Cyprus Research

A.G. Leventis Research Innovation Programme on Cyprus

In 2019 the Hellenic Observatory launched a new research initiative with a fresh programme of research calls focusing on Cyprus.

With a new generous donation, a research fund has been established dedicated to innovative research on issues of contemporary academic and policy-relevant significance within the social sciences on Cyprus. We would like to record our sincere gratitude to the A.G. Leventis Foundation for their generosity and support in the Hellenic Observatory’s mission. 

Since 2019, the programme has been inviting the submission of project proposals with the purpose of developing and supporting high-quality academic and policy-related research and publications within the social sciences on Cyprus on an annual basis. The programme has also created opportunities fostering co-operation between the relevant academic communities of Cyprus and the UK and beyond. 

To achieve a diversity and breadth of topics and to gain from the highest level of academic support, expertise and standards a Research Advisory Group has been established comprising of senior academic colleagues (LSE & non-LSE). As such, the purpose of the Research Advisory Group is to (1) suggest topical themes for the research calls, (2) to offer advice in the selection process by reviewing submitted research proposals (3) to peer review the final research reports.

See tab below for more information on the Research Projects.

See tab below for information about the Research Advisory Group members.

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Research Projects 2023

Research Projects 2022-2023

Research Projects 2021-2022

Research Projects 2020-2021

Research Projects 2019-2020

Research Advisory Group

Bryant Rebecca

Rebecca Bryant 
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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Giorgos Charalambous
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nicosia
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Olga Demetriou
Associate Professor in Post-Conflict Reconstruction, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University
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Ellinas Antonis

Antonis Ellinas
Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus
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Neophytos Loizides
Professor of International Conflict Analysis
Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre,
University of Kent
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Yiannis Papadakis

Yiannis Papadakis
Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus
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Pissarides Chris

Sir Christopher Pissarides
Regius Professor of Economics, LSE
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Michalis Sarris
Independent Public Policy Professional
Former Minister of Finance  
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