• Cyprus Science and Research Centre

    Cyprus Science and Research Centre

    A centre of excellence for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) education research, science communication and innovation will be established in Cyprus.
  • Our aim is to create the first interactive science centre in Cyprus

    Our aim is to create the first interactive science centre in Cyprus

    Providing education and research resources to the people of Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean region.
  • Funded by the European Union

    Funded by the European Union

    The project (Phase I) has been funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation-Teaming”
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People of the Consortium

Costas P. Constantinou

Vice Rector for International Relations, Administration and Finance
University of Cyprus


Constantinos P. Constantinou (male) is the Vice Rector for International Relations, Administration and Finance at the University of Cyprus where he is also serving as a Professor in Science Education and Director of the Learning in Science Group. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has worked at Washington State University and the University of Washington. He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Science Education, the Educational Research Review and the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. He is serving as a reviewer in other international research journals including Learning and Instruction and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

He has been active in international educational research over a period of more than 20 years with research interests that focus on the learning and teaching of science as a process of inquiry and the use of educational technologies as a tool for promoting critical evidence-based thinking. The Learning in Science Group uses the results of this research in the development of online learning environments, such as the STOCHASMOS platform, and research-based teaching-learning sequences to promote conceptual understanding and scientific thinking. Dr Constantinou has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. He has participated in the High Level Expert Groups that authored the reports Science Education for Responsible Citizenship in 2015 and Europe needs more Scientists! in 2004; he was the Rapporteur in a group of experts that carried out the mid-term evaluation of the EC Science in Society program in FP6 and he has participated in an expert panel on the educational outreach programme of the European Space Agency. He is currently President of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA).




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