Besides their involvement with universities, the founders and key individuals within Universitas Foundation have been instrumental in setting up and/or supporting more applied institutions, such as the ones profiled below.
Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies
MIGS is a non profit organization which promotes and contributes to social, political and economic projects related to gender equality and women’s rights, across Cyprus, the Mediterranean and the European Union.
MIGS is committed to the elimination of this discrimination through a combination of research, lobbying and advocacy, education and training, awareness-raising, as well as the provision of expertise and consultancy services, bringing change and hope to the advancement of women’s rights.
Center of Speech and Intelligence
The Multipurpose Center for Speech and Intelligence offers high-quality services in Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, School / Educational Psychology and Counseling for parents and children. Visual Therapists, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists, Psychotherapists, Child Psychiatrists and other specialists support the Centre in its various activities.
Systemic Institute of Cyprus
The Systemic Institute of Cyprus is a center for systemic applications, education, research and theoretical development. The Institute offers systemic psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups and develops specialized prevention and treatment programs based on systemic psychotherapy.
The Institute is a full member of the Training Centers of the European Society for Family Therapy (EFTA-TIC) and an approved Training Center of the European Society for Psychotherapy (EAP).
Institute for Mass Media (IMME)
The Institute for Mass Media is an independent research institute that studies, records, conveys and where possible seeks to affect the changes sweeping through the media industry, journalism, its regulatory institutions and the public that they serve. It explores the institutional, structural and societal shifts taking place and consistently promotes high quality journalism in the public interest. In an environment where media freedom and media pluralism are under threat, it stands as an autonomous and authoritative filter trusted by the public and stakeholders and joins in the efforts of like-minded European and international organisations in promoting a sustainable future for public-interest journalism and good media practices and policies.