Technical University of Crete is officially a member of the Global Pandemic Network (GPN). The Global Pandemic Network is a community of scholars from universities around the world. It intends to promote debates, comparisons, research and webinars in relation to the legal, economic and social aspects associated with pandemics and linked, not only to the emergency, but also to the precautionary and recovery phases, through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. The focus obviously starts with the Covid-19.
Vasiliki Geropanta, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning with New Technologies (TUC School of Architecture), is the representative of Greece to GPN and among the coordinators of two thematics:
- "Cities", with research activities related to Urban Planning and Policy Design for urban healthcare and well-being issues, and
- "Digital Society", with research activities related to Smart Cities, Information and Communications Technology, Artificial Intelligence for the pandemic city.