Invitation to the MedSTACH Symposium on the 31st August 2018

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), the University of Cyprus, the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, along with the University College London (UCL) and the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), are partners in an ambitious proposal in the “Teaming for Excellence” call of Horizon 2020, EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The objective of the proposal is to establish the “Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage” (acronym MedSTACH). More information about the programme can be found at

Project MedSTACH aims to establish Cyprus as an excellence hub in archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean region, capitalising on multidisciplinary research and technological innovation.

Within the context of the MedSTACH project, the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, in collaboration with the other MedSTACH consortium partners, is organising a one-day symposium entitled: Designing a Cross-Institutional Science, Engineering and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges. The objective of the symposium is to present the progress of the MedSTACH Teaming Phase 1 project to date, as well as to facilitate the exchange of thoughts and experiences from institutions in Cyprus, Greece, the UK, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan pertaining to the prospects, opportunities and challenges related to such a Centre of Excellence.  The symposium will take place in Room B108, University House “Anastasios G. Leventis” University of Cyprus  (1 Panepistimiou Avenue, Aglantzia, Nicosia) on Friday August 31, 2018, and will consist of 15-minute long presentations (in English) followed by a round-table discussion.

The programme of the symposium is open to the public.  The programme is attached.

The MedSTACH Consortium

Download the symposium programme here.

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