SiG to host the delegation from the University of Sulaimani in Athens

On 15th and 16th November, Study in Greece had the honor and the joy to coordinate the program and visits of the delegation from the University of Sulaimani in Athens.

The President of the Kurdish University – Professor Dr. Ridha Hasan Hussein, the two Vice-Presidents Dr. Peshraw Hamajan Aziz and Dr. Kawa M. Jamal Rashid, and Dr. Twana Najaf Muhammad Khan – Director of the Office of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government, had the opportunity to visit the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and to share insights on the international academic landscape, as well as to discuss synergies with Professor Achilleas Chaldeakis – Dean of the School of Philosophy of the NKUA, Professor Emerita Eleni Karamalengou – Chair of the NKUA Modern Greek Language Teaching Center and former Dean of the School of Philosophy of the NKUA, the Associate Professor in Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean Konstantinos Kopanias, and Dr. Maria Vardaki from the Department of European and International Relations of the NKUA.

Furthermore, during their visit to the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs the Kurdish visitors had the chance to learn about the Greek Higher Education’s internationalization plan by Professor Angelos Syrigos – Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Dr. Apostolis Dimitropoulos – Secretary General of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, and Professor Christos Michalakelis – Scientific Responsible of Study in Greece.

On Tuesday 16th November, our Kurdish friends enjoyed a guided tour to the National Library of Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

*the program was coordinated by Dr. Theodoros Papaioannou – Director of Academic Affairs at Study in Greece, who accompanied the Kurdish delegation during its 2 days stay in the Greek capital.


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