Cyprus University of Technology
Below you will find a description of the departments of the University which are directly involved with the project, together with their sub-groups:
Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts
The Cyprus Interaction Lab
Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies Lab - GET Lab
Department of Communication and Internet Studies
The Media Cognition and Learning (MCL) Research Group
The Media Cognition and Learning (MCL) Research Group (http://cis.cut.ac.cy/mcl) of CIS, led by Dr. Eleni A. Kyza, focuses on research of augmented reality technologies for learning, and science education, and specifically on the development and application of technology-enhanced learning to foster rich reasoning on inquiry and socio-scientific issues. MCL has participated in three FP7 Science-in-Society projects since 2008: Project “Digital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debates”, for which CUT was the project-wide coordinator (CoReflect, Grant No:277792, http://www.coreflect.org, 2008-2011), project “Professional Reflection Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science” (PROFILES, Grant No: 266589, http://www.profiles-project.eu, 2010-2014), and project “Promoting Attainment of Responsible Research and Innovation in Science Education” [PARRISE, Grant No: 612438, http://www.parrise.eu].
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
The 3EP (Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy) research group
The 3EP (Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy) research group was founded in 2009. Its members perform policy analyses of energy and environmental issues in an essentially interdisciplinary manner. The staff and collaborators comprise engineers, economists, physicists, hydrologists and climate modellers. Through their work, the group tries to answer questions on the trade-offs of different policy instruments to decarbonise European economies, the economic impacts of climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the optimal energy mix for a country and the associated costs of attaining it in a carbon-constrained world. The group has participated in numerous national and EU-funded research projects and its staff participates in international associations and networks such as the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the International Association for Energy Economics, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform) and the Water Footprint Network.
The Environmental Catalysis Lab
The Environmental Catalysis Lab has extensive research experience in both traditional as well as new areas of environmental catalysis such as: (i) catalytic technologies for liquid or solid waste reduction or purification, (ii) catalysis for greenhouse gas control, (iii) use of catalysts for user-friendly technologies and reduction of indoor pollution, and (iv) reduction of the environmental impact of transport. The Lab of Environmental Catalysis participates in numerous EU-funded and national research projects since its foundation. The lab has been able to attract more than 2 million euro of external funding during the 8 years of its operation. Are senior lab staff are members of international associations and networks such as the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS), the International Water Association (IWA), the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT). Our network of academic collaborators extends globally, including partners (universities and research institutes) from Spain, Italy, France, Greece, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, Russia, Israel, Jordan and the USA. In addition, our network of cooperation includes a large number of industrial collaborators such as Linde Engineering AG (Germany-License Agreement), Wartzila (Finland – Research Cooperation), Heraeus Holding GmbH (Germany-License Agreement) and Ricardo Engineering (UK - Research Cooperation).
Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics
The Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Research Laboratory
The Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Research Laboratory (RS Lab) of CEG, lead by Prof Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis and Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, is member of the Eratosthenis Research Group (http://cyprusremotesensing.com/). The RS Lab’s main research goal is the advance understanding of the Earth system sciences using remote sensing methods and engineering techniques. The mission of the RS Lab is to conduct both basic and applied research towards improved understanding, management, and monitoring of natural resources and infrastructures and to offer expert services and products of excellent qualities in line with the latest development remote sensing and related geospatial technologies or other high-tech tools. The RS Lab with its significant experience in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS has participated in more than 50 projects funded from EC, national and industrial sources (http://cyprusremotesensing.com/research-grants/). More specifically, it has participated in several research projects funded by FP6, FP7, INTERREG, LIFE+, MED, MARIE-CURIE (ITN), EUREKA, ERASMUS+, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (CRPF), etc. Its research is focused in the following thematic areas: Remote Sensing; Cultural Heritage / Archaeology (http://cyprusremotesensing.com/archaeology/); Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Sustainability; Natural Hazards; Risk assessment; Climate change; Water Resources Management; Atmospheric sciences; Agriculture; Earthquake Engineering; Geology; Urban design; Civil Engineering; Transport Planning/Modelling; Construction Innovation, Life cycle assessment etc. The Lab is a member of several networks such as SPIE, EARSeL, EARLINET, ACTRIS, AERONET (NASA) and has strong links with organizations such as ESA, DLR and GEO.
- Eleni A. Kyza
- Theodoros Zachariadis
- Costas N. Costa
- Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis
- Kyriacos Themistocleous
- Katerina Kaouri
- Andreas Lanitis
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Ioannou, A., Vasiliou, C., Zaphiris, P., Arh. T., Klobučar, T., & Pipan, M. (2015). Creative multimodal learning environments and blended interaction during problem-based activity in HCI education. TechTrends, 59 (2), 47-56.
Zaharias, P., Michael, D., & Chrysanthou, Y. (2013). Learning through multi-touch interfaces in museum exhibits: An empirical investigation. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 16(3), 374.
Kyza, E. A. & Nicolaidou, I. (2016). Co-designing reform-based online inquiry learning environments as a situated approach to teachers’ professional development. CoDesign. DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2016.1209528.
Kyza, E. A. & Georgiou, Y. (2014). Developing in-service science teachers’ ownership of the PROFILES pedagogical framework through a technology-supported participatory design approach to professional development. Science Education International, 25(2), 55-77.