Research at Frederick
One of the key operational pillars of Frederick University is the advancement and transfer of knowledge through basic and applied research work as well as the encouragement of the creative output of its faculty members. The University therefore aims to continuously enhance its standing as a reputable research institution of international standards, with significant contributions to science & technology, and innovations for the benefit of local and European economy and society.
The University's academic staff, either organized in multidisciplinary teams or individually, is involved in a wide range of research activities in various disciplines, such as applied sciences & engineering, information & communication technologies, applied arts, social sciences, economics, environment/nature and education. The research initiatives and activities that are being carried out by its faculty, place the University among the most successful organizations in Cyprus with respect to the level of financial support received for research projects from external sources through competitive programmes. The University staff, starting from their involvement through FIT before the accreditation of FU , has implemented or currently running hundreds of R&D and consulting projects , the majority of which coordinated by FU faculty and researchers.
Through these projects and the significant funding obtained, the University also improves its research and education infrastructures and its network of collaborators and associates, to complement the multidisciplinary knowhow required for state of the art research work. Frederick University has formal partnerships and ad-hoc collaborations with numerous other Academic and Research Organizations, Governmental Bodies, NGOs and Businesses, especially SMEs in Cyprus and all over the world.
To facilitate the continuous expansion of research activities at the University, especially through externally funded projects, FU has developed the necessary management services and infrastructure and has adopted policies & principles in line with the EC’s declarations for the development of the European Research Area. Pivotal to the success of the above is the operation of the Research Service that aims to Promote, Organize & Support the University’s Research Activities. Support in this effort, especially in terms of financial management of projects is provided by the Financial Service , whereas the establishment of the Liaison Office facilitates the effective technology transfer to local economy and society.