Funding from external sources derives mainly from European and other international research programmes, as well as programmes run by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. Both involve competitive procedures.
A. EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES
A very important aspect of the research activity of the University concerns the academic staff participation in research programmes funded by external sources, mainly European Union programmes. The University participated in 145 such programmes securing €10.726.914,58 in 2015.
The European programmes in which the University participates include: Horizon 2020, EU Seventh Framework Programme and the ERASMUS+ and Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, ERC frontier research programmes, COST programmes, JIP and Teaming as well as Interreg programmes.
B. RESEARCH PROMOTION FOUNDATION INSTITUTE PROGRAMMES
A major portion of the University's external funding comes from the Research Promotion Foundation, since a significant number of research programmes are supported financially by the RPF. In 2015, the University secured €5.153.576.82 for 55 research programmes from the RPF.
The trend of the approved European and International Programmes and the Research Promotion Foundation Institute Programmes up to 2015 can be seen in the following graph.