Wednesday October 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
24o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Universities aghast at new schools opening

University officials have decried the government’s decision to open two new departments at the same time that funding for the tertiary institutions continues to be slashed.

It emerged that the government has given the go-ahead for an architectural school, Greece’s seventh, to open at Ioannina University and an environmental engineering department to be set up in Kozani.

The decisions were published in the Government Gazette on July 23. Sources close to Education Minister Andreas Loverdos said the wheels had been put in motion by his predecessor, Constantinos Arvanitopoulos.

“We have often expressed concern about the creation of a seventh school when the needs of the existing six are not covered,” the dean of the architectural school at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Eleni Maistrou, told Kathimerini. “Due to the reduction in funding we cannot maintain our equipment, let alone renew it.”

Greek universities have seen their funding drop by up to 80 percent since 2009.

“It is a shame that at such a time instead of moving towards joining forces and strengthening the schools that already exist, new schools which may face staffing problems and whose graduates may not find jobs are being put into operation,” said NTUA architecture Professor Dimitris Isaias.

The new school in Ioannina will need 12 teaching staff. The university recently lost 48 of its 288 administrative staff.

ekathimerini.com , Monday Jul 28, 2014 (21:07)  
Archaeologists find missing head of Amphipolis sphinx
Coalition leaders prepare for troika amid sour mood
Parties at odds over university ID checks
At Defense Ministry, Tsipras assures policy continuity
Credit sector officials sleeping easy ahead of stress test results
Analysts, investment banks and institutional investors appear optimistic regarding the results of the European Central Bank stress tests on local lenders, which has been mirrored in the perf...
Certainty on primary surplus target
The state budget’s primary surplus beat expectations by almost a billion euros in the first nine months of the year, General Accounting Office data confirmed on Tuesday, but tax revenues and...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
PAOK fans stop coach Markopoulos´s move to Olympiakos
Olympiakos is once again in the lookout for a new coach after the refusal of PAOK to release Soulis Markopoulos, while Panathinaikos defeated Kolossos on Rhodes on Monday to become the only ...
BASKETBALL
Reds lose to Nea Kifissia, search for new coach
Nea Kifissia recorded the biggest win of its short history in the top flight defeating Olympiakos 68-67 on Sunday, in a Basket League weekend marred by the abandonment of the Thessaloniki de...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
The ECB collateral for Greece must be lowered to 5 pct
According to recent reports, the European Central Bank plans to reduce the “57 percent penalty,” that is the discount applied to almost all Greek government bonds (GGBs) held as collateral b...
INTERVIEW
The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
For a decade, until mid-2012, Josef Ackermann was the CEO at Deutsche Bank. It was a position that earned him the nickname “shadow chancellor” of Germany and allowed him to play a decisive r...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Credit sector officials sleeping easy ahead of stress test results
2. Certainty on primary surplus target
3. Feverish talks on payment plan proposals
4. TUI promises even more tourists
5. Archaeologists find missing head of Amphipolis sphinx
6. Coalition leaders prepare for troika amid sour mood
more news
Today
This Week
1. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
2. Gang importing heroin into Greece busted
3. Self-opposing coalition
4. Greece said to seek tailor-made plan for bailout exit
5. Gutsy rectors
6. Applications for heating oil subsidy set to start
Today
This Week
1. Possible third figure in Amphipolis mosaic may be uncovered shortly
2. Istanbul skyscraper casts shadow over Greece's banking ambitions
3. Coalition shooting itself in the foot
4. GPO poll gives SYRIZA clear lead over New Democracy
5. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
6. Samaras’s crumbling Greek exit lacks backing from economists
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.