SCRC is an established multidisciplinary Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) of the Cyprus University of Technology and addresses research and educational needs in the area of Social Computing. The Centre address the key societal challenges outlined in Horizon 2020, the Common Framework for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) which among others include: (a) inclusive, innovative and secure societies (including cyber-security); (b) information and communication technologies; (c) alignment of society (including societal actors such as researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc) with research and innovation process; (d) seizing the ICT opportunities for engaging society more in its research and innovation activities.
The SCRC Centre is committed at Social Computing in a broad sense with a hub for high impact multidisciplinary research that influences research strategy, policy and practice in the area of Social Computing. In addition, the Centre explores the development of cross-school programs of study and knowledge transfer activities.
The team’s faculty members have participated in the past and coordinated numerous innovative national and international research projects (either as PIs or Co-PIs), whose themes have been directly related to the research activities of SCRC. Furthermore, SCRC’s team members have a long history of success in publishing their results in the highest impact factor multidisciplinary journals, such as Nature and Nature Communications.