Τhe Advanced Educational Technologies and Mobile Applications (AETMA) Lab was established in 2016. The research lab is part of the Computer Science Department of International Hellenic University of Greece.
The research of AETMA focuses on the following areas: the development of educational and e-learning software, Augmented / Mixed Reality applications and wearable technologies, mobile applications development & mobile learning, and technology enhanced learning,
Even though AETMA Lab is a new established Unit, its research team have a long term cooperation in the past, in a variety of EU and National projects
AETMA has established collaborations with major players in the globe such as Khan Academy, WEKIT community, Athabasca Open University of Canada, JRC Seville, CESI France, hosting French students with full scholarship, UNESCO -ConECT, Greece, Open University of Netherlands , Join Research Centre Disaster Risk Management Knowledge, Brussels, ViLi project Erasmus +, Lancaster University UK, Queen Rania Foundation Jordan, European University of Cyprus, Kimmens etc.
AETMA Lab has also created a number of AR/VR projects (i.e ARTutor, Trials of Acropolis, mLearn, AR in Education, Virtual School and others) and it is annually organizing training seminars on emerging technologies, e-learning/technology enhanced learning and web programming.
Founded in 2010, the CGL, an institute of the Faculty of Cultural Studies of TH Köln, has been on an expansion course for the last few years and is one of the most renowned educational offerings in the field of game development in Germany. In the winter semester 2015/16, with an extended team of nine professors, including internationally recognized scientists and artists, the new location at Mülheim’s Schanzenstrasse was launched. Students and teachers in one Bachelor’s (BA “Digital Game”) and Master’s (MA “Game Development and Research”, MA “Digital Games”, and MA “3D Animation for Film & Games”) programs engage with each other in the creation of virtual worlds and procedural narratives. Additionally, the CGL even works on Film and TV formats, in cooperation with the International Filmschule Köln.
Each year, a maximum of 40 and around 50 new students are admitted to the Bachelor’s Program and Master’s Programs, respectively. In 2019, the extension expansion brought the total number of concurrent students to 250. During the last application phase, nearly 800 applicants were competing for the available slots. Being internationally oriented, with the students hail from 45 nations, the institute provides instruction in English.
European University Cyprus (EUC) was founded in 2007 and developed out of Cyprus College, which was established in 1961. Today, EUC operates five Schools, namely, the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Law, with the mission to educate students for successful careers and life achievement, to understand and serve the needs of society, and to create knowledge through research and innovation. EUC has participated in more than 200 projects funded by a number of programs and organizations such as the Horizon2020, Erasmus+, 7th Framework Program, Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Directorates General of the European Commission, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, United Nations, and governmental bodies. In the last 3 years, the University has accumulated approximately 4M euros in research funding, while it ranks third among the Cypriot universities in terms of total funding from Horizon2020 (first among private universities). Research activity is primarily carried out by a number of research centers, laboratories, and other kinds of specialized settings such as clinics and innovation centers (http://euc.ac.cy/en/research/research-centers), which, among others, include the Centre of Excellence in Innovation and Technology (CERIDES) that participates in this project.
As a service-oriented company Humance AG (HUM) develops individual solutions to many major companies in the field of healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, logistics (e.g. SDSH, L’Oréal, BAMF, Lufthansa Industry, EADTU). Humance AG is specialist for innovative projects and applications with emphasis on Learning Solutions, Consulting, Technology and Research. Our focus is on portal solutions, community solutions, mobile applications for the mentioned fields. With expert knowledge on procedures and technologies Humance assists customers in the development and implementation of tailored knowledge strategies and their support through appropriate web-based solutions and mobile applications. As a partner in various national and international research project Humance AG has direct access to current scientific results in the areas of healthcare, logistics, competence management and learning content management. Humance AG strongly moves into the fields of intensive data management solutions, intelligent applications and immersive environments.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is a public university dedicated to open and distance education. With an enrollment of approximately 4000 students in the 2019-2020 academic
year, and an alumni community reaching nearly 5,800 graduates, the Open University of Cyprus offers 23 programmes of studies organised by the University’s three faculties.
Research at OUC is interdisciplinary and includes local and international universities, research centers and institutes. Currently, there are 5 independent research labs supporting
collaborative research and engaging faculty and students from across the University.