Yannis A. Phillis, Professor Emeritus and former Rector of the Technical University of Crete, was elected as member of the Academia Scientiarium et Artium Europaea (European Academy of Sciences and Arts) (class VI – Technical Sciences), in November 2018. On March 2nd, 2019, the Academy celebrated its 29th Festive Session, in Salzburg, Austria, with a welcome ceremony honoring around 80 new members from 26 different countries, who were inaugurated as ordinary Academy members.
The Academy’s mission is to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration between reputable scientists of all disciplines, leading artists and practitioners of governance. Their purpose is to analyze important societal challenges and to help solving complex issues for the wellbeing of Europeans’ future. The Academy brings together over 2000 eminent scholars and practitioners, among them 34 Nobel Prize winners, from across Europe. They are divided into 8 classes: Humanities; Medicine; Arts; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences, Law and Economics; Technical and Environmental Sciences; World Religions; Corporate and Public Governance.