Profile of the organisation
CUT was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students in 2007. It is a new, public and independent University and has set high values concerning its academic, research character, legal status, organizational and administrative structure; It aspires to develop into a modern, pioneering University able to offer education and research in leading branches of S&T which have high impact on the economic, technical, and scientific sectors of the island and the region. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT involvement in research has been recognized from the fact that within the last four years, projects with more than 10 MEuro have been funded. CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which make it possible to be the strongest, on the island, in research with specialised units directed by distinguished professionals. The Digital Heritage Lab (DHL), which is focusing exclusively on education, research, technology and development on e-documentation of the Cultural Heritage has managed to attract more than 1.1 MEuro from European research funds since its creation in 2012. The DHL has established cooperation with the major Cultural Heritage stakeholders like the Department of Antiquities, the Church of Cyprus and the Ministry of Education of Culture. In addition, DHL has excellent collaborations with significant EU research and development institutions in this area of research.
Role in the project
CUT will participate to the development of the demonstrations of creative re-use of content for educational applications, in the frame of WP4.
Dr. Marinos Ioannides is responsible for the establishment of the Cypriot Authority for the e-Documentation and e-Preservation of the Cypriot Cultural Heritage and from May 2007 until Dec. 2010 he took over the coordination of the establishment of the ICT in Cultural Heritage sector of The Cyprus Research and Educational Institute (STARC) at the CY Institute. In 2010 he was appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture to chair the CY National Committee for Digitalisation and e-preservation in Cultural Heritage for the development of the national repository KYPRIANA. On a European level he is representing Cyprus on all committees and expert groups responsible for the e-Documentation and e-Preservation of Cultural Heritage. In 2007 the CY Government Council of Ministers appointed Marinos as the first Seconded National Expert to work at the European Commission / DG RTD and DG EAC for a 4 year period. As of March 2012 he is responsible and the 1st chair of the Digital Cultural Heritage Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Informatics at CUT. He is member of the executive board of the International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA) and since 2006 is chairing the successful conference EuroMed (www.euromed2012.eu and www.euromed2014.eu ). He is also the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era. Marinos administrative and managerial skills have been acknowledged several times by policy makers and international organisations such as UNESCO. In 1993 he received for his achievements on 3D reconstruction, the IBM young researchers award, in 2010 he received the Tartessos Award from the Spanish and European Association for Virtual Archaeology.