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Greek Education Minister Wants to Drop Panhellenic Exams

During a speech in the Greek Parliament on Monday, the Greek Education Minister stated that the government is attempting to create a system which will allow students to attend universities without having to pass entrance exams after receiving their high...

Tsipras, Mitsotakis Clash Over Lawlessness at Greek Universities

PM Alexis Tsipras and leader of the main opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, clashed in Parliament over the issue of law and order in Greek higher education institutions. The university in its current form must be abolished as it has...

More Than 37 Thousand Greeks Study Abroad

More than 37 thousand Greeks opted to study in foreign universities in 2017, making the country seventh in the world in proportion to its total population, according to a recent report. According to the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency on Higher...

Greek Students Watch UK Review of High University Fees

In a move that could affect thousands of Greeks who study at universities in England, Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Monday to launch a review that could reduce fees and restore grants. "We now have one of the most...

Greece Second from Bottom in Teachers-Students Ratio in Europe

Greece has the second worst ratio of teachers to students in the EU, according to a new comparative study of European higher education institutions. According to the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ADIP) the ratio in Greece is one...

Controversial Bill on Higher Education Clears Greek Parliament

One member of Greece’s parliamentary majority voted against the controversial bill on Higher Education that was approved in the House on Wednesday. Dimitris Kammenos, MP for junior government partner Independent Greeks party (ANEL), voted against Article 3 of the bill,...

30 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects With Greek Universities

The Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, announced that the Greek Diaspora fellowship program selected 30 fellows to travel to Greece to conduct projects with their peers at Greek universities. The Greek- and Cypriot-born...

Athens University of Economics Joins World Academic Elite

The Athens University of Economics and Business is among the top 200 universities worldwide according to the prestigious Shanghai International Ranking of World Universities. The organization, which produces one of the most authoritative lists in the world, ranked more than...

University Rectors Ask Ministry to Reduce Admissions in 2018, Citing Budget Cuts

The rectors of the country's main universities on Wednesday asked Greece's education ministry to drastically reduce the number of students admitted in the next academic year, saying their underfunded institutions were unable to ensure the quality of courses. Patras...

Ranking of Greek Universities Slips in 2016, Some Falling off the Chart

According to the annual review of university global rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Greek universities have slipped considerably in their ranking. Of the six top Greek universities that have consistently found themselves on QS's list of the top ranked...