Dr. Gregory Makrides
1. THALES Foundation, Cyprus , Education and Innovation 2. University of National Education Commission, PL , Education Industry
Professor Gregoris A. Makrides, holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from USA. He taught mathematics in HEI since 1986. He worked as a teacher trainer at the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (1995-2000), as the Dean of Enrolment Management at the University of Nicosia(2000-2006) and as Director of Research and International Relations at the University of Cyprus(2006-2017), and in parallel he was the Executive Director of the European Office of Cyprus (2007-2016). From 2017-2020, he was a visiting professor in several universities in Europe. Since 2020 is a professor of STEAME Education at the University of National Education Commission, Krakow, PL. He is the CEO of PROGNOSIS Ltd since March 2017. He has more than 100 publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings and in public press. He coordinated/ing more than 20 European funded projects since 2002 and has been a partner in more than 60. He is the founder of several series of international events, some examples include, EUROMATH & EUROSCIENCE conferences for school students, CAREER-EU conferences, the SEEMOUS Olympiad, the MATHFactor Europe Competition, the MATHeatre Europe competition , the SCIENCEFactor Europe Competition, the SCIENCE-Theatre Europe Competition and many more. He is an organizer of and trainer in several EU training courses, mainly for teachers and has offered more than 100 EU courses since 2005. He has chaired the organizing committee of more than 60 conferences since 1997 and has organized more than 200 National and Multinational competitions since 1995. He is the President of the following Associations: Cyprus Mathematical Society(CMS) (1998- today), European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators(EAEC) (2004-today), European Association of Career Guidance(EACG) (2010-today), Mathematical Society of South-Eastern Europe(MASSEE) (2013-2019), THALES Foundation of Cyprus (2007-today). He is the chair of the Education Committee of the European Mathematical Society since 2022. He is also the initiator of ERASMUS+ Mobility Barometer under EAEC since 2014 with the cooperation of the European Commission.
His international recognition includes awards such as: (1) 2022: Education Leadership Awards in Greece– Silver Medal for project STEAME, (2) 2022: Outstanding Leadership Award in Education, EDUCATION 2.0, Dubai, UAE, (3) 2021: European Innovative Teaching Award (Project MATH-Labyrinthn), (4) "2015 Best Research and Practice Project of the Year Award (Second prize), Le-MATH project (2012-2014), awarded by EAPRIL 2015, (5) The "2014 Award for outstanding achievements in development of the EU through European Projects", granted by the European Project Association (EPA).