‘Universities should be self-sufficient’

«Universities should seek a priori to safeguard quality through a more systematic (than that carried out by administrative bodies) evaluation of their work. Besides the adoption of the necessary procedures, this obviously entails a… constitutionally established and substantial independence. It also entails funding by the State as well as meeting requirements for staff and infrastructure,» National Technical University of Athens Dean Themistoklis Xanthopoulos told Kathimerini, outlining Greek university deans’ terms for evaluation.