Research Impact

Affecting change

University of Crete is a research-intensive university characterized by a wide spectrum of research activities and extensive capabilities, as indicated through the University research directory. UoC researchers and their associated networks are well placed to contribute to socially responsible and sustainable solutions to the complex environmental, socio-economic and cultural challenges facing our communities.  

Social Impact of Research  

A team from the University’s Research Centre for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC) has recently released a  pilot study  on ‘Processes and Methods of Evaluating the Social Impact of Research at the University of Crete’ – [pdf].  This study reviews the national institutional and regulatory framework of Greek public HEIs as context of research impact considerations.  Using available bibliometric and funding sources, the study then makes a first attempt at mapping the social impact of research and defining the objectives which enhance its strengths and cope with its weaknesses. Emphasis is given to the interaction between research, education, local collaborations and outreach activities which enhance the capacity of research to address key societal and economic challenges. The study concludes with an integrated proposal for the formulation of a research impact strategy at the University of Crete. 

Research Activities  

These are examples of recent and ongoing research programmes impacting the goals where UoC is coordinator or partner, as well as selected UoC research groups.  The overview can be sorted by four main domains:  

All
Health & Wellbeing
Environment
Society
Economy

ATHLETE

Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation 

LIFECYCLE

Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health 

SINFONIA

Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour 

HBM4EU

European Human Biomonitoring Initiative 

TRANSCARE

Healthcare access for transgender individuals

DECIDE

Developing Services for Individuals with Disabilities

EUR-HUMAN

EUropean Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network

ENCLAVE

Enhancing the capacity of legal & justice professionals on forensic interview procedures for child victims & witnesses of violence

MARISSA

Multi-agency approach to support victims of intimate partner violence and substance abuse issues

Neo-PRISM-C

Neurodevelopmental disorders, risk factors and interventions [Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network

PANACEA

PANhellenic infrastructure for Atmospheric Composition and climatE chAnge (PANACEA)

RURITAGE

Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies 

Moving

MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green growth

Life IGIC

Improvement of Green Infrastructure in agroecosystems

Life Natura Themis

Life Natura Themis: combatting environmental crime

HERACLES

HEritage Resilience Against CLimate Events on Site 

EURYKA

Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities 

AQUABIOPRO-FIT

AQUAculture and Agriculture BIOmass side stream PROteins and bioactives for Feed, FITness and health promoting nutritional supplements

MEDEA

Mitigating the Health Effects of Desert Dust Storms Using Exposure Reduction Approaches 

PerformFISH

Consumer Driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain 

GHaNA

The Genus Haslea, New marine resources for blue biotechnology and Aquaculture 

SMARTCHAIN

Towards Innovation-driven and smart solutions in short food supply chains