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University of Athens and Yale University to Offer Joint Degrees

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Athens University will team up with Yale University to offer joint degrees. Credit: Greek Reporter

The University of Athens and Yale University officially signed an agreement on Sunday that the two institutions would be offering a joint studies program to their students.

The program will be open to undergraduates in environmental science and public health, and master’s students in environmental health. The two institutions developed the program through a collaboration between the University of Athen’s professor Nikolas Thomaidis and Yale University professor Vasilis Vasilou.

Vasilou is a professor of epidemiology and Thomaidis is a professor of analytical chemistry, and the program plans to combine these areas to form a center of excellence in environmental and public health studies that allows research teams from the two institutions to work together.

The program will kick off in the 2022-2023 academic year and will be held in English. Graduates of the program will receive a degree from both schools.

The University of Athens and Yale University merge their prestigious institutions

Yale University is one of America’s oldest higher education institutions and is a member of the prestigious “Ivy League” of elite private research universities, which include Harvard University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Brown University, Cornell University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennslyvania.

The school was ranked number five in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report and ninth in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.

The University of Athens was ranked 74th in the world in 2020, based on results of Webometrics’ “Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations.”

The table includes 4,320 universities, including 28 Greek universities.

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is ranked 74th in the world, 11th in Europe and first among Greek institutions, with 2,039,623 citations.

This ranking is compiled based on the number of citations of the research work of the professors and researchers of the institutions, a number that is identified through the most popular academic bibliography search engine, GoogleScholar.
Citation data for this ranking were collected during the 10-day period of 10-20 January 2020.

Therefore, the number of citations and the ranking of each university is calculated by the sum of citations of the first 110 profiles of university professors and researchers minus the citations of the first ten profiles.

As the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens noted, it is “particularly striking” that its number of cross-references covers 33 percent of all thirty-four Greek universities included in the ranking.

The University’s medical school was also highly rated in 2018. It achieved a rank of 140 in the field of Clinical Medicine and 94 in the subject of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

“This has once again confirmed the high academic level and research contribution of the Athens University School of Medicine,” a University of Athens announcement said after the rankings were released.


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