The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

logo_tepak_150x148_2was established by law in December 2003, and enrolled its first students in September 2007. It is a new, public, and independent University and has set high values concerning its academic character, legal status, organizational and administrative structure; it is characterized by its high level procedure for staff selection, and its relationship with the state.

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) has as its strategic target the design and development of research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research Institutes in Cyprus and abroad. The research emphasis of CUT is reflected in the substantial funding provided to academics for the establishment of research centres and laboratories. CUT aims at transferring knowledge (education) and producing new knowledge through basic and applied research in all the academic fields of the University’s six Faculties:

1. Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management
2. Management and Economics
3. Communication and Media Studies
4. Health Sciences
5. Fine and applied arts
6. Engineering and Technology

The Cyprus University of Technology is an outward looking public institution that has set at its cornerstone the contribution to the progress and wellbeing of the society. As part of its academic activity, through the various disciplines that is specialising, it promotes public health, social inclusion and equality. As part of its broader social responsibility it maintains a wide range of sporting facilities which are open for public use. In addition, through dissemination and public activities promotes to Young people the ideals of healthy lifestyle, equality (gender, race), social inclusion and wellbeing.

The Department of Hotel and Tourism Management enjoys wide expertise in the area of tourism, leisure and sports. The research team involved in this project has participated in a number of Project related to sports, in particular fair-play in sports, the phenomenon of obesity in primary schoolchildren, service quality offered to spectators by team-sports human resource management and career development in sports and violence and deviant behaviour in sports.