The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication belongs to the School of Social Sciences and is located in the city of Mytilene (Lesvos island, Greece). The students enrolled come from both the “Humanities, Law and Social Sciences” and the “Economics and Computer Science” field, two out of the three identified fields for the students of Greek Secondary Education by the Greek Ministry of Education.
In the last few decades, Cultural Informatics has begun to develop globally as an innovative and dynamic field, within which New Technologies are used in order to analyze, study and promote culture while creating new cultural trends. As a result of this new scientific dynamics, the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication -which is unique in Greece- was founded in 2000 aiming to cultivate and promote knowledge regarding culture and cultural heritage and exploit Information Technologies in culture and cultural management issues.
Specifically, the Department focuses on the methods and techniques by which digital technology represents, reshapes and promotes culture, aiming to educate scientists and executives who will combine the creative production of quality and cultural content with information and multimedia technologies.
The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication is a prime example of an academic environment where interdisciplinarity is a daily practice through the fruitful synthesis of the fields that the Department cultivates, thereby demonstrating its important role in shaping the relevant research fields, both nationally and internationally.