The University of Cyprus participates in the DigiCompass Project through the Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) Laboratory, an integral part of the Department of Computer Science.
Technology, Software Engeneering, Internet Technologies, Creativity and Enhanced Learning Environments, project coordinator
SEIT focuses its research activities on two important areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies. In the second area, the Laboratory concentrates on developing ICT-enabled Creativity and Enhanced Learning Environments, platforms, and tools for implementing Health monitoring and support services, Smart and Personalised services for Elders, and Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities. SEIT has extensive experience in the area of applying ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to e-Learning, m-Learning, and Open and Distance Learning in general, as well as Lifelong Learning in particular. This expertise is both at a technical level and in developing policies and qualification frameworks for such activities, regarding only the Erasmus+ related themes.
SEIT has recently coordinated five ERASMUS+ projects (VeLoCiTy, World-of-Physics, DiFens, IDEA, wINGS) and currently coordinates three, CHAT2LEARN (begun in 2021), CHILD (formed in 2022) and DigiComPass (begun in 2022). SEIT participates in 45 more Erasmus+ projects.
SEIT has also participated in 13 Leonardo da Vinci projects, 3 EUMEDIS projects, 2 FP (Framework Programs), 1 INCO-DC and three projects funded by national funds. It has also participated in the EMUNI project and the VUSCC initiative, both related to policymaking or reform and qualifications accreditation, as well as in the Interreg IVC project Innofun, on developing policies for entrepreneurship and innovation. SEIT is currently participating in two AAL projects: eSticky, and GUIDed, and in one national project: ReaDI-STANCE.
Web page: UCY-SEIT Website
Responsible project manager: Christos Mettouris