Athens University

Athens University Ranked 74th in the World

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is ranked 74th in the world based on recent results of Webometrics' "Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations", released at the end of January 2020. The table includes 4,320 universities, including 28...

New Evidence: Santorini Caldera Created From 'Pyroclastic Flows'

Scientists presented their study on the different stages in the creation of the caldera and came to the conclusion that the catastrophic tsunami that roared through the prehistoric Aegean following the explosion of the volcano at Thira (Santorini) was...

Exhibition on the Elephant of Tilos at Athens University

A unique exhibition, titled "Elephas tiliensis. Dwarf and three-dimensional," was inaugurated at the Museum of Geology and Paleontology of the National University of Athens on Thursday. "This is the elephant of Tilos, the last elephant of Europe that arrived on...

Athens University of Economics and Business Among Top 150 Business Schools in the World

Athens University of Economics and Business, founded in 1920, is listed once again among the top Business Schools in the world. The latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings lists Athens University of Economic and Business among...

First Two Bailout Memoranda Invalid Under Greek Constitution, Expert Tells Parliament Inquiry

The first two Memoranda accompanying the Greek bailouts are invalid under the country's constitution since they were not ratified by a two thirds majority in Parliament, Athens University Law School Professor Georgios Kasimatis, a constitution expert, informed lawmakers...

Police, Anti-establishment Rioters Clash in Downtown Athens

Violent incidents involving anti-establishment rioters and Greek Police broke out late on Thursday in downtown Athens, Greece. Hoodie-wearing rioters threw Molotov cocktails and stones against police, who responded with teargas. The incidents were sparked when anti-establishment militants tried to enter the Athens...

Group of Anarchists Protest Inside Greek Parliament Courtyard [Video]

A group of anti-establishment protesters managed to enter the premises of the Greek Parliament for several minutes earlier today protesting for the abolition of maximum security prisons (the so-called «Type-C» prisons). The group was asking for the release of former...

Anarchists Occupy Athens University, Police Forces On Hold

20 to 30 members of the anti-establishment movement occupied Athens University's main building in downtown Athens at around 10:00 a.m. Academic members called on the government to take action in order to remove the protestors from the building, and the...

Prokopis Pavlopoulos: Who Is the New President of the Hellenic Republic?

The new President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, was elected today, February 18, by the Greek Parliament. Pavlopoulos was born in 1950 in Kalamata, Greece, where he finished his school studies. In 1968, he moved to the Greek...

Athens University Rectors Propose Electronic Student Vote

The Greece 's Athens University rector and vice-rectors on Tuesday proposed the introduction of electronic voting by the student body in order to decide major issues affecting the university, such as whether to stage sit-ins and occupy the premises. "In...