& Research in Greece
foreign students choose to study in Greece because they are drawn to
as the one
by which all other civilizations are measured. Its routes are still
present in modern-day Greece. Many
archaeological institutes organise relevant full time academic and
research programs for graduates. Classical and Modern Greek studies programs
for undergraduates are offered in English by
universities and colleges. And
Orthodox Christian Theology and Biblical studies can be
pursued at university level in
Athens and Thessaloniki.
STUDYING IN GREECE
foreign students choose to study in Greece for various reasons, one of them
being the attraction to classical civilisation as that by which all other
civilizations are measured. Its roots are still present in modern-day Greece. A
number of foreign
organise relevant full time academic and research programmes for graduates.
Greek is easily
recognisable as the language
of Plato and the New Testament.
The Greek language, whether ancient, biblical or modern, can be ideally studied
in a Greek speaking environment. Greek language courses are offered at the
universities of Athens,
programmes covering Modern
Greek literature, culture, history and politics have been established
worldwide. Many of these programmes also sponsor regular conferences
in Greece and elsewhere, offer graduate fellowships, endowed lectures, and
publish Greek Studies journals and books.
of Classical and Modern Greek studies for undergraduates are offered in English
by various American
universities and colleges.
Orthodox Christian Theology and Biblical studies can be pursued at university
level in Athens
stands at the geopolitical crossroads of Europe, the Balkans, and the
Mediterranean. Studying in Greece, among other things, offers employment
business, commerce, finance, technology, travel, banking, journalism, media,
education, law, and gives a competitive edge in many professions.
and comparative cultural studies, with a European, Balkan or Mediterranean focus,
are often offered in English through relevant university
study schemes. Business
and IT courses are also offered in English at universities and private
colleges, attracting a growing number of foreign students.
INTERNATIONAL HELLENIC UNIVERSITY
International Hellenic University (www.ihu.edu.gr),
based in Thessaloniki, is Greece's public university where teaching is
going to be exclusively in English. It offers undergraduate and
postgraduate degrees from three faculties: Economics & Business
Administration, Humanities and Science & Technology, while its Executive
starts on February 2008.
to become one of Europe's foremost research institutions, it is focused on
attracting leading academics and outstanding students from Southeast Europe and
across the world. The University’s curriculum was presented on November
16th simultaneously in Athens, Istanbul and Sofia.
university laboratories and the private sector are forging relationships with
partners from around the world, aiming to meet challenges in areas such as
medicine, energy, the environment and information
and communication technologies
(ICT). Greek researchers have successfully attracted funding from multiple
sources, including EU
Framework Programmes for Research & Technology
and figure prominently in areas such as ICT, new material development, molecular
optics and biotechnology.
who wish to move to Greece may look at the National Research Foundation Researcher's
for assistance, information on research policies, fellowships and grants. The Practical
Guide for Foreign Researchers is
an essential manual for non-Greek scientists who visit and work in the country,
assisting them in all matters.
offered in English, include the Athens University of Economics and Business -
International MBA (www.imba.aueb.gr),
the University of Athens Doctoral Programme in Economics (www.uadphilecon.gr), and
the Department of Political Science and Public Administration - Master's Degree
in Southeast European Studies (www.pspa.uoa.gr).
Rising Up the Ranks
rise in terms of intellectual
becoming all the more evident, following the University
of Athens’ (UoA) leap
in the recently published Times
Higher - QS World University Rankings.
The THES-QS World University Rankings constitute a composite measure, in which
six criteria (e.g. peer review, citations/faculty, faculty/student ratio) are
added together to produce an overall evaluation table and Athens University has
reached the 106th
and the 248th worldwide, up by 260 places, given that it ranked 508th only a
to a recent statement of UoA’s rector Professor Christos Kittas to the “TA
(12.11.2007), this success is mainly attributed not only to the high-level of
the academic staff but also to the outstanding performance of graduates who
continue their Master or PhD studies abroad and are a constant proof of the real
value of their first degree obtained in Greece.
ATTAINMENT IN GREEK
Centre for the Greek Language (www.greeklanguage.gr),
a co-ordinating and advisory body of the Ministry of Education on issues of
language education and teaching of Greek to non-Greek speakers, holds annual
exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (Εξετάσεις για την πιστοποίηση ελληνομάθειας).
Greek evaluation tests are also available at: www.linguanet-europa.org
of Greek descent (8 -12 years), who wish to be taught Greek as a foreign
language, may have their learning needs assessed via a Questionnaire
designed by the Centre for the Greek Language.
of Education and Religious Affairs
grants scholarships to foreign citizens for Greek Language, Postgraduate and
Postdoctoral studies in Greece, as well as scholarships for summer courses.
grants scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece to all
foreigners, as well as scholarships for Modern Greek Language and Culture. Course programmes
are announced at the end of each year.
of Foreign Affairs scholarships
should be submitted to the Greek Embassy or Consulate in the candidates country
of residence, in accordance with the annual scholarship programme.
Alexander Onassis Foundation offers an annual programme of grants and educational scholarships, addressed to foreign academics, students, teachers and artists.
who wish to move to Greece may look at the National Research Foundation
Mobility Portal for
assistance, information on fellowships and grants, research policies in Greece
and the EU, and useful links.
High quality university postgraduate schemes offered in English include Athens University of Economics and Business - International MBA (www.imba.aueb.gr), University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics (www.uadphilecon.gr), and Department of Political Science and Public Administration - Master's Degree in Southeast European Studies (www.pspa.uoa.gr). Undergraduate Business and IT study programs are offered in English at private colleges, attracting a growing number of foreign students.
search for research organisations and individual researchers from Russia and
Eastern European countries involved in science and cutting edge technology is
now possible thanks to a new database available at: http://researchers.nisnest.gr.
STUDY IN 2008
School of Corfu
Durrell School of Corfu
offers a variety of activities, ranging from a series week-long seminars to
excursions that explore the rich cultural history of the Mediterranean basin.
Past and future field classes include Butrint (Albania), Old Perithia (Corfu),
Lia (mainland Greece) and Kalami (Corfu) as well as walking tours of historic
Corfu town and its colonial architecture. The schoolis calling for papers for
its international seminars titled "An Investigation of Modern Love,"
and "Travel Writing, Spirit Of Place, & Discovery Of
to be held May 18 - 23, and June 1- 6, 2008, respectively.
College Year in
Would you like to explore how past and present interact in and around the modern city of Athens? How about embarking on a three-week journey to study the most celebrated landmarks in Greek art and archaeology or studying the legacy of St. Paul while tracing his footsteps from Ephesus to Athens? Students interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of College Year in Athens' summer courses, offered in two consecutive sessions between May 25 and July 9, 2008, and have been arranged so that motivated students may earn credit in complementary courses.
offers numerous opportunities for summer-study holidays. Many international
students and professionals from around the world choose to spend learning time
in Greece. The following is a selection of interesting summer courses:
of International Relations - “Islam in Europe” : http://www.idis.gr/english/
Foundation - Olympia Summer Seminars : www.kokkalisfoundation.gr
Year in Athens - Summer courses : www.cyathens.org
York University in Athens - Summer Study Abroad : www.nyu.edu/fas/summer/athens/
Federation of America and Canada : Summer
Art and personal development in the Aegean islands : www.athensnews.gr
STUDY ON ISLANDS
Greece offers numerous opportunities for
study holidays. Many international
students and professionals from around the world choose to spend learning time
in Greece. The following is a selection of courses
art and personal development, available this summer and autumn on certain
Arts Circle” www.aegeanartscircle.com
Paros – “The Aegean Centre for the Fine Arts”
Patmos – “AegeanScapes”
Skopelos – “Island Centre for the Arts”
“Skopelos Foundation for the Arts”
Spetses – “The Athens Centre“
sites worth looking at:
Year in Athens - Summer courses www.cyathens.org
York University in Athens - Summer Study Abroad www.nyu.edu/fas/summer/athens/
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