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CEDEFOP: Greek Graduates Aren't as Highly-Skilled as in Other EU Member States

Greek university graduates are lagging behind in skills compared to their other European counterparts. A report by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) found that Greek graduates had inadequate skills to get top jobs. CEDEFOP...

Blind Greek Student Initially Rejected by University Graduates With Distinction

A blind Greek student graduated, tasing a degree in Physics -- with distinction -- from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki last week, despite being initially refused entry due to his disability. Argyris Koumtzis received his degree in a touching ceremony,...

Greek PhD Graduates on the Decline

According to data published by Greece’s National Documentation Center on Friday, the number of PhDs issued by Greek universities has slightly declined compared to previous years. In 2017, 1,647 people became holders of a Ph.D. in Greece, in 2016, 1,702...

Six in Ten Greek University Graduates are Paid Less Than €800 per Month

The salaries of six in ten university graduates in Greece are less than 800 euros per month, a Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) study says. The largest number of employees with a postgraduate or doctoral degree are employed...

The Greek Farmer: Young Graduates Who Surf the Web

Farming in Greece used to be more of an empirical job, with knowledge being passed down each generation. This tradition is slowly changing and everyday more and more young people turn to agriculture, which appears to be an industry...

Hippocrates: The Greek Father of Modern Medicine

Born on the island of Kos, c. 460 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine.

Stelios Kerasidis Becomes Youngest Greek Student in Prestigious Music Academy

Greek child piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis excelled in his entrance exams for the famous music academy Schola Cantorum Paris and, at eight years of age, has become the youngest Greek to begin his studies at the institution. La Schola was...

New Greek Citizenship Test to Require Language Proficiency

As expected, prospective legislation that was brought before the Greek Parliament on Tuesday stipulates that foreign nationals who desire Greek citizenship must demonstrate proficiency in the Greek language. The prospective applicants must sit for exams and demonstrate proficiency in the...

Panhellenic Examinations: 77,790 Passed in Greek Higher Education

The platform has just opened showing 77,970 people who have passed out of 100,000 candidates in the Panhellenic exams who will find the School in which they passed. Shortly after 8:30 on Friday morning, the platform of the Ministry of...

Greece Remains First in the EU in Unemployment Among University Graduates

Τhe Center for the Development of Educational Policy of the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (KANEP-GSEE) published a study in Thessaloniki recently in which it shows that unemployment among young Greek university graduates remains very high,  after nearly...

Greece Among 'Smartest Countries on Earth' in Relation to STEM Graduates Numbers

According to the latest available data, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Greece has the sixth-highest number of "STEM" graduates in the world. The latest findings were gleaned from information gathered from the OECD...

Number of Students in Greek Schools to Drop 30% by 2035

The number of students in Greek schools will decrease nearly 30 percent by 2035, with the largest drop in absolute figures being recorded in primary schools, according to a Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) study on Greek...

Greek Universities in Turmoil; Opposition Pledges to End Asylum

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was shuttered on Wednesday, while the School of Philosophy at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) has been occupied by anarchists. Professors and students are warning that the campuses have...

Greek Researcher Receives Top European Innovation Award (video)

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) Awards promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurs from all around Europe by putting the most innovative ventures, entrepreneurial graduates, innovation teams and women from the EIT community in the spotlight. This year’s winning...

OECD: Unemployment in Greece Affects University and High School Graduates Alike

Despite the fact that unemployment in Greece has decreased to 19 percent, it continues to affect university and high school graduates alike, the newest OECD report says. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development study entitled "Education at a Glance...