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
Cultural Heritage

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.

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. 

LIONHARE

Development of innovative measures to document, map and mitigate populations of the invasive species silver striped blaasop (Lagocephalus sceleratus) and Lionfish species (Pterois sp.) in the Greek seas.

CMBR

Centre for the Study and Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Biological Resources.

IDAology

Pastoral communities of Ida (Psiloritis Geopark): augmented reality and digital repository of the intangible cultural heritage of the mountain.

iFUNFoods

Innovative Functional Foods: Development, Production, Characterization, Properties.

FoodOmicsGR

National Research Infrastructure for the Comprehensive Characterisation of Foods.

Inspired

National Research Infrastructures on Integrated Structural Biology, Drug Screening Efforts & Drug target functional characterization.

EcoMuse

Network of Open Eco-Museums for the Promotion and Mild Enhancement of Areas with Environmental History.

Happy Patient

Health Alliance for Prudent Prescription and Yield of Antibiotics from a Patient-Centred Perspective.

Sleep Revolution

Revolution of sleep diagnostics and personalized health care based on digital diagnostics and therapeutics with health data integration.

VIGOUR

Evidence-based guidance to scale-up integrated care in Europe.

Free Your Mind

Free your mind: Youth Activism in Southern Europe in Times of Dictatorship.

Fish Physiology Laboratory

The Fish Physiology Laboratory provides education, training and research on adaptation physiology, stress biology and welfare of fish species.