Oscillating between Myth and History, Greece, or Hellas, surpasses the concept of a typical nation-state, incarnating an eternal civilization. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, in Southeast Europe, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Its’ sunny weather and Mediterranean climate, its’ magical landscapes and its’ rich cultural heritage, make Greece one of the most idyllic destinations worldwide. However, contemporary Greece is something more than a touristic resort and transcends the nostalgia of its’ glorious past.

The birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and science constitutes the entrance gate to Europe. Greece is a member of the EU and participates fully in the modern European political, economic and legal environment. Nevertheless, the cost of living in Greece is relatively low, as compared to many other EU member-states.

Reconciling tradition and progress, contemporary Greece invests more than ever before in innovation. After a decade of economic recession, the Greek state creates a fertile environment for important foreign direct investments.

Furthermore, Greece’s efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised international confidence towards the country’s image, showcasing that Greece constitutes a safe country with well-organized social structures.

Attractive and extrovert, modern Greece aspires to become a regional center in some of the most crucial domains of the 4th industrial revolution. A product of a homogenous vision, this modernization à la grecque brings together the world of economy and entrepreneurship with the world of education and research.

Being an essential pillar of the country’s soft power, Greek Higher Education becomes more and more extrovert, and adapts itself to the international interdisciplinary environment.

Reinforcing bridges between Greek Universities and the Greek Diaspora

On the occasion of the celebration of the International Education Day and the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution, the General Secretariat of Higher Education of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the General Secretariat of Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organize on Sunday, January 24 2021, at 14:30, the online conference: Reinforcing bridges between Greek Universities and the Greek Diaspora