ATHENA Industry Interface Workshop in Rome, Italy

We’re excited to announce the ATHENA Industry Interface Workshop in Rome, Italy!

Having the academia in contact and cooperation with industry increases the diversity of knowledge among them and potentially increases innovation dissemination.

This event, organized by our partner Niccolò Cusano University, will take place on May 2, 2023, at the Rome campus of Niccolò Cusano University, with testimonials from renowned partners, followed by a visit to two local companies.

We invite everyone to stay connected with ATHENA and join us in our mission to build a stronger academic community in Europe. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon!


The HPC RIVR Supercomputer in Slovenia

Professor Zoran Ren from the University of Maribor will present HPC RIVR, the most powerful public supercomputer in Slovenia. It operates with the aim of opening up new research and development fields in segments that help to shape global trends.
The talk will start at 10:00 CET, on Friday, 7th of April.  
Please register here  in order to receive the zoom link: 

Developing Active Listening Skills

In this new ATHENA Talks session, Dr. Kostas Petridis from the Hellenic Mediterranean University, will discuss the art of active listening and how it can positively impact both personal and professional relationships. By developing this valuable skill, you can improve communication, build trust, and create stronger connections with those around you.

The talk will start at 17:00 CET, on Monday, 3rd of April.  

Please register here  in order to receive the zoom link:

Intercultural Communication

One of the keys to success is to be able to collaborate and understand other cultures. This is called cultural intelligence.
This is essential for the employability of someone since all of us will be called to collaborate and perform as members of a global team.
On Monday, 27th of March (at 17.00 CET), the ATHENA Career Talks host Ms. Milou Kauffman from FONTYS University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Milou will discuss with our students about ‘Intercultural Communication’.
Please email to Prof. Costas Petridis in order to receive the zoom link.

1st Online School in printed electronics

The Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE) organizes its 1st Online School in printed electronics.

The school starts on Monday, the 20th of March, and will last until the 24th of March, 2023. The lectures begin at 11.00 CET and terminate at 16.00 CET.

The program can be found here:…/EMERGE-Online-School…

ATHENA European University participates in this school and encourages its students to register and participate.

There are no tuition fees, and more information about the school and registration link can be found here:

You’ll be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to follow this outstanding online school. The school can be followed by undergraduate, postgraduate, and researchers interested in printed electronics technologies.

Remote inspection of civil infrastructures based on Unmanned Aerial Systems and AI

We are happy to announce this Friday’s (17th of March 2023) ATHENA Talks with Dr. Ricardo Santos and Dr. Diogo Ribeiro from IPP in Portugal.
Ricardo and Santos will discuss ‘Remote inspection of civil infrastructures based on Unmanned Aerial Systems and Artificial Intelligence.’
The talk will start at 10.00 CET and be delivered through the zoom platform.
More about this talk follows:
Condition assessment of civil infrastructure is a key instrument for infrastructure managers to evaluate structural integrity and operability, as well as defining possible maintenance or rehabilitation strategies. In recent years, remote inspection techniques based on computer vision and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as drones, have been recognized as key components for improving inspection and monitoring strategies to achieve an automated condition assessment of civil infrastructures. These technologies proved to be competitive in identifying damage in inaccessible and extensive areas, allowing a considerable reduction of costs and execution times. This presentation is focused on the latest developments on the remote inspection of civil infrastructures using advanced image processing techniques based on Artificial Intelligence. Within this topic, Deep Learning algorithms, such as the Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), and its latest enhancements, like the Mask R-CNN algorithm, will be detailed. The application of these AI algorithms to the automatic damage identification on large scale infrastructures will be presented. The first case-study is focused on the detection of exposed steel rebars in a storage silo, while the second case-study is related to the detection of corrosion on roofing systems of industrial buildings.
To receive the zoom link, please register here:

Digital Interactive Mathematical Maps and Teaching Mathematics

ATHENA European University welcomes this Thursday at 10.30 CET Dr. Mirela Vinerean (Karlstad University, Sweden) and Dr. Matthias Brandl (University of Passau, Germany) on its ATHENA Talks in Mathematics Teaching.
The title of the talk is: ‘Digital Interactive Mathematical Maps and Teaching Mathematics’ and will be delivered using the zoom platform.
The talk is appropriate for any STEAM teacher and students as well. More about the speakers and the talk can be found here:…/athenaunimathemath/our-speakers.

Please email to Prof. Costas Petridis in order to receive the zoom link.

The use of soft skills to avoid Μobbing

We are delighted in Hellenic Mediterranean University,  in the ATHENA Career Talks to host Dr. George Triantafyllou from HMU. Dr. Triantafyllou will discuss with our students how to use soft skills to avoid mobbing. The lecture will take place at the 15th of March at 17.00 CET through the zoom platform.

If you have not registered for the course and wish to follow this lecture, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Prof . Petridis ( or register for the course: