Research At P.A. College
Research and scholarly activity represent an important dimension of the work conducted at P.A. College. The academic staff at P.A. College is committed to enhancing their theoretical and empirical knowledge and skills through research projects focusing on societal, economic, environmental, business and educational implications. Research findings also provide an important contribution to all aspects of course development, curriculum structure, module content, teaching and learning. Further, the research department is actively participating in joint projects with the Larnaca Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Municipality of Larnaca under the Urban Sustainable Development (USUDS) programme.
The importance of research and staff development activities are fully recognised and promoted through a variety of actions. In this light, the College policy has focused on three main areas: the continuous improvement of the publication of the Cyprus International Journal of Management (CIJM) published by P.A. College; the promotion of learning activities contributing substantially to staff development and research; and the parallel contribution to the local community of Larnaca through the dissemination of empirical research on the regional economy.
Furthermore, the research activities of the faculty members include the participation in and presentation of their research outcomes in international and European conferences, the publication of papers in international refereed journals, as well as the active participation in academic research projects externally funded by the Research Promotion Foundation and/or European Framework Programmes.
Students are also actively involved in research activities through the undertaking of research-focused projects through the completion of a dissertation project in the final year of their BA or BSc Honours Degree. In several cases students’ research projects have been presented in conferences and published in conference proceedings or academic journals. The latest volume (Vol. 19) of CIJM includes articles co-authored by P.A. College students and academic staff.