Dimitrios Noukakis


Biography and current work

Current work

Dimitrios Noukakis is currently heading the programme "MOOCs for Africa", an initiative aiming to promote innovative methods in higher education in Africa through novel e-learning platforms, such as the MOOCs.

Dimitrios joined the International Relations of EPFL in November 2005. He was instrumental in the development of marketing strategies and activities to promote EPFL's Master programs internationally. He is the point-of-contact for questions regarding academic rankings. Since June 2013 he is affiliated to the Center for Digital Education.


Dimitrios holds a Diploma in Chemistry (1986) and a PhD (1991) from the University of Fribourg. Between 1991 and 1995 he was a researcher at “Kodak Corporate Research Laboratories” (Rochester, USA), at the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and at the EPFL.
In 2002, he received an MBA from the Business School of Lausanne. Previously, he worked as a publisher for Elsevier (1995-2000) and co-founded FontisMedia and N!light, two companies providing marketing and communication services (2000-2005).

Dimitrios Noukakis

Program Director MOOCs Africa

Private phone : +41 21 6937063
Nationality : Swiss & Greek
Birth date : 21.02.1963