Research Centers

Center of Excellence

Center for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES)

The Center for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus. The Center implements horizontal research activities in scientific areas related to the fields of Risk and Decision Sciences. CERIDES is directed by Prof. George Boustras, Dean of the School of Business. (CERIDES


School of Business Administration

Center for Sustainable Management of Tourism, Sport & Events (CESMATSE)

CESMATSE is an inter-disciplinary research center serving the economy, the society and the environment. The Center is directed by Dr Nikolaos Boukas an Assistant Professor of the School of Business. (CESMATSE

Performance Enterprise Accelerator & Knowledge Innovation Center (EUC-PEAK)

The EUC-PEAK Innovation Center aims to research, support and accelerate efforts of entrepreneurship, business innovation and knowledge transfer. The Innovation Center works with the local SMEs, industrial and manufacturing community, students, stakeholders and public authorities to encourage the adoption of entrepreneurial mindset, practices and skills and to foster high-level research and development in this area, as well as the adoption of research in the business community. EUC-PEAK is directed by Dr. Simona Mihai-Yiannaki, Associate Professor in the School of Business Administration (EUC-PEAK


 School of Humanities, Social & Education Sciences

Assistive Technology Lab

The Assistive Technology Lab is a collaboration between the Department of Education Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences (Programme of Occupational Therapy). The Lab focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of the Assistive Technology field, and it aims at the development and implementation of innovative and effective approaches to research, instruction, learning and rehabilitation with the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities of all ages. The Lab is directed by Dr Katerina Mavrou, Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education and Assistive Technology

Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence (CSCA)

The Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence facilitates, coordinates and conducts pioneering research on children and adolescents. The center is one of the most established of the University and is directed by Prof. Spyros Spyrou of the School of Humanities, Social & Education Sciences.  (

Research Laboratory in ICT-Enhanced Education (ICTEE)

ICTEE is committed to promoting the best in educational technology through the conduct of high quality research that can stimulate effective innovations and improved learning outcomes. ICTEE is directed by Prof. Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris of the School of Humanities, Social & Education Sciences.  (ICTEE

The Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab  (CSCAlab)

The Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Laboratory is unique in its mission to engage in innovative and cutting-edge research in areas crossing and combining various fields of study such as art history, museum and curatorial studies, media and cultural theory. CSCAlab is directed by Dr. Elena Stylianou, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences. (CSCAlab

The Inquiry in Science and Math Education Research Group

The Inquiry in Science and Math Education Research Group was established in 2010 as a research unit at the Department of Education Sciences. Its goal is to work with stakeholders of education in Cyprus - public and private education, teacher communities and educational institutions and services - to contribute towards the building of the necessary foundations to encourage innovative approaches in research, teaching and learning in STEM Education. The Group is directed by Dr Loucas Louca, Associate Professor of Science Education.


School of Medicine

School of Medicine Research Center (SMRC)

The overall objective of the newly established SMRC is to conduct basic and translational biomedical research on diseases prevalent in Cyprus and the surrounding regions (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East). Specifically, the Centre focuses on Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Neurodegenerative diseases and Rehabilitation, Endocrinology, Obesity and Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Environmental Diseases, and Stress and stress-related diseases. SMRC is directed by Prof. Anastasis Stephanou of the School of Medicine.


School of Sciences

Astrophysics and High Performance Computing Group (AHPC)

The AHPC group was established in 2012 and carries out pioneering work in Astrophysics and Parallel and Distributed Computing. The group has a prestigious network of international collaborators and is directed by Prof. Andreas Efstathiou, Vice Rector for Research and External Affairs. (AHPC

Center for Games Studies

The Center for Game Studies carries out research on various aspects of games, from their impact on society to the creation of game design and evaluation principles and guidelines. The center is directed by Dr George Christou, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. (

Cyprus Musculoskeletal and Sports Trauma Research Centre (CYMUSTREC)

The Cyprus Musculoskeletal and Sports Trauma Research Centre  conducts high quality research in the domains of sports and musculoskeletal injuries with a particular focus on epidemiology, etiology, rehabilitation (treatment) and prevention of these injuries. CYMUSTREC is directed by Dr Dimitris Stasinopoulos, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences. 




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