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Greek Parliament Approves Historic Bill on Policing Universities

The Greek Parliament approved on Thursday an education reform bill, which, among others, attempts to address the problem of university security. The bill was approved with 166 lawmakers voting for and 132 against. All opposition parties, with the exception of...

Number of 'Eternal Students' in Greek Universities and Colleges Doubles

The number of the so-called eternal students in Greek universities and technical colleges has doubled since 2003, while one in ten graduates migrates, according to Ministry of Education figures. The Greek Ministry of Education conducted a study in order to...

European Commission Report Slams Education in Greece

Education in Greece is on a downhill slope and Greek students fare worse than the EU average, says the European Commission "Education and Training Monitor 2016" report. According to the report, the new all-day school does not include an educational...

New Greek Education Bill Passes Amid Reactions

The new Ministry of Education bill passed in Greek Parliament on Wednesday evening with the votes of SYRIZA and Independent Greeks MPs, amid reactions from opposition parties. New Democracy and Golden Dawn lawmakers voted against the bill, while the Greek...

Greek Education Minister Brings Back 'Eternal Students'

Education Minister Nikos Filis is bringing back "eternal students" to Greek universities and technical colleges by annulling the 2011 "Diamantopoulou" article. Filis tabled several amendments in parliament on Tuesday night including the annulment of the article that says that students who...

Greek Education on the Brink of Tragedy

The Greek education system has been hit hard by the economic crisis and is on the brink of a tragedy, according to a trade union report. According to EurActiv, the report by the General Confederation of Labour in the area...

Greek PM Tsipras Keen on Job Openings in Public Health and Education Sectors

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras revealed today that his government is trying to convince the country’s international creditors, who essentially make all decisions about the way Greece should run its affairs, of the need to proceed with job openings...

Greek Education Minster Plans System Reform, Rejects Military High Schools

Greek Education Minister Nikos Filis inaugurated the first formal National and Social Dialogue Committee for Education on Monday morning, outlining the ministry's reform agenda. Among the reforms Filis wants to implement is a 14 year mandatory school attendance scheme, including the two...

LaTrobe Organizes Program on Greeks Abroad at the Community Center

The LaTrobe University Department of Languages and Linguistics is offering an interesting program on Hellenism in cooperation with the Greek Community of Melbourne Centre of Contemporary Culture. The program will last six weeks with six hours of teaching per...

New Bill Could Put 'Last Nail in the Coffin' for Greek Universities

Higher education in Greece has always been the plaything of education ministers who tried to put their mark in history by passing bills that would later carry their name. The bills, of course, were never for improving the level...