University of Athens

Ivan Savvidis to Support University of Athens Slavic Studies Dept

Greek-Russian businessman and politician Ivan Savvidis was warmly greeted by the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos, on the occasion of Saints Cyril and Methodius Celebration on May 11. A month ago, the Charitable Foundation of...

University of Athens Medical School Among the Best in the World

According to the Shanghai university rankings published last week the Medical School of Athens University ranked in 110th place worldwide, in the field “Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.” The University of Athens Medical School was placed above several well-established Universities in...

University of Athens Rector: If SYRIZA Wins, Education Will Return to 'Black Era'

University of Athens rector and parliamentary candidate Theodoros Fortsakis referred to the honor he has been given by New Democracy, which chose him to lead the party's State ballot. Furthermore, Fortsakis thanked the ruling party for giving him the...

Postgraduate Studies Mania Hits Greece

A significantly increasing number of Greek students have signed up for postgraduate studies over the past five years - during which the country has been hit by the economic crisis - in an attempt to increase their skills and...

Greek Professor of Medicine Dimitris Trichopoulos Dies

Academic, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard University and at the Kapodistrian University of Athens Dimitris Trichopoulos died early Monday at the age of 76. Trichopoulos who was treated at Evangelismos Intensive Care Unit died from severe heart attack....

Greek Students Empty Garbage Bags in Rector's Office [Video]

“This is what Greek universities have come to,” said a student after emptying a garbage bag in the University of Athens Vice Rector’s office. A group of students attempted to visit the office of Rector Theodoros Fortsakis in order to discuss the...

Greek Scientist Sweeps International Awards

Dr. Christina Plainaki has been sweeping awards internationally for her great work in space research. The young scientist from Crete, Greece, received the Alexander Chizhevsky award at the 11th European Space Weather Week held in Liege, Belgium, from November 17 to...

Second Day of Student Demonstrations in Athens Ahead of November 17 Anniversary

With no further tension and clashes was completed the second successive Pan-educational demonstration in Athens earlier today. Students, along with administrative employees and teachers, protested against the presence of police outside central university buildings in downtown Athens, accusing the...

Student Protest Brings Back Greek Riot Memories Prior to Anti-junta Anniversary in Athens

Tensions were high at a student protest against Greek government's decision to keep universities closed before the Greek Anti-junta Anniversary fearing riots. Watch video and exclusive photos.

Prosecutor Intervenes in 'University of Athens' Occupation

University of Athens Rector Theodoros Fortsakis filed a lawsuit against those responsible for the disruption of the university’s operation. According to Greek news, he did not request immediate police intervention and stated that no damage had been caused to university property. Following...