UNESCO Chair at the Cyprus University of Technology

The UNESCO Chair for Digital Cultural Heritage was established at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in 2018. The establishment of the Chair at the University of Technology constitutes an international recognition of the important contribution of the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory of the Cyprus Technological University in the field of digitization, preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of Humanity.

The main aim of this unique Chair is to define, extend and carry out a program of research in digital heritage which will further UNESCO’s cultural heritage agenda in the wider region. The Chair carries out a wide-reaching program of awareness raising and knowledge-sharing projects on the role of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.  In addition, it introduces model DCH curricula (‘Cultural Informatics’) at vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels and extends course availability, teaching and study facilities to students internationally through state-of-the-art e-Learning.

The name of the Chair is Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory in Greek mythology. Mnemosyne was a Titaness, daughter of Heaven and Earth and mother of the nine Muses.

The Chairholder is Dr. Marinos Ioannides, Director of the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory.


Contact information:

Dr Marinos Ioannides

Digital Cultural Heritage

Cyprus University of Technology

Tel.: +357 25002020  

Fax: +357 25 002899

Email: marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy 


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