CENTRE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE PROMOTION & INNOVATIVE RESEARCH EXPLORATION (INSPIRE)
The InSPIRE centre was developed with the mission to support the advancement and development of scientific research by establishing a culture of innovative partnerships within different science disciplines (e.g. computing, engineering, mathematics, psychology, and sports and exercise science) for the utilization of state-of-the-art practices and the realization of cutting-edge research and innovative programmes and activities. The main research clusters of the centre are focusing on Health and Society, Information Systems, Communication Networks and Mobile Technologies, Developmental Psychology and Educational Technologies.
To achieve the centre’s vision, its resident members work closely with internationally respected and distinguished researchers, academics, industry professionals and policy makers to develop in three main areas: research, knowledge transfer, and service/ outreach to the community and education. Some of the main activities of the centre are focused on cutting-edge responsible research and innovation, Undergraduate research projects and mentoring of Undergraduate students, industry engagement (for the purpose of enhancing students’ knowledge and practical skills, enhancing existing curriculum, and developing collaborative research projects), community engagement and outreach (promotion of science education, awareness on science impact, female participation in STEM and organisation of competitions, seminars, workshops and professional trainings for the community), and advisory/consulting services to local special interest groups.