HOU, Hellenic Open University
Hellenic Open University (HOU) is the only Greek State University that offers formal and non-formal lifelong education, in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to more than 40.000 students who are dispersed all over the country. Its training methodology combines distance learning with principles of adult education, relies heavily on digital material and virtual meetings and uses online training platforms and tools. About 80% of its students are working professionals who seek further education in order to improve or change their career, thus HOU has established a permanent connection with the market, professional networks and professional development agencies.
The DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Sociotechnical Systems) research group of HOU's School of Science and Technology was founded in 2001 by highly skilled and motivated researchers to pursue the wide societal adoption of the broader Ambient Intelligence vision by realizing responsible research and innovation. The vision of DAISSy group researchers is to contribute to the realization of an advanced humane society by inventing technology that adapts and supports human needs and not the other way around! DAISSy realizes society-centred educational and technological research and has accumulated long-time expertise in Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems and Internet of Things, Knowledge Extraction and Semantically Rich Applications, Smart Environments, 3D/AR apps, Social Computing Systems, Peer Learning Platforms, Application of ICT in Education, MOOCs, Serious Games, Digital Content Production, Quality Assurance and Standardization, Competence and Qualifications Frameworks, Upskilling, Professional Development, Distance and Adult Education and Training, STEM Education, Social Research, Cultural Mediation, Diversity and Inclusion, etc.
Since its establishment, DAISSy has participated in more than 45 national and European projects, in various frameworks (i.e. FP5, FP6, FP7, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+, H2020, AMIF, REC etc.), amassing a total funding of more than 2,5 MEuro. Today the group employs more than 25 persons, including University professors, PhD and MSc holders, researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence and social sciences, experienced ICT engineers, programmers and administrative personnel.
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Contact person: Prof. Achilles Kameas, firstname.lastname@example.org