The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a newly-established public university, which was founded by law on December 2003 and is a member of Cyprus National Rector’s Conference. It is one of three state universities in Cyprus. CUT has been ranked by the Times Higher Education among the top 350-400 universities in the world and among the 200-250 in Europe. In particular, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, CUT is the youngest university in the list of top universities in Europe; an achievement that highlights the emerging, dynamic and innovative nature of CUT.
The Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) is an interdisciplinary research unit at the Cyprus University of Technology. The Centre’s projects are typically cross-disciplinary embracing Social Computing in a broad sense and focusing on influencing research strategy, policy and practice. SCRC consists of a highly skilled interdisciplinary team bringing under common umbrella faculty members from the Cyprus Interaction Lab the Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies Research Lab, the Visual Media Computing Lab and the Network Science and Systems Laboratory. SCRC fosters a rich environment of collaboration between Departments of the University, within Cyprus, Europe, Canada and Africa.
The University of Cyprus (UCY) established in 1989, is a vigorous community of scholars engaged in the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Despite its brief history, the University of Cyprus has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society. The main objectives of the university are twofold: the promotion of scholarship and education through teaching and research, and the enhancement of the cultural, social and economic development of Cyprus. Research staff at UCY have substantial experience in the management and implementation of research projects, funded by CRPF and the European Union. Infrastructure, software and hardware required for the implementation of this project are available at UCY’s premises. The university’s publication centre is also available for the exploitation and dissemination of the project’s results.
The Department of Architecture, as an outstanding academic centre of studies in the wider European region, aims at educating students to become successful architects who can perform worldwide, but who will also have the knowledge and sensitivity respond to and to influence positively the formulation of the built environment in the eastern Mediterranean region. Central to the philosophy of the programme in the study of architecture, are the synergies achieved through the dynamic synthesis of design emanating both from the humanities and the technological dimensions of Architecture.
The mission of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure of the Harvard University is to develop and promote methods, processes, and tools that quantify sustainability for infrastructure. Its goal is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable solutions for infrastructure projects and systems, and expand the body of knowledge for sustainable infrastructure. The Zofnass Program was founded in 2008 by a generous donation by siblings Paul and Joan Zofnass, and is housed at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. The Zofnass Program extends its activities throughout Harvard including the School of Public Health, the Kennedy School of Government, the Business School and the Center for the Environment. The Zofnass Program is supported by the industry through an Industry Advisory Board and by research foundations.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for clergyman John Harvard (its first benefactor), its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Harvard is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning. Among global rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked Harvard as the world’s best university every year since it was first released. When QS and Times Higher Education were published in partnership as the THE-QS World University Rankings during 2004–2009, Harvard had also held the top spot every year. Additionally, the THE World Reputation Rankings have consecutively ranked Harvard as the top institution among the world’s “six super brand” universities, the others being Berkeley, Cambridge, MIT, Oxford and Stanford.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (also known as the GSD) is a professional graduate school at Harvard University, located at Gund Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts. As of 2016, the program’s ten-year average ranking, places it 1st, overall, on DesignIntelligence’s ranking of programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design—together with the research of its studio-based as well as MDes and Doctoral programs. Working in collaboration with colleagues in other schools at Harvard and beyond the University, the GSD sees it as its responsibility to define the necessary framework for an intense yet engaging advancement of transdisciplinary research—providing multiplicity and consistency, singularity and diversity.