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.


‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research’ is a not for profit organisation based in the canton of Zurich of Switzerland. Since 2014 we have gained accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities. Since 2017 we received accreditation as a premier institution for a period of 4 years. We follow the UK regulated qualifications framework (RQF) as well as the European qualifications framework (EQF) for the awards we confer. Our programs are eligible for USA evaluation and equivalency for academic and professional purposes. This can be used for university admission, credits transfer, professional licensing, employment and salary adjustment as well as for immigration purposes.

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  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.
MENAA awards

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.

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.

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