Meet our Coordination and Management Team
With around 7.000 students, 113 laboratories and 830 faculty and staff members, the University of Cyprus (UCY) is a young and rapidly expanding university (established in 1989). There are 7 faculties, 22 departments and 16 research units / centres, covering a broad spectrum within the life, social, natural and engineering sciences. UCY is the biggest employer in Cyprus for young graduates and researchers. It currently employs about 750 young scientists using external research funds. We are seeking and attracting new qualified scientists and researchers because our constant aim is to be the largest employers' organization for young researchers in Cyprus. UCY is considered the leading university and the most active research institution in Cyprus. UCY implemented a large number of research projects funded by the European Commission, the national Research and Innovation Foundation and several public and private Research Organizations. In 2020, research funding from external sources reached €26 million. UCY is currently participating in 348 projects. 153 are EU-funded projects under Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Justice, Life, Cost Action, and Interreg. UCY is one of the eight young universities within “The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE)”. The YUFE alliance has a mission to create one of the very first 'European Universities' that will bring a radical change in European Higher Education by establishing itself as the leading model of a young, student centred, non-elitist, open and inclusive European University. A unique ecosystem linking universities to communities, YUFE will be based on cooperation between higher research infrastructures and participates in top cooperation networks.
Silversky3D (SS3D) is a Cyprus-based SME established in 2004 as a spinout company from the University of Cyprus following successful funding from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism of Cyprus (Young Entrepreneurship Program). The company focuses on the development of innovative applications in emerging technologies (VR, AR, and the web), based on research from Cognitive/Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, e.g., tools for improving cognitive processes, applications for supporting education and training, clinical and psychological interventions, health applications etc. These applications are developed as own products or commissioned by clients. Currently, the company employees 10 full-time and 3 part-time developers and scientists. The staff is complemented by the 3 Directors, who are shareholders in the company but currently receive no salary for their service. Although 100% independent, the company maintains close ties with the Departments of Psychology and of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus, offering paid internships and part-time jobs to students and recent graduates.
The VU University Amsterdam (VU) is a top tier research university, providing education to more than 24.500 students, of which 5.000 international students, and employing over 4.600 staff. From the foundation of the university, the VU has always highly valued academic freedom (Vrije Universiteit means ‘Free University’) and its responsibility to serve society with science, free from church, state and commercial interest. The mission statement of the university is built on three philosophical values that are represented in education, research and knowledge transfer; taking responsibility to tackle important societal problems with openness to a wide variety of disciplines, cultures and religions, while respecting personal values of the individual. To give meaning to these core values, the VU focuses education and research activities on four themes fostering collaboration within research groups, across research groups and faculties, with external stakeholders, at a national and international level. These themes are (1) Human Health and Life Science, promoting health and wellbeing, (2) Governance for Society, focusing on the management and organization of societies, (3) Science for Sustainability, focusing on a healthy balance between the individual, its environment and the role of economy in this, and (4) Connected World, highlighting the role of globalization in personal, cultural and economic relations.
The University of Jaén (UJA) is an EHEA medium-sized Spanish public university (some 16000 students and over 1100 lecturers) that was established in 1993 and is organized into 6 main Faculties/Schools: Faculty of Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Work and Schools of Engineering. The main UJA research activity of its 116 groups covers the following fields of expertise such as Biology and Health, for example. In order to support this academic and research activity several administrative units operate at UJA, such as the so-called Servicio de Gestión de la Investigación (Research Unit), Centro de Estudios de Postgrado (Postgraduate Unit) or Escuela de Doctorado (PhD School). From an international perspective, the UJA has received the distinction of Campus of International Excellence in the fields of Agrifood (CEIA3) and Climate Change (CamBio), plus it also leads the Andalusian CEI project on historical heritage PatrimoniUN10. Moreover, the University of Jaén permanently welcomes new foreign research proposals as part of a conscious effort to increase its international profile and widen both its knowledge and its horizons.
The University of Crete (UOC) is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented public educational institution. Located at campuses in Heraklion and Rethymnon on the island of Crete, a site rich in ancient and modern Mediterranean cultures, the University offers a vibrant social and intellectual environment for research and education. Established in 1973, the University accepted its first students in 1977-78. It now has 16 Departments in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine) as well as a number of affiliated institutions, including the Skinakas Observatory, the Natural History Museum, and the University General Hospital. Currently, over 16,000 undergraduates and 2500 postgraduate students are registered here. They are educated by an outward looking academic faculty of around 500 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, and laboratory instructors as well as around 300 technical and administrative staff. The international orientation of the University is reflected in its track record of collaborations with many of the leading research and educational institutions in Europe and worldwide as well as active promotion of mobility and exchange programmes. The University is committed to providing a stimulating environment that promotes education by teaching and research. We strive for excellence in teaching, research and community partnerships and aim to • provide a secure and open teaching and learning environment for our students,• take a leading role in research and the resulting innovations, • promote the cultural, social and economic development of the region and • develop and strengthen collaborations with other academic institutions within Greece, Europe and worldwide.