The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), announced that it has been awarded UNESCO’s only Digital Heritage / Cultural Informatics Chair.
CUT and the National UNESCO Committee of Cyprus have been informed by UNESCO on the successful outcome of the process and the UNESCO contract was signed Friday by CUT Rector Andreas Anayiotos, a CUT press release said.
Cyprus, it notes, will now play a significant role in the international scene on preserving, digitising and showcasing our global cultural heritage as well as scientific developments in this area.
The UNESCO Chair has been awarded to CUT “in recognition of its important work on an international level in research, study, education, science, development, innovation, new technologies, digitisation, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage,”.
The university’s Digital Heritage Research Lab is now named as the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage.
The lab was established in 2013 and managed in just four years to take part in 12 European competitive programmes, using €4 million of EU funds and has produced significant scientific work and offered opportunities to tens of researchers from around the world.