Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center (M.I.R.C.)
The aim of the Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center (M.I.R.C.) of the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) for the protection and development of mountainous environment and local European cultures is to substantially support, at the scientific, cultural and research levels, N.T.U.A. in connecting its activities with the homeland of its Founders and to promote the effective contribution of N.T.U.A. to the area�s Integrated Development. In this direction, M.I.R.C. closely co-operates with the local educational, research and cultural organisations of Epirus, with the Municipality of Metsovo, the University of Ioannina, the Cultural Association of Metsovites in Athens, the Epirus Egnatia Foundation etc.
M.I.R.C.' s activities include interdisciplinary research and studies in the fields of development and protection of mountainous environment and local European cultures, conducted either independently or in co-operation with the research laboratories of N.T.U.A. and/or the University of Ioannina and other universities, research and scientific organisations in Greece and abroad.