The paper addresses the development of a Quality Assurance (QA) policy for research at the University of Cyprus (UOC). The new research policy of the University, that was set into operation in October 2003, encompasses a number of institutions, namely (a) the support of the activities of individual researchers, including their mobility, (b) start-up funds for newly appointed members of staff, (c) co-funding of external research projects, (d) different types of internal research projects, and (e) the support of graduate students that are also researchers n funded projects. The implementation of the new research policy necessitated both the enhancement of the internal
administrative infrastructure for research as well as the establishment of direct links with Brussels through the operation of a UOC Brussels Office. The internal QA research policy and its underlying mechanisms aim to comprehensively address and evaluate, with the purpose of continually improving, all internal research institutions and the administrative infrastructure supporting them.
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