At the launch of the 3rd year of its operation, the BA Program in the Archeology, History and Literature of Ancient Greece, offered by the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – the first Greek undergraduate program taught in English, continues to symbolize the beginning of a new era for the extroversion and internationalization of Greek Higher Education.
The 27th of September 2021 was dedicated to the welcoming of the first and the second academic year students of the Program. Bringing together the Official Greek State and the Greek Academic world, the event, which took place in the Great Hall of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, reflected the significant importance of the Program’s character and mission regarding the connection between Greece and its civilization with the international academic and cultural environment.
The administration of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Minister Mrs Niki Kerameus, the Deputy Minister and Associate Professor Mr. Angelos Sirigos, and the General Secretary for Higher Education Dr. Apostolos Dimitropoulos, highlighted, during their speeches, the Ministry’s commitment to the extroversion and internationalization of Greek Universities, and congratulated the Program’s responsibles for their forward-looking initiative.
From their side, the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Professor Meletios-Athanasios K. Dimopoulos, the Dean of the School of Philosophy, Professor Achilleas Chaldaiakis, Professor Emeritus Eleni Karamalengou, Academic Director of the Program, former Dean of the School of Philosophy, and Professors Dimitrios Plantzos, Aikaterini-Nina Carvounis, and Dr. Dionysia Marinou gave an overview of the Program by focusing on its principal aim which is to instill the ancient Greek wisdom into the contemporary world.
Of course, Study in Greece also participated in the ceremony since the action is one of the strongest supporters of the Program.