Research Projects

The GEM (Geographic Euro-Mediteranean) Research Unit of the School of Humanities has a long history in European research projects. It was transported to the Hellenic O.U. from the University of the Aegean and has coordinated international research projects on EU borders, Education in Geography, Urban Sprawl, Civil Society and European Governance, and others. Today the GEM Research Unit is networked, together with 20 EU Universities, within EastBordNet, a Network on European Borders, coordinated by the University of Manchester and funded by the EU COST programme.

The Hellenic Open University and the Developmental Cooperation Technomatheia cooperated in the EQUAL research project titled "Promoting Network of life long learning and distant Certification of Small to medium-sized businesses".

The openLit research team is engaged in the research of Literary Studies in open and distance tertiary education, and is funded by the Greek ministry of education.

"Instructor Training" project for over 12000 instructors, coordinated by the School of Humanities of the HOU, financed by the Work Ministry and the European Social Fund.

There are 12 PhD's being carried out at the School of Humanities at present. 

The School of Humanities organises Pan-Hellenic Conferences every two years on Open and Distance Education, with international attendances and roughly 5000 Participants. Every year, the School organises training courses for the HOU's Part time Academic Staff in Open and Distant Education. The associate Scientific Union of Adult Education and the Scientific Association "Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education" publish the scientific journals "Adult Education" and "Open Education".