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Marios Vryonides
Dean Professor, Sociology, Sociology of Education & Research Methods
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
Philosophy Doctor (PhD) Sociology of Education 2003 University of London – Institute of Education School of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies
MA Sociology (with Distinction) 1997 University of Essex Department of Sociology
BA Sociology 1996 Panteion University, Athens-Greece Department of Sociology
Teacher diploma 1992 Pedagogical Academy Cyprus
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2017 today European University Cyprus Cyprus Professor
2012 2017 European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor
2007 2012 European University Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Professor
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 “Problems in Education” Stevens, Peter A.J., A. Gary Dworkin A. Javier Treviño, The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems,Cambridge University Press
2017 “Brain Drain in Higher Education: The case of Cyprus” Giouspasoglou, C. Marinakou, E. and Paliktzoglou, V. (eds), Brain Drain in Higher Education: the case of the Southern European Countries and Ireland, New York: Nova Science Publishers 55- 77
2016 “What is the profile of prisoners in terms of basic skills: Evidence from four European countries” F. Torlone & M. Vryonides (Eds), Innovative learning models for prisoners, Firenze (Florence): Firenze University Press 11-25
2016 “The Blended learning approach: Rationale and suitability for prison settings” F. Torlone & M. Vryonides (Eds), Innovative learning models for prisoners, Firenze (Florence): Firenze University Press 69-77
2014 “The Effects of the Economic Crisis on Inter-Ethnic Relations in Cypriot Schools” Journal of Social Science Education, DOI 10.2390/jsse.v14.i2.1306 13 (3)
2013 “The effect of age in the way adolescents report and experience interethnic violence in five European countries” Kalli, M. ANNALES · Ser. hist. sociol. 23 (2) 275-290
2013 The Sociology of Education Dworkin A Gary, Ballantine Jeanne, Antikainen Ari, Barbosa Maria Ligia, Konstantinovskiy David, Saha Lawrence J, Essack Shaheeda, Chang Jason, Teodoro António ISA: Sociopeadia.
2012 Parents’ aspirations for their children’s educational and occupational prospects in Greece: the role of social class Gouvias, D. International Journal of Educational Research 53 319-329
2012 The Politics of Education: Challenging Multiculturalism, (Eds.) Kassimeris, C. London and New York: Routledge
2012 Perceptions related to the fundamental principles of respecting human rights in the training of police officers from Romania and Cyprus Tomiţă, M Journal of Educational Sciences
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
December 2017 – November 2019 ELMIP - Empowering Learning Models in Prison European Commission Project leader
October 2007 – 2013 and from 2017 until today European Social Survey Directorate General for European Programmes, Planning and Development of the Republic of Cyprus National Coordinator
December 2017 – November 2020 EMCI - European Media Coach Initiative Erasmus+ Social Inclusion through Education, Training and Youth Key researcher in selected work packages
October 2013- December 2015 PEBBLE- Life Long Learning program, GRUNDTVIG: Basic Skills Education and Training in Prisons European Commission Project leader for Cyprus
January 2011- December 2012 «Children’s voices: Exploring interethnic violence in the school environment» European Commission Project leader for Cyprus
January 2011- December 2012 FREE - Fundamental rights education in Europe European Commission Project leader for Cyprus
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2014-2018 Horizon 2020 committee: “Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective societies” Cyprus representative
2016-2018 European Commission call  H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 Reviewer
2014 – to date Greek Higher Education External Reviewer
2012- to date -Qualitative Sociology -Journal of Sociology and Social policy -International Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences -The University of Florence University Press -International Journal of Contemporary Sociology Journal reviewer
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements