MissionMonitor the research and innovation components of the Climate and Sustainability Strategy, in conjunction with the VPA-Research and the VPI.
Define and participate in the development of training courses for EPFL staff, in conjunction with the Sustainability Education team.
Actively seek funding in conjunction with Durabilité EPFL and the VPO.
Current workDimitris Noukakis joined the VPT team in May 2023 to support the monitoring and implementation of the Research and Innovation pillars of the Climate and Sustainability Strategy.
Dimitrios first joined EPFL's International Relations in November 2005. His work has been instrumental in developing strategies and marketing activities for the international promotion of EPFL Master programs.
Between 2013 and 2019 he directed "MOOCs Africa", a North-South cooperation program aiming at strengthening higher education capacities in sub-Saharan Africa. He set up a network of French-speaking partner universities and mobilized a large number of stakeholders for the transformation of higher education in Africa using digital technologies.
From January 2020 to May 2023, he led the Digital Education component of the Centre of Excellence in Africa, an initiative that aimed, among others, to promote innovative and effective teaching in African universities.
BiographyDimitrios 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, Gérard Escher et Patrick Aebischer
Les Annales des Minnes: Réalités industrielles
|De Lausanne à Yaoundé : l’aventure des MOOCs|
|Gérard Escher, Dimitrios Noukakis, and Patrick Aebischer
Education, Learning, Training : Critical Issues for Development, International Development Policy series No.5, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff
|Boosting Higher Education in Africa through Shared Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)|
|Dimitrios Noukakis, Jean-François Ricci and Martin Vetterli
Paths to a World-Class University: Lessons from Practices and Experiences, Sense Publishers
|Riding The Globalization Wave: EPFL’s Strategy and Achievements|