Greece and United Kingdom forge university ties in new collaboration


Greece's Education Minister Niki Kerameus announced the collaboration initiatives with the United Kingdom, starting with an agreement between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Liverpool in the UK.

The Minister is visiting London on November 21-22 to promote the university collaboration between the two countries, noting that it will be a mutually beneficial opportunity for their academic communities in the post-Brexit era.


Her trip to London follows the recent visit of 30 representatives of select US universities, who came to Greece to establish collaborations between American and Greek universities.

On Monday, Kerameus attended a roundtable meeting with representatives of British universities, including LSE, King's College London, Queen Mary, Nottingham, York, Southampton and Liverpool universities. This meeting was also attended by the rectors of four of Greece's most significant universities and the ambassadors of Greece and the UK. At the meeting, Kerameus had the opportunity to develop the potential of Greek universities for synergies with those of the United Kingdom.

Also, on Monday, she met with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateira & Great Britain Nikitas, with whom she discussed Greek diaspora issues.

Kerameus was also expected to meet with Nobel laureate Regius Professor of Economics Sir Christopher Pissarides, followed by a meeting with Greek diaspora academics.

On Tuesday, Kerameus will visit Greek schools in London before meeting with her British counterpart Gillian Keegan.

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