New funding success: The University of Nicosia to lead on Metaverse research through the ‘AGORA’ Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network

The School of Business and the Institute for the Future (IFF) are happy to announce the success of “AGORA – trAining younG researchers On shaping Metaverse for business and social vAlue” proposal in the highly competitive and prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks call.

AGORA (101119937) project is a research and educational programme of doctoral studies which aims to train the next generation of Metaverse researchers and practitioners who will be able to address the ecosystem challenges identified and co-create new knowledge and solutions across sectors and industries. AGORA encapsulates the collaboration between academic and non-academic partners offering cross-disciplinary academic excellence and hands on industrial experience insights.

AGORA will recruit 17 PhD candidates, each of which to receive 3-year fellowship. The students will be part of a European doctoral network of Universities and Industries and will be trained on conducting high-quality research, research exploitation and commercialisation and will receive tailored personal development guidance on different career avenues.

The project starts on September 1st, 2023 and will last for 48 months. Dr. Ariana Polyviou, Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Prof. George Giaglis, Director at the Institute for the Future will coordinate the project.

The project consortium includes: University of Nicosia, Audencia Business School, Durham University, University of Adger, Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Maggioli SPA, Innov-Acts LTD, Unparallel Innovation, MeticBaltic, Future Intelligence, Aegis IT Research, CollegeLink.

Announcements on PhD position openings and eligibility criteria will follow soon.

This is the first time the University of Nicosia receives a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Doctoral Network grant from the European Commission.