Despo Ktoridou

Associate Professor


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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


Award Date: 30 May 1999

Master, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

1 Sep 199130 May 1993

Award Date: 30 May 1993

Bachelor, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

1 Sep 198731 May 2030

Award Date: 30 May 1991

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Being an academic in an era of rapid technological change and distance learning education: Views of faculty members of a Business School

    Kogetsidis, H., Ktoridou, D., Epaminonda, E. & Karayiannis, A., 31 Mar 2020, Modern Day Challenges in Academia: Time for a Change. Antoniadou, M. & Crowder, M. (eds.). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 238-251 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    From Engineering to Management: Understanding the Challenges of Transition and the Role of Education

    Efthymiou, L., Epaminonda, E. & Ktoridou, D., Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cases on Engineering Management Education in Practice. Ktoridou, D. & Karayiannis, A. (eds.). IGI Global

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Multidisciplinary and multicultural knowledge transfer and sharing in higher education teamworking

    Doukanari, E., Ktoridou, D. & Epaminonda, E., Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020. Cardoso, A., Alves, G. R. & Restivo, T. (eds.). IEEE Computer Society, p. 1836-1843 8 p. 9125401. (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON; vol. 2020-April).

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