University of the Aegean ranked #1 in Greece
In mid-January, the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (HQA) published its 2016 evaluation report for the Greek higher education landscape. The University of the Aegean received a "Worthy of Merit" overall evaluation, outscoring all other Greek universities in 26 assessment categories. As a result, the University of the Aegean took the top spot in Greek university ranking.
HQA is an independent agency and full member of ENQA - the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
WAVE Riders Seminar Series: Google
As part of its WAVE Riders Seminar Series, the Lab hosted Google and its "Grow Greek Tourism Online" initiative. During a half-day seminar, students of our Business School (University of the Aegean, Greece) engaged with digital marketing experts on how to create growth for tourism-related ventures.
The seminar was held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism, and the Greek Confederation of Tourism Enterprises.
Transforming learning and training
By developing a portfolio of short courses through the WAVE Lab's W Academy, we aim to help individuals (advanced university students, entrepreneurs, business managers) to acquire ground knowledge and skills in practical day-to-day business context, linked to real world challenges.
Starting in 2017, W Academy will be developing and delivering digital content for its courses via Carnegie Mellon University's digital learning platform (CMU Open Learning Initiative). CMU-OLI is an innovative learning environment that is based on CMU's advanced research on cognitive tutoring. It is partially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
Launch of the ASEM-CCSTI office in Greece
The first European coordination office of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) - Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Center (CCSTI), was inaugurated in Athens, Greece.
Kostas Kutsikos (Director of the WAVE Lab) and Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt (the WAVE Lab's Culture & Travel Industry Lead) were members of the Greek delegation that participated in the launch event.