Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies University of Patras

The Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies is part of the School of Business Administration of the University of Patras. The Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies accommodates 17 researchers working in areas ranging from Classical Archaeology to Heritage Management and Computer Science and has an average intake of 100 students per year.

The objectives of the Department is to develop knowledge and expertise in the area of cultural heritage management through the use of new technologies, digitization, long term digital archiving, information systems, the internet and Web 2.0 services.

The graduated students have experience in designing, producing, managing, promoting and safeguarding cultural heritage resources and products. The Department has participated in various national and international projects regarding digital culture and cultural informatics.

The key persons are young and active professors in heritage management and cultural informatics with numerous research results in national and international scientific conferences and journals.

The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras on 11th of November in 1964, with the intention to concentrate on science, technology, economics, business administration and social sciences. Today it remains one of the best known Universities in Greece with great reputation among the International and European Scientific community, that justifies the vision and mission of its establishment.

The University of Patras participates in all major European and National Scientific Programs, receives funding from the State, the private sector or the European Union for the development and promotion of the scientific research.

The University encourages multicultural academic cooperation and participates in European educational programmes and demonstrates a significant research activity and a reputation for quality and innovative research. Its faculty members are very active in publishing their research results and groundbreaking achievements in international scientific journals of the highest quality.

The research work mostly derives from the scientific projects whereas the scientific programs are the major funding resource for more than 3000 research personnel. The management of research projects is carried out by the Research Committee and its administration unit. The financial management of research projects with external funding produces resources for the University, are used for specific educational and developmental activities, as well as funding of young researchers.