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Education minister unveils criteria for private universities in Greece, students’ entrance criteria

tion, they will also have to meet any additional criteria imposed by the parent foreign university, he said. On Wednesday, the minister presented the draft bill allowing the founding of non-state, non-profit universities in the country, which is to be posted for public consultation as of layer today, in the …

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Clashes between police and students protesting “private universities”

Clashes between students and police broke out in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday, when students took to the streets to protest government plans to legislate in favor of private universities in Greece. The students chanted slogans “Degrees free of charge!” and “Free public education for all!” pictures via @lolosmarios The …

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Legislation for private universities imminent, says minister

Education, Religion and Sports Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, said on Friday that legislation ending the “state monopoly” on university education was imminent. in an interview with state broadcaster ERT, Pierrakakis underlined that “the state university remains the flagship of university education in Greece but it needs to be further reinforced and …

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Eight Greek universities included in QS global ranking

Eight Greek universities were included in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) global ranking for universities for 2023-2024. The top ranking Greek university was the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovian Polytechnic) in 347th place followed by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (444th place), The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (530th), …

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New UAV drone to be constructed by Greek Aerospace, four universities

A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the financing of the construction of a new drone was signed on Thursday among the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAV), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Democritus University of Thrace, the University of Thessaly and the University of Patras. The signing was attended by Finance …

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Gov’t to recruit another 600 special guards for campus police

Greece’s Citizen’s Protection Ministry will hire another 600 special guards for enhance police forces in the university campuses, it was announced on Thursday. The 600 will be added to the 400 who have completed their training last month and were scheduled to assume their duties in early June. However, the …

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Gov’t starts recruiting of “police officers” for universities

Greece’s government is proceeding with its plan to have police officers at the universities of the country and the recruitment of officers is scheduled to begin in the next few days. The recruitment of officers who will man the so-called university police teams that will protect academic institutions around the …

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“Reforms” Greek Style: 1,000 Policemen in universities, disciplinary council for students

Despite objections by several university rectors, Greece’s Education ministry presented a bill providing, among others, the presence of police officers inside universities campuses. The bill foresees also other outdated “reforms” such as the establishment of a disciplinary council to punish students. On Wednesday, Education Minister Niki Kerameus and Citizens’ Protection …

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Greece extends schools and universities closure until May 10

Greece extends the closure of all educational institutions, such schools, universities and colleges, until May 10, 2020, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Friday. This extension is for precautionary reasons, in line with the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Public Health against COVID-19. A joint ministerial …

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Students occupy Universities, police on high alert for 1973 Uprising Commemorations

Students have occupied more than 30 university departments across the country to protest the abolition of the “university asylum” and the police intervention to the Economic University in Athens on Monday. Ahead off the 17. November commemoration of the Students’ Uprising in 1973, police is on high alert and prepares …

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Envelopes with mysterious substance arrive to 11 Greek universities from India

Several suspicious envelopes, some of them containing an unknown substance were sent to eleven University facilities in Greece over the last hours. All of them were sent from India, had Indian stamps and leaflets in English reading “Islam will rule but this will not happen because of the Muslims.” Special …

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SYRIZA-ANEL vote to reinstall asylum in Greece’s universities

Lawmakers from the ruling leftist SYRIZA party and their coalition partners Independent Greeks (ANEL) have passed a controversial bill aimed at overhauling Greek universities and technical colleges. The vote was conducted by roll call in Parliament Wednesday following a request by main New Democracy opposition that has fought the reforms …

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“Frustration” should be a Greek word: Brain-Drain is easy among technology developers

Frustration in Greece is Problem No 1. You try and try and you hit wall. Again and again. Most of the time. Especially, when you have to deal with the state. In their free time and without any funding, a group of students developed an Application that provides useful information …

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