Dental school students could lose semester

TAGS: Education, Health

Students at the Athens and Thessaloniki schools of dentistry are at risk of losing the entire semester as their teachers have been on strike since mid-September in protest at a recent law calling on them to deposit 7 percent of profits from their private practices into university research funds.

The regulation was first introduced in 1997, but the percentage has been systematically reduced by successive legislation since, leaving a 100,000-euro shortfall that dental professors are being called to fill.