About us

CITY College is committed to provide not only excellent academic education but also to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Therefore, it strongly believes that its graduates must not only have a solid body of knowledge of the basic principles of each science (either computer science, business or psychology) but also develop many skills, which are usually developed in an industrial setting. In response to this demand, CITY College has initiated the institution of the “Industrial Project”.

INVENT (Innovative Enterprise Technologies) is a virtual company run by CITY students and managed by CITY academic staf. INVENT's vision is to:

provide timely, innovative and high quality solutions to external clients.

What is an Industrial Project?

It is a project provided/set by an industrial company and assigned to a team of students. Students have to go through all the phases of ideation, research, analysis and feasibility study, design and development of a final report or software (if it is related to software engineering).

The benefits for the companies

Companies have the opportunity to:

  • participate and gain experience in projects, which use state of the art methodologies and techniques for the solution of problems. For example: object-oriented analysis and design (e.g. using UML) and development process models that go beyond the traditional life cycle model (e.g. the rational unified process, extreme programming, etc).
  • experiment with high-risk projects (for which the company risk for failure is high and the benefit is unclear). contact/hire tomorrow’s professionals.
  • Companies can also provide industrial domain know-how, depending on their specialization. Students work on the projects and create deliverables (reports, software, etc) which may be considered as first releases to the problems addressed.

The benefits for the students

The participation in the Industrial Project contributes greatly to the profile of a graduate, in terms of skills and knowledge. Students have the chance to work in a real environment, follow a disciplined process and deal with the problems that arise. They also become familiar with the common practice followed in the industry. Skills developed within the process of the Industrial Project are:

  • communication,
  • working in teams and distributing tasks between team-members,
  • ability to manage real-world problems,
  • managing time-pressure and working under deadlines,
  • managing risk.

Providing services to charity organizations

CITY College and INVENT, driven by their committment to social responsibility, have decided to provide software and IT services support to charity institutions. This initiative aims at offering INVENT services free of charge to organizations serving the public interest via the development of software such as the organization's web site.

One of the strategic goals of our academic institution is to reach out and work with the wider society through activities that are intended to strengthen relationships with local communities. Therefore, along with the main aim of our programmes of studies, which is the creation of high quality graduates, equipped with the necessary skills to pursue successful careers, we firmly believe that our graduates as scientists, successful professionals and future leaders should be able recognize their responsibilities towards society. Therefore we consider our duty to instill social consciousness to our students through various activities inside and outside the classroom. We believe that the course "Industrial Software Project" offers a great opportunity to cultivate to our students a deep sense of social responsibility towards the wider community.

Εκπαίδευση και κοινωνική ευαισθησία: Φοιτητές προσφέρουν υπηρεσίες πληροφορικής σε κοινωφελείς οργανισμούς

Ένας από τους στρατηγικούς στόχους του ακαδημαϊκού μας ιδρύματος είναι να προσεγγίσει και να συνεργαστεί με την ευρύτερη κοινότητα μέσα από δραστηριότητες που έχουν σαν σκοπό να ενισχύσουν τις σχέσεις με τις τοπικές, και όχι μόνο, κοινωνίες και να προσφέρουν σε αυτές. Έτσι παράλληλα με το βασικό στόχο των προγραμμάτων σπουδών που είναι η δημιουργία αποφοίτων υψηλού επιπέδου, εξοπλισμένοι με τα απαραίτητα εφόδια για να ακολουθήσουν επιτυχημένη επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία, πιστεύουμε ακράδαντα ότι οι απόφοιτοί μας ως επιστήμονες, επιτυχημένοι επαγγελματίες και μελλοντικοί ηγέτες θα πρέπει να είναι σε θέση να αναγνωρίζουν τις ευθύνες τους απέναντι στην κοινωνία. Επομένως θεωρούμε χρέος μας να εμφυσήσουμε την κοινωνική συνείδηση στους φοιτητές μας, μέσω διαφόρων δραστηριοτήτων μέσα και έξω από την τάξη. Θεωρούμε ότι το μάθημα «Ανάπτυξη Βιομηχανικού Έργου» προσφέρει την κατάλληλη ευκαιρία να καλλιεργήσουμε στους φοιτητές μας μια βαθιά αίσθηση της κοινωνικής ευθύνης προς την ευρύτερη κοινότητα.