure project of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute. The project aims at…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Member of the Parliament Mr. Prodromos Prodromou visits The Cyprus Institute

Mr. Prodromos Prodromou, Member of the Parliament with the Democratic Rally Party (DHSY) visited The Cyprus Institute’s premises in Athalassa Campus on Thursday, 22nd August. During the meeting which was also attended by members of the academic and research staff,…
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The final conference of the EU-DARECLIMED Project: Sharing data and information in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East Chania, Crete, Greece July 23 to 25, 2013

On July 23 to 25, 2013, some fifty scientists from European and Eastern Mediterranean countries gathered in Chania, Crete, Greece for a conference on “Sharing data and information in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East” (www.cyi.ac.cy/rd/dareclimedevent.html). The conference was…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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‘Future Earth’ Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Cyprus Institute in collaboration with the International Council for Science (ICSU) organised on 3 – 5 June 2013 in Nicosia the ‘Future Earth’ Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa. ‘Future Earth’ is a 10-year international research…
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Professor Zev Levin bestowed with Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Dr. Zev Levin, a Professor at The Cyprus Institute was recently awarded the Helmholtz International Fellow Award for his extensive work in cloud and precipitation physics and many years of contribution in the management of science. Professor Levin joined the…
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Developing innovative research for the study of deep water fossilised corals

One of the key elements in understanding the deep water marine environment is the detailed study of the growth of corals and their micro-environment. Such work requires detailed observations of coral shape and structure, growth rates and identification of other…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Italian Republic awards Dr. Andreas Pittas the Grande Ufficiale medal

The Italian President, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano awarded Dr. Andreas Pittas, former President of the Employers and Industrialists Federation and Member of The Cyprus Institute’s Board of Trustees with the medal of the Grande Ufficiale (Grand Officer). This is the highest…
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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…
  • Last modified on Friday, 19 October 2012 11:22

Climate and human health: the impact of climate change on vector-borne disease

Climate change is expected to impact widely upon human health, including changes in the geographical distribution of insects that carry diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile Fever, Chikungunya Fever and others. The Mediterranean basin and the Middle East…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:12

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.…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:02

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…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:10

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:41

Signing Ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The Cyprus Institute and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

A Signing Ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The Cyprus Institute and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) was held on 19th of June 2012, formalizing the already existing cooperation between the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 26 October 2012 12:06

The Cyprus Institutes’ success in securing competitive research funds

An extensive article entitled “Cypriot participation in the programs and activities of the 7th Framework Program for research and technological development of the European Union” was recently published in the latest issue (March – April 2012) of the Cyprus’ Research…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:26

NCSA News presents the close cooperation between CyI and the University of Illinois

The close cooperation between Τhe Cyprus Institute (CyI) and the University of Illinois was recently highlighted in an extensive article in the NCSA News. The article focused on the development of the first national computational infrastructure in Cyprus, CyI’s Cy-Tera…
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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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