Marios Vryonides (BA Athens, MA Essex and PhD London)
Marios Vryonides is Professor of Sociology, Sociology of Education and Research Methods at the European University Cyprus. He got his PhD from the Institute of Education – University of London (2003). From 2004 until 2009 he was visiting lecturer at the Institute of Education - University of London. He has taught at Anglia Polytechnic (now Ruskin) University (2001-2003) and the University of the Aegean (2004-2007). From 2008 until 2013 he was Cyprus’ national coordinator of the European Social Survey. Among the funded projects he has recently successfully completed are: EU funded project “Basic Skills Education and Training in Prisons” (2013-2015), EU funded project “Children's Voices: Exploring Interethnic Violence and Children's Rights in the School Environment” (2011-2013), EU funded project “Fundamental rights education in Europe” (2011-2013). He is currently the Secretary of the Research Committee on Sociology of Education (RC04) of the International Sociological Association (2010-2018). He has published widely on sociological and educational issues in international peer reviewed journals. His research interests focus on contemporary sociological theory, sociology of education and the theories of cultural and social capital.