The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and its School of Philosophy has welcomed 28 students of the first four-year undergraduate program taught in English in a Covid-safe ceremony in the Great Hall of the University.

The Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Niki Kerameus, the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Professor M.-A. Dimopoulos, and the Academic Director of the program, Professor Eleni Karamalengou, had the opportunity to welcome the students in section groups due to special pandemic protective measures.

The ‘BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece’ is and will be addressed exclusively to foreign students.

Students from Albania, Canada, China, Egypt, El Salvador, Kenya, Morocco, Palestine, United Arab Emirates and United States of America joined the University’s international students’ community which already numbers 7,600 international students registered in undergraduate or postgraduate programs of the NKUA.

Meanwhile, the ceremony was streamlined for students who were not able to attend.

Rector Dimopoulos’ saluted the students and pointed out that: “a University’s leading role shall be safeguarded by a constant engagement to innovation, creativity and excellence. Therefore, it came as no surprise that this first English undergraduate program at a Greek University is offered by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens…”. Minister Kerameus then stressed on the fact that “The Greek Government, the Ministry of Education and I, personally, strongly support the value of fostering an educational system that is extroverted and internationally minded. This is particularly true for institutions of higher education, whose structure and student population make them optimally positioned for international collaborations”.

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