Ait At a Glance

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AIT at a glance 

Athens Information Technology (AIT), an internationally-renowned nonprofit education and research center in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, and innovation management, was founded in 2002 by the INTRACOM group of companies. In creating AIT, INTRACOM’s purpose was to build on the track record of excellence set by Greek scientists and engineers both in Greece and abroad, and to enable Greece to play a significant future role in these fields. 

AIT’s mission is twofold:

  1. To establish and maintain a center of excellence for research and education in the areas of information and communication technologies, innovation management and entrepreneurship; and
  2. To foster the development of top level competitive professionals capable of creating technological and entrepreneurial breakthroughs

In its 12 years of existence, AIT has become a beacon of research and education excellence in the field of ICT in Greece and beyond, achieving an impressive number of important milestones that clearly form an outstanding record for any institution of its size and youth.
This is manifested by:
Private academia ranking: A recent survey listed AIT as the 1st non-public academic institution in Greece. This achievement is  clearly attributed to the research prowess of AIT, as embodied in the research impact directly incited to AIT’s educational programs by its professors and researchers.
Research grant attraction: In less than a decade of active involvement in external research  fund raising, AIT ranks 7th in Greece in the EU ICT funding arena.
International recognition and distinctions in the Academic and Research arenas: AIT’s research outputs, as well as its individual faculty members have attracted a high number of international distinctions that testify to the achieved level of excellence and know-how of its people.
Strong network of R&D partners in Europe and worldwide. Trusted and valuable partnerships and collaborations have been established with more than 300 organisations.
Industrial research excellence: AIT runs regularly a number of industry-commissioned research projects, on target topics that give a clear competitive advantage to the corresponding companies; these also result in a number of patents for the generated intellectual property.
Startup companies: AIT is a key player in Greece’s emerging startup ecosystem, with its own faculty having spun already three technology startups. This activity complements AIT’s know-how in the field of business innovation and entrepreneurship, which has helped tens of AIT’s graduates put together their own companies. AIT is lead partner in a European effort towards  the establishment of a Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem.
 

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Students' Views

"I decided to enrol in the Athens MSIN, with my decision being more of a compromise because the Athens MSIN combined both the educational program of an American university and the comfort of me staying in my country."

Georgios Gkekas, MSIN 2006, (Greece)

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10th PhD graduation of AIT - Aalborg University joint doctoral program
2016-12-15

AIT Ph.D. student Nikitas Goumatianos (Lt. General of the Hellenic Air Force) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Algorithmic Trading Advancements Using Pattern Discovery Methods and Multiple Committees of Neural Networks” on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Aalborg University premises in Aalborg, Denmark.


Best booth award at EUCNC 2016
2016-07-25 The FP7 project ADEL (http://www.fp7-adel.eu/), which is technically coordinated by AIT, earned the "Best Booth Award" for its demos on Licensed Shared Access at the European Conference on Communications on Networks and Communications (EUCNC 2016) that was held in Athens June 27-30, 2016 ( http://www.eucnc.eu/?q=node/155).
AIT contributes to the recently published Roadmap on Optical Communications
2016-05-19 Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT was one of the co-authors of the 2016 "Roadmap on Optical Communications" that was recently published in the "Journal of Optics" of IOPscience.
AIT is working on enhancing the performance of future datacenters
2016-03-28

Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT published an article at the Spring issue of the Fibre Systems Magazine. The article entitled "Supersizing the data centre" is actually the cover page story.


AIT participates in EU-funded project that aspires to revolutionize silicon lasers used in datacenter interconnects
2016-03-28

On February 1st 2016, the EU-funded research project "Directly Modulated Lasers on Silicon" (DIMENSION) was launched. AIT participates in this project via its "High-speed Networks and Optical Communications" (NOC) research group.


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