Research initiatives

Research initiatives

ATHENA alliance aims to promote excellent research projects, raise public awareness about the impact and benefits of research and innovation, and increase young people’s interest in science and research careers. Promoting the culture of innovation, highlighting the societal importance of research and innovation, and presenting its impact on the individual’s daily life are the main tools used in these endeavours.

ATHENA colloquial talks

Every second Friday at 11 AM

The ATHENA colloquial talks in science under the coordination of the Hellenic Mediterranean University started in October 2021 and will continue until June 2022. In the seminar presentations, the distinguished scientists within the ATHENA alliance but also beyond present their world-class research work.

Up to date agenda is available on the Sci-Cafe Colloquial Talks Facebook group.

ATHENA Soft Skills Academy

Every Monday at 4 PM

ATHENA Soft Skills Academy is a series of seminars where speakers from the consortium but also beyond the consortium will discuss with our participants (students, academics and administrators) their soft skill development.

More information is available at Student R&I Activities

ATHENA's World Intellectual Property Day 2022

21 April 2022

The ATHENA’s World Intellectual Property Day 2022 promotes ATHENA European University and highlights the importance of IP among our target audiences. The theme for this year is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”, and it is in line with ATHENAS’ general activities and endeavours.

ATHENA Seminar Series

In the context of the transition from the Slovenian to the French Presidency of the European Union, ATHENA, the European University for a Green Digital Europe, is organizing four-part seminar series and a round table debate about “smart integration”:
  • Digitalization of processes (University of Maribor), 18/11/21
  • Interlinking with regional stakeholders (University of Siegen), 30/11/21
  • Fostering linguistic diversity (University of Orleans), 07/12/21
  • Legal frameworks for effective cooperation (Politécnico do Porto), 14/12/21
  • From European policy to practice on the ground: Solutions for smart integration (University of Orléans), 28/2/22.
The seminars can be followed through the ATHENA Youtube channel

European Researcher's Night

24 September 2021

ATHENA will participate in the European Researcher’s Night, which is in Slovenia organised by the University of Maribor. ATHENA European university and the possibilities for its stakeholders will be presented in a talk about research excellence and opportunities in and at a research fair intended for visitors of the general public.

Motivating Women and Girls in ICT

As a part of the International Girls in ICT Day (28. April 2021), ATHENA University applied its own sub-event: Motivating Women and Girls in ICT. The event was within ATHENA, celebrated collecting and publishing quotes from fellow girls and women in STEM disciplines, as we wished to motivate future engineers, scientists, and innovators. Collecting motivational quotes and publishing them on the webpage is an ongoing process as we wish to tackle gender inequality throughout the year.