Greek Universities are ranking high on the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. What does being a Greek University graduate mean in a globalized environment and, more specifically, what does that mean for a member of the Greek Diaspora? What do Greek Universities have to offer to international and Diaspora students? Two General Secretariats, the General Secretariat of Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of Higher Education of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs join forces to deal with these questions in an online conference, inviting prominent members of the Diaspora and the international scientific community to take part.
On the occasion of the celebration of International Education Day and the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution, the General Secretariat of Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of Higher Education of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs are holding on Sunday, January 24 2021, at 14:30, the online conference: “Reinforcing bridges between Greek Universities and the Greek Diaspora”.
The conference will highlight the initiatives of the Greek Universities in education, research and innovation, and seek to strengthen the bond between higher education institutions in Greece and the Greek Diaspora, enabling students of Greek origin to act both as beneficiaries and as ambassadors abroad.
The Greek government and university representatives, prominent Greeks of the Diaspora who are graduates of Greek universities, such as Albert Bourla, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer and Constantinos Daskalakis, Professor at MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, as well as representatives of Greek organizations abroad, will present the opportunities offered to Greeks abroad in the field of Higher Education in Greece.
The event will be greeted by Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Mrs Niki Kerameos, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Diaspora Greeks, Konstantinos Vlasis, Deputy Minister for Higher Education Issues, Angelos Syrigos, Secretary-General of Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Chrysoulakis, and the Secretary-General for Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Apostolos Dimitropoulos
The event will be held in Greek. Due to the expression of high interest in the conference, there will be live broadcast through the following link: https://youtu.be/z0cjAj4Zc5U
For program please visit: https://studyingreece.edu.gr/bridges2021/
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