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Greek Universities Continue Striking

The administrative staff of eight Greek Universities in its fifth week of striking. They are protesting against the government’s decision to cut jobs as part of its bailout commitments. The unrest in the academic world is due to the implementation...

New Five-day Strike at Universities

The administrative employees of Greek universities are entering the fourth week of mobilizations with a new five-day strike, while university professors announced a strike for October 1 and 2. The deans, in the press release they gave, stressed that...

Eight Greek universities Shut Due to Mobility Scheme

Eight Greek universities from which more than 1,300 administrative staff will be moved into the public sector mobility program are now closed due to protests by the remaining employees. There is no sign of a compromise between the universities and...

Greek University of Ioannina Faces Closure

Due to the strict fiscal policy and mobility scheme that the Troika imposes, the Greek government took great measures in order to reform the educational system of Greece. These measures led to a series of unfavorable modifications, for both...

Survey Says! Greeks Unhappy With EU

Greek citizens tend to feel negative about the future within the European Union (EU), according to a nationwide survey presented by the University of Athens, conducted within a series of actions organized by the university aiming at supporting students...

Hospitals, University Hit in Student Server Shutdown

Several Greek hospitals and one of the country's main universities have suffered an Internet blackout after students shut down a central server to thwart board elections, an official said on Tuesday. Athanassios Dimopoulos, head of the Athens Medical School, said...

Greece to Reduce Number of Universities

Education Minister Costas Arvanitopoulos has underlined that "upgrading public universities is a top priority," while at the same time saying that Greece has too many universities, 40 of them for a country of 11 million people, and that the...

Bill Allowing Closure of Universities Approved

A bill allowing the Greek government to close down dozens of universities as a way of reducing public spending passed Wednesday night in Parliament, as daily Athens News reports. 163 MP's from New Democracy, Democratic Left and the majority of...

Greek Universities To Go Abroad

In response to the severe financial crisis, Greek academics decided to search for collaborations with foreign students and institutions to prove that they are still thriving. China is among the countries, which seem the most suitable of candidates. Many Chinese...

Inside the Greek University Volcano

A system about to collapse, students unable to take exams or attend lectures[...]