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Curriculum Vitae

Anagnostopoulou Christina

  • Department of Meteorology and Climatology
  • Professor
  • Research Field: Climatology-Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology

Research Interests

  • Climatology-Synoptic Climatology-Weather Types
  • Dynamic Climatology – Teleconnection Patterns
  • Climate Change – Regional Climate Models-Dynamical Downscaling
  • Extremes – Climate Hazards – Statistical Climatology


Undergraduate, School of Geology

  • GMC 209Υ Introduction to Computers
  • GMC 431E Climatology –Climate of Mediterranean and Greece
  • GMC 767E Applied and Dynamic Climatology

Postgraduate in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, School of Geology

  • GMCM101 t Software developmen
  • GMCM 104Y Mediterranean – Greek Climate
  • GMCM 302Y Synoptical and Dynamical Climatology


  • Doctor at Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2003)
  • MSc (ΜSc) in Meteorology-Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1999)
  • BSc in Geology(ΒSc) Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1996)

Selected publications

  • Vagenas, C., Anagnostopoulou, C., & Tolika, K. (2017). Climatic Study of the Marine Surface Wind Field over the Greek Seas with the Use of a High Resolution RCM Focusing on Extreme Winds. Climate, 5(2), 29.
  • Anagnostopoulou C (2016) Drought episodes over Greece as simulated by dynamical and statistical downscaling approaches Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-016-1799-5
  • Tolika K., Anagnostopoulou Ch., Velikou K., Vagenas Ch. (2015). A comparison of the updated very high resolution model RegCM3_10km with the previous version RegCM3_25km over the complex terrain of Greece: present and future projections. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1583-y
  • Rousi Ε, Anagnostopoulou C., Tolika K., Maheras P, (2015) Representing teleconnection patterns over Europe: A comparison of SOM and PCA methods. Atmospheric Research. 152,
  • Anagnostopoulou C. Zanis P., Katragkou E. Tegoulia I and Tolika K (2014) Recent past and future patterns of the Etesian winds based on regional scale climate model simulations. Clim Dyn. DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1936-0
  • Anagnostopoulou C. and Tolika K. (2012) Extreme precipitation in Europe: statistical threshold selection based on climatological criteria. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0487-8.
  • Tolika K., Zanis P. and Anagnostopoulou C. (2012) Regional climate change scenarios for Greece: Future temperature and Precipitation projections from Ensembles of RCMs. Global NEST Journal, 14(4), 407-421
  • Flocas H., Hatzaki M, Tolika K., Anagnostopoulou C, Kostopoulou E., Giannakopoulos C, Kolokytha E, Tegoulias I(2011) Ability of RCM/GCM couples to represent the relationship of large scale circulation to climate extremes over the Mediterranean region. Climate Research, 46, 197-209.
  • Anagnostopoulou Chr, Tolika K, Maheras P (2009). Classification Of Circulation Types: A New Flexible Automatic Approach Applicable to NCEP and GCM Data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 96,3-15. DOI 10.1007/s00704-008-0032-6

Nikolaos Papadakis

Professor and former Head of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Crete

Brief CV

Nikos E. Papadakis (ΒΑ, ΜΑ, ΜΑ, PhD) is Professor and former Head of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Crete. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Academy of Globalization and Education Policy (AGEP) of the Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China. Further, he is a Member of the Scientific Board of the National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) of Greece, while he is the Director of the Centre for Training and Life Long Learning of the University of Crete (KEDIVIM- UoC). In addition, he is Honorary President of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc), while he is a member of the Standing Group of the ECPR Political Culture Research Network. Until recently (1/9/2016-30/11/2021) he was the Deputy Director of the UCRC, namely the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences. Additionally, he is the Director of the Centre for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET) at the Department of Political Science.

He has studied (BA, MA, MA, PhD) at the University of Crete and at the IoE (Institute of Education) of the University of London (currently UCL- IoE).He was an International Expert at the ETF (“Skills & VET Governance” project/ 2015- 2018), while he was a Special Adviser to the European Commission (2011 -2013) and he has participated the European Commission Education & Training Coordination Group (ETCG/2006-2010), as well as the Advisory Board of the UNDP/ RCPAR (Regional Centre for Public Administration Reform/ 2008- 2011) and the European Commission SGIB (Standing Group on Indicators & Benchmarks/ 2007- 2012). He has been a Visiting Professor at the UCL- IoE (March 2012- August 2012) and at the Zhengzhou University (ZZU), in China (November 2019). He participates External Evaluation Committees of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education of the Republic of Cyprus (DI.PA.E). Additionally, he cooperates with the ESRC- funded “LLAKES” Research Centre of the UCL-IoE,.

He has 189 publications, in Greek, English, French and Chinese, including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is the author of 13 books- monographs, in Greek and English, while he has edited 11 books. He has (on October 1, 2023) 620 citations (h-index: 12) in Google Scholar. 266 presentations in Conferences and Workshops and Invited Lectures in Greece and abroad (117 out of them, in International Conferences and Workshops). He has participated (or currently participating) in 54 (mainly research) Projects in Greece and abroad, either as Team Leader or as researcher/ expert.

Research Fields

  • Public policies in Education and Training
  • Employment policies
  • Social Policy
  • European public policy
  • Multiculturalism and migration policy
  • Research Methodology


  • ΔΕΚΠ402 Public Policies in Education & Training
  • ΕΝΣΠ398 Special Issues of Social Policy
  • ΕΠΑΠ563 European Education Policy and Employment
  • ΕΠΠΠ585 Educational Policy and Employment Policies
  • ΠΜΚΠ137 Qualitative Methods in Social & Political Research

Aris Alexopoulos

Professor of Political Analysis and Methodology in the Department of Political Science, University of Crete.

Brief CV

Professor of Political Analysis and Methodology in the Department of Political Science, University of Crete.

He studied Physics and Economics in the University of Athens. He has obtained a MSc in Public Policy and Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southampton (UK). He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.

His research interests include: Veto Players & Public Policy Analysis, EU Political Systems, the Regulatory Role of the State, Corruption, Comparative Politics & Neoinstitutional Analysis.

His teaching interests include: Public Policy Analysis, EU Policy making, Game Theory, Rational Choice Institutionalism, Comparative Politics, Comparative Methodology.

In the public sector he has served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change (03/2011-07/2012) and as policy advisor to several ministers' cabinets. In the private sector has over ten years experience as a free-lancer in organizational restructuring and change management.

Abdelkader Larabi

Faculty member of the professors of University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat Morocco at the School of Engineers (Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs)


Prof. A. Larabi is a faculty member of the professors of University Mohammed V-Agdal, Rabat Morocco at the School of Engineers (Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs). Born at Missour-Morocco in January 4, 1957 and received his first high education in the High School Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs (B.Sc. of Engineering – Hydrological Engineering, Oct.1976- June 81). From September 1989 to 1994 he studied at the University of Brussels, Interuniversity Postgraduate Programme in Hydrology, where he obtained the degree of M.Sc. in Hydrology (Groundwater Modelling) and his PhD in Civil Engineering. Between 1982 and 1986 he was employed as assistant in the department of Earth sciences at the University Mohammed I, Oujda-Morocco. From 1987 up to now he is employed in the Mohammed V Agdal University – Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs (1987-1994 as ‘assistant professor’, 1994 – 1997 as ‘Associate professor’ and in 1997 he was appointed ‘full professor’ (A)). In 2001 he was appointed Full Professor (B). Post doctoral research at the University of Florida, department of Agricultural Engineering – Laboratory of Hydrology in 1995 on Groundwater Modelling as a Fulbright Fellow, and on 1997 he conducted a post doctoral research on Modelling unsaturated flow in porous media at Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse – Institut Polytechnique de Toulouse – France in the framework of the AUPELF international research programme. He is now the head of the Laboratory ‘Identification et de Modélisation de l’Environnement NatureL, LIMEN’(Laboratory of Identification and Modeling’ at the Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Mohammed V Agdal University. He has more experiences with high hydrological education for engineering, M.Sc. and PhD levels, which started in 1982. He has teached and teaching up to now several courses in his proper university and others : Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Applied Hydrogeology, Water Resources, Numerical modelling, Numerical Methods in Hydrology, Applied Hydraulics, Flow through Porous Media, Transport through Porous Media, including Seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers and GIS. He has also organised several seminars for public and private companies in the field of water resources and management. He was also involved in international seminars and lectures dealing with water (Free university of Brussels, Water Institute of Granada-Spain, Ecole National d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Center for Water and Desertification, Biskra-Algeria, Water Resources Department, Tripoli-Libya, etc.). He has written several course notes and reports and a technical book is being prepared on groundwater flow and transport modelling in aquifer systems.

In addition he conducts research on Hydrology, groundwater modelling of flow and pollutant transport in porous media and heterogeneous and complex aquifer systems; with direct applications on hydrogeology and environmental pollution. These include groundwater management for supplying population and irrigation areas. Research aspects include also saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers (Methods of Analysis, Monitoring, Modelling and Management), especially in the Mediterranean region (Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, Italy and Palestine). Agricultural pollution of groundwater was also investigated is several irrigated areas in Morocco, focussing on nitrate and salt pollution of soils and groundwater due to the excessive use of fertilisers and the water table rise at the national scale. In parallel with these related problems, theoretical and practical developments on fundamental research is also performed with respect to numerical models for 3D complex groundwater flow and solute transport systems (3D variably saturated – unsaturated hydrological systems). Applied research is covering hydrogeological characterisation of groundwater systems at the large scale and their interaction with surface water, modelling and pollutant transfer in soils and groundwater and their impacts on the natural environment. These research works are conducted in the framework of national and international research programmes (consulting and applied research contracts) such as the EU-Brussels, FAO-Rome, UNESCO, bilateral agreements (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, USA and Tunisia), for which he was appointed head of these projects.

A. Larabi has published several papers and he is also author and co-author of several reports, consulting and expertise reports. He has given several scientific presentations in national and international high standard conferences such as ‘International conference on Computational in Water Resources (CMWR, 94-2006), International conference on Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers (SWICA, 2001-2006), Salt Water Intrusion Meetings (SWIM, 94 - 2006)’, International conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling (ModelCare’02 - 05)’ and international seminars (Institut Polytechnique de Toulouse, Université de Bordeaux I, Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques at Marseille, Université d’Oran, Biskra et d’Alger-Algérie, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis-Tunisie, Free University of Brussels, Technical University of Delf-Netherlands, Wageningen University and TNO – Netherlands, University of Florida at Gainesville USA, University of Mississippi Oxford USA, University of Gent-Belgium, University of Padova-Italy, Center for Advanced Studies and Research Cagliari-Italy, Water Institute of Granada-Spain, Arab Center for Studies of Arid and Dry Zones, ACSAD-Damascus, UNESCO Cairo Office, UNESCO-IHP Paris, UNESCO Rabat Office, ISESCO Rabat Headquarter, FAO Rabat Office, etc).

The published works (or in view) include the following fields : i) solution of non linear groundwater flow equations with coupled processes, constitutive laws of dispersive transport in porous media; ii) Model development, numerical analyses of partial differential equations, code interfaces with some post-graphical processors, iterative methods, numerical and iii) Hydrogeological characterisation, Modelling groundwater flow and pollution in groundwater systems, including seawater intrusion, for different scales and media (humid, arid or semi-arid zones). Examples of groundwater codes that have been used: GEO_PROF, GEO_SWIM, Visual MODFLOW, Processing MODFLOW, MT3D, ASM, SEAWAT, CODESA-3D, SUTRA, BIGFLOW, GMS and ARCVIEW for GIS.

Concerning Field work studies on Hydrogeology and water resources management and strategies in Morocco, several aquifers have been studied in the framework of theses of Engineering (Groundwater section at EMI), theses of MSc or in the preparation of the PhD in Applied Sciences and Engineering, in addition to consulting and research contracts made in the framework of national and international contracts with several organisms, including the Hydraulic department, Ministry of Water (MATEE), the National Office of Potable Water (ONEP), and the regional water basin agencies.

Papavasileiou Zoi

PhD student at the University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering.


  • 10/2000 – 3/2006: Diploma in civil engineering by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering. Grade: 7,53. Thesis: “GIS Application in monitoring subsidence territories”.
  • 09/2006 – 03/2008: Master in Science (Msc) entitled “Applied Mechanics and Systems’ Simulation”, held in the University of Thessaly by the Department of Civil Engineering
  • 06/2017- today: PhD student at the University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering. PhD thesis entitled: “Study of spatiotemporal development of vulnerability in Water Supply Systems using time series analysis for failures and Geographical Information Systems”

Foreign languages

  • English: Proficient User (C2),
  • French: Independent User (B2),
  • Spanish: Independent User (B2),
  • German,
  • Italian: Basic User (A2)

Working experience

  • 07/2020 – onwards: In charge of the European Projects Office of the Technical Chamber of Greece – Reg. Dpt. Of Central & Western Thessaly.
  • 06/2006 - Today: Civil Engineer, Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece – License to work as a civil engineer. Since 2012 Member of the Board of Water Structure in West Central Thessaly.
  • 05/2007- Today: Self-employed – Technical office, Civil engineer’s studies, supervisions, energy invigilator.
  • 12/2006 – Today: Recognized European Valuer - Real Estate Estimator
  • 05/2007 –12/2008: Scientific Associate of the NGO «Voluntary Organization of Sustainability Environment», Jason

Research and European projects

  • 01/09/2007 – 31/12/2007: Researcher in the research program “Pythagoras” held by the University of Thessaly entitled «Analysis and modeling chaotic behavior of hydraulic systems”.
  • 2021: Project Management at the European Program In2C – 821514, financed by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
  • 2022-2023: Researcher in the project: “Technical specifications/standards for secondary materials from C&D waste and their application in a small scale project”, held by the Region of Thessaly, the University of Thessaly and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Conferences presentations

  • 02/11/2018: Presentation: "Pinios River in a crisis" at the international conference: “Pinios River: Source of Life and Development in Thessaly», Larissa, Greece
  • 23/05/2013: Organizer of the conference of the Technical Chamber of Greece: "The water sector in the cities of Thessaly- Problems and prospects". Presentation: "Recording the water sector’s situation in Thessaly - Strategies for resolving problems".

Teaching experience

  • 2009 – 2012: Laboratory Associate of TEI of Thessaly, Department of Civil Infrastructure Projects (Larissa) and Civil Construction Works (Trikala).
  • 2008 - 2010: Teacher Instructor at ΙΕΚ
  • Certified adult instructor by EOPPEP

Member of scientific boards

  • Member of TEE (Technical Chamber of Greece) since 2006.
  • Coordinator of the Standing Committee about Water of the Technical Chamber of Greece, since 2017
  • Member of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainability of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
  • Member of AVAG (Association of Estimates of Greece) since 2012.
  • Member of the Hellenic Institute of Estimation (ELIE) since 2017.
  • Member of the Scientific Union for the Promotion of Educational Innovation (EEPEK) since 2015.