INTAMT e.V., Germany

The International Academy for Management and Technology (INTAMT) is a non-profit association focusing on the creation and implementation of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes and further training. The core product is a demand-oriented cross-sectoral combination of know-how and experience in science and education, administrative and technological innovations, public governance and business management. INTAMT was founded in 2005 and has become a well-established company in the international market of educational services and knowledge transfer, implementing the concept “from lifelong education to lifelong learning” into action. As a part of project and event implementation, we work together with international organisations along with numerous public, non-governmental and private organisations in Germany, and other EU countries.


INTAMT scope of activity:
– Continuing education & training (i.e., seminars, study tours, workshops etc.) focused on exploration and introduction of best practices in education, healthcare, science and technology, economics, public governance and civil society;
– Fostering networking between experts, companies, educational and research institutions;
– Consulting services and expert evaluation, market research and data analysis;
– Development, management and methodological support of international research, educational and implementation projects.

Since its foundation, INTAMT has carried out a wide variety of continuous professional development programmes on both higher education, healthcare organisation and medical technology. This has only been possible due to a wide network of collaborating healthcare authorities, hospitals and doctor’s offices including renowned clinical hospitals in Germany, France, Austria and the Netherlands. INTAMT has organised and conducted more than 50 education programmes exploring international experience in the field of health and medicine.
Over the course of the past 17 years INTAMT Academy has organised 700 education programmes in 27 countries around the world (Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA). More than 7000 participants took part in those events: skilled employees and senior management in the administration on federal, regional and municipal levels; researchers, students and representatives of HEI; experts in early education as well as in school education, vocational training and adult education; skilled employees and senior management of companies, interest groups and professional associations.
Apart from activities in the area of continuing professional education, the INTAMT Academy has been engaged as an initiator and consortia coordinator in the implementation of transnational educational, consulting and social projects, including those funded by the European Commission, UNICEF, World Bank, German Federal Government etc.


Mainly German language education for adults, such as government sponsored integration courses (BAMF), professional language training, certified professional training courses for various professions (Maßnahmen) for customers of the German Employment Agency, certified according to AZAV quality system. Some educational programmes for kids.Professional training for translators and community interpreters. Employees: 10, incl. 5 teachers. Another approx. 15 teachers as freelancers.

Language education for adults, professional language training for various professions (German) including senior citizen caregivers, language education in virtual classrooms.


CUT is a very young public University that aspires to develop into an internationally recognized university, offering higher education and innovative research in leading fields including engineering, management and economics and fine and applied arts with about 3000 students attending academic programmes. According to recent international rankings, CUT is ranked among the top 300-351 Universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020) and 63rd Young Universities Rankings (2019). A focal point of CUTs strategic plan for the next decade is to strengthen partnerships with European institutions of international scope. The European Universities Initiative and the call to increase the competitiveness of European Institutions via partnerships of like-minded institutions to create new supranational European Academic Organisations is in line with CUT strategy to upgrade its international presence while at the same time strengthening its European Identity. In this project, CUT will be represented by the Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) and the Language Centre as follows: Τhe Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) is an interdisciplinary research unit at the CUT. The Centre’s projects are typically cross-disciplinary embracing Social Computing in a broad sense and focusing on influencing research strategy, policy and practice. SCRC fosters a rich environment of collaboration between Departments of the University, within Cyprus, Europe, Canada and Africa. The Centre participates and coordinates numerous innovative national and international research projects with a total budget in excess of €3 million. Within SCRC, the Cyprus Interaction Lab (CIL; http://cyprusinteractionlab.com/) is an interdisciplinary research lab dealing with topics in educational technology and human computer interaction. The lab is the first of its kind in Cyprus; even though it is relatively new, it already stands out with high-quality research and facilities. CIL personnel involved in this proposal have extensive experience in the field of technology-enhanced learning, teacher professional development, and STEM Education through participation in numerous projects and research activities (e.g., FeSTEM, INTELed, ENGINITE, InfoSpaces, NOTRE).

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) Language Centre (LC) has a strong background in current theories and practices in Language Education, as well as in the use of emerging technologies for language learning The LC has a long history of research in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Computer Assisted Language Assessment and Testing (CALAT), Teaching Languages as L2 / Specific Purposes, Teacher Education and new skills development, including those of 21st Century Skills. The CUL LC staff has involved the staff of the Centre in research projects, conferences and workshops in Cyprus in all those areas and beyond. Moreover, the CUT LC staff has extensive knowledge and expertise in teaching English for Specific Academic Purposes (Nursing) which is directly related to the aim of this project.

The Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) of CUT has a strong background in managing/coordinating projects as well as organising and implementing events such as teacher professional development workshops. Within SCRC, the Cyprus Interaction Lab of is an interdisciplinary research lab dealing with topics in educational technology and human computer interaction. It aims to understand the significant supportive and mediating role of technology in promoting learning, communication and collaboration, and inclusion in varied circumstances and contexts.



Dr. Antigoni Parmaxi is the Coordinator of the Learning Development Network (LDN) of CUT. She is also a Special Teaching Staff (Greek Language) at the Language Centre of CUT and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cyprus Interaction Lab of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of CUT. Dr Parmaxi offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in academic language learning, second language instructional technology and emerging technologies in language learning. Dr. Parmaxi has an h-index of 10, co-authored 47 research publications, participated in 9 research projects (> 2 M), 3 of which as Principal Investigator. Currently, Antigoni is the principal investigator of Openlang and FeSTEM projects supported by Erasmus+ KA2. Anna Nicolaou is the Deputy Coordinator of the Learning Development Network of CUT, also a Special Teaching Staff (English) at the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin focusing on Intercultural Education and Global Competence learning through Virtual Exchange. Her research interests include intercultural education, virtual exchange, multilingualism, as well as technology- enhanced learning. Currently, Anna is participating as a researcher in the DC4LT and DE-TEL Erasmus KA2 projects.
Eirini Christou has been a postgraduate research associate at the Cyprus Interaction Lab of CUT since 2017. She holds a MA from the Department of Communication and Internet Studies of Cyprus University of Technology. Her research interests include STEM, technology, children, elder adults and women. Eirini has been the main researcher of the IrisPhone-Pro (2019-2021) that aimed to design and develop a novel device for tech illiterate and literate seniors.
Maria Christoforou works as Special Teaching Staff (English language) at the CUT LC. She has been involved in the teaching and in the curriculum design of undergraduate English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses for various university departments at CUT. At the LC, she has participated in the writing of Erasmus research proposals and she has also tested the pedagogical application of Virtual Reality (VR) as an educational tool. She has also done workshops and webinars for colleagues and for other universities abroad about the benefits of VR for undergraduate courses. She has used Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and HTC Vive in her courses and has tested the pedagogical affordances of many VR applications such as Sharecare VR (English for Nursing), Tilt Brush (English for Fine Arts) and Micro Cosmic Worlds (English for Chemical Engineering).
Stavroulla Hadjiconstantinou holds a PhD in Linguistics from Lancaster University, UK. She also holds a BA in Language Studies, and an MA in Applied linguistics both from Essex University, UK. Since 2008 she has been involved in designing, implementing and evaluating English for Specific Purposes courses for tertiary education first at the University of Cyprus and then Cyprus University of Technology. She has designed and taught ESP courses for Architecture, Business Administration, Communication and Internet Studies, Computer Engineering and Informatics, Commerce, Finance and Shipping, Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her PhD dissertation focused on the employment of critical thinking as a linguistic practice in support of language development. Her research interests include English for Specific Purposes (ESP) curriculum and material design and development, Pedagogical applications of Critical thinking in Education, Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Multimodality and Digital media literacy.

Umea University (UmU), Sweden

Umeå University is a traditional European university with five faculties and has a long experience in health and physical activity within several national and international projects in collaboration with industrial partners and other institutions. With our expertise on physical activity, gender, innovations, and new ICT technologies we can provide excellent support in transdisciplinary projects. UmU has been developing and implementing projects in healthcare and wellness areas, providing the best technological solutions, aiming to improve healthcare and well-being outcomes. Broad experience in carrying out field tests with end-users, providing clinical perspective, performing clinical trials and observational studies.
Previous experience in National and EU projects.
Umeå University, with a progressive approach to teaching, a dedication to pushing research boundaries and a strong commitment to economic development, is a responsive, dynamic and vibrant centre of learning in northern Sweden. The total number of Umeå’s students is 33,000. The University has the relevant support and administrative departments and mechanisms to provide assistance to those staff engaged in research and innovation activities. This has ensured that participation in co-financed and international projects have had a demonstrable impact on a diverse range of areas including health and well-being, the environment and sustainability, manufacturing and business performance, governance and human rights, and the creative arts and industries.
Umeå University is divided into different departments, Life Medicine, a test bed under Northern University Hospital will be the Swedish project management. Life Medicine works actively in R&D focusing on healthy living, behavioural medicine and team aspects both in patient treatment and in education and has a strong desire for more interaction. Life Medicine wants to deepen cooperation opportunities with parties in Europe to achieve long-term added value and to learn together and find common problem solutions.
Life Medicine aims to enable organisations working in the health sector to “unlock” the power of evidence-based data and to optimise the decision-making process. By combining experience and knowledge in public health, healthy living, behavioural medicine, team work, data engineering and analysis, data science, interaction design and clinical testing, Life Medicine has been developing and implementing projects in healthcare institutions, providing the best technological solutions, aiming to improve prevention, healthcare and well-being outcomes.
Life Medicine has several years of working directly with sports associations and wellness companies developing new services, beta testing and trialing services. As part of innovation and development, Life Medicine has built up logistics for processing personal data that complies with EU and national data protection laws and has led seminars on pitfalls when dealing with data pertaining to areas such as profiling, automated decision-making and personal health. The key staff of Life Medicine encompasses 15 employees with interdisciplinary backgrounds such as sports physiologists, sport psychologists, nurses, senior lecturers in physical activity and health, project management, education, economics and international cooperation.
Broad experience in creating physical activity interventions and methods as well as experience in education, online courses, LMS platforms such as Canvas, Moodle, carrying out field tests with end-users, providing clinical perspective, performing clinical randomised controlled trials and observational studies.

Utena University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Utena University of Applied Sciences is a modern, student-oriented, state higher education institution offering higher education study programmes focused on practical application, applied research and professional activities.
Utena UAS strategic aims are as follows: to train highly qualified specialists, motivated to constantly improve and work under the conditions of global digitalization and innovation growth; to develop applied scientific activities, research and non-formal education services, relevant to the region and the country. Utena UAS has identified the following strategic priorities: recruitment and retention of students; improvement of studies; internationalisation development; improvement of Utena UAS organisational culture; improvement of applied scientific consulting activities and research; development of strategic partnerships.
Values of Utena University of Applied Sciences: quality, internationality, creativity, cooperation, innovation, value creation for the region, unity of studies and science, unity with industry and business, spreading the value of knowledge and learning in society. The values of the University are inseparable from the fundamental values of the European Union: freedom, democracy, equality, compliance with the principle of the rule of law, human rights and dignity.
During the 2020-2021 academic year Utena UAS had 174 employees, including 130 lecturers (74 full-time and 56 part-time lecturers) and 78 other employees and the administration (34 of whom work in education). In the academic year 2020-2021 77 foreign students studied full-time at Utena UAS (according to the data as of 15.03.2021). The institution offers 21 study programmes, and 9 of them are based on modular study system with Problem-Based Learning approach in the fields of health sciences, business and public administration, law, education, engineering, technologies and informatics. In the study programme of General Practise Nursing we have 244 students. Study programmes of Utena UAS are accredited by national and international experts.

Theoretical knowledge and practical skills are conveyed to the students by excellent professors, associated professors and professionals-practitioners who have acquired extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience.


Very often, some of the subjects are taught by guest lecturers from the most prestigious European universities. The career-focused studies are carried out on demand of the worldwide labour market. Internships are an integral part of education.

An internationalisation is one of the most strategic priorities of the institution. In the Strategy for the Development of Internationality for 2021-2027 of Utena University of Applied Sciences, the development of internationality is focused on the improvement of study programmes, study quality, organisational culture, applied research and cooperation with enterprises. Over the years, we have built an extensive network of academic partners (80 partner universities from 22 countries). Utena University of Applied Sciences holds the Erasmus Charter of Higher Education for 2021-2027. Professors and students participate in various international exchange programmes, international projects.
Students work and study in a modern environment with well-equipped computer labs and wireless Internet connection everywhere in the buildings. We have excellent facilities, including state-of-the art conference rooms and classrooms, the E-Learning Centre, a library with access to leading e-libraries and databases.
The E-learning Centre at Utena UAS has been operating since 2011. Its functions are the digitisation of study information, documents used in the study process and study material and accessibility to college students, lecturers and responsible employees. The institution has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle. Teachers create electronic studies courses (e-learning courses) for their subjects, providing subject requirements, study materials, self-assessment, student activities, counselling and communication tools. Most of the developed e- study courses are fully adapted for students’ independent and individual study of the subject. Currently, the college VLE Moodle has developed about 500 courses.