University of Cyprus: Assistant Professor Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou of the University of Cyprus was elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe

Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Philology at the Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy (CFI) of the University of Cyprus, was unanimously elected on 7 April 2024 as a member of the class of “Social Sciences and Humanities” of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). The Academy said that his election was in recognition of his “outstanding achievements” as a researcher.

Chrysanthou recently secured € 1 490 000 in funding from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) for the research project “Group Minds in Ancient Narrative”. This is the first project in classical literature funded by the European Research Council, not only in Cyprus but also in Greece. The project is hosted and implemented by the Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy of the University of Cyprus.

Young Academy of Europe

The Young Academy of Europe was founded in 2012 and is an organisation of leading young researchers and scientists from all European countries. Academy members cover the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, life sciences, as well as mathematics and medicine. The elected members of the Young Academy of Europe are young scientists who meet the following criteria:

  1. They are outstanding researchers with internationally recognised distinctions.
  2. They have a strong interest in science and science policies at European level.
  3. They have demonstrated leadership skills through the coordination of a research project/research team or through the successful supervision of doctoral students.
  4. Conduct research within the European Union.
  5. Have obtained their doctoral degree within the last 12 years.

The Academy currently has 164 tenured members, of which 1 member is a Greek researcher with a scientific specialisation in psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics. Mr Chrysanthou is the first Greek researcher in the field of classical philology to be elected to the Academy.

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