Science is the engine of prosperity, a system for exploring and for innovation. Science can fuel our economic growth. It can form a path for our young people in a competitive global marketplace. And it can fire our imagination. That’s why scientific research deserves our steady commitment and investment. On the other hand research takes time. Typical funding grants average five years long. It takes time to run the experiments, gather the data, analyse it properly, and confirm the findings. And our own track record proves that steady funding support leads to success. Our ability to handle today’s pressing issues, from providing energy efficiency, to curing illnesses and to living sustainably in a finite world, will require the innovations that arise from scientific research.


Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the appropriate agency.
In 2014 ‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research’ gained accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities (ASIC). In 2017 we received accreditation with ASIC as a Premier institution for a period of 4 years. ASIC has been invited to accredit many overseas institutions and have undertaken accreditations in countries across the globe in Asia, America, Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
ASIC accreditation is recognised by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office, as a qualifying requirement for UK based institutions wishing to enrol international students (from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland) on the Short-term Study Visa and Standard Visitor Visa. Amongst others, UK ASIC is a member of the British Quality Foundation and a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA. CHEA is an association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognises institutional and programmatic accrediting organisations; and it serves as a primary national voice for accreditation in the U.S. and as a representative of the U.S. accreditation community to international audiences.

Our awards are:
1. UK equivalent
2. eligible for USA evaluation and equivalency for academic and professional purposes.

SVEB Switzerland

SVEB / FSEA is the national umbrella federation for adult learning in Switzerland. One of their roles is to strengthen research in continuing education in Switzerland and to also make scientific contributions on various central points. SVEB / FSEA promotes collaboration with educational institutes and supports their members in their activities. They work in such a way that the education in Switzerland is kept to it’s entitled status and that the political, economical, societal and cultural conditions are promoted in higher education. Members are both private and public service providers. SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research is a member of SVEB / FSEA since May 2018.

Swiss Business Council - UAE

SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich – is a non-resident member of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates. The Swiss Business Council (SBC) is a non-profit organisation, licensed by the UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and established in 1996. It has independently managed branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since its creation, it has successfully promoted the interests and activities of companies and individuals with connections between the UAE and Switzerland.


In December 2016, the institute as well as the director received two different awards from MENAA organisation in Dubai, UAE. Harry Paterakis received the ‘best Business Leader’ award and our institution received the ‘Customer Delight’ award. Middle East, North Africa & Asia awards organisation (MENAA), run their awards in partnership with the Institute of Leadership & Management in UK and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland. The award received by the director, salutes remarkable business leaders for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies. Winners of the awards exemplify the best in leadership. They epitomise the core values of strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight in a successful leader that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in the global economy.

Humane Education Coalition

SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research is a proud member of Humane education Coalition, an international ​alliance for collective impact. The partners of the Humane Education Coalition work worldwide to achieve groundbreaking education initiatives in human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection. They envision a compassionate and sustainable future for all people, animals, and the planet. They acquire knowledge ​by preparing them to be enthusiastic and effective researchers who are able to obtain accurate information about interconnected global challenges and discern fact from opinion and conjecture.

Branches / Satellite Centres
  1. ‘MISR – Mediterranean Institute for Scientific Research’, was established on the 12th of August 2010 in the city of Limassol of the republic of Cyprus, under the registration number HE 271904 of the ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. On the 12th of April 2017 we changed our name in Cyprus to ‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research’, due to the demand for expansion to markets other than the Mediterranean region. The name change is registered with the ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Our organisation is based at 214 Archbishop Makariou III avenue, Limassol 3030 Cyprus. Our main activities include research and development as well as knowledge and technology transfer.
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