The University of Athens, Greece, is preparing a double degree track which will allow students to study two separate subjects and acquire two different degrees in 4-6 years.
The initiative of UoA’s Rector, Theodoros Fortsakis, awaits final approval for the program in the Senate.
The concept of double degree programs is very common abroad. Students are able to earn degrees in two different disciplines in as few as four years, depending on the field of study. The programs may also include the cooperation of different universities within the same or across different countries. Therefore, students can finish their studies in multiple subjects in less time – combining studies in law, public health, health administration, medicine, biology, economics, and nursing, for instance.
According to Fortsakis, this initiative will allow students to choose from various different courses of study. He is confident that his proposal will win the assurance of the governing bodies of the University of Athens.
The program could mobilize and strengthen Greek universities’ relationships with institutes of higher education throughout the world. Hundreds of universities – from Europe to the United States to China to Australia – cooperate in dual degree exchange programs.
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