Launch of our joint Erasmus Mundus Master in Smart Cities and Communities (SMACCs)

The School of Science and Technology at the International Hellenic University hosted on 20-21/9, our partners: University of Mons (Belgium), Heriot Watt University (UK) and the University of the Basque Country (Spain), as well as the local associated partners: Hellenic Petroleum SA, CERTH, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE), Alexander Innovation Zone SA and the Municipality of Thermi, for the launch of our joint Erasmus Mundus Master in Smart Cities and Communities (SMACCs). Our School’s involvement is coordinated by Asst. Prof. Christos Tjortjis.

Applications will open shortly for the 2019 intake.

Scholarships of up to 47.000 euros per student will be available. Deadline 1/2/2019.

More information will be available soon at




Meeting’s agenda:
Thursday 20/9
9.30 Session 1
9.30-10.30: MSc Marketing steps
10.30-12.00: Final Common EMJMD (SMACCs) Presentation
12.00-12.30 coffee break
12.30 Session 2
Launching SMACCs (with invited guests)
12.30 Welcome / IHU presentation by IHU/SST Dean Prof. Evangelidis
12.45 UMONS presentation (Dr. Christos Ioakeimidis)
12.55 HWU presentation (Prof. Gudrun Kocher-Oberlehner)
1.05 UPV presentation (Prof. Luis A. Del Portillo Valdés)
1.15 SMACCS presentation (lead by UMONS but complemented by the other 3 partners)
1.30 Associated partners presentations

  • George Koulaouzides, General Secretary, Municipality of Thermi

          A brief description and some more information related to “Smart Cities”

  • Georgios Katsanos, Coordinator - Co-funded Projects, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE)

          SEPVE: mission and objectives

  • Georgios Dimitriou, Advisor to the President, Alexander Innovation Zone SA

          Thessaloniki: Innovation friendly destination

  • Spyros Kiartzis, Manager New Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources, Hellenic Petroleum SA

          Investing in New Technologies

  • Panagiotis Iordanopoulos, Research Associate, Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) – CERTH

          The Hellenic Institute of Transport: Presentation of activities and expertise

2.20 conclusion
2.30-3.30 working lunch break
3.30 Session 3
3.30-3.50: MSc Brochure (specifications)
3.50-5.00: Final Web Site Corrections and Completion
5.00 coffee break
5.20 Session 4
5.20-6.30: Application form (in agreement with all Universities)
9.00 Dinner downtown
Friday 21/9
9.30 Session 5
9.30-11.30: Students selection-evaluation (administration procedure)
11.30 coffee break
12.00 Session 6
12.00-2.00: AOB