Information on Research

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.