Press Releases

20/12/2020: Designing Smart Cities: A Human-Centered Approach

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an opinion article by our collaborators Zinon Zinonos and Savvas Chatzichristofis, on Human-Centered Smart Cities. The article focuses on an innovative vision, known and new methodologies and tools which intend to create a Human Smart City starting from the neighbourhood and scaling up to the city.

“Insider” magazine is publishing alongside Forbes and distributed with Sunday’s Phileleftheros newspaper.

18/12/2020: Towards Industry and Society 5.0 in the Era of the Pandemic

Technology is made up of the terms ‘Techne’ and ‘Logos’ that refer to the dualism of its artistic/creative and logical/scientific aspects. And thus the ideas of Schumpeterian creative destruction and also the hope and potential for the better tomorrows of mankind are implicit in this Promethean concept. We live in an age of both artificial intelligence-driven and viral disturbances that threaten both the mind and the body. An interesting live discussion with Prof. Elias Carayannis.
Elias G. Carayannis is a Greek-American economist isFull Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C.

23/11/2020: The School year in the middle of COVID19: Tools, Challenges and Prospects

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted 94 per cent of the world’s student population, up to 99 per cent in low and lower-middle-income countries.

Preventing a learning crisis from becoming a generational catastrophe requires urgent action from all.

15/11/2020: Transforming a country into a startup-nation

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an opinion article by our collaborator Savvas Chatzichristofis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science on CS-related entrepreneurship and digital innovation. Issue 14, November 2020, includes an extensive analysis of how countries can be transformed into startup-nations.

“Insider” magazine is publishing along side Forbes and distributed with Sunday’s Phileleftheros newspaper.

06/11/2020: Parallels Between Biological and Man-Made Computer Viruses

We are currently living in the midst of the most infectious, disruptive and costly biological virus attack that any one of us has experienced – the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Similar to most computer malware attacks it came seemingly out of nowhere, spreading at exponential speed and continues to seriously disrupt the daily lives of almost the entire population of the world. There are striking similarities between biological viruses in the natural world and those of the electronic type in the digital world – both in the ways in which they infect and spread and the means by which they can be combated and defeated. This presentation covers the correlations that exist between man-made computer viruses and biological viruses like covid-19.

13/10/2020: Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – Problems and Solutions – Webinar

Eleven years ago, an article appeared out of nowhere on the Internet that presented the first digital currency, Bitcoin. The purpose of bitcoin was to become the first digital currency that would solve the Double-spending problem faced by previous attempts on creating electronic coins. How was it going to do that? By utilizing the Blockchain technology. Until today it is still unknown who developed the Blockchain technology, all we know is the author’s name, Satoshi Nakamoto, but this is now irrelevant as 11 years later Blockchain technology has brought a tremendous revolution in the field of digital transactions. This presentation covered vital viewpoints of Industry’s experts on the Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies.

07/10/2020: Award For Applied Research, Excellence Of Knowledge And Contribution

On Wednesday, 7th October 2020, the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards ceremony was held for the second year by Boussias Communications with the kind support of the DIAS Publishing House.

The “Cyprus Education Leaders Awards” is a pioneering institution, which highlights and awards the remarkable work of educators at all levels of education and is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Cyprus Youth Organisation, the Pancyprian Organisation of Greek Teachers (POED), the Organisation of Greek Secondary Education Providers (OELMEK), the Organisation of Technical Education Providers (OELTEK), the Association of Private Schools of Cyprus and the Cyprus Computer Society.

Neapolis University Pafos took part in the competition process with the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the University’s Computer Science Department, whose participation received the highest distinction from the institution’s evaluation committee in the Higher Education category “Investment in the field of Education in Computer Science”.

For many years, the University’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory has provided practical support to students, who choose educational robotics as a creative pastime, as it has been recognised by tutors, professors, parents and students as an important factor in the cultivation and development of computer science skills.

The Intelligent Systems Laboratory is staffed by distinguished academic scientists-members of the academic community of Neapolis University Pafos.

10/09/2020: Challenges and the Prospects of Employment in the field of Computer Science in Paphos

An open online meeting and discussion with four international computer science-related companies:

  • Nexxie,
  • Statare,
  • Roothund
  • Beepxtra

01/07/2020: Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Opportunity?

Live discussion with three academic researchers from Switzerland and Cyprus. Dr. Margarita Chli from the ETH of Zurich, Dr. Savvas Chatzichristofis from the Neapolis University Paphos, and Dr. Sotiris Hatzis of TEPAK.

“Science Hoaxes is a volunteer group dedicated to combating pseudoscience and promoting scientific literacy at all levels of society.

16/04/2020: Broadcasting at DisruptCyprus

Neapolis University Pafos (NUP) following its longstanding policy of continuously providing and supporting the local community, with its available academic and technological resources offered in order to assist and enhance the efforts of The Republic of Cyprus and Local Authorities to decrease the consequences of the pandemic. The Rector of the Neapolis University Pafos, Professor Pantelis Sklias, the Associate Professor Marios Argyridis, and the Associate Professor Savvas Chatzichristofis, are hosted at DisruptCyprus to discuss live the Neapolis University Initiative #NUPSupportAgainstCOVID19. 

15/04/2020: Presentation on Kanali 6 of the Actions of Neapolis University for Restricting the Consequences of the Covid19 Pandemic and the #NUPSupportAgainstCOVID19 Initiative.

04/02/2020: Our resent win in Poland during the International XII Robotic Arena is highlighted in several news media island-wide.

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19/12/2019: Simerini newspaper presents our Enorasis Robot and highlights our  3rd Place at Robotex International 2019 Line follower competition.

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13/10/2019: An interview of Zinon Zinons for Τaxidromos24 newspaper about  Neapolis University Pafos, the new Postgraduate Programs and the Department of Computer Science.

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06/09/2019: Avant-garde newspaper talks with Savvas Chatzichristofis about Robots and Educational Robotics.

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04/07/2019: The Enorasis project, our line-following robot is featured in the Phileleftheros newspaper, the biggest selling newspaper in Cyprus.

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