Philippos Pouyioutas

Dr Philippos Pouyioutas is Professor of Computer Science and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Nicosia. He studied Computer Science at the University of London (BSc, MSc, PhD) and holds a CertEd from the University of North London (UNL). He worked as full-time lecturer (1992-1996) and the Director of the BSc programme in Business Information Systems (1993-1996) at UNL, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He also worked at Intercollege (1996-2007) where he served as co-ordinator of the Computer Science and Multimedia programmes, Director and Associate Academic Dean of Academic Affairs and as chairperson of the Research Committee. He is in charge of the accreditation/quality assurance processes at the University of Nicosia. He served as a chair, editor of proceedings and member of scientific committees of International Conferences and International Journals, and as supervisor of PhD students in the area of Database Systems and e-learning. His research interests include Databases, Graphical and Visual Interfaces, Intranets and Information Technology and Multimedia in Education (E-Learning) and Cultural Heritage. His research record includes 2 books and more than 80 conference proceedings and journal papers. His current applied research work focuses on developing ICT tools to support the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) reforms. He served from May 2007 to September 2014 as a Bologna Expert/Promoter for Cyprus and has been invited in Cyprus and abroad (Greece, Malta, Israel, UK) to deliver presentations on the Bologna Process and the EHEA reforms. He has developed software tools for implementing/adopting Learning Outcomes and ECTS in programmes of study, for mapping the National Qualifications Frameworks, for measuring the commitment of Higher Education institutions to teaching/learning quality and for measuring the commitment of EU member states to e-learning. He successfully co-ordinated the applications of the University of Nicosia for the Diploma Supplement Label and the ECTS Label, which were awarded to the University, in 2010 (renewed 2013) and 2012 respectively. He currently chairs the University of Nicosia Internal Quality Assurance Committee. Since 2014 he serves on the Administrative Council of the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation. He served as a member of 2 and chair of 1 international accreditation committees that evaluated 1st cycle (Bachelor) and 2nd Cycle (Master) degree programmes in Lithuania (Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, Vytautas Magnus University). He co-ordinated/participated in funded national and European projects of a total budget more than 3 million Euro.