The University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF) is an autonomous, non-profit research organization based in Cyprus.

Established in order to provide an independent platform for researchers in Cyprus, its mission is to inspire and promote knowledge, innovation and development through cutting-edge research. UNRF brings together experienced researchers from around Cyprus, the region and the European Union in a wide range of fields.

Amongst others, UNRF aims to achieve its mission by:

  • assisting in the development and strengthening of the Cyprus research area;
  • advancing, in particular, local research and innovation;
  • providing support to its members and advancing its role in society;
  • supporting the development of the knowledge society and human resources within the field of research;
  • improving the quality of life through research;
  • assisting with the introduction of Cypriot researchers to international research activities;
  • supporting networking activities amongst its members, at the local and international level, together with the development of dynamic networks/collaborations.