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.

Short History

The ‘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 Limassol base is exclusively responsible for innovation, Research & Development of many projects and of course to conduct Knowledge and Technology transfer.

On the 6th of April 2017 the ‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich’, was established in Switzerland and legal degree powers gained. All academic activity of the Institute is conducted exclusively in Switzerland and degrees at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels are offered in a wide variety of disciplines. In August 2019 the Institute started its expansion activities by creating Satellite centres in other countries.

Members of SVEB Switzerland

SVEB / FSEA is the national umbrella federation for adult learning / further education 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 its members in their activities. They work in such a way that the education in Switzerland is kept to its entitled status and that the political, economic, societal and cultural conditions are promoted in higher education.

UK ASIC Accreditation

The SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

Swiss Business Council - UAE

SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich,  was a non-resident member of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates for the years 2018 and 2019. In early 2020 the board of directors of the Institute decided not to renew our membership due to the Corona-virus pandemic and until further notice. 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.

Partners of the Humane Education Coalition

SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich 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.

Middle East, North Africa & Asia (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.

Collaboration with Red Hat Academy

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. They help you standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
The mission of  Red Hat is to be the catalyst in the communities of customers, contributors, and partners, creating better technology the open source way. In a constantly evolving technology market, SR21 is an instrumental part in helping Red Hat make a lasting impact as students of our institute will also one day become the future leaders in the industry. As we work together over the coming semesters, we are united around a single vision—to see our students transform, succeed, and gain the education needed to fulfil their dreams. Students of SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich, have free access to the Red Had study material and special discount on their certifications.

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