EDUCATION


Socialists to vote against private universities law
NEWS

Socialist PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis said on Thursday that the party will vote against the bill to institutionalize non-state, nonprofit universities, noting that while public institutions of higher education must be strengthened.


Charm offensive aimed at foreign universities
NEWS

After the expected ratification of the bill on the establishment of non-state universities around the end of February, Education Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis is preparing to embark on a springtime tour of Western Europe and the US. 


Father and 15-year-old son of Amish-like family living off-grid arrested
NEWS

The 47-year-old father of the self-described “early Christian” family living in the Corinthia municipality, Peloponnese, in a makeshift dwelling without modern rudimentary facilities, was arrested on Sunday for failure to comply with the compulsory education requirement for his three minor children.

University server shutdown sparks prosecutor intervention
NEWS

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office launched an ex officio investigation on Thursday into a server outage at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Monday, which prevented students from completing online examinations.



Protest against private universities underway in Athens
NEWS

Students and teachers rallied in central Athens on Thursday to protest against the establishment of private universities in Greece. Despite the rain, protesters gathered at Propylaia and are expected to mark towards the Parliament.  Critics of the bill, which sets the terms for foreign, non-profit universities to open branches in Greece and to forge partnerships […]

Athens University orders enquiry into server outage that halted exams
NEWS

Authorities at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens have ordered a sworn administrative enquiry into an incident on Monday where some college administrators and students prevented online examinations from taking place by pulling the plug on a computer server.


Report shows lagging university graduation rate
NEWS

Only one in five students at Greek universities complete their studies within the minimum time of study, while most take almost six years to complete a four-year program, which is the shortest possible duration of an undergraduate program, according to a report by the National Authority for Higher Education.

Government calibrating response to protests
NEWS

Four months ahead of the elections for the European Parliament, the government is faced with a wave of protests that sometimes turn violent over a number of issues, such as education reforms, farming and the same-sex marriage legislation.