BLANAS George (Professor)

Academic Studies:

  1. 2002, PhD, Dept. of Organization & Business Administration, Univ. of Macedonia, Greece
  2. 2001, Certificate in Open & Distance Learning, Greek Open University
  3. 2000, Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Volos Institute of Advanced Education, Greece
  4. 1993, Master of Information Systems, School of Business, Central Queensland University, Australia
  5. 1984, PGrad Diploma in Computer Science, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia
  6. 1982, Bachelor (hons)  in Economics, Specialization in Statistics, Athens Univ. of Economics, Greece
  7. 1976, Bachelor (hons) in Civil Engineering, National Technical University, Greec

Special Qualifications - Skills:

  1. 2007, Certified EFQM model assessor, level II
  2. 2007,  Certified EFQM model assessor, level III

Honorary diplomas:

  1. 1971, Honorary Diploma in Mathematics from the Greek Mathematics Society
  2. 1973, Honorary Diploma in Mathematics from the Balkan Mathematics Society

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  1. Institute of Economists. Greece
  2. Institute of Engineers, Greece, Australia
  3. Institute of Informatics, Greece, Australia
  4. Management Society, Greece
  5. Society of Operations Research, Greece, Australia
  6. Quality Forum, Northern Greece, Member of the Governing Board

Professional Experience:

Currently I work as:

  • Professor of Management (http://www.teilar.gr/person_en.php?pid=193)
  • Director, Center for Technological Research of Thessaly, Greece (http://www.trc-thessalia.gr/organisation_eng.html)
  • Affiliate, Quality Assurance MSc (http://www.eap.gr/dip_en.php), Hellenic Open University

Past Positions:

  • Director, School of Business and Economics, TEI of Larissa, Greece
  • Academic Leader for MSc in International Business, in cooperation with Coventry University, UK, and for MSc in Management,  in coop. with Staffordshire University, UK
  • Lecturer or Researcher at various levels and appointments in both Greece and Australia for several years (Oct. 2006-today Open University of Greece, Dec 5, 1985-Aug 31, 1986 TEI of Larissa, Sept 1, 1986 – Feb 15, 1987 University of Queensland, Feb 16, 1987 – Feb. 15, 1989 Southern Queensland University, Feb  16, 1989 – Feb 15, 1991 Central Queensland University, Feb 16 1991 – Feb 21 1993 Griffith University, Feb 22 1993 – Nov 7 1994 TEI of Larissa, Nov 8 1994 – Dec 5 1995 TEI of Thessaloniki

Have also served as institutional coordinator, project manager and  research member in numerous research and academic European and National programs and projects and as Consultant in engineering, information systems and management projects for several years.

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