Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού – ΑνΑΔ (Human Resource Development Authority
– HRDA – www.hrdauth.org.cy): It
conducts research studies and surveys on issues of strategic importance
which examine particularly human resource development issues at the level
of the economy, the level of economic sectors and occupational categories
as well as other specialised issues within its sphere of competence.
Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού – ΥΠΠ (Ministry of Education and Culture – MoEC
– www.moec.gov.cy): It assigns
VET/HRD related studies to private companies and specially formed committees.
Also the Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο (Pedagogical Institute – www.pi.ac.cy)
of the ΥΠΠ (MoEC) conducts studies mainly on the evaluation of programmes
and curricula and the characteristics and performance of teachers and students.
Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων – ΥΕΚΑ (Ministry of Labour and Social
Insurance – MLSI - www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi):
Through mainly the Κέντρο Παραγωγικότητας Κύπρου – ΚΕΠΑ (Cyprus Productivity
Centre – CPC – www.kepa.gov.cy) it
promotes research activities in areas within its sphere of competence,
such as the functioning of the labour market, flexible forms of employment
and productivity issues.
Κύπρου - ΠΚ (University of Cyprus – UCY – www.ucy.ac.cy):
It conducts several VET/HRD related research projects mainly through the
Μονάδα Οικονομικών Ερευνών (Economics Research Centre) and the Ερευνητική
Μονάδα Τραπεζικών και Χρηματοοικονομικών Μελετών (Centre for Banking and
Financial Research), which carry out research in the fields of finance,
economics and their applications.
tertiary education institutions: There are several institutions which carry
out research on VET/HRD related themes and conduct surveys on issues such
as the labour market, the economy, society and population and information
technology. Currently active institutions worth mentioning are Intercollege
(www.intercol.edu), which through
its Research and Development Centre conducts research mainly in the fields
of developing knowledge and training tools for specific sectors, evaluation
of educators and gender issues and Cyprus College (www.cycollege.ac.cy),
which through its Research Centre (www.rsunit.com)
conducts socio-economic research with emphasis on the tourism sector and