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State Scholarships No Longer to Be Based on Excellence

Scholarships by the Greek Ministry of Education utilize funds from the National Strategic Reference Framework. The scholarship funds for 2016-2017 are valued at 2 million euros and will need to be shared out among the top-ranking tertiary students. Until now,...

'Socrates Now': An Interactive Performance That Brings Us Up Against Ourselves

The Greek Theater of New York (EllinikoThεatro) and Visionary Culture present "Socrates Now," an interactive performance that has traveled to 20 countries and has been staged at the world's finest universities, such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge. The...

Majority of Greeks Say Economic Crisis has Taken a Toll on their Health

The health of Greeks has deteriorated during the economic crisis and this has had serious effects on the operation of the country’s health system, a new research which was conducted over eight months by pollster Dianeosis found.Asked “What effect...

The Professions With the Most Auspicious Future in Greece

Construction, restaurant services, geotechnology, health and transportation are the sectors that are expected to have the greatest recovery until 2020, offering much needed job positions to underemployed Greeks. Professor Panagiotis Petrakis and his team from the University of Athens, conducted a...

Renowned U.S. Economist Says High Taxes Squash Greece’s Prospects for Recovery

A recently released study by the Economics Department at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens revealed that Greece has the third highest taxation rate among 21 European countries. Only Sweden and Denmark have a higher tax rate, countries with...

Greek University Sets Up Website with Available Health Services for Refugees

The National Kapodistrian University of Athens presented on Friday a website which informs refugees and migrants arriving in Greece of available health services in Greece, legal advice, as well as simplified information on possible diseases and illnesses. Presenting the website...

Greek Citizen Illegally Detained in Maximum Security Prison in Burundi

Greek citizen Spyros Chagkampimana has been illegally detained in a maximum security prison in Burundi, Africa, for approximately four months, after he was arrested on June 27. He has been accused of refusing to make use of violent repression against demonstrators...

Four Greek Universities Ranked Among World's Best by National Taiwan University

Four Greek universities made it to the National Taiwan University's annual global ranking of higher education institutions. Among 4,000 universities that were examined, the University of Athens was ranked 217th. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki claimed the 344th spot, while the University...

Greek Researcher Dead After Elephant Attack in Zambia

A 29 year-old Greek animal researcher was tragically killed in a national park in Zambia, after she was trampled by an angry elephant, Zambian Central Province police commissioner Lombe Kamukohsi confirmed. The incident occurred on July 2, while Dr. Margarita Metallinou was...

40,000 Underage Girls Get Abortions Each Year in Greece

Despite the fact that the financial crisis has led to a significant reduction in abortions within the country’s borders, Greece still remains in the first ranks among European countries, with 80,000 abortions per year (the same amount as births)....