Prof. Marios Vryonides

Marios Vryonides is Professor of Sociology, Sociology of Education and Research Methods and Dean of the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences. He served as National Coordinator of Cyprus in the European Social Survey (European Social Survey) from 2007-2013 and 2017-2019 and represents Cyprus in the Τhematic Committee for the social changes of Horizon 2020 of the European Union. This period he coordinates the program ESOI (European Safe Online Initiative) funded by the EU. In the past he coordinated programs such as: (a) ELMIP (Learning Models in Empowering Prison), (b) PEBBL BAsic Education and SKills Training in Prisons (2013-2015), (c) FREE (Fundamental Rights Education) (European Commission funded program) and (d) “Children’s voices: exploring the interethnic violence in school environment” (2011 – 2012). These programs are practical applications of educational research, a discipline that he teaches in higher education in the past 16 years. He is the President of the Research Committee on Sociology of Education of the International Sociological Association (2018-2022). His research interests lie in contemporary sociological theory with applications in education, in qualitative and quantitative research methods, theories of cultural and social capital and the sociological dimensions of New Forms of Education.

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