Hellenic Open University (HOU) (Coordinator) is a Public University that comprises of 4 Schools (School of Science and Technology, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences and School of Applied Arts) and offers 35 study programmes to about 35.000 adult undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are dispersed all over the country and in Cyprus. About 80% of its students are working professionals who seek further education in order to improve or change their career, thus HOU has established a permanent connection with the market, professional networks and professional development agencies.
HOU will participate in this proposal through the DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Social Systems) Research Group of the School of Science and Technology. DAISSy Group has long-time expertise in Peer Learning Platforms, ICT in Education, Skills Definition and Profiling for ICT related jobs, online study platforms, learning object repositories etc. Since its establishment, the DAISSy group has participated in more than 30 national and European projects, in various frameworks (i.e. FP7, LLP, Erasmus+, etc.). Today the group employs more than 15 persons, including University professors, PhD and MSc holders, researchers in computer science, social sciences, experienced ICT engineers and administrative personnel. Also, HOU has been the applicant partner of the eCult Skills project, in which five European job profiles for the cultural sector focusing on museum professionals have been created.