Hellenic Mediterannean University (HMU) provides undergraduate courses in 15 specialties, specialized postgraduate programs as well as important research activities. The courses are offered at the headquarters of HMU in Heraklion as well as in 5 other cities in Crete (Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra and Sitia) in subjects of Engineering and Informatics, Administration and Economy, Agriculture and Health and Welfare.


About us

The Natural interactive Learning Edification Games Laboratory (NiLE-lab) is a novice and self-contained research unit of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU).


Main Objectives

To educate and support students, offer opportunities for industrial placement and final year projects, undertake R&D activities in selected scientific domains and emerging technologies, build software, educational – serious games and simulations with the user for the user and jointly with national and international industry that finish up to commercial products.


Research Areas

The NiLE laboratory areas of research & investigation include:
Serious Game Developement, Play testing research, Game-based learning, Inclusive design, Multimodal Sensing & Natural UIs, Educational Virtual environments/ecosystems, Assistive technologies.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


Albert Einstein

Tell me, and i’ll forget. Show me, and i may remember. Involve me, and i’ll understand.


Chinese proverb

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.



You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.