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Cyprus [4]  Major institutions involved in VET/HRD research

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Αρχή Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού – ΑνΑΔ (Human Resource Development Authority – HRDA – 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. 

Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού – ΥΠΠ (Ministry of Education and Culture – MoEC – It assigns VET/HRD related studies to private companies and specially formed committees. Also the Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο (Pedagogical Institute – of the ΥΠΠ (MoEC) conducts studies mainly on the evaluation of programmes and curricula and the characteristics and performance of teachers and students.

Υπουργείο Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων – ΥΕΚΑ (Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance – MLSI - Through mainly the Κέντρο Παραγωγικότητας Κύπρου – ΚΕΠΑ (Cyprus Productivity Centre – CPC – 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.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - ΠΚ (University of Cyprus – UCY – 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.

Private 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 (, 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 (, which through its Research Centre ( conducts socio-economic research with emphasis on the tourism sector and information technology.

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Cyprus (details see Bibliography)
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