Despo Ktoridou

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Dr. Despo Ktoridou is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Management & MIS Department at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She holds a B.Sc. (1991) and a M.Sc. (1993) in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. (2000) in Expert Systems from Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University in Russia. Dr. Ktoridou has worked as: a Senior Computer Engineer for various organizations in Cyprus (1992-1999); an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology in the Education Department, University of Nicosia (2000-2007); and an Associate Professor of MIS, School of Business, University of Nicosia (2007-present). Dr. Ktoridou’s research focuses on the areas of: ICT-Information Communication Technologies Application in Education; Innovation and Technology Management in Education; and Business and Innovative Teaching/Learning Pedagogies in Higher Education. Dr. Ktoridou has presented papers in numerous refereed international conferences and has published several papers in refereed journals. She also serves as a Guest Lecturer and Reviewer for Scientific journals and International Conferences. She has also participated in EU and local funded programs and has been invited by foreign universities as a guest lecturer.



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University


Master, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

1 Sep 199130 May 1993

Bachelor, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

1 Sep 198731 May 2030

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Research Output 2003 2019

Challenges in the transition from engineering to management and suggestions on how education might assist in overcoming them

Epaminonda, E. & Ktoridou, D., 1 Apr 2019, Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019. Ashmawy, A. K. & Schreiter, S. (eds.). IEEE Computer Society, p. 1542-1546 5 p. 8725227. (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON; vol. April-2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

managing diversity

Business and management of games: An industry driven learning experience for MIS students

Ktoridou, D., Doukanari, E., Karayiannis, A., Epaminonda, E. & Christou, C., 23 May 2018, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2018-April. p. 1563-1567 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Management information systems

Multidisciplinary group case-based learning environment: An education paradigm to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking

Ktoridou, D., Epaminonda, E. & Karayiannis, A., 6 Apr 2018, Entrepreneurship, Collaboration, and Innovation in the Modern Business Era. IGI Global, p. 262-277 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Learning environment
Economic development
1 Citation (Scopus)

Social Media in Election Campaigns: The Case of the 2013 Presidential Elections in Cyprus

Ktoridou, D., Epaminonda, E. & Charalambous, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. 37, 2, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

election campaign
presidential election
social media
1 Citation (Scopus)

Task-based internships: Fostering ideal learning through focused experience

Ktoridou, D. & Doukanari, E., 7 Jun 2017, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017. IEEE Computer Society, p. 1717-1722 6 p. 7943081

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution