Digital Transportation Academy - Venue
Dates: 4 July – 15 July 2016
The Digital Transportation academy will be held in two different premises in Thessaloniki: the first week in The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College (organised by the South East European Research Centre) and the second week in the Hellenic Institute of Transport.
The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an overseas research centre of the University of Sheffield, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The centre was founded by City College, the University's International Faculty, in 2003. It is conducting multidisciplinary research in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation & Development, Information & Communication Technologies, and Society & Human Development.
The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, is one of the six faculties within the University and the only one operating overseas. Bridging the UK with the South East and Eastern Europe, the International Faculty offers to students the unique opportunity to study for a top class British degree of the University of Sheffield in their region.
The main campus houses the state-of-the-art facility, Information and Learning Commons (ILC), our research centre - the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), the ‘Rodoula Kehaghia Auditorium’, the well-equipped PC laboratories and offers numerous facilities and learning resources to support the needs of a modern learning environment. In addition, the offices of the top administration, as well as the vast majority of the administration and academic staff of the Faculty are also accommodated in our main campus in Thessaloniki.
The Hellenic Institute of Transport is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) which is a non-profit organization that directly reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), of the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs.
HIT's main objective is the conduct and support of applied research activities in the field of transportation in Greece. More specifically on issues relating to organization, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, and standardization, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology, and impact assessment of land, maritime, air, and multimodal transport services. Also training and education activities in related fields, dissemination of research activities and the Representation of Greece, in Transport Research and other relevant scientific fora abroad.
H.I.T.’s headquarters and main buildings are in Thessaloniki, located within the Thessaloniki Technology Park on the 6th km Charilaou-Thermi Rd.
The construction of the new offices of H.I.T. was concluded in 2009 comprising of 2 storeys and 2 underground laboratories and parking, fully equipped in order to cater its ever-growing requirements for staff and infrastructure.
H.I.T. also has branch offices in Athens since 2004.