University of Cyprus has swept the 2016 Cyprus Research Awards of CRPF (Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation) at the Award Ceremony, co-organized annually by Cyprus Research and Promotion Foundation (CRPF) and Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB), with the support of the Ministry of Energy Commerce Industry & Tourism.
This year's Ceremony took place on Monday November 14th 2016, at Hilton Cyprus, during which the awards were presented by H.E. the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.
The Cyprus Research Award – Distinguished Researcher in the field of social sciences and humanities has goneto Professor Haridimos Tsoukas - an academic member of the Department of Business and Public Administration – jointly with Dr. Michalinos Zempylas, Associate Professor at the Open University of Cyprus.
As Professor Tsoukas has stated in his awarding address, even though the award is an individual distinction, the work recognized is certainly the result of both individual and teamwork and without team work none can innovate. Having said that, he expressed his gratitude to his team his community and to the University of Cyprus, whose determination to achieve excellence in innovation, along with its institutional function and culture, have eventually resulted in creating the right working conditions for the researchers.
Recipients of the particular Award are eminent, distinguished researchers with long-standing research experience, who conduct research in Cyprus and their outstanding research contributions in various fields have helped the country, making all its citizens really proud.
The Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher Award has been receivedthe Assistant Professor of the Economics Department, Mr.
Dimitrios Xefteris for his work titled "The Economic Impacts of the Electoral Competitiveness".
According to his note "the recognition of this work reflects the hard work of both my own and that of my colleagues, Enriqueta Aragones, Costas Mataco, Orestis Troumbounis, Michel Le Breton, Didier Laussel, Nicos Ziros and Matias Νunez". In addition he thanked CRPI for the honor, his colleagues at the Department who attach great importance to this recognition, and his family that supports him daily, giving him the strength to do his very best every single day.
UCY Rector has congratulated the winners for their hard and innovative work, stating that: "We are delighted and honored by their achievements and recognition as they inspire and guide other researchers, reflecting at the same time their outstanding contribution to the country's development."