Greek Universities are ranking high on the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. What does being a Greek University graduate mean in a globalised environment and, more specifically, what does that mean for a member of the Greek Diaspora? What can Greek Universities 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 an online conference, titled “Reinforcing bridges between Greek Universities and the Greek Diaspora”, on Sunday, 24 January, at 2:30pm Greek time, 9.30pm Melbourne time.
The conference will highlight initiatives taken by 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 of Pfizer and Constantinos Daskalakis, Professor at MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, as well as representatives of Greek organizations abroad. The conference showcases opportunities offered to Greeks abroad in the field of Higher Education in Greece.
Greece’s Education and Religious Affairs Minister Niki Kerameos, Greece’s 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.