On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) organized the Researchers Night in Nicosia. The Institution is now a milestone for Cyprus’ research activities and NEAPOLIS University in Cyprus could not miss this important event, which for this year had as a Cultural Heritage theme. Two groups of Researchers took part in this event, on behalf of the University, the one with Mr. Michalis Sioulas from the School of Architecture and the second one with Dr. Kostas Tsagaridis from the School of Health Sciences
Professor Sioulas presented the Project inHerit , which aims to raise awareness of the economic value of architectural heritage and its critical role in creating local and regional development, thus contributing to building a “smart, sustainable and inclusive economy” in Europe region with high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
InHERit partners are the School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, (leader) the Department of Economics at the University of Athens, the Business School of Middlesex University, the Maniatakeion Foundation in Greece, the University of Neapolis in Paphos, Center of Mediterranean Architecture in Chania, and Fondazione Flaminia, Ravenna, Italy.
Professor Dr. Tsangaridis presented on behalf of NEAPOLIS University and the Organization Pafos2017 the research called “Cultural Barometer”. The University of NEAPOLIS Paphos is the official partner of the Organization Pafos2017 for the registration of the various impacts of the cultural capital in the broad Paphos region as well as in Cyprus in general. The research called “Cultural Barometer” commenced in early 2016 and is expected to be completed in early 2018. The main purpose of the research is to capture the perceptions of the public about the arts and culture, the quality of the produced cultural product in Cyprus and Europe and also the impact of the cultural capital on the economy and on the development of the region.
Particularly, the research of the Cultural Barometer is focusing in three themes: the cultural development, active citizenship, and the impact on the local economy.