29 November 2017 – Launch Ceremony of RISE: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies

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Our recent international ranking in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, in the top position among the local institutions in Cyprus and between the 350 and 400 best Universities in the world is a vindication of our relentless efforts to implement our vision.” The Rector also mentioned that, CUT supports EXELSIOR which has received full marks in the overall evaluation at the pan-European level. Specifically, he mentioned that “we are confident that all these efforts will boost our country’s performance in research and expand its innovation ecosystem.”

Among the invited guests, Prof. Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis had the opportunity to discuss with the participants the benefits of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence for Cyprus and the wider Eastern Mediterranean Region.

The largest research project in Cyprus, RISE, a Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies has officially been launched (Phase 2), during a well-attended event that was held on the 29th November 2017. The event was greeted by the Rector of the Cyprus University of Technology Prof. Andreas Anayiotos who mentioned in his speech that : “The Cyprus University of Technology is very proud to be part of this effort and have a substantial contribution with its knowhow. Our University is committed to the funding of the project with a significant cash contribution as well as an in kind contribution. The project’s aims, to have great impact through excellence in research and innovation, are aligned with the vision of our institution to promote excellence in research and innovation and acquire international recognition.

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