European University Cyprus developed out of Cyprus College, which was founded in 1961 by Ioannis Gregoriou. Today EUC is a modern university, operating five Schools, namely, the School of Arts and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Sciences, and the Medical School. All undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by European University Cyprus are recognized nationally and internationally. The mission of the university is to educate our students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of our society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation.
With an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, EUC is one of the leading research institutions in Cyprus. During the last few years, the University has developed an intense action in a wide spectrum of ICT, Health, and Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities through coordination or participation in national, international and European Union-funded research programs. EUC is the only organization in Cyprus that has become partner in the following three ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) projects, funded under the FP7 Capacities Programme and aiming at optimizing the use and development of the best research infrastructures existing in Europe: European Social Survey, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (Preparing DARIAH) and Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN). Other sources of funding for research conducted by faculty members involve the Life-Long Learning 2007-2013 Programme, the Research Promotion Foundation, the United Nations, Governmental Bodies and others. The University also serves as the national representative for the prestigious International Social Survey Program (ISSP), the World Economic Forum, and as the official administrator in Cyprus of the World Bank publications.
Our Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) is a unique research center in Cyprus in its mission to work with the local and international SME, industrial and manufacturing community, stakeholders and public authorities to encourage the adoption of safety practices and to foster high level research and development in this area and finally to become a major technology transfer provider aiming to provide applied solutions to the above.
CERISE aims to become the focal point for research, applications and education for the Cypriot SME industrial and manufacturing community, stakeholders and public authorities and to become a major player in the wider area of SE Europe. The objectives of this effort are multidisciplinary and this becomes evident from the organogram of the Centre.
Our services are offered through three (3) main routes:
Research and Development – CERISE through its participation in National, EU and private projects aims to create a buzzing research community. Postgraduate and Postdoctoral research fellows will be recruited and will work in relevant to the aforementioned thematic areas. This aim will be fulfilled through:
The contribution to science through high level intense dissemination of these results
The celebration and adoption of best practices and, finally;
Recruitment of top-class academics with the potential to not only contribute to science but to become trend-setters
Consulting – CERISE aims to become a technology transfer provider within the Cypriot industrial and manufacturing community and to establish an interactive communication channel between the academia and the business community. As already mentioned CERSE aims to become the R&D preferred partner for the local industrial and manufacturing community as well as work closely with Governmental stakeholders and industrial associations. This aim will be fulfilled through:
The production of focused, applied, solutions to real business problems
The encouragement of interaction between academia and the Cypriot industrial and manufacturing community
The provision of high level consultancy in the aforementioned areas
Training – CERISE aims to become a training provider for the local industrial and manufacturing community. It is anticipated that as the level of involvement with real business problems increases more demand will surface for focused, high quality training programs. This aim will be fulfilled through:
The provision of high quality, very focused training solutions
Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. Our research is of an international high standard and is the foundation for all education. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 12 000 alumni working in more than 60 countries. The study environment is international and we have campuses in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.
Supply chain management and logistics have lately gained attention due to their key role in responding to disasters. Humanitarian aid is due to the increasing amount of disasters a growing sector, and humanitarian organizations are important customers of several industries. Logistical costs can account for over 80 percent of humanitarian aid. Inspired by this, researchers initiated a research network and platform to be established. The HUMLOG Group was first founded in December 2006 at Hanken. Its founding members were Cranfield University (UK), the Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), the National Defense University (Finland), Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College (Norway), Norwegian School of Management (BI Oslo, Norway), and the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC).
The group got more formalized with the establishment of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) in 2008 by Hanken School of Economics (Hanken) and the National Defense University of Finland (NDU). The aim of the Institute is “to research the area of humanitarian logistics in disaster preparedness, response and recovery with the intention of influencing future activities in a way that will provide measurable benefits to persons requiring assistance”.
The Laboratory of Design, Operations and Production Systems (DeOPSys Lab) is situated at the research centre of the Department of Financial & Management Engineering (www.fme.aegean.gr) at the University of the Aegean (www.aegean.gr). DeOPSyS Lab is a leader in promoting the University collaboration with private companies and public authorities. During the last 10 years, the DeOPSyS lab has been involved in numerous European and National research projects with core activity the support of private and public firms in state-of-the-art technological development and technology transfer. Most of its members are currently consulting various public and private organizations in Greece and in Europe.
The lab focuses on the following research streams:
The staff of the lab (3 Faculty Members, 6 PhD students, 5 MSc student, 4 Undergraduate students, 1 laboratory assistant) has been involved in activities that include design and implementation of innovative applications, development of OR methods for routing and scheduling, training and technology transfer in private and public companies and has gained significant expertise, unique in the region.
Caritas Diocesana de Teruel y Albarracín is one of the thousands of local organizations that make up Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church organization. This is one of the most relevant humanitarian entities worldwide with a presence in over 165 countries.
Caritas main mission is to protect people affected by poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, regardless of the condition of the individual and the difficulties in question. So Caritas combines attention to those at risk of social exclusion with humanitarian response to emergencies caused by both conflicts and natural disasters.
Caritas is one of the few international organizations working on the field -remote it may be-even before an emergency occurs. Precisely that would be our distinguishing mark proving our identity as a humanitarian organization.
With respect to Caritas Diocesana de Teruel y Albarracín, we have a department concerned with emergency planning and population management. Some works are closely developed shoulder to shoulder with regional and local governments facing evacuation or relocation among other matters.
Our goal within MELOGIC project is to show the specific problems of European territories matching Teruel profile, with a predominant rural and natural character, low population density, a high rate of aging population and difficulty to be accessed.
The Italian Red Cross has been working for the past 150 years to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found, respect human beings and protect life and health, in Italy and abroad. The Red Cross makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress. The humanitarian action is guided by the Seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, of which the most important are Humanity, Impartiality and Neutrality.
The fields of intervention are: social assistance, prevention, training and assistance in the health field, disaster relief, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence and the breakdown of prejudice against vulnerable people.
All activities of Italian Red Cross are inspired by the analysis of the needs and the vulnerabilities of the community and by our seven Fundamental Principles.
In Italy there is a widespread distribution of the Red Cross which counts about 150thousand volunteers. Anyone can join Red Cross starting from the age of 14.