Collaboration type: training collaboration

About National kapodistrian University of Athens/Department of Informatics and Telecommunications: The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications aims to be an international point of reference with respect to both quality of education and research excellence. The department vision is to:

  • Be among the finest in the discovery, promotion and application of knowledge for the benefit of Science and Society.
  • Be among the finest in research and international collaborations. 
  • Be among the pioneers of social impact in the scientific and technological aspects of our expertise

According to the annual evaluation (2010) of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (, the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of NKUA is the only Greek university department, in any knowledge area, ranked in the top 100 departments worldwide (2009 - 2011).

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: Since the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of NKUA is a principal BlueBRIDGE partner and the NKUA BlueBRIDGE coordinator is the full professor, Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, special attention has been given to the knowledge transfer of the BlueBRIDGE technology, knowledge and results to dedicated training courses where the dedicated AquacultureTraining lab VRE has been presented and been experimented by a significant number of students.

Plans for the future: Based on the experience of the BlueBRIDGE training courses and after the positive results, a continuous discussion is taking place in order to insert interactive training courses delivered via the BlueBRIDGE VREs conveying the results of European projects.