CiC 5th Transnational Meeting & Training the Teacher Event, Leuven, Belgium

CiC’s 5th Transnational Meeting is taking place in Leuven, Belgium.

Starting today – the 6th of June -, the meeting will be followed by a set of sessions and workshops aiming at sharing the so far project results and at proving the participants the opportunity to interactively discuss their views and experiences on co-creation, pedagogical strategies using co-creation, and learning analytics.

Hosted by KU-Leuven, the “Training the Teacher” event is gathering Higher Education professionals from Porto (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), the United Kingdom, and Belgium. Ana Barata, a leading researcher at GILT, is presenting the pedagogical research and CiC’s proposed framework to introduce the discussion on co-created content.

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Level Up! – Game Jam 2022

Os investigadores do GILT Carlos Vaz de Carvalho e Piedade Carvalho serão parte do júri do próximo Level Up! – Game Jam. O evento, organizado pelo Núcleo de Estudantes de Informática do ISEP (NEI), em colaboração com o GILT, ISEP e Departamento de Engenharia Informática (DEI), decorrerá nos próximos dias 3, 4 e 5 de junho.

A Game Jam permite aos interessados experienciar um verdadeiro hackaton para o desenvolvimento dum videojogo temático. O prazo são 48 horas e a participação pode ser de forma individual ou em equipa.

Para participar, os interessados devem-se inscrever em

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GILT participa no programa Tech3

A Unidade de Investigação GILT foi convidada a participar no programa Tech3 da RTP, com o intuito de divulgar o seu trabalho de investigação orientado para a inclusão e educação. Em seguida, poderá assistir à reportagem completa.


The ATHENA Soft & Research Skills Academy lectures happen every Monday at 15H online.
Launched on the 21st of March 2022, the Academy sessions are coordinated by K. Petridis  (HMU, Greece), Ana Barata (leading researcher at GILT, representing P.Porto), and Pietro Oliva (Cusano, Italy), involving various guest speakers coming from ATHENA network.

Although open to all of the academic community, this joint initiative targets students attending any degree or year in Higher Education.

Time Management Skills (21/03/2022) – K. Petridis (HMU, Greece)

  • Collaboration SKills (28/03/2022) – Ana Barata (IPP, Portugal)
  • Leadership Skills (04/04/2022) – Mario Caporale (Italian Space Agency, Italy)
  • Resilience Skills (11/04/2022) – Kleio Koutra (HMU, Greece)
  • Active Listening Skills (02/05/2022) – Alberto Peixoto Pinto (IPP & ISMAI, Portugal)
  • Emotional Intelligence (09/05/2022) Ana Sá (Porto Business School & IPAM, Portugal)
  • Cultural Intelligence (16/05/2022) – Tatjana Welzer (UoM, Slovenia)
  • Presentation Skills (23/05/2022) – K. Petridis (HMU, Greece)
  • How to prepare a poster and read a scientific report/paper (30/05/2022) – K. Petridis (HMU, Greece)
  • How to build your Interview Skills (06/06/2022) – Maria Kartalou (THENAMARIS, Greece)
  • How to perform bibliographic Research (13/06/2022) – Pietro Oliva (Cusano, Italy)
  • Building your Digital Skills (20/06/2022) – Pietro Oliva (Cusano, Italy)
  • Open Access to Research Publications – Reflection of a Librarian – Ms. Dunja Legat (University of Maribor, Slovenia) (27/06/2022)
  • Reading Data on Research Funding and the Changing Role of Bibliometrics – Joszef Gyorkos, (University of Maribor, Slovenia) (04/07/2022)

Link for students to enroll in the course:

ATHENA’s World Intellectual Property Day 2022

World Intellectual Property 2022 “recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future”. The theme for this year is IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future, in line with ATHENAS’s general and WP6 activities, while celebrating youth-led innovation and creativity.

The event, taking place on the 21st of April, will be held in an online format and in English with live lectures/presentations. The purpose of the event is to promote ATHENA European University and highlight the importance of IP among our target audiences. World Intellectual Property Day 2022 “is an opportunity for young people to find out how IP rights can support their goals, help transform their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs and make a positive impact on the world around them”.

To learn more about the event, please check the attached file or access the following link.

GILT on the ISEP’s 170th anniversary

ISEP’s 170th anniversary starts with a video to celebrate the occasion and the so many years of excellence. This video also highlights the research developed by the GILT Unit and some of our state-of-the-art engineering projects, as part of ISEP’s history. Click here to watch it.

Congratulations, ISEP!

ATHENA Research Board Meeting at Orléans University

The ATHENA European University had the final event of the seminar series regarding ‘The European University initiative, from European policy to practice on the ground: Solutions for smart integration’ at Orléans University.

The University of Orléans hosted a round table to discuss effective solutions for the main challenges that European University alliances face today in presence of major stakeholders. The round table took place in Orléans and streaming live online on Monday 28 February at 2 pm CET.

Orléans University also hosted the ATHENA Research Board Meeting. Paula Escudeiro was the IPP representative. The following aspects have been addressed:

  1. Presentations of the activities of the ATHENA partner Universities.
  2. Discussion on the integration/collaboration of research facilities of the partner Universities. Presentation of a proposed governance & collaboration scheme for discussion.
  3. Discussion on the thematic research priorities. A first draft is attached
  4. Decision was taken to start recording the research facilities/equipment for the ATHENA Research Integration/Collaboration
  5. The research integration/collaboration policy of ATHENA University is strongly connected and affected by the collaboration agreements between the ATHENA University partners for Doctoral studies.
  6. Decision was taken to have frequent meetings/communications (online) before the next meeting in person.

Boletim Informativo: Departamento de Engenharia Informática

Já se encontra disponível o Boletim Informativo do Departamento de Engenharia Informática, que avalia objetivos alcançados e atividades desenvolvidas.

Ao nível das oportunidades de investigação e parcerias internacionais para a investigação e desenvolvimento, foi destacada a Universidade Europeia ATHENA, coordenada pelo Professor do DEI Nuno Escudeiro. A Universidade visa criar um novo modelo de universidade, numa iniciativa lançada pela Comissão Europeia para fomentar a cooperação entre as Instituições de Ensino Superior na União Europeia, com o intuito de promover a internacionalização e a inclusão no ensino superior.

Esta e outra informação relevante poderá ser consultada em anexo.

Round table: the future of European Universities

As part of the French Presidency of the European Union, the University of Orléans and its European alliance ATHENA are organizing a round table with national and European decision-makers and experts who will debate the future of “European Universities” on February 28 at the International University Centre for Research, Hôtel Dupanloup in Orléans.

The European Universities initiative is a flagship project of the European Union in the field of higher education and research, aiming to make Europe’s universities more open internationally, more competitive but also more inclusive.

These European Universities are alliances federating between 5 and 8 institutions. Similar to transnational laboratories, they aim to invent and test new models of cooperation in the European higher education area, laying the groundwork for the universities of the future.

The expectations are high: within 3 years, the first alliances are called upon to leverage significant institutional transformation students, staff and stakeholders such as the local and regional ecosystems in the process.

The objective of the round table on February 28 is to consider effective solutions for the challenges that European university alliances are facing in practice.

In this context, the University of Orléans will host a panel of highly qualified experts to address these issues:

  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of the Unit in charge of Higher Education Policies and Programme at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth and Culture
  • Anne-Sophie Barthez, Director General of Higher Education, French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Philippe Gréciano, President of the French-German University
  • Peter Haring Bolívar, Chair of the EUA Innovation Ecosystems Expert Group, University of Siegen Germany / ATHENA European University
  • Zdravko Kačič, Rector of the University of Maribor, Slovenia / ATHENA European University
  • Teresa Restivo, Administration Board of the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (A3ES)

Organized at the International University Centre for Research at the Hôtel Dupanloup in Orléans on February 28, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, this event will be bilingual (French-English) and will be broadcast live online. We invite the general public to follow this roundtable online by registering in advance at

Following the round table, a consortium agreement will be signed by the ATHENA member universities at the same International University Centre for Research at the Hôtel Dupanloup in Orléans.

Remote laboratories hub: an european platform

A remote laboratories hub developed by a group of European partners from Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Italy, under the Erasmus+ projects SYS-TEM and DICYSTECH, is now available.

This platform aims to aggregate in a central point a set of remote laboratories that are important tools for distance learning and experimentation of various technologies.

Currently, this platform integrates remote laboratories for learning microcontroller programming and cybersecurity. New opportunities to enrich this learning environment with remote laboratories in other areas are under study.