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The Association ‘Friends of The Cyprus Institute’ was established in 2015 with the mission to support and promote the Institute’s research and educational activities, as well as to raise awareness among the society, in Cyprus and abroad, on the scientific achievements of the Institute.

In support of the Institute’s vision to conduct internationally competitive research aiming to help transform Cyprus into a knowledge-based economy, and in doing so to advance the welfare of the island and the region, the Association has undertaken numerous activities.

Working closely with the Institute’s Board of Trustees, Management and Staff, the Association works to create ties and help strengthen links with other research and educational institutions, scientific and technological organisations and governmental departments, both locally and internationally. The Association also organises lectures and other public events aiming to disseminate the Institute’s scientific work to the wider public.

The current Board of the Association (2017 - 2023) is comprised of the following members:

Dr Petros Kareklas

Mrs Soula Kythreotou Zavou

Dr Lazaros Savvides

Mrs Charita Polydorou

Mr Andreas Andreou
Dr Sofoklis Michaelides
Mrs Fryni Michael
Mrs Eleni Chrysostomou
Mr Akis Pegasiou
Mrs Myria Avraamidou
Mrs Magda Nicholson
Dr. George Pamboridis (Ex-Officio)

Honorary President: Mrs Edmée Leventis


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To Join

If you wish to join the Association you may download and fill the Application Form and send it to the Association’s Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Form in Greek     |     Application Form in English

The members of the Association enjoy numerous special events, most of which are free of charge, such as attending special lectures organised only for the members, private tours to exhibitions organised by or with the involvement of The Cyprus Institute and other VIP events.

Please click here for the Association's Memorandum


Annual General Assembly of the Association will take place on Wednesday, 26 June 2019.  Read more (PDF)

The Cyprus Institute Secures Millions in Funding for the Creation of a Worldwide Excellence Center for Climate Change and Atmospheric Research.  Read more (PDF).


Connect With Us

The Association is a great way to stay connected to what is happening at The Cyprus Institute.

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Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 00 357 22 397 512

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