UC in Crete

For the second year in a row, University of Cincinnati faculty and students have been laboring on the largest of the Greek islands to transform tourism, enlarge the business base, and preserve the environment as well as the ancient culture. The UC-Crete connection is a long-term one and a model for many parts of the world -- wherever captivating beauty, charm and history attract large numbers of tourists. Though tourism often provides an economic boost, it also brings challenges that many locales -- whether in Greece or elsewhere -- are unprepared for: choking traffic congestion, pollution, shortages of potable water, dilution of native traditions and cultures, and loss of economic diversity.

The University of Cincinnati's work in Crete represents the university's commitment to its Globalization Initiative which seeks to prepare students for the challenges and complexity of life in the new millenium while mobilizing UC's wide array of expertise and professionalism to serve our neighbors, whether those close to home or a half a world away.

For text on previous year's efforts in Crete that will serve as background to ongoing applied research:

  • UC Applied Research Seeks to Evade the Environmental Traps of Tourism
  • Research Results From the First Year in Crete

    The latest from UC's Summer 2000 Crete team:

  • UC Prepares to Untie the Knotty Problems of Tourism
  • Reshaping Tourism Before Island is Loved to Death
  • Big Ideas for Small Business in Crete
  • Untwisting the Environmental Knots of Tourism
  • Combating Congestion and Redesigning Village Spaces
  • UC Faculty Fostering Citizen Participation
  • Crete Research Provides Round-the-Clock Learning for Students
  • Transforming Tourism: New Uses for Abandoned Village Schools
  • Blistering Driving and Bountiful Hospitality Greet UC Team
  • UC Students Helping Out Far From Home
  • UC Researchers Present Design, Business, Environmental Plans
  • View a Photo Page Related to UC Research in Crete

    The above images and material direct from Hersonissos, Crete, come courtesy of UC's Division of Public Relations. Division members working on site in Crete are writer Marianne Kunnen-Jones and photographer Lisa Ventre. Others aiding the project are Dawn High, senior graphic designer; and Mary Reilly, associate public information officer.