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Study in Greece: 3 Years of Ιnternationalization

Reflecting on the past
Gazing into the future of Higher Education

15 November, 2023

Welcome to “Study in Greece: 3 Years of Internationalization – Reflecting on the Past; Gazing into the Future of Higher Education”, a prestigious gathering celebrating the remarkable progress achieved in the internationalization of Greek Higher Education. This event is an opportunity to reflect on our journey, present our achievements, honor the critical work we do to make Greece an attractive study-abroad destination, and a glimpse into our unwavering commitment to its future appeal.

About the Event

The “Study in Greece: 3 Years of internationalization” Event is the result of a collaborative endeavor between the Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports and Study in Greece, united by a shared commitment to advancing the cause of international education and elevating Greece to the forefront of study destinations.

About SiG

SiG, Greece’s national agency for internationalizing higher education, promoting Greek universities, and supporting international students, operates with the backing of four Hellenic Republic ministries: Education, Religious Affairs and Sports, Foreign Affairs, Culture, and Tourism. It is a non-profit organization comprising representatives from all Greek universities, overseen by a nine-member board of directors who are faculty members at Greek universities.

SiG’s Aspiration

SiG’s aspiration is both modest and monumental: to establish Greece as a global nexus for higher education and elevate Greece as a whole. Over the course of recent years, we have labored assiduously towards this noble vision and remain committed to ongoing efforts to achieve even greater outcomes. “Study in Greece: 3 Years of Internationalization” serves as a tangible testament to our unwavering dedication.

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15th November 2023

11:00 – 12:00

Session 1: Reflecting on the Past

  • Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis – Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports
  • Deputy Minister Alexandra Papadopoulou – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Deputy Minister Elena Rapti – Ministry of Tourism
  • Niki Dandolou – Special Secretary EU / ESF programme management, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Panagiota Dionysopoulou (Ph.D.) – Head of the Directorate of Tourism Policy, Ministry of Tourism
  • Polyxeni Adam Veleni (Ph.D.) – Head of Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture 
  • Prof. Dimitris Bouradonis – Rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business, President of the Rectors Assembly
  • Prof. Christos Michalakelis – President of Study in Greece. Topic: “Reflecting on the past”
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 14:00

Session 2: Gazing into the Future of Higher Education

  • Secretary General Ulysses Zoras (Ph.D.) – Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports
  • Prof. Christos Michalakelis – President of Study in Greece. Topic: “Gazing into the Future of Higher Education”
  • Yota Paparidou – President of the Board, SEPE -The Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises
  • Alexis Phylactopoulos – Executive Chairman of the Board, College Year in Athens
  • George Vasilopoulos (Ph.D.) – Executive Consultant of the Hellenic Union, Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Albertos Bourlas – Telco Channel Lead, Central-Eastern Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Microsoft
  • Alexandros Vasilikos – President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH)
  • Lyssandros Tsilides – President of FedHATTA (Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist and Travel Agencies)
  • Q&A Engagement
14:00 Session 3: Luncheon Reception


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