M-ITI Presents Chris Csikszentmihalyi for ERA Chair
presentation of the ERA Chair, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, will take place on
October 10, 2015. Prof. Csikszentmihalyi has occupied the ERA Chair position of Human-Computer
Interaction and Design Innovation since September 2104, at
the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI).
Chris Csikszentmihalyi was selected to take over the ERA Chair in order to
promote research and innovation in the area of Design and Human Computer
Interaction. With over ten years of experience at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) in Boston, where he led the "MIT Center for Future
Civic Media" and the "Media Lab Computing Culture Group", Chris
Csikszentmihalyi is a world leader in the application of technologies in
cultural contexts and global politicians.
was awarded one of the first ERA Chairs promoted by the European Union as part
of the pilot Horizon 2020 call. The European Research Areas (ERA) Chair
is a new measure to bridge the research and innovation divide in Europe. These
grants are intended to help develop research excellence in EU Member States,
Associated Countries and regions under the Horizon 2020 framework. Operating with €12 million provided by
the current Seventh Framework Program for Research (2007-2013), the pilot stage
of ERA Chairs will test the concept. If successful, the Commission will fund a
larger number of ERA Chairs, depending on the budget of the future Framework
Program Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).
According to the Horizon 2020 programme’s website,
the attributed financial support is meant to enable
these institutions to attract top academics so that they can compete with
centres of excellence elsewhere in the European Research Area (ERA). The
selected institutions then award ERA
Chairs to outstanding academics who have the
capacity to raise standards and attract more high-level staff as well as support
from other sources.
For more information, please visit http://www.m-iti.org.
M-ITI Appoints New ERAChair in Human-Computer Interaction and Design Innovation