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First Kindergarten Opens on Tiny Borderline Greek Island Ereikoussa

The newly-founded first kindergarten on the tiny borderline Greek island of Ereikoussa, in the Ionian Sea, opened its doors to two students.

Greece Has the Lowest Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Europe

Greece has the lowest pupil-teacher ratio in the European Union with an average of 8.7 pupils per teacher, according to a study recently published by the EU's statistical body Eurostat. According to the study, the average number of pupils per...

Learning Greek Made Simple with Online Tutor

Learning Greek online has become a popular method to understand and speak the language for tens of thousands of people throughout the world. Online teaching suits people of Greek heritage that want to connect with their loved ones in Greece...

Modern Greek Returns to the University of Utah

The University of Utah recently announced that Modern Greek will be taught at the Department of World Languages and Cultures starting this semester. One of the beginner Modern Greek classes will be taught by Pagona Tsoutsounis. She has been teaching...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds—those of children—recently found themselves answering a question posted by a young reader who wanted an expert to answer his question: “Who were the Spartans?” It is...

Why Fraternities and Sororities are Called “Greek Life”

Have you ever wondered why American college fraternities and sororities are referred to as "Greek life?" Why are they commonly named after the Greek alphabet? "Greek life" is a term for different exclusive societies—fraternities for men, sororities for women—that have...

How Being Bilingual Affects Your Brain

Being bilingual or multilingual has been proven to have countless beneficial impacts on the brains of those who speak more than one language. According to recent data, most of the world's population, or 43 percent, are bilingual, 40 percent are...

Greek Students Sweep Medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad

Six high school students from Greece excelled at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) that took place recently in Oslo, Norway winning five medals, namely two silver and three bronze medals. The annual competition brings together the brightest mathematical brains from...

Iranian Refugee in Greece Dreams of a New Start after Excelling in Exams

An Iranian refugee in Lesvos, Greece excelled in his high school exams and hopes to secure a place at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Thessaloniki, his top choice. Kouros Durmohamadi Bagi, or Kyros after the king of Persia, as...

Acclaimed Greek Studies Scholar Peter Mackridge Passes Away

Peter Mackridge, an acclaimed translator and scholar of modern Greek, has died, it was announced on Friday. Mackridge was born in the UK in 1946 and studied modern Greek and French literature at St. Johns College, Oxford. He became an emeritus...

Meet the Greek Educator Turned Author in Africa

“When you come to Africa, you think you will change her -- but she changes you. You learn about yourself, you redefine your values”

The Young Greek Who Started a School in Zanzibar

Renos Fountoulakis is an inspiring Greek philanthropist who, when faced with poverty in Zanzibar, decided to use education to change people's lives. 

Fighting for Face Equality After 50 Surgeries

Face Equality week May 17 to 24 Face Equality is a global campaign to highlight the issues facing people with facial differences.

Greek School Students Compete in Entrepreneurship

School students from across Greece took part in the 2nd Panhellenic Student Entrepreneurship Competition of Evolve Entrepreneurship GR

The Top 12 Greek Universities According to Worldwide Rankings

A total of 12 Greek universities were among the 2,000 best universities in the world published by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) leads the pack in 275th place. However, with...