The building units of CyI are cross-disciplinary research centers that address important issues of regional importance but of global interest. Four such research Centers have been established, whose thematic orientation is evident in their titles.
Energy, Environment and Water
Research Center (EEWRC)
Research at EEWRC deals with societally relevant issues related to energy, environment, climate and water. EEWRC's overarching mission is the understanding of and preparing for the major challenges and changes in the environment, socio-economic structures and societies in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 21st century.
Problems of national and regional importance and global significance are addressed with an emphasis on their specific regional, Eastern Mediterranean manifestations.
The Center strives to reach the highest standards of excellence and is increasingly recognized as a significant scientific resource for the region.
Collaboration and exploitation of synergistic potentials with other CyI research centers represents a guiding principle of our work, cooperation and partnerships with national, international and European institutions forms an integral part of our activities.
Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture
Research Center (STARC)
The Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute is devoted to the development, introduction and use of advanced science and technologies in the field of archaeology, cultural heritage and history of the region.
Research scientists and doctoral students, often in partnership with national or international research organizations, utilize physical and chemical measurements with sophisticated instruments in a fixed and mobile laboratory to participate in collaborative research in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe.
They also take advantage of high performance computing capabilities hosted at The Cyprus Institute to perform research requiring intensive computing or data storage and management.
New perspectives on archaeological and cultural heritage in the region are achieved through strong collaboration with research in climate, environment and unmanned aircraft at The Cyprus Institute.
Computation-based Science and Technology
Research Center (CaSToRC)
The Cyprus Institute is developing a Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) that includes a Tier-1 high-performance computing (HPC) facility.
CaSToRC aspires to cultivate the use of high performance computing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region and to serve the needs for HPC and data intensive computing in fields such as climate and environmental modeling, fluid dynamics and heat transfer, high-energy and plasma physics, materials science, chemistry, 3D visualization, computational biology and financial and economic modeling.
A very important component in the planning of CaSToRC is the development of research activities and educational programs in computational science and engineering.
Climate and Atmosphere
Research Center (CARE-C)
The Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C) was established in January 2020 through funding secured from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme (under grant agreement No. 856612) and the Cyprus Government, and resources from the Cyprus Institute to research and prepare to solution for the effects of climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region.
The Center carries out a combination of research, innovation and education activities, working in collaboration with international networks of leading academic institutions and thought leaders, and taking advantage of cutting-edge local environmental monitoring facilities.
CARE-C is acting as a knowledge hub for environmental and climate change research, fostering the creation of innovative and sustainable solutions that can help address the challenges facing the EMME region.
Science and Technology Driven Policy
and Innovation Research Center (STeDI-RC)
STeDI-RC (the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Center) is the fifth Research Center of the Cyprus Institute, which was launched in 2018 following a strategic decision taken by the Institute’s Board of Trustees and started operations in the academic year 2022-23. Its scope was decided by a Committee comprising faculty members from all Research Centers of the Institute as well as some of the Institute’s senior management
In line with the Institute’s mission to conduct pioneering research, innovation, and educational activities to address problems of significance for Cyprus, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, STeDI-RC is a cross-disciplinary endeavor to engage in policy research and innovation addressing today’s sustainability challenges.
The Center’s research will leverage innovative science- and technology-driven ideas to solve sustainability challenges. In addition to research, the Center aspires to become a leading think tank with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches.