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Αρχή Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού (Human Resource Development Authority): It is a semi-government organisation and it funds its own research projects. Its activities are financed by a levy amounting to 0.5% of the payroll of private enterprises and semi-government organisations.

Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού (Ministry of Education and Culture): Government funds are devoted to research projects including the research carried out by the Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο (Pedagogical Institute).

Υπουργείο Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων – ΥΕΚΑ (Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance): Government funds are devoted to research projects including those promoted and coordinated by the Κέντρο Παραγωγικότητας Κύπρου – ΚΕΠΑ (Cyprus Productivity Centre).

Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας (Research Promotion Foundation): It is funded by government funds and is also attracting funds from research programmes of the European Union. 

Leonardo da Vinci programmes: Co-financed by the European Commission and the project contractor. Specifically, the European Commission funding for the Pilot Programmes is 75%, while for the Mobility Programmes it varies between 40% and 90%.

Socrates programme: Co-financed by the European Commission and the Cyprus government. Particularly for the Eurydice network, the European Commission will contribute around 65% of the estimated total eligible costs of the program while the Republic of Cyprus will finance the rest of the expenses incurred.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου (University of Cyprus): Its research is attracting funds from research programmes of the European Union and from the Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας (Research Promotion Foundation). Government and local sponsors also provide funding.

Private tertiary education institutions: They are attracting funds from research programmes of the European Union, from the Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας (Research Promotion Foundation) as well as from companies or organisations that request certain research studies.

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