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Technical Colleges Walk Out of Education Talks

Technical colleges (TEIs) announced that they will no longer take part in the so-called “dialogue for education,” between the government, opposition parties and representatives of the tertiary education system. The technical colleges said they are quitting the process because they...

Technological Institutions Upgraded to Universities of Applied Sciences

Deputy Minister of Education Sia Anagnostopoulou stated that the Greek government has proposed an upgrade to Technological Institutions being renamed and restructured as Universities of Applied Sciences. "We are one of the few countries that haven't acknowledged the value of...

Crisis Deepens: Greek Universities Lose Access to Digital Journals Due to Non-Payment

The latest victim of Greece's crisis have been students and academia that lost access to electronic journals, a vital source to continue their research and studies. The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), the Internet portal that provides scientists in many...

Students Enrolled in Occupied Cyprus' Tertiary Education Top 70,000

The number of students enrolled in tertiary education in the occupied part of Cyprus is expected to top 70,000 this academic year. The number of newly-registered students in occupied Cyprus has seen a year-on-year increase since 2008. Last year’s figures reveal that...

University Collaboration Between Greece and Germany

The presiding board of the Hellenic Universities Rectors' Synod met with representatives of German universities, in order to discuss the collaboration between Greek and German higher educational institutions. Both sides aim to increase joint postgraduate programs, student and research exchanges...

No Solution On Horizon for Greek Universities

After the court’s decision which was announced on Wednesday--that the strike of administrative employees of Greek universities is illegal but not abusive--the Public Prosecutor of Athens, P.Fakou, ordered a new investigation towards the strike’s legitimacy.  This time the administrative...

Court Decides University Strikes are Illegal

The situation in the Greek universities has led to a complete deadlock. The leadership of the Ministry of Education appealed to the court asking for the strike of administrative employees to be called illegal and abusive. Early on Wednesday morning,...

Arvanitopoulos: The Academic Semester Won't Be Cancelled

The Greek Minister of Education, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, during an interview to Real FM, assured that universities will open and that the academic semester won't be cancelled. "The administrative employees continue a strike that has been declared illegal by Athens Court...

Greeks Spend 5 Billion Euros on Private Lessons For Their Children

According to a survey conducted by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), Greece's biggest private labor union, Greek families spend 5 billion euros per year on their children's education. Most Greek children go to public schools and universities, that's...

Free Visa Encourages 800 Turkish Schools to Visit Greece

Recently, Greek officials have decided to provide some tourists coming from Turkey and Russia with free visas. This may increase the tourism from these countries in Greece, and thus, may also be followed by an increase in money. Greek Foreign Minister Stavos Dimas'...