THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE IONION CENTER
GLOBAL PROGRAM INCLUDING SCIENTIFIC, CULTURAL AND ADVANCED RESEARCH ASPECTS, ADDRESSED TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF ALL LEVELS IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCES AND ARTS, TO ART’S ADVANCING OR ΤΟ INTERESTED IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ORGANISATIONS.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture operates in a Global environment in the fields of Higher Education, Arts, Sciences and Research.
The International Strategy of the Institution in accordance to its Establishment Act is embracing the Globalization needs of the Academic and Art’s World. Knowledge, Academic Research and Innovation in a cross border model constitutes the core program of the Institution.
GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND TOPICS
- Economic, geopolitical, social transformations, migration, fast changing multicultural societies, high demands of industry and work rights, arts and design in production and markets, social involvement.
- Sciences and Arts in conjunction with advanced technologies, social consciousness, past, present and future.
- Climate change, toxic environments, continents, seas, oceans, sustainable planet.
Education is the key point of the leading program of the Ionion Center, advanced through the establishment of paths connecting Sciences and Art’s within the Academic World. The significance of the communication and connectivity, the intercultural understanding, new training languages and practices, creativity, innovation, new technologies and experimentation are adopted into the International program of the Ionion Center.
Τhe Ionion Center International Program aims to:
-Increase the international institutional collaborations in the fields of Creation and Research in Arts and Sciences.
-Adopt new academic fields through new academic partnerships and linkages.
-Enrich and expand a strong international network with mutual benefits for the connected Institutions and Communities.
-Offer to the collaborating Institutions an alternative leading model in Education.
METHODS & MODELS
– Flexible methods embracing the World (academic exchange –mobility- recruitment-innovation)
– Cutting edge practices in higher education (adapted to the specific needs of the partner institution).
– New models & training programs operating in new learning environments.( Teaching – learning-practicing, approaches aiming the intercultural experiences for students and professors)
– Past and new frameworks co-existing (professional frameworks and associations, acting in conscious management toward planning and improving the future)
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
A Team of leading and renowned Educators from all over the world are planning and developing the core program of the Institution.
The program is based on Arts (fine and applied Arts) , Sciences, Natural, Social and Cultural Environments.
It is a program open to innovation, experimentation and new ideas of the Academic Partner Institutions, Researchers and Scientists.
The program has a deep focus on the Cultural Development of Kefalonia under the general plan: “Plan for Creation of Permanent Infrastructures for Rescue and Exploration of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca”.
The implementation of the project leads step by step to a long-term strategic basis for the sustainable development of the natural and cultural areas of the islands Kefalonia and Ithaca in absolute harmony with the natural, residential, social, financial, educational, cultural environment.
The challenging program of the Ionion Center is adopted by the local Community, recognized as initiator for social- economic growth and prosperity through the broad frame of Culture. It is a plan opening new paths to the Academic Institutions and researchers, artists, thinkers and activists offering:
Connectivity through the academic collaborations and professors active within the Ionion Center global network.
Educational/ research collaborations, will be in permanent basis open to students and professors, while they will enjoy all the benefits of the Ionion Centre’s links worldwide and the opportunity to experience a new understanding of the Global and European Civilization
Benefits of the existing international programs of the Ionion Center, sharing knowledge, and creation, while new teaching methods and strategies will transform in positive ways.
Access to the existing natural and cultural wealth of Kefalonia and Ithaca
(Proposed fields, subject to additions according to the programs of the collaborating institutions )
Architecture/ Design/ Arts/ New-Digital Media/ Communications / Sustainability/Environment/Agriculture/Tectonics/Biodynamics/Seas-Oceans/ Poetry-Literature/Archaeology/History/Health/Statistics. (All the above fields are included in the operational frame of the Center with academic support in PhD level).
Activities on annual basis:
Higher Education Institutions, Artists, Scientists, Researchers with personal or group projects are encouraged to participate by submitting proposals:
Short and long term research and training programs
Exhibitions, Festivals, Symposiums, Conferences
Master classes, Thematic workshops, Short courses, & Seminars
Faculty led programs
International Summer schools
Field Studies and Semester abroad programs ( archaeology , environment, energy, natural resources management, new technologies, arts)
Volunteering, Cultural training, Social involvement (creation of art works in public sites of great significance for the Island and the Community, Social research and improvement)
Sea Sports Training (Professional Seas Sport Training –swimming- kayaking – rowing in collaboration with the Nautical Club of the Island Kefalonia )
PROGRAMS ON SUSTAINABILITY