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The ATHENA European University launches the ATHENA soft skills Academy!

Follow a 90-minute course online presented by a professor from an ATHENA institution on a specific topic.
Each course is independent, therefore feel free to join one, two or more courses!

  • What are soft skills? Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They concern every professions and are often divided into 3 groups: people skills, social skills, and personal career attributes.
  • Who can join the soft skills Academy? Everybody, staff, teachers, researchers and students at any level.
  • Each course will start at the same time which is 16:00 CET (Paris Time). Join the meeting via the following Zoom link, it will always be the same one:
    Meeting ID: 848 1792 4630
    Passcode: 826895
  • To receive a certificate of attendance and/or to access the documents shared during the courses, please register by filling up the following form :


Programme of the next few months:

  1.     Time Management Skills (21/03/2022) - K. Petridis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece)
  2.     Collaboration Skills (28/03/2022) - Ana Barata (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
  3.     Leadership Skills (04/04/2022) - Mario Caporale (Italy)
  4.     Resilience Skills (11/04/2022) - Kleio Koutra (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece)
  5.     An introduction to Active listening (02/05/2022) - Alberto Peixoto Pinto (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
  6.     Emotional Intelligence (09/05/2022) - Ana Sá (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
  7.     Cultural Intelligence (16/05/2022) - Tatjana Welzer (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
  8.     An Introduction to Design Thinking (23/05/2022) - Karin Swartz (York College of Pennsylvania, USA)
  9.     Engaged learning pedagogies for the development of Soft Skills (30/05/2022) - D. Waite (Rutgers Global, USA)
  10.     An introduction to presentation skills (06/06/2022) - K. Petridis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece)
  11.     How to write a Research paper (20/06/2022) - K. Petridis (Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece)
  12.     Open access to Research Publications - Reflection of a Librarian (27/06/2022) - Dunja Legat (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
  13.     Reading data on Research Funding and the Changing Role of Bibliometrics (04/07/2022) - Joszef Gyorkos (University of Maribor, Slovenia)