Scientific Council

Statement of Mission

The Alexander College Research Center is a reality since early 2015. Its objectives are:

(a)     The promotion of research, innovation and critical study in connection with the educational mission of Alexander College, the general conditions of Cyprus and Europe,

(b)     The dedication in the fields of economy, sustainable development, law, arts and culture, education, information technology, international and European relations and cooperation between the Cypriot communities.

(c)     Conducting studies and research, seminars, conferences, symposiums, conferences, training, publications, partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to promote the above objectives,

(d)     The promotion of interdisciplinary research, cooperation among peers and other institutions, academics and generally people of letters and arts,

(e)     The rational management and finding of financial resources to support the objectives and particular finding, acceptance and management of donations and legacies, trusts, financial assistance and contributions,

(f)      Participation in international research competitions, especially of academic nature ones.

Members of the Governing Board

The Board of Directors consists of:

Andy Loppas, Chairman

Nikodemos Loizou, Deputy chairman

Elena Kazakou, General Secretary

Costas Chistodoulides, Director

Vasiliki Riga, Financial Manager

Evangelos Evangelou, Advisor

Anastasia Chatzikiriakou, Advisor

The Boards of Directors will be supported by a Scientific Council

Scientific Council

The Board will appoint a Scientific Council (SC)

The Scientific Council advises the Board and provides for scientific support with relation to the aims of the ALEXANDER College Research Center.

The SC consists of academics of the College in one part and of other academics on the other part.

Its composition reflects pluralism and main features of the College and of its pathways and shall be capable of promoting the interconnection of research with the College and society in general. It also aims at contributing to the development of research culture in the city of Larnaca.

Members of the SC must be able to contribute to the goals of the RC at the expense of at least a small portion of their time; to conduct studies and research; participate into projects of the RC not excluding future national or European projects under the aegis of the Research Promotion Foundation,
Foundation for the Management of EU Lifelong Learning Programmes, ERASMUS+, National Authorities etc all under the coordination of the Board. The RC also organizes the presentation and publication of its work. Research projects may also make the best out the most capable and motivated of our students in correlation with the field under study.

Furthermore, the RC shall connect research with the interests of the city of Larnaca. The Board finalises each year a roadmap of projects after consultation with the Scientific Council members.

Moreover the RC shall cooperate with public and private entities for mutual interest reasons.

Administrative stuff actively contributes to the realization of all responsibilities.

In conclusion, the Alexander Research Center is a major project and also a challenge for the academic and administrative stuff.

The Constitution of Alexander College Research Centre

Project under study

“The economic situation in Larnaca”. In association with POVEK and academic stuff of the BSc Business Administration and Finance and the MBA of Alexander College. January-February 2016. The research sets a questionnaire with respect to the performance of very small and small enterprises, the self-employed and their financial projections for the year 2016. Publication March 2016

Establishment of Alexander College Student Research Committee Letter of Interest

Gain Research Knowledge in Practice

22 February 2016

What: a Student’s Research Committee affiliated to the Alexander College Research Centre to assist with innovative research activity under the guidance of the Scientific Council of the Alexander College Research Centre. Alexander College Research Center is a nonprofit interdisciplinary Centre established in 2015 that focuses on research and studies that disseminate research culture, compete for EU funds and assist to the general development of the population. It is interlinked to all Alexander College/UWE Departments and has its own Board and Scientific Council.

For how long: members of the Research Committee that successfully participate for  6 months and minimum four (4) hours per week to any research project will be given a certificate of research participation by the Alexander College Research Centre for their own use.

What exactly: participation into and organization of questionnaires and surveys by Alexander College Research Centre

Eligibility: Any motivated-research oriented undergraduate student between 2nd and 3rd year or a postgraduate student may participate. All interested students must hold a reference letter by any College academic.

Please send your interest or ask for any other information at research@alexander.ac.cy care of Kostas Christodoulides, Director and Nicodemos Loizou Vice-Chairman of Alexander College Research Centre