PhD Fellowships on VR for Well Being at RISE

PhD Fellowships at RISE with a placement at MIRALab (University of Geneva) on VR for Well Being.

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE) in Nicosia, Cyprus (, announces five (5) PhD Fellowships under various Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRGs):

The opening includes topics on VR for Well-Being:

  • VR-based motor rehabilitation with smart progress monitoring (Topic 7)
  • VR-based mental / social well-being and assessment through bio-measurements (Topic 8)

The successful candidates of the above topics:

  • will be assigned to the Research Centre’s ‘Virtual Reality for Well Being’ MRG, (, lead by Dr Despina Michael-Grigoriou
  • will be able to attend the Research Centre’s Doctoral Training Program
  • will be based at the Research Centre (Cyprus) and registered at the Cyprus University of Technology
  • will have a placement at the MIRALab (, at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), directed by Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

Applications Deadline:

July 10th, 2019


Dr Despina Michael-Grigoriou
Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Team Leader of the Virtual Reality for Well Being MRG & Leader of the Visual Sciences Research Pillar, Research Centre on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies

Prof Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
Founder and Head of MIRALab, University of Geneva & Director of the Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

For more information about the above topics please contact:
Dr Despina Michael-Grigoriou
For more information about the Research Centre’s doctoral training program (DTP), the PhD fellowships and the specific topics (please check topics 7 & 8) and the application process, please visit this link: