University Centre for Research, Innovation and Development “IASON”

Πανεπιστημιακό Κέντρο Έρευνας Καινοτομίας και Ανάπτυξης «ΙΑΣΩΝ»

The University Research Centre (URC/PEK) (University Centre for Research, Innovation and Development "IASON") was established by the Law 4589/2019 as an academic unit of the University based in Volos.

PEK “IASON” objectives are:

  • conducting basic and applied research
  • exploiting research findings for the benefit of the Greek society
  • contributing to the specialization of new scientists
  • providing services to public and private institutions
  • education and practice
  • serving as a mediator between the public and private sector for the development of research units in businesses
  • promoting the Greek language and culture abroad

 

At the PEK “IASON”, 12 research institutes are actively involved:
 

 

  1. Intelligent Production Systems and Smart Cities Institute

Director: Leonidas Anthopoulos, Professor at the Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Business Administration, UTH

Email: lanthopo [at] uth [dot] gr 

 

  1. Digital Culture and Communication and Education Technologies Institute

Director: Athanasios Korakis, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, UTH

Email: korakis [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Agricultural Development Institute

Director: Nikolaos Katsoulas, Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, UTH

Email: nkatsoul [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Genetic Enhancement of Animals Institute

Director: Zisis Mamouris, Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, School of health Sciences, UTH

Email: zmamur [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Institute of Kinesiology

Director: Ioannis Giakas, Professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Dietetics

Email: ggiakas [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Systems Security and Data Science Institute

Director: Georgios Stamoulis, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, UTH

Email: georges [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. ΙInstitute for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

Διευθυντής: Konstantinos Malizos, Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, UTH

Email: malizos [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Rehabilitation and Wellness Institute

Director: Nikolaos Strimbakos, Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, UTH

Email: nikstrimp [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Didactics and Teacher Training Institute

Director: Kafenia Botsoglou, Professor at the Department of Special Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UTH

Email: kmpotso [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute

Director: (to be appointed)

Email: petrakos [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Wood-Furniture and Wooden Packaging Institute

Director:Georgios Dalos, Professor at the Department of Forestry, Wood Science and Design, School of Technology, UTH

Email: gntalos [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Institute

Director: Eleni Vogiatzi – Kamvoukou, Professor at the Department of Agriculture-Agrotechnology, School of Agricultural Sciences, UTH

Email: wogiatzi [at] uth [dot] gr

 

  1. International Education Institute – in suspension
  2. Cotton and Agricultural Education Institute – in suspension

 

PEK “IASON” Administration:

PEK “IASON” is managed by an Administrative Board chaired by the Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning, also including the Vice Chair and the Directors of the Institutes as members.

Chair: Ioanna Laliotou, Associate Professor at the Department of History, Archeology and Social Anthropology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Thessaly, Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning

Vice Chair: Konstantinos Tepetes, Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, UTH

 

Information:

Central PEK “IASON” Secretariat

Deputy Supervisor: Georgios Anastasiou

Phone number: 2421006369

Email: ganastas [at] uth [dot] gr

PEK “IASON” Secretariat

Phone number: 2421006391 – 6377

Email: pek-iason [at] uth [dot] gr