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University of the Aegean - Departments of Sociology & Geography
E-mail secrSPAMFILTER@soc.aegean.gr
Address Mytilene, Grecia
State Greece

The University of the Aegean is an international research oriented university. It is an inspiring, innovative, socially committed institution situated in the Aegean Archipelago, the ancient cradle of knowledge. The UoA embodies the concept of a 'university- network'- a network of schools and departments, dispersed over five Aegean islands: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes and Syros. The challenge of academic and administrative decentralization has resulted in imaginative new approaches in academic practice and has enhanced the sense of unity within the academic community of each campus. It is the network structure that fostered the early and full incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies in every day practice.

The UoA invests in innovative educational programs and multidisciplinary fields of research that correspond to the needs of the modern world. It has led the way in the introduction of new undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines such as environmental studies, ICT’s, multimedia and design, humanities, Mediterranean studies, making the UoA a pioneering and competitive institution at Greek nd European level. It boasts an experienced and well-qualified academic staff with great research expertise, fully equipped laboratories, extensive international links in both research and exchange programs and a vibrant student community. The beautiful Aegean islands provide a unique, natural, cultural and human environment in which high quality research and education environment can thrive.

The role of UoA in the project
Based on the importance of the particular project as a key to the improvement of quality and access to education and as a path towards a knowledge-based society and economy, project is proposing to collaboratively design and use an effective electronic system for enhancing the learning and teaching experience. The production and utilization of ICT are the centrepieces for promoting the mission and the objectives of a modern, flexible, innovative university. At the information age, the particular project will work on enabling technology to serve learning, namely using ICT for a successful implementation of e-learning based on four actions:
• Development of infrastructure and equipment
• Training
• Services and content
• Cooperation and dialogue