The mission of the Department is to provide high-level education, know-how and specialization, as well as the development of scientific and technological research in emerging fields of Informatics and Telecommunications, in order to create executives of high scientific level. The two-dimensional approach to the subjects of Informatics and Telecommunications, allows the creation of highly skilled and attractive professionals in the labor market.
The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications has had a twenty-year run, strengthening over time its academic position in an increasingly competitive environment. Along the way, the driving force and guide is the new developments and trends in informatics and telecommunications, so that the professional profile and scientific skills of graduates are in line with the modern requirements and needs of technology, can follow future developments and contribute to the promotion of science.
The main purpose of the Department is the development of intense educational and research activity in the modern areas of Informatics and Telecommunications. For the academic community of the department, it is important to produce new knowledge and train graduates capable of designing, developing and contributing to the production of Informatics, computational and Telecommunication systems and Services, which meet every need, create new possibilities and cover all population groups.
The modern academic environment requires immediate and flexible adaptation of the education and research provided to the current and upcoming conditions, as they are shaped in a globalized and competitive context. The evolution in the scientific areas covered by the Department shows almost exponential progress, as new scientific fields emerge and develop widely, attracting the interest of the scientific community. Indicatively mentioned are: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Processing and Analysis, new generations of Mobile Communications and services, Tele-education and Teleworking services, the adoption of Augmented and Virtual Reality in education, the design and development of advanced methods of Automated Medical Diagnosis, the application of Gamification in a number of sectors of the modern economy, the rapid adoption of Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, "Smart" Sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Services (IoS), the digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0), which combined with cloud computing highlight the need for Cybersecurity and shielding of computer systems and internet services.
The Professors of the Department have a large number of published work in leading scientific journals, have developed important international collaborations with relevant departments abroad and participate in scientific committees of international journals and conferences of recognized prestige. The professional rights of the graduates of the Department are guaranteed by the Presidential Decree 44/08-04-2009 and are equivalent to those of graduates of related Departments of Greek Universities.