Dr Zantides, Evripides
Δρ Ζαντίδης, Ευριπίδης
Dr. Evripides Zantides is Associate Professor at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology. He studied at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (PhD in Visual Communication), as well as at University of Kent, UK (MA in Graphic Fine Arts-best graduate award with full scholarship), at University of Wolverhampton, UK (BA Graphic Communication) and at Higher Technical Institute, Cyprus (HND Electrical Engineering). He started his academic career in the Department of Design and Multimedia at Intercollege, Cyprus (1997-2007) which then gained University status (2007) and continued working as coordinator of the Graphic Communication Program (2004-2009) at University of Nicosia. He joined Cyprus University of Technology in 2009. His professional activities include the presentation of research papers at a number of international conferences on semiotics, graphic design education, typography and visual communication, and his participation, with distinguished practice work, in refereed Art and Design biennales and other international exhibitions. Actively involved in conference and exhibition committees, he is the delegate for Cyprus in the International Typographic Association (ATypI), as well as a member of the Hellenic Semiotic Society (HSS). He has served in committees of the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.) and has also served as chairperson in evaluation committees of the Council for Educational Evaluation and Accreditation (S.EK.A.P). His research interests are based on semiotics and identity in the process of audio/visualising verbal language using image, text/typography and sound. He is the founder and director at the Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (www.svclab.com).