The International Hellenic University (IHU) comprises of 7 Schools and 34 Departments. The headquarters are located in Thessaloniki, Greece and it includes four main campuses: two in Thessaloniki, one in Kavala, and one in Serres. IHU participates in the project through the Advanced Educational Technologies and Mobile Applications (AETMA) Lab of the Department of Computer Science, School of Sciences located in Kavala, Greece. AETMA was established in 2016 (Government Gazette Issue Β 836 Section 1 30/03/2016). The research of AETMA focuses on the following areas: the development of educational and e-learning software, Augmented /Mixed Reality applications and wearable technologies, mobile applications development & mobile learning, and technology enhanced learning. Even though AETMA Lab is a new established Unit, its research team have a long-term cooperation in the past, in a variety of EU and National projects. AETMA has established collaborations with major players in the globe such as Khan Academy, WEKIT community, Athabasca Open University of Canada, JRC Seville, CESI France, hosting French students with full scholarship, UNESCO-ConECT, Greece, Open University of Netherlands, Join Research Centre Disaster Risk Management Knowledge, Brussels, ViLi project Erasmus +, Lancaster University UK, Queen Rania Foundation Jordan, European University of Cyprus, Kimmens etc.
AETMA Lab has also created a number of AR/VR projects (i.e ARTutor, Trials of Acropolis, mLearn, AR in Education, Virtual School and others) and it is annually organizing training seminars on emerging technologies, e-learning/technology enhanced learning and web programming. It is worth noticed that ARTutor (a platform for augmenting content) was Nominated by UNESCO Greece November 2018 and also is was awarded with the GOLDEN PRICE of Educational Leaders Awards 2019 in the section of “Digital Education” on May 2019.
On 18th of October 2019 the project Virtual School (a project for training students to recognize good practices to deal with Natural Disasters & the use of 3 Digit Numbers) in addition with the network the School Units which participated in the project received a Distinction from the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. AETMA has about 40 staff members (19 CORE Members, 14 External, 7 CESI France Students under Full Scholarship), who participate in 12 projects and have several publications on the wider knowledge field.
The official website of International Hellenic University (IHU) is at the following web address: www.ihu.edu.gr