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Department of Cultural Heritage Management and NewTechnologies

Secretary: Maria Stergiou

Secretary's Office:
Neapoli, Agrinio

Tel.: +30 26410 91703, 91706, 91709
Fax: +30 26410 91706
Website: http://www.culture.uoi.gr

General - Aim of the Department

The Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies was founded in 2004, at the beginning of the academic year 2004-2005 in the town of Agrinio. It functions in the framework of the Expansion of Higher Education and its mission is to foster knowledge on culture and cultural heritage, use information technologies in issues of culture and train scientists who specialise in contemporary methods of designing, producing, spreading and managing cultural products and activities.

The purpose of the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies is to foster and promote knowledge on cultural heritage and its management. Moreover, the Department aims at offering students the necessary qualifications that will ensure their complete training for a scientific and professional career in the field of cultural wealth of the country from antiquity till today, as well as the comparison with the cultures of other Mediterranean peoples.

The education it offers mainly aims at:
a) the effective advancement, promotion and exploitation of cultural resources,
b) the rational management and financial exploitation of cultural resources in order to achieve the implementation of an integrated system of all cultural management parameters in Greece, and
c) the promotion of the contemporary field of cultural management and planning through the use of new technologies.

The Department awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The integrated undergraduate degree is determined by the two (2) following options:

  • Cultural Resources Management and
  • Cultural Heritage Technology

The minimum compulsory period of studies for graduation is eight semesters.

Structure of the Department - Sections

At present, due to the limited number of its academic staff, the Department is not subdivided into separate Sections.

Subject Areas

The study programme provides students with the necessary scientific education, training and research experience in order to render them capable of participating in the generation of new knowledge - the application of which contributes to the development of national policies and the economy in the field of culture -, in the proper management and exploitation of the cultural environment and heritage, as well as in the advancement of computer science and new technologies in the field of culture.

Members of Academic Staff

Due to the limited number of its academic staff, the teaching duties and research work is currently supplemented by temporary teaching staff. Educational lectures are delivered by internationally renowned Greek or foreign professors who specialise in the fields of culture and new technologies. Also, field trips and meetings are held for students in the framework of the courses.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Based on the structure and aims of the Department, its graduates will be capable of matching up to a wide spectrum of professional and research fields with obvious social and economic gains.
Thus, graduates of the Department will be qualified to hold positions:

  • At public and private bodies that specialise in the promotion and management of cultural products, actions and services.
  • At bodies and organisations in the wider public sector for tourism and advertising, as well as at bodies involved in cultural promotion and management.
  • At public sector Ministries and Organisations involved in the organisation, management and promotion of museums and monuments.
  • At organisations and bodies of the European Union engaged in policy-making for technology and culture.
  • At museums, art galleries, art exhibition halls and cultural organisations focusing on the design and development of digital applications.
  • At bodies providing education and training in new technologies (educational technology).
  • At bodies and enterprises that are directly or indirectly related to culture and new technologies.
  • At multimedia production companies focusing on the promotion of cultural heritage (3D Graphics, CD-ROM, Internet presentations) and at companies engaged in the management of musical, film, visual arts and other artistic events.
  • At national and international bodies and organisations involved in the promotion and management of cultural heritage.
  • At documentation and archiving centres and libraries.
  • At research advancement bodies (universities and research centres), and bodies for the creation of researchers in the fields of culture.

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