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Pre-schools Primary/Secondary Schools Under-/Postgraduate Studies Special Programmes Bookstores and Libraries Education Fairs E-university MBAs

April, 2004 Free issue

Publisher & Production education promotion service T/F: 2109246214, A: 1, Apollonos, 10557 Athens, Managing Director: Helga Scheitel, Assistant: Eleni Karageoriou DPS Graphic Design: Stella Balomenou, Dimitri Psychogios, T: 2108544090. Printing: Haidemenos Publishers, T: 2109940944

Student's Guide Distribution Points Spring 2004

Contents Introduction


Pre Schools


Primary & Secondary schools International Bookstores

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Foundation Courses


Studies in the UK


Studies in Italy Studies in the Netherlands

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Studies in France


Studies in the States


Studies in Germany


Studies in Spain


Studies in Canada


Placement Services


British Accreditation Council UK University Rankings

40 42-43

Undergraduate Studies


Postgraduate Studies


A special thank you to Alison Devine, Assistant Director, The British Council for professional help. A special thank you to Alexis Michel, Attache de Cooperation Scientifique et Universitaire, Service de Cooperation Scientifique et Universitaire Ambassade de France en Grece, Institut Francais d'Athenes for professional help. .. A special thank you to Christel Zuhlke, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD Informationsburo Athen, c/o Goethe Institut Athen for professional help.


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• Arsakio School • Athener Buchhandlung • Athens College • Byron College • Best Consultancy in Education • British Council Library & Resource Centre • British Council Fairs on Education 2004 • Campion School • Career offices/international & Greek companies • Career offices/international schools • Compendium • Doukas School • DPS Graphic Design • Costea Geitona School • Geitonas School • Elefteroudakis • Embassies in Greece • Goethe Institut Athen - the German Institute • Institut Francais d'Athenes et Thessalonique, the French Institute • Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Institute • Instituto Italiano di Cultura in Atene, the Italian Institute • International under-/postgraduate studies • Ionion School • Libraire Kauffmann • Lycee Franco-Hellenique • Moraitis School • Nea Genia-Ziridi School • Panagiatopoulos School • Platon School • St. Catherine's British Embassy School • St. Lawrence College • TASIS Hellenic International School • The Fulbright Foundation • The German Bookstore • The INTERCONTINENTAL Hotel, Athens, The Business Lounge • The Museum of Greek Children's Art • The Open University


You are about to make a very important step in your future your choice of an international education. Whether your choice of education currently is at a preschool- or postgraduate level - your choice will provide you with a lot of homework, a better understanding of our multicultural society, better qualifications for your future job and most of all, hopefully you will become a better human being. This guide on international education in Greece and abroad is your tool to make the right choice for your future. We are proud to be a part of your decision making. Good luck with your choices. Helga Scheitel Managing Director education promotion service


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International Pre-Schools in Greece English Language Pre-Schools

Bilingual programme Greek/English. Meals, bus service, psychologist, doctor.

3-4-5 British Nursery School 210 9680465 27, Sophocleus Street & Dimela Glyfada Pupils aged 3-5. 8 a.m.-3.30 p.m. English programme. Bus service, doctor.

Early Learning 210 9618763 53, Ritzountos 167 77 Ellinikon Pupils aged 2 ½-6. 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. English programme. Bus service, doctor.

ABC Nursery School 210 6724478 27, Daigeou 154 52 Paleo Psychico Pupils aged 2-6. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Greek/English programme. Meals, bus service, doctor.

Jack Jill 210 6610900 2, Lombados Leoforos Sparton 153 44 Gerakas Pupils aged 2-6. 7.30 a.m.- 3 p.m. English programme. Meals, bus service, dentist, doctor. Orff music system, large outdoor playgrounds, nurse on duty at all times, indoor heated swimming pool, swimming lessons and water safety.

Children's College 210 9889833 4, Leoforos Kalamakiou 174 55 Alimos Pupils aged 2 ½-5 ½. 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Kifissia Montessori School 210 8080322 5, Ethnikonstratou Street, 145 62 Ano Kifissia Pupils aged 2 ½-5. 8.30 a.m.-17.00. Snack, bus service doctor. English programme, open for all nationalities, no pre knowledge of English required. Le Castelet 210 8087760 18, Gortynias, 145 63 Kifissia Pupils aged 2-6. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Separate group for toddlers. French or English programme. Meals, bus service. Liberty School 210 6513178 60, Ymittou 155 61 Holargos Pupils aged 2-6. 6.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m. Bilingual English/Greek programme. Meals, bus service, doctor.

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International Pre-Schools in Greece London Kindergarten 210 9326500 24 Degliry & Salaminos 5 173 41 Saint Dimitris Pupils aged 2 ½ - 5 ½. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. English programme. Meals, bus service, doctor.

Peter Pan 210 8959654 4, Lakonias 166 75 Voula Pupils aged 2-5. 8 a.m.- 2.30 p.m. Bilingual programme Greek/English. Bus service, doctor.

Natasha's Wonderland 210 8010614 44, Dionysou, 145 63 Kifissia Pupils aged 6 months - 6 years. 7.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bilingual programme Greek/English. Meals, bus service, psychologist, doctor.

Pinewood Kindergarten 210 8048764 34 Salaminomarchon 152 36 Nea Pendeli Pupils aged 3-5. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. English programme. Bus service.

Nikolas 210 9826802 4, Chimarras 174 55 Alimos Pupils aged 2 months - 5. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Bilingual programme English/Greek. Meals, bus service, doctor, dentist. Sports: tennis, basket & swimming.

Pooh Corner 210 6204853 6, Kapodistriou 146 71 Nea Erithrea Pupils aged 2-6. 8.30 am. - 2.30 p.m. English programme. Bus service, doctor. On Tuesdays & Thursdays: English language classes 4 pm.-5.30 p.m. Age group 4-12.

Stepping Stones 210 7511965 5 Plotinou 116 36 Pangrati Pupils aged 2 ½-6. 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Bilingual English/Greek programme. Bus service, doctor. On Mondays & Wednesdays: English language classes 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Age group 4-7. 5 p.m.7.30 p.m.: Age group 7-12. Toddler/parent group.

French Pre-Schools Au Petit Bonheur 210 9670769 1 Kavouriou 166 71 Kavouri Pupils aged 2 ½ -6. 8 a.m.-3.30 p.m. Greek and French section. Meals upon request, bus service.

Système français des trois sections de maternelle Cadrefamilial Petitsgroupes d'élèves Enseignementdifférencié et personnalisé Environnementprivilégié Collaborationavec le lycée franco-hellénique

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Renseignements: 1, rue Kavouriou - Kavouri 16671 Tél. 210 9670769 - 210 9658207 Email Visitez notre site Internet

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International Pre-Schools in Greece L'Air des Contes 210 6003196 55 Eptolia 153 41 Agia Paraskevi Pupils aged 2-6, 7.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m. Bilingual French/Greek institution, also separate Greek section. Meals. Les Alouettes 210 8011570 36, Spartis 175 61 Kifissia Pupils aged 2-6. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Bilingual French/Greek institution. Meals. Le Castelet 210 8087760 18, Gortynias, 145 63 Kifissia Pupils aged 2-6. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.Separate group for toddlers. French or English programme. Meals, bus service. Ta Melissopoula 210 6716090 91 Agia Varvaras, Halandri Pupils aged 1 ½-6 ½. 7.00 a.m.-4.30 p.m. French and Greek section. Tuition

taught in three levels according to age of the child. Meals, bus service, doctor & psychologist. The institution cooperates with the "Lycee Franco-Hellenique," the FrenchGreek school in Athens.

German Pre-Schools

German language tuition. English language learning an option. Meals, doctor, bus service.

Italian Pre-Schools Il Mulino Magico

Nataha's Wonderland 210 8010614 Hellenic, British&German Centre 44, Dionysou, 145 63 Kifissia Pupils aged 6 months - 6 years. 7.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bilingual programme Greek/English. Meals, bus service, psychologist, doctor.

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O Mikros Antonis 210 6032527 Barbayianni Str., 153 44 Pallini O mikros Pupils age 4 months - 6 years old. A mainly Greek programme, with intensive

Religious Affairs.

210 6003148

153 42 Agia Paraskevi Pupils aged 2-6. 7 a.m-4 p.m. Bilingual institution, Italian /Greek. Meals. Officially approved by the Italian Foreign Ministry & the Greek Ministry of Education &


Activity Saturdays Make the most of your time at the British Council We are pleased to announce that starting Saturday 24th April 2004, the British Council will be organising additional activities for your children in the Library and Resource Centre. All activities will take place between 10.45 and 11.30 and will be repeated between 11.30 and 12.15. 24.4.2004 8.5.2004 22.5.2004 29.5.2004 5.6.2004 12.6.2004 19.6.2004 26.6.2004 6

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Big Book Hour- listen to our story-teller Mask Mania - make a mask Poster Power - make a poster Word-Play - word and spelling games Puppet Show - make a puppet Big Book Hour - listen to our story-teller Movie Maker - make a short video Video Fun - come and watch a children’s favourite EDUCATION

B y r o n

C o l l e g e

When I was asked to write this short article on In-

This reflects the need for creative activity and the

ternational Schools and International Education I was

value placed on what allows pupils to show their in-

obliged to sit and reflect.

dividuality and also develop their team spirit and sense

Those of us who work in such schools live the

of communality.

value of such an education on a daily basis and I am

You will always find that creating "school" spirit

sure that the most vivid testament to that value is pro-

is high on the list of an International School's priorities.

vided by the pupils and teachers going about their dai-

Similar attention is paid to other aspects of Moral

ly business. In other words a personal visit to a good

Education which include self-discipline, modesty, de-

International School would answer any questions!

cency and respect for others. All pupils are taught

Almost all International Schools provide "Mission

how important it is to respect differences in age, gen-

Statements" where an interested party can read what

der, race and religion while great stress in placed on

is claimed. I find most of these tend towards pretentiousness and we often make claims that are not obtainable. It is generally true, however, that all International Schools do work hard to meet their aims. In this short article, in which I might ramble, I will try to look at some of the values and value of an International School. It is our first task to provide a safe, supportive and stable environment in which children can learn and grow. Given the transitory nature of much of the pupil/. Parent body stability and consistency are vital. Many of the pupils in International Schools have a premature degree of social maturity but a good school allows children to be children and it is always evident in such schools that time, effort and resources are

the essential similarities among children. This mixed social culture provides for a diverse and rich pupil experience characterized by tolerance and by a respect for the host country's culture and language. To assess the value of such acquired qualities will always be a subjective task but the "value-added" concept is always considered by International School educators and indeed schools are often judged by their results in

Byron College

International Education

invested in sports, arts and music.


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public examinations. In the pursuit of "value for mon-

as democratic and romantic, creative and risk-taking;

ey" (International Schools are almost always fee-pay-

loyal and determined and for whom their working life

ing) the school will always set the highest standards

is a major part of their social life who define the char-

of excellence as those to be achieved. This reflects the

acter of all International Schools.

background of the parent-stakeholders who may be

Experienced School administrators find that suc-

from different national backgrounds but tend to be

cessful International Schools have a core of long-serv-

characterized by a high level of education and high

ing staff providing continuity and a link to contribute

academic aspirations for their children.

with enthusiasm.

However, the majority of International Schools are comprehensive

School we must acknowl-

in intake and do

edge that its worth is often

their best to cater

the sum of all of the true

for the needs of

teachers working there.

all of their chil-

No consideration of In-

dren teaching re-

ternational Education could

spect for differ-

be made without acknowl-

ences and for in-

edging the importance of

dividual progress

English as the medium of in-


struction (as is usually the



case), the opportunity

It is common in educa-

for pupils to study "for-

tion to talk of a school be-

eign" languages and, in

ing child-centered of cur-

a globalised economy,

riculum-centered but such

the fact that successful

academic discussions are

graduates are prepared

of limited value. An Inter-

to live in this modern

national School will indeed

world where their learn-



ing -formal and infor-

around a prescribed cur-

mal- gives them a per-

riculum and will indeed dif-

spective and a set of

ferentiate in its teaching

transferable skills and

style but if they have to be

qualities that allow

characterized as being any

them to work and suc-


kind of centered then research suggests that they are

ceed across a whole range of environments.

teacher-centered. What this implies is that the School is defined not by its curriculum but by the experience, quality, personality, commitment and drive of the teaching team. It is this group of people who are seen


When we look at the value of an International

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Edward S. Carrick Head of School Byron College


International Primary & Secondary Schools American/British Primary & Secondary Schools

Ecole Jeanne d'Arc A: 12A, El. Venizelou, 18531 Pireus F 2104128216


Ecole des Ursulines A: 10, Psychari, 15451 Neo Psychiko F: 2106716400


Lycee Leonin de Patissia A: 17, Neuilly, 11143 Athenes F 2102515 049


Campion School 2106071700 A: P.O.Box 67484 2106071850 15302 Pallini F: 2106071780,,

Ecole St Joseph de Pefki A: 2, Thessalonikis 15121 Pefki F: 2106120411


St. Catherine's British Embassy School A: 73, Sofokles Venizelou, Lykovrissi F: 2102826 415,


Ecole St Denis de Pefki A: 2, Ralli, 15121 Pefki F 2108062896


St. Lawrence College A: 2, Delta, K. Hellinikon F: 2108980107,



Tasis Hellenic International School A: Artemidos & Xenias Streets, 14510 Kifissia F: 2106233160,


Ecole St Denis des Ursulines A: Terma Efkalypton, 15126 Maroussi F: 2108028607 Lycee Leonin de N. Smyrni A: 2, Sofouli, 17122 Nea Smyrni F: 2109418079

American Community Schools of Athens A: 129, Aghias Paraskevis St & Kazantzakis, 15234 Halandri, F: 2106390051,


Byron College A: 7, Filolaou, Aristotelous,15344 Gerakas Gargitos, F: 2106048542,


Ecole Franco-hellenique Kalamari A: 44, Georgikis Scholis 55102 Thessaloniki F: 2310473159

French Primary & Secondary Schools


Lycee Franco-Hellenique A: P. Box 60050 15301 Agia Paraskevi, F 2106003460,


College Franco-hellenique De La Salle A: B.P. 31026 56710 Neapolis-Thessaloniki F: 2310673 348

St. Paul d'Athenes A: 5, Polya 11141 Patissia F 2102117468


German Primary & Secondary Schools

College St-Paul A: 36, Charilaou Trikoupi, 18526 Pireus F 2104537721





Deutsche Schule Athen 2106199261 A: Chomatianou & Ziridi, 15123 Maroussi/Paradissos F: 2106199267,, Student’s Guide


International Primary & Secondary Schools Ellinogermaniki Agogi A: 25, Doukissis Plakentias 15234 Halandri f: 2106821953,


Greek-German School A: 9, Delta Bernadou, 15235 Vrillisia F: 2106844063


Italian Primary & Secondary School Scuola Statale Italiana Italian State School A: 18, Odos Mitsaki, 11141, Athens F: 2102017628,


Polish Primary & Secondary School Polish Community School A: 19, Navariou, 15562 Holargos F: 2106543207


Greek Schools Arsakion A: 1, Michalakopoulou 154 52 Palaio Psychiko F: 2106719725


Arsakion A: 11, Marathonos 14565 Drossia F: 2108141216


Athens College A: Stefanou Delta 15 15452 Palaio Psychiko F: 2106744970,


Doukas A: 151, Mesogeion 15125 Paradissos Amaroussiou F: 2106186020



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Elliniko Kollegio Thessalonikis 2310473830 A: P. Box 60034 57001 Drossia Thermis, Thessaloniki F: 2310475724, Geitonas A: BP 74 128, 166 02 Vari F 2109655920


Ionidos A: 17, Sotiros Dios, 18535 Pireus F: 2104175291


Ionios A: 8, L. Akrita - Koritsis 22-26 15237 Philothei, F: 2106842045


Kosteas Geitonas A:15344 Pallini, F: 2106030570


Moraitis A.Papanastasiou & Agiou Dimitriou 15452 Paleo Psychiko, F :2106795090


Nea Genia Ziridi A: Christopolis, 19004 Spata, F: 2106685610


Panagiatopoulos, A: Milissi 3, 15344 Pallini, F: 2106669002


Panagiatopoulos A: 14, Nikiforou Lytra, 15452 Paleo Psychiko F: 2106777552


Platon A:15344 Stavros, Agia Paraskevi F: 2106612745



Children ’ s A rt The exhibition "My favourite sport" is part of a number of activities organised by the Museum of Greek Children's Art supported by the General Secretariat for the Olympic Games of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture as a dynamic presence in view of the 2004 Olympic Games. The idea behind the planning and designing of this exhibition is to offer Greek and foreign visitors the opportunity to discover a hidden to many aspect of art, paintings and threedimensional artwork by children 5 to 14 years old who were inspired by their love for sports. All of the artworks belong to the Museum's collections and were created for the nationwide Children's Art Contest launched by the museum in 2002 and graciously sponsored by the Panayiotis and Effie Michelis Foundation. 3271 children from both public and private schools participated. The exhibition also includes works from children who participated in the Museum's art workshops.

The choice of the artworks was based on criteria such as children's imagination, their unusual composition and artistic expression along with their choice of bold, bright colours and the rendering of motion, elements that characterise each unique creation. Helen-Fay Stamati Director of the Museum of Greek Children's Art Duration of the exhibition: 1. September 2003-30. September 2004 Tuesdays-Saturdays 10.00-14.00, Sundays 11.00-14.00, Mondays closed. 9, Kodrou Street, Plaka 10558 Athens, T 2103312621, F 2103313734

Le Lycée Franco-Hellénique, situé à Aghia Paraskevi, a été créé en 1975 par un accord intergouvernemental entre Messieurs Caramanlis et Giscard d’Estaing. C’est un établissement dont la coopération bilatérale entre la Grèce et la France peut s’honorer. Il fait partie d’un réseau de 410 établissements, répartis dans 125 pays, qui assure à travers le monde la formation de 160.000 élèves dont 70.000 Français. Il relève de l’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE), établissement public placé sous la tutelle du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.

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Ce réseau vise à: – assurer auprès des enfants français de l’étranger le service public d’éducation. – contribuer, par l’accueil d’élèves étrangers, au rayonnement de la langue et de la culture française. – renforcer les relations de coopération entre les systèmes éducatifs français et étrangers. Il scolarise environ 1500 élèves dans: – une section française : maternelle, primaire, collège, lycée conduisant au baccalauréats littéraire, économique et scientifique. – une section hellénique conduisant à l’Apolytirio et préparant aux Panhellinies. Ces deux sections préparent également les élèves aux diplômes de langue de l’Université de Cambridge. Dans la section française est dispensé un enseignement fort de grec moderne (langue et littérature), dans la section hellénique un enseignement fort de français. A la rentrée prochaine, nous ouvrirons dans la section française pour les élèves bilingues – du CM1 à la classe de 4ème dans un premier temps- une section internationale franco-hellénique, qui conduira les élèves au bilinguisme et à la double culture. Dans cette section internationale, l’enseignement sera partagé entre des professeurs issus des deux systèmes et suivant des programmes conformes aux deux systèmes. L’objectif final étant une double certification permettant aux élèves de s’inscrire indifféremment dans les universités des deux pays. Le Proviseur Pour tous renseignements:,, 12

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Generation of optimists Unicef study finds Greek children to be happier than their European counterparts Greece is rearing a generation of optimists according to the results of an extensive study conducted by Unicef on 9-17 year olds in Europe and Central Asia during the first half of 2001. Greeks emerged as a joyful lot, with 70% declaring themselves "happy". Unicef Athens official Elias Lymberis says the overall results are very encouraging for the structure of Greek society. The report, titled Voices of Youth, questioned perceptions of family and education, as well as the development of a political and social consciousness in children and adolescents - placing participants response in an international context. The conclusions highlight unique national characteristics. Greece's emerging social profile differs significantly from that of the other European countries that took part in the research (Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Switzerland, UK, Italy and Holland). High levels of family support, lack of domestic violence and low substance abuse, fuel an optimism outlook from the Greek respondents. However, a number of problems relating to education in the country clearly emerged from the study. Greek children are less computer-savvy, lack sexual education, and less satisfied with their education system than their European counterparts.


Personal relations Unicef's report shows that personal relations are a key element in children's psychological well being. Over half of Greek respondents said friends and family 42% are the main everyday sources of happiness. School comes in third place (37%) while gifts and academic distinction barely register. Describing their relations with their parents as very good, loving and caring with a high level of communication and understanding, 61% believe their family takes their views seriously although 28% would like to have more of a say on school matters."The family structure remains the main poll of stability in Greek children's lives. This is a major difference from the other EU participants who report much higher percentages of domestic violence," says Lymberis.

Education The research paints a rosy picture of basic education but points to problems later on in school. Along with Italy, Greece has the highest percentage of non-working children (94% with 85% being average). Compulsory education is completed by 97% of children with balanced attendance ratios between urban centres and rural communities. Of those 62% treat knowledge as valuable and 42% say they are driven by career ambition. Only seven percent claim they go to school "because they are forced to." However, more than half of those polled believe the educational system needs improvement. The report shows lack of familiarity with new technology and sexual education. The number of those who are computer literate is lagging behind at 19%, way below the European average of 41%. Unicef

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International Bookstores English Language Book Stores Bookworms 85, Vouliagmenis, 16674 Glyfada


Compendium 28, Nikis Street, 10527 Athens


Elefteroudakis, Head office and Flagship Store 17, Panepistimiou St, Athens 10563, Branches 20, Nikis St, Athens 10563, 41, Stoa Nikoloudi, Panepistimiou St. Athens 10563, 2, Sinopis St , Athens Tower, Athens 11142, 3-5 Davaki, Erithros Stravos, 294, Kifissias Ave, N.Psychico 15451, 3, Panagitsas St, Kifissia 14562, 268 Kifissias Ave, Kifissia 15463, 3, Panagitsas, Kifissia 15463, 27, Lazaraki St, Glyfada 16675, 2, C.Paleologou St, N.Smirni 17121, tel: 228, Village Roadshow, Ag.I.Rentis 18233, 102, Agiou Ioannou & Gravias, Agia Paraskevi, 6 Erythrou Stavrou, Marousi, Athens International Airport, Departure Lounge 131 Ethnikis Antistaseos Av., Thessaloniki,


2103314180 210 3229388 210 3317018 210 7708007 210 6930250 210 6778350 210 8083764 210 6236677 210 8083764 210 8943892 210 9329983 210 4256800 210 6084525 210 6897072 210 3534959 2310 494000

Spanish Language Bookstores • Efstadiadis, Akademias 84 210 3300440 • Elefteroudakis, Mainstore Panepistimiou 17 210 3258440 • Folia Tou Bibliou, Panepistimiou 25-29 210 322956 Student’s Guide

210 3255321 210 3215590 210 3825626 210 3847820

German Bookstores

Leader Books 210 6466118 Mainstore 62, Koniari Street, 11521 Athens 22, Ippokratous, Athens 45, Emm Benaki, Athens 17, Pan. Kyriakou, Ampelokipi 23 Evrou & Xenias, Ampelokipi 75, Ag. Ioannou, Agia Paraskevi Panepistimio Athinon, Filosofiki Sxoli, Zografou 7, Analipseos, Vrilissia


• Libraire Kauffmann Mainstore 28, Stadiou Street • Kosmos - Floras, Panepistimiou 59 • Pefanis, Akademias 69 • Yiannikos, Z. Piris 1 & Kiafas 5

Athener Buchhandlung A.G 7, Fidiou, 10678 Athens

210 3822768

The German Bookstore Omirou 4 & Stadiou 10, 105 64 Athens,

210 3225294

Euripides Sti Stoa Bookstore 11, Andreas Papandreou 15232 Halandri www. e mail

210 6800644-6

French Language Book Stores Libraire Kauffmann Main Bookshop 210 3222160 28, Stadiou Street 10564 Athens Libraire Kauffmann 60, Sina Street 10672 Athens 76, Akadimias Street 10678 Athens

210 3255321

210 3643433 210 3827844

Libraire Le Ver Lisant

210 6082916

Polish Bookstore Russian Bookstores Arbat 219, Leoforos Venizelou Kalithea 44, Halkokondili Omonia, Athens

210 8831792 210 9573400 210 5202456


Foundation Courses in Greece A.K.T.O A: 21, Charilaou Trikoupi Street Athens 10681 F: 2103820215,


AnglianLink A: 85 Akadimias Street 10678 Athens F: 2103303154


B.S. College A: 35, Chalkokondyli Street Athens 10432, F: 2105232900


C.A.S.E A: 32, Sina Street 106 72 Athens. F: 210362 2746

DEI Arts, Science & Technology A: 9, Ethnikis Amynis & Tsimiski 54621 Thessaloniki F: 2310239492,


KALOGREA Foundation A: 46, Tsimiski, 54623 Thessaloniki F: 2310242381,


Foundation College A: Agiou Konstantinou & Geraniou 44 Athens 10431 A: 16 Kyriakou Street, Kifissia 14562,



Mediterranean - ECS 2108899600-2 A: 8, Pellinis & 107 Patission str11251 Athens F: 210 8899610,, M.I.S A: 73, Kifissias Avenue Athens 11523 F: 2106927462


Network Foundation A: 84, Vas. Sofias Street Ampelokipi 11528 9-11, Pireos Street, Omonia 10552 18, Pavlou Mela & Tsimiski, 54622 Thessaloniki F: 2310226531,, Vakalis Foundation A: 41, Alex Svolou 54621 Thessaloniki F: 2310272279,, EDUCATION

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PREPARATORY COURSES FOR ENTRY TO BRITISH UNIVERSITIES Foundation College in Athens, introduced the concept of the foundation year in Greece in 1988 and is currently the leading institution of its kind in Greece. The curriculum of the foundation programme offered at Foundation College is designed to prepare students to enter degree courses in some of the best British Universities. The curriculum offers various subjects at a level equivalent to GCE A-level as well as a course in Study Skills and Academic English to help prepare students whose native tongue is not English to succeed in academic work in the medium of English. Successful completion of the foundation course at Foundation College guarantees entry to the first year of degree courses at Universities in Britain without the need of additional examinations or other qualifications. Apart from offering a rigorous academic programme, Foundation College also looks after all issues related to application for admission to University as well as peripheral issues such as student accommodation, travel, etc. Foundation College programmes are accepted for entry by the vast majority of British universities including some of the most reputable in the country. Having established a working relationship with some of the most reputable British universities and being externally examined by Lancaster University, one of Britain's top universities, makes the College quite unique in placing its graduates in competitive degree courses in some of the best of British Universities. Our considerable experience acquired by teaching, advising and placing over 2500 students during the recent years makes our graduates very privileged in securing the best education for themselves. Foundation College comprises two independent sites in two locations in Athens, one at the city centre near Omonia and the other at the northern suburb of Kifissia. The College offers the following five foundation courses but students can mix subjects from different programmes to form a curriculum that best meets their academic interests and matches the admission requirements of their chosen destination degree course. 16

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- Business and Social Science Foundation Course - Engineering and Sciences Foundation Course - Biological Science Foundation Course - Architecture and Design Foundation Course - Humanities Foundation Course The courses are assessed by both coursework and written examinations. This ensures that diligent students can safeguard a good overall result well before the final examinations. Students that complete our programmes progress onto degree courses in Engineering, Architecture, Business and Management, Marketing, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Law, Psychology, Computer Science, Art and Design and many other disciplines. Typically, British Universities make our students conditional offers on the basis of their achievement in our foundation programme. The majority of our students gain admission in one of the top twenty British Universities. The foundation courses last for one academic year commencing in early October and concluding with final examinations in June. The courses are taught on a daily basis while computer workshop and science laboratory facilities are available for our students.. Foundation College also offers an intensive summer programme over July and August for those well-qualified students who wish to enter university in September of the same year. A placement service is also offered for those students who possess qualifications that are acceptable for entry to British Universities, such as the IB, GCE A-levels, IEK or the Greek Apolytirio with a high grade, as well as an advisory service for postgraduate study applications. For more information contact Foundation College at: Omonia Site: - 44 Geraniou Street, 10431 Athens, 210-5248300, Kifissia Site - 16 Kyriakou Street, 14562 Kifissia, 210-8081050 or visit our web site:


UK Degrees from recognised universities and colleges It is illegal to offer degrees or related qualifications in the United Kingdom (UK) without proper authorisation. This is an address list of institutions that are recognised by the UK authorities as having the power to award degrees. The UK authorities recognise those institutions that have been granted degree awarding powers by either a Royal Charter or an Act of Parliament. These are known as 'recognised bodies'. All UK universities and some higher education colleges are recognised bodies. The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) publishes this list on its Web site University of Aberdeen King's College University of Abertay Dundee Anglia Polytechnic University Aston University Aston Triangle University of Bath Bath Spa University College University of Birmingham Bolton Institute of Higher Education Bournemouth University University of Bradford University of Brighton EDUCATION

There are around 300 colleges and other institutions who do not have degree awarding powers but provide courses leading to a degree. These are validated by institutions which have degree awarding powers, go to If your preferred institution does not appear on the DfES website check the official warning on bogus degrees at You should also consult your nearest British Council office where you can get advice.

University of Bristol

Coventry University

University of Glasgow

Brunel University

Cranfield University

Glasgow Caledonian University City Campus

University of Buckingham Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College University of Cambridge Canterbury Christ Church University College University of Central England in Birmingham University of Central Lancashire University College Chichester City University

De Montfort University University of Derby University of Dundee University of Durham University of East Anglia

University of Gloucestershire University of Greenwich Harper Adams University College Henley Management College

University of East London Barking Campus

Heriot-Watt University

University of Edinburgh

University of Hertfordshire

University of Essex

University of Huddersfield

University of Exeter

University of Hull

University of Glamorgan (Prifysgol Morgannwg)

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University of Kent at Canterbury Kingston University University of Lancaster University of Leeds Leeds Metropolitan University University of Leicester University of Lincoln and Humberside University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University University of London

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology The Manchester Metropolitan University

Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

Middlesex University

The Queen's University of Belfast

Napier University, Edinburgh

The University of Reading

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Robert Gordon University

University of North London

Royal Agricultural College

University College Northampton

Royal College of Art

University of Northumbria at Newcastle University of Nottingham

London Guildhall University

The Nottingham Trent University

The London Institute

Open University

Royal College of Music The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow University of Salford University of Sheffield

University of Stirling University of Strathclyde University of Sunderland University of Surrey The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College University of Sussex University of Teesside Thames Valley University University of Ulster University of Wales, Aberystwyth University of Wales University of Wales, Cardiff

University of Oxford

Sheffield Hallam University City Campus

Oxford Brookes University

South Bank University

Loughborough University

University of Paisley

University of Southampton

University of Luton

University of Plymouth

University of St Andrews

University of Wales College of Medicine

University of Manchester

University of Portsmouth

Staffordshire University

University of Warwick

London Metropolitan University - See University of North London and London Guildhall University


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University of Wales, Lampeter University of Wales, Swansea


University of the West of England, Bristol University of Westminster University of Wolverhampton University College Worcester University of York Colleges and Institutes of the University of London permitted by the University to award University of London degrees.

Birkbeck College Goldsmiths College Heythrop College Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Institute of Education University of London Kings College London London Business School

London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Queen Mary and Westfield College Royal Academy of Music Marylebone Road London NW1 5HT Telephone +44 (0) 20 7873 7373 Fax +44 (0) 20 7873 7374 Web site Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

The Royal Veterinary College School of Oriental and African Studies The School of Pharmacy St George's Hospital Medical School University College London While every effort has been made to ensure that the information given here is correct and up to date, the British Council accepts no legal liability for its accuracy, currency or completeness.

Katerina Kipeni-Thalassinou, 10 years

Christos Voulgaridis, 7 years

Museum of Greek Children’s Art

Museum of Greek Children’s Art


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CHECK LIST for Study in the UK The British Council runs pre-departure briefing programmes for students in many of the countries where it has a local office. These tell you about immigration and passport control procedures, how to get to colleges, financial matters, budgetary planning, and cultural differences. Your nearest UK Embassy, High Commission or British Council office will be able to advise you about what documentation you need to enter the UK and how to get to your school or college. Arriving in a different country can be a disorienting experience at first. Do not be surprised if, after the excitement of arriving, you later find the UK strange or you miss home. You won't be alone; others will be feeling the same way. Don't worry; these feelings will quickly pass and you will soon get caught up in the heady bustle of student life. Before arriving in the UK, there are steps you can take to lessen any initial feelings of shock you might have. Do your homework before you arrive: the more you know about the UK and the city or region you will be living in, the better prepared you will be. Packing Once you have decided to study in the UK and have been accepted onto a course, you must ensure you have the right documents and money before leaving. Make sure you carry the following items with you: • your valid passport, with visa or entry clearance, if relevant • your travel tickets • money - cash, travellers' cheques, credit card - preferably in a money belt or a very secure inside pocket • health documents, if required • a letter of acceptance from your institution • documentary proof that you have enough money to pay your fees and meet your living costs 20

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• originals (or certified true copies) of any degree certificates or technical qualifications you have. Arranging your arrival When booking your travel to the UK, make sure you know what time it will be in the UK when you get here. Arrange to arrive on a weekday, rather than at the weekend or on a public holiday, and try to arrive in the morning. This will give you time to reach your final destination and settle in during working hours, when transportation links are most frequent, and all services and facilities (such as banks and shops) are open. Many students make their arrangements for travelling to their school or college when they make their flight arrangements with a travel agent. In this case, when you reach the UK, you can continue on your journey by following the instructions you have already been given. Similarly, if the British Council arranges your visit, your local Council office will advise you about your journey onward. You may well find that your chosen school, college or university operates a 'meet and greet' service, where a representative will collect you from the airport and take you to the institution or your accommodation. Settling in Many colleges and universities run special induction programmes for international students in the week before term begins. A typical induction programme involves a tour of the institution, an overview of the facilities and help with registering for your course. Induction programmes also include social events, where you can meet your fellow students and staff. To find out more about pre-departure briefing programmes please contact your local British Council office at The British Council EDUCATION

INTERESTING SITES UK International Council for Distance Learning, ICDL Distance & E-Learning International Baccalaureate, Examinations & Qualifications Scholarship search, Fees, Finance & Funding Edexcel Foundation, Examinations & Qualifications NARIC National Academic Recognition Information Centre, Accreditation & Quality issues. Times Good University Guide, Accreditation & Quality issues. University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES Examinations & Qualifications British Accreditation Council for Independent, Further & Higher Education, BAC. Accreditation & Quality issues. Guardian University Guide, Accreditation & Quality issues. The British Council Scholarships Database. Fees, Finance & Funding. Universities and College Admissions Service, UCAS Universities in the UK. EducationUK, postgraduate courses Hobsons Postgraduate Guide, postgraduate courses


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Embajada de España en Italia Consejería de Educación

¿Qué es y qué hace la Consejería de Educación en Italia y Grecia? La Consejería de Educación ( ) es una oficina técnica que depende orgánicamente de la Embajada de España en Italia y, funcionalmente, además, está subordinada al Ministerio español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte ( por lo que también constituye, a todos los efectos, una representación oficial de este Ministerio en Italia. En este sentido es posible tramitar ante esta Consejería las solicitudes de Homologación y Convalidación de Títulos y estudios extranjeros ( _Edu_Sec.htm) así como realizar cualquier otra gestión relacionada con el ámbito de competencia del citado Ministerio. Al frente de la Consejería se encuentra la Consejera de Educación, dicha Consejera es una funcionaria acreditada para realizar funciones de representación no sólo ante Italia sino también ante Grecia. Dentro del marco de programas que dirige y coordina la Consejería de Educación se enmarca, por una parte, la acción del Liceo Español Cervantes de Roma ( cuya finalidad es atender la demanda de ciudadanos que deseen escolarizar a sus hijos en el sistema educativo español y, además, dentro de dichos programas existen en Italia las Secciones Españolas en Liceos Italianos ( ) que tienen por objeto propiciar la proyección de la lengua y la cultura españolas y ampliar las posibilidades de recibir formación en el contexto de experiencias educativas interculturales y bilingües en centros italianos en los que se imparten enseñanzas no universitarias con validez en otros sistemas educativos. Es posible inscribirse en la Bolsa de Trabajo gestionada por la secretaría de esta Consejería para realizar sustituciones. ( En dependencia directa de esta Consejera existe un EDUCATION

Equipo de Asesores Técnicos, integrado enteramente por lingüistas, cuya misión fundamental es realizar y gestionar actividades de promoción, apoyo y asesoramiento en la difusión de la lengua y de la cultura española, entre los que cabe destacar: • Préstamo de materiales y recursos didácticos, audiovisuales e impresos a través del Centro de Recursos Didácticos. ( • Asesoramiento didáctico sobre desarrollo curricular, metodología y materiales. • Organización de cursos de formación para profesores E.L.E. en Italia y Grecia ( nsejeria.htm) • Gestión de Becas e Intercambios para Profesores en Italia y Grecia • Gestión de Becas e Intercambios para Alumnos ( nos.htm) • Gestión de Auxiliares de Conversación de español en centros educativos italianos • Exposición permanente y consulta de novedades editoriales de español lengua extranjera.. • Estudios de integración curricular hispano-italiana en áreas de geografía e historia. • Envío de material didáctico a nuevos centros estatales donde se implante español curricular. ¿Dónde está la Consejería de Educación en Italia y Grecia? Via Paola 24 00186 ROMA ITALIA Teléfono: Fax: Mail: Web:

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Over the next few years, all of the Netherland's higher education institutions will be restructuring their curricula into bachelor's and master's programmes. The traditional 4- and 5 year university degree programmes are being replaced by bachelor's and master's programmes, while the 4-year programmes offered by universities of professional education (hogescholen) are being adapted as bachelor's degree programmes. At the same time, a new system of accreditation is being introduced, a process that began in 2002. The Netherlands Accreditation Organization (NAO) has been set up to function as the final authority for the accreditation of Dutch higher education. Universities and universities of professional education submit their degree programmes to the NAO for accreditation, but private institutions may do so as well. Any programme accredited by the NAO can be concluded with the award of an officially recognised bachelor's or master's degree. Because it is new, the NAO has not yet completed the process of assessing the many existing degree programmes. The new accreditation system is therefore not yet fully operational. A different type of guarantee is being developed for the non-degree sector of higher education. This will cover those courses and study programmes which are not concluded with a degree but which lead to a certificate or diploma at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Many of these programmes are part-time and the course length is considerably shorter than that of degree programmes. Partly for this reason, non-degree programmes will not be submitted to the NAO for accreditation, but to a separate certification body which is in the process of being set up. Certification by this body will be treated in the Netherlands as a form of recognition for these programmes. Like the accreditation system for degree programmes, the certification system for non-degree courses is not yet operational. 24

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Language Requirements Language is not mentioned among the admission requirements. Nevertheless, a good command of English is an absolute necessity for all courses. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 points on the paper-based test or 213 points on the computer-based test, or its equivalent, is a requirement. Some institutions use IELTS tests that require a score of at least 5,0. More information: or

Which Qualifications or Credentials Can Be Earned? Degree Programmes

Bachelor's degree: 2 or 4 years of full-time study Master's degree: 1 or 2 years of full-time study after the bachelor's degree Non-Degree Programmes Undergraduate certificates and diplomas Postgraduate certificates and diplomas/ the duration of these programmes varies from a few days to one year and in exceptional cases 2 years. More Information

More detailed information on the courses and study programmes can be found at The database of International study programmes and courses is also available on CD-ROM. For more information on a particular course, you can also contact the institution directly. The Royal Netherlands Embassy A: 5-7, Leoforos Vas. Konstantinou, 10674 Athens, Greece T: 00302107254926 - F: 00302107254906 EDUCATION

Un monde qui bouge, une universite en mouvement La France, connue comme pays d'art et de culture, est un pôle d'innovation scientifique et technologique de premier plan. Elle doit ses performances à sa capacité de recherche et à ses réussites dans des domaines comme l'espace, les transports, l'électronique, les télécommunications, la chimie, les biotechnologies et la santé. Paris est ainsi la ville qui a le plus grand nombre de mathématiciens au monde. C'est aussi à Paris qu'a été fondée la première université européenne, au XIIème siècle. Tradition et modernité, mais aussi ouverture internationale : les universités françaises figurent aujourd'hui au deuxième rang en Europe pour l'accueil d'étudiants étrangers. Cette ouverture est un axe fort de la politique universitaire de la France, dans le respect de l'enseignement supérieur de ses pays partenaires en coopération. Elle joue ainsi un rôle moteur dans le processus de construction de l'Europe de l'enseignement supérieur appelé SorbonneBologne-Prague. D'ici 2007 toutes les universités auront adopté le système LMD et de crédits ECTS. Le système d'enseignement supérieur français repose sur la recherche de l'excellence, afin que les diplômes qu'il offre représentent une véritable plus value sur le marché du travail. A titre d'exemple, des organismes internationaux indépendants classent, en Europe, Toulouse 1 comme la meilleure université pour l'économie et Paris 6 en tête des universités scientifiques. La langue ne doit pas être perçue comme un obstacle. Beaucoup d'établissements, notamment les Grandes Ecoles d'Ingénieurs et de Commerce, offrent déjà et développent des cursus en anglais ou bien en français et anglais, dans tous les cas avec un accompagnement linguistique. Si l'étudiant ne parle pas le français en arrivant, il n'en souffrira pas dans ses études et il le parlera en partant. Des milliers d'étudiants du monde entier peuvent en témoigner. La politique boursière de la France reflète cette volonté d'ouverture. Les étudiants grecs de troisième cycle ou de thèse, comme citoyens européens, peuvent postuler, au même titre que les Français, à une bourse de mérite. Pour le niveau L, l'attribution des bourses sur critères sociaux est seulement soumise à une condition de durée de résidence. L'accès à l'université repose, en France comme en Grèce, sur la gratuité. Un étudiant coûte en moyenne à l'Etat € 7000 par an. Cette somme constitue indirectement une aide financière dont bénéficient également les ressortissants étrangers. AinEDUCATION

si, le budget mensuel moyen d'un étudiant se situe, frais de scolarité compris, entre € 750 en province et 1100 € à Paris. L'ambassade de France en Grèce participe à cet effort et relance un soutien financier dès 2004 en faveur des doctorants et des étudiants de metaptyxhiako. Cette politique s'inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en place de diplômes communs et de thèses en cotutelles, instruments originaux permettant des pratiques modernes de coopération. Les bureaux d'information sur les études en France des Instituts Français d'Athènes et de Thessalonique répondent tout au long de l'année aux questions des jeunes Grecs qui souhaitent venir en France étudier. Un guide spécialement conçu à leur intention est en préparation pour 2004. La France sera le pays invité d'honneur lors du prochain salon de l'éducation du Pirée de mars 2004. Nous vous donnons donc rendez-vous sur place. Alexis MICHEL Attaché de Coopération Universitaire Ambassade de France en Grèce Renseignements : Bureaux des Etudes en France Athènes: Institut Français, 31, rue Sina - 10680 Athènes Responsable : Mme Monique Guillet tél : +30 210 33 98 653 fax : +30 210 36 42 761 e-mail : Site web : Thessalonique: Institut Français, 2A avenue Stratou - 550 07 Thessalonique Responsable : Mme Florence Bousquet tél : +30 2310 821231 fax : +30 2310 841283 e-mail : Site web : Sites web importants : : le ministère de l'éducation nationale français : la vie étudiante et les bourses : contient un guide pour l'étudiant étranger Student’s Guide


Un monde qui bouge, une université en mouvement La France, connue comme pays d’art et de culture, est un pôle d’innovation scientifique et technologique de premier plan. Elle doit ses performances à sa capacité de recherche et à ses réussites dans des domaines comme l’espace, les transports, l’électronique, les télécommunications, la chimie, les biotechnologies et la santé. Paris est ainsi la ville qui a le plus grand nombre de mathématiciens au monde. C’est aussi à Paris qu’a été fondée la première université européenne, au XIIème siècle. Tradition et modernité, mais aussi ouverture internationale : les universités françaises figurent aujourd’hui au deuxième rang en Europe pour l’accueil d’étudiants étrangers. Cette ouverture est un axe fort de la politique universitaire de la France, dans le respect de l’enseignement supérieur de ses pays partenaires en coopération. Elle joue ainsi un rôle moteur dans le processus de construction de l’Europe de l’enseignement supérieur appelé Sorbonne-Bologne-Prague. D’ici 2007 toutes les universités auront adopté le système LMD et de crédits ECTS. Le système d’enseignement supérieur français repose sur la recherche de l’excellence, afin que les diplômes qu’il offre représentent une véritable plus value sur le marché du travail. A titre d’exemple, des organismes internationaux indépendants classent, en Europe, Toulouse 1 comme la meilleure université pour l’économie et Paris 6 en tête des universités scientifiques. La langue ne doit pas être perçue comme un obstacle. Beaucoup d’établissements, notamment les Grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieurs et de Commerce, offrent déjà et développent des cursus en anglais ou bien en français et anglais, dans tous les cas avec un accompagnement linguistique. Si l’étudiant ne parle pas le français en arrivant, il n’en souffrira pas dans ses études et il le parlera en partant. Des milliers d’étudiants du monde entier peuvent en témoigner. La politique boursière de la France reflète cette volonté d’ouverture. Les étudiants grecs de troisième cycle ou de thèse, comme citoyens européens, peuvent postuler, au même titre que les Français, à une bourse de mérite. Pour le niveau L, l’attribution des bourses sur critères sociaux est seulement soumise à une condition de durée de résidence. L’accès à l’université repose, en France comme en Grèce, sur la gratuité. Un étudiant coûte en moyenne à l’Etat € 7000 par an. Cette somme constitue indirectement une aide financière dont bénéficient également les ressortissants étrangers. Ainsi, le budget mensuel moyen 26

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d’un étudiant se situe, frais de scolarité compris, entre € 750 en province et 1100 € à Paris. L’ambassade de France en Grèce participe à cet effort et relance un soutien financier dès 2004 en faveur des doctorants et des étudiants de metaptyxhiako. Cette politique s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en place de diplômes communs et de thèses en cotutelles, instruments originaux permettant des pratiques modernes de coopération. Les bureaux d’information sur les études en France des Instituts Français d’Athènes et de Thessalonique répondent tout au long de l’année aux questions des jeunes Grecs qui souhaitent venir en France étudier. Un guide spécialement conçu à leur intention est en préparation pour 2004. La France sera le pays invité d’honneur lors du prochain salon de l’éducation du Pirée de mars 2004. Nous vous donnons donc rendez-vous sur place. Alexis MICHEL Attaché de Coopération Universitaire Ambassade de France en Grèce Renseignements: Bureaux des Etudes en France Athènes: Institut Français, 31, rue Sina, 10680 Athènes Responsable: Mme Monique Guillet tél: +30 210 33 98 653 fax: +30 210 36 42 761 e-mail: Site web: Thessalonique: Institut Français, 2A avenue Stratou – 550 07 Thessalonique Responsable : Mme Florence Bousquet tél : +30 2310 821231 fax : +30 2310 841283 e-mail : Site web : Sites web importants: : le ministère de l’éducation nationale français la vie étudiante et les bourses contient un guide pour l’étudiant étranger EDUCATION

Donnez une dimension européenne à votre formation Allez étudier un semestre à l’Université de Caen (France) et un semestre à l’Université Ionienne de Corfou (Grèce) Obtenez un co-diplôme franco-hellénique

MASTER CONJOINT SCIENCES DE LA TRADUCTION TRADUCTOLOGIE ET SCIENCES COGNITIVES Pour toute information, responsable grec : Michel Politis – Responsable français : Christine Durieux –

Athènes: Institut Français, 31, rue Sina 10680 Athènes Responsable: Mme Monique Guillet tél: +30 210 33 98 653 fax: +30 210 36 42 761 e-mail: Site web: Thessalonique: Institut Français, 2A avenue Stratou - 550 07 Thessalonique Responsable: Mme Florence Bousquet tél: +30 2310 821231 fax: +30 2310 841283 e-mail: Site web:

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A new, spoken version of the Iliad is launched to tap into old skills of storytelling Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton began working on their oral version of the Iliad in 2000. Their ambition was to bring the Iliad to those who can't read, don't read and certainly wouldn't expect to enjoy a story which was first written down some 2,800 years ago. Despite its complexity and its far distant origins, the special place of the Iliad as a story for everyone is widely accepted. This "told" version has been endorsed by award-winning author Philip Pullman who, like Morden and Lupton, is a firm believer in the oral tradition and the role of storytelling in the classroom. "This story is the best in the world - no question. I have told it myself dozens of times, I've listened to it, been thrilled and uplifted and terrified and moved and inspired by it for most of my lifetime." Their intention is to keep as close as possible to the storyline of the original. Achilles is the central character and the huge dramatic moments, such as the deaths of Hector and Petroclus, are played out in relation to him. They also use the rich and flowery vocabulary of Homer and retain the traditional elements of oral poetry, such as repetition and extended similes. The result is a spellbinding performance which ebbs and flows between the two voices of the storytellers, capturing with equal success the enormous emotional highs and the tiny domestic details which, combined, make the original so gripping. Although not designed for teaching classics, the project was adopted by the Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP) who recorded Morden and Lupton on CD and turned a two-man show into a classroom resource. War With Troy: The Story of Achilles, became 12 hours of storytelling, divided into shorter sections to make it easier to use. CSCP embarked on a series of pilot studies which confirmed that listening would be an attractive and effective way to understand and remember the enormous story. Lloyd had 80 year-5s in the hall once a week for 12 weeks. The pilot schools had nothing but the CDs to work from. "From day one the children were hooked. They are quite happy to sit and listen to two blokes from wherever on


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a CD talking about Ancient Greece. They ask lots of questions about the story, which has certainly helped their own prediction skills. They love the passion, rage and fury. They particularly love Achilles, especially when he goes nuts." But though the story has so much appeal in itself, Fitzpatrick puts much of its success down to the way that it is told. "Because they are professional storytellers they use wonderful expressions and images and they pace the telling exactly right, so the children never get bored." St Joseph's RC primary is now into the second year of using War with Troy, having found the Iliad has not only improved speaking and listening skills, but has also had an impact on all kinds of writing work as well. They have also used it as inspiration for art, making Greek vases decorated with the characters and scenes from the story. Outside the curriculum the children compare the story with current soaps and judge how the characters react in relation to the great figures from the story. War with Troy The Story of Achilles is available from Cambridge School Classics Project


STUDYING ABROAD the quick way

STUDYING ABROAD the quick way


The number of American students weaving study-abroad sojourns into their college curriculums is continuing to grow, but the concept of what it means to study abroad is changing. Once it meant spending a semester or a year soaking up a foreign culture and mastering a new language. But for many students now, it means a jaunt through China or Cuba or Kenya with a professor for a few weeks during vacation - for credit. Interest in programs of less than a semester has been growing since the mid-1980's , and such programs now account for 76.700 students, nearly half of all students studying abroad , according to new figures released by the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit institution with headquarters in New York City that administers the Fulbright program. That is a jump of 463 percent since 1985. In the same period, the number of students spending at least a semester or a quarter abroad grew by only 167 percent, to 82.500….The increase in short programs reflects a growing belief that students should learn more about the world beyond the United States. But it also reflects a recognition by colleges that some students will not go unless the experiences come in smaller packages. College officials say that some students cannot take a semester away from their course work, particularly in science and engineering……Most experts on study abroad acknowledge that the shorter programs are fundamentally different from longer ones. "If you spend a year, then you have a much greater chance of entering the reality of another country and understanding their perspective, " said Sheila Bayne, director of study abroad programs at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusettes, which

sends about 500 students abroad each year, including 150 for a whole year. "It just takes time to figure out what another country is all about and to become fluent in the language." Geoffrey Bannister, executive director of the Forum on Education Abroad, a consortium of colleges and other groups interested in international education, said that "the first six weks are taken up very much by culture shock for most students, so a longer term, preferably a year, is what we would advocate if a student can do it." But he and others agree with Peggy Blumenthal, vice president for educational services at the Institute of International Education, who said that helping more students go abroad by offering shorter courses "democratises the study abroad experience." "If study abroad is just a frill, then it doesn't matter that much," Blumenthal said. "But once a university has decided that study abroad is necessary for students to become globally competent, then we are obligated at least to make the opportunity available to everybody. " That is what the Stern School of Business at New York University has done: it now sends its junior class - about 500 students - on a oneweek trip abroad during spring break. The school uses money from the alumni gift to pay for the trips, at about $ 1000 per student. .. The colleges running short studyabroad courses try to build in experiences outside the classroom. The New York University business students examine one foreign company in depth, Michigan University adds field-work-like visits to companies or farms. New York Times Student’s Guide


INTERESTING SITES USA Ambassadorial Scholarships offered by the Rotary Foundation. The largest privately funded international scholarship programme. More than 1000 scholarships are awarded for study in 2002-2003. Quacquarelli Leardership Scholarship and the Symonds Community Scholarships are offered to all MBA applicants attending World MBA Tour fairs around the world.

Offers professionals in international education, institutions of higher education, and international and US study abroad students grant and scholarship opportunities.

Free College Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Resource is a free college scholarship search service and financial aid resource. Students create a personal profile that is compared to a database of over 600.000 college scholarships from about 8000 sources. Receive detailed information immediately online for the scholarships matching your profile. American Association of University Women Educational Foundation offers scholarships for women studying in the USA.

A searchable database of scholarship and information.

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Fulbright Awards offer scholarships for study in the USA for academic achievers. Fulbright Commission provides co-sponsored awards to talented EU citizens, who wish to study business, finance, management, electronic software engineering or international affairs at postgraduate level in the US.


Personal "To Do" Checklist for Study in the US  Take the TOEFL for initial assessment of your English skills  Learn about entrance exams needed ( such as SAT, GRE, GMAT)

Standarised tests for admission to US colleges & universities SAT

Official name: SAT 1 Reasoning. The test is designed to help measure a student's ability to handle college-level work. The seven sections that currently make up the exam are comprised of a variety of verbal and math questions, designed to gauge a student's critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Duration: about three hours. PSAT

 Obtain applications and catalogs from selected schools

Official name: Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT serves as valuable practice for the SAT. The one major difference between the two tests is that the PSAT has a writing skills section while the SAT does not. Duration: two hours.

 Check on visa requirements


 Take the required entrance exams for initial assessment  Research and select schools to which you will apply

 Check deadlines for each school you have selected

The American College Testing Program. Most colleges require either the ACT or the SAT. The SAT tests a student's knowledge of the "core curriculum" taught in most classrooms. The format of the ACT consists of four subject tests in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. Duration: three hours.

 Identify people who will provide personal recommendations


 Investigate sources of financial aid  Make financial plans to cover expenses

(eg. teachers, employers)

 Request letters of recommendation and official transcripts  Register for and take any necessary exams  Write a personal statement or essay for your applications  Confirm that your academic records, recommendation letters, and test scores have been sent from your country to the US schools

 Mail your applications with all requested documents  Contact admissions offices to make sure that applications have been received

 Decide which school you will attend and confirm your attendance with the admissions office

 Go to the embassy or consulate for your student visa

There are 22 subject tests, each designed o measure what a student has learned in a specific subject. The tests measure the extent of a student's knowledge in a specific discipline. Duration: one hour for each subject test. AP Exams

The AP Exams give students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. By doing well on the AP exam at the end of the course, high school students can earn credits towards their college graduation. Duration: two to three hours. GRE

Graduate Record Exam. A computer based graduate admissions test. The tests measure verbal, mathematical, and analytical concepts that have been acquired over a long period of time. GMAT

 Obtain information on health and travel insurance

Graduate Management Admissions Test. Most graduate business and management programs require submission of GMAT scores. The test assesses skills relevant to graduate studies in business and management, measuring basic verbal, quantitative and writing skills.

 Arrange for necessary funds to be transferred to the United


 Visit the doctor for any necessary immunizations and copies of health records


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The TOEFL tests the ability to understand North American English. The content of the TOEFL includes listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and structure and written expression. Student’s Guide


Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) und seine Programme Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) ist eine gemeinsame Einrichtung der deutschen Hochschulen. Seine Aufgabe ist die Förderung der Hochschulbeziehungen mit dem Ausland, vor allem durch den Austausch von Studierenden, Graduierten und Wissenschaftlern. Seine Programme sind offen für alle Länder und alle Fachrichtungen und kommen Ausländern wie Deutschen gleichermaßen zugute. Daneben unterstützt der DAAD durch eine Reihe von Dienstleistungen – Informationsund Publikationsprogramme, Beratungsund Betreuungshilfen – die internationalen Aktivitäten der Hochschulen und wirkt beratend an der Gestaltung der Auswärtigen Kulturpolitik mit. Die Zentrale des DAAD befindet sich im “Wissenschaftszentrum” in Bonn, er unterhält 13 Außenstellen und 33 Informationszentren (ICs) in verschiedenen Teilen der Welt – eines davon in Athen. Hier erhalten Sie Informationen über das deutsche Hochschulsystem, den Studien- und Forschungsstandort Deutschland, grundständige Studienmöglichkeiten und Aufbaustudiengänge in Deutschland, 32

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die Zulassung zum Studium in Deutschland sowie Förderungsmöglichkeiten. DAAD Informationsbüro Athen c/o Goethe Institut Omirou 14 – 16 10033 Athen 210-3608 171

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zuletzt auf die speziellen Bedürfnisse hochqualifizierter internationaler Studierender zugeschnitten und zeichnen sich durch ihr hohes akademisches Niveau, kleine Arbeitsgruppen und intensive akademische Betreuung durch Tutoren und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter aus. Studieren und Forschen in Deutschland die deutsche Hochschule Studienstandort Deutschland – Studieren und Forschen auf höchstem Niveau Wissenschaft, Forschung, aber auch Philosophie und Kunst sind Deutschlands einzige und wichtigste natürliche Ressourcen. Ihre Pflege ist Tradition an den über 300 deutschen Hochschulen, deren älteste, Heidelberg, bereits im Jahre 1385 gegründet wurde. Über 400 Studienfächer stehen zur Wahl und ermöglichen nahezu jede gewünschte Spezialisierung und interdisziplinäre Forschung. An deutschen Hochschulen herrscht die so genannte “akademische Freiheit”, das heißt, es gibt in vielen Studiengängen keinen festgelegten Studienplan und nur wenige Pflichtvorlesungen, vieles ist dem Interesse und der Initiative des Studierenden überlassen. Keine Gebühren an deutschen Hochschulen Bislang ist der Besuch deutscher Hochschulen kostenlos – mit Ausnahme privater Hochschulen, die zum Teil sehr hohe Gebühren pro Semester verlangen. Über die Einführung von Studiengebühren wird allerdings heftig diskutiert, und in einigen Bundesländern müssen zumindest Langzeitstudierende inzwischen bezahlen. Für alle Studierende fällt jedes Semester eine Sozialgebühr an, die auch Semesterbeitrag genannt wird und zwischen € 50,— und € 100,— liegt. Hierdurch werden beispielsweise Mensa oder Studedentenwohnheime finanziert. Das Studium Ein Studium in Deutschland ist in der Regel in Grundund Hauptstudium gegliedert und dauert vier bis fünf Jahre. In den Natur-, Ingenieur-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften wird das Studium mit einem Diplom abgeschlossen. In den geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen erwirbt ein Absolvent den akademischen Grad des Magister Artium (M. A.) und in jenen Studiengängen, die für den akademischen Staatsdienst qualifizieren (z. B. Lehramtsstudium, Rechtswissenschaften) wird das Studium mit einem Staatsexamen abgeschlossen. Zunehmend werden an deutschen Hochschulen internationale Studiengänge () und die internationalen akademischen Grade Bachelor, Master und PhD angeboten. Die internationalen Studiengänge wurden nicht EDUCATION

Wege in und durch Hochschulen Seinen eigenen Weg in und durch die Hochschule zu finden kann dem Gang durch ein Labyrinth ähneln. Zum Glück gibt es jedoch viele Anlaufstellen, die Ihnen bei Fragen und Problemen zur Seite stehen können. Das Informationsbüro des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdiensts (DAAD) in Athen informiert Sie in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Botschaft und dem Goethe Institut in Athen über das deutsche Hochschulsystem, den Studien- und Forschungsstandort Deutschland, grundständige Studienmöglichkeiten und Aufbaustudiengänge in Deutschland, die Zulassung zum Studium in Deutschland sowie Förderungsmöglichkeiten. DAAD Informationsbüro Athen c/o Goethe Institut Athen Omirou 14 – 16, 10033 Athen, 210-3608 171 Sprechzeiten: Montag/Mittwoch 16 – 20.00 Uhr Dienstag*/Donnerstag 09 – 13.00 Uhr * dienstags ist eine telefonische Voranmeldung unter 210-7285 209 (tägl. außer Dienstag 09.00 – 13.00 Uhr) erforderlich In Thessaloniki können Sie nähere Informationen zum Studium in Deutschland beim Deutschen Generalkonsulat, Karaolou Diehl 4a, 54623 Thessaloniki, erhalten. Das Akademische Auslandsamt (AAA), das Sie über die Internetseite der Sie interessierenden Universität erreichen, ist für Sie als internationaler Studierender und Wissenschaftler ein wichtiger Ansprechpartner an Ihrer Wunschhochschule. Die Mitarbeiter des AAA beraten Sie vor Ihrem Studium in Deutschland über Studienmöglichkeiten einzelner Fachgebiete und Studiengänge, sie erklären Ihnen die Zulassungsbedingungen und nennen Ihnen Stipendienmöglichkeiten. Außerdem informieren Sie über die Sprachprüfung, Praktika, Studienfinanzierung und Studienplanung. Student’s Guide


Studieren und Forschen in Deutschland die sechs nützlichsten Internet-Links (Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch) Die Homepage des DAAD ist eine wichtige Anlaufadresse, bietet sie doch ausführliche Informationen zum deutschen Hochschulsystem, Studium in Deutschland, Zulassung zum Studium in Deutschland, Förderungsmöglichkeiten des DAAD, Sprachprüfungen, Sommerkursen und zum Leben in Deutschland. Im Servicebereich erhalten Sie nicht nur Bewerbungsformulare in Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch sowie das Formular „Antrag auf Zulassung zum Studium“ als PDF-Dateien, sondern auch Literaturtipps, weitere Links, Antworten auf FAQ und mehr. (Englisch) Besonders für ausländische und international orientierte deutsche Studierende sind die auf dieser Seite vorgestellten Studiengänge von Interesse. Sie bieten einen international anerkannten Abschluss: Bachelor oder Master. Meist ist die Unterrichtssprache vorwiegend oder ausschließlich Englisch. Jeder Studiengang wird mit Angaben zu erreichbarem Abschluss, Beginn, Dauer, Studienschwerpunkten, Auslandsaufenthalten, Zulassungsbedingungen, Adresse und Link der jeweiligen Hochschule vorgestellt. (Deutsch, Englisch) Der Hochschulkompass stellt Informationen und Links zu allen staatlichen oder staatlich anerkannten Hochschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, zu den von ihnen angebotenen grundständigen und weiterführenden Studienmöglichkeiten, zu Promotionsmöglichkeiten und zu internationalen Kooperationsvereinbarungen deutscher Hochschulen bereit. Die Liste aller Hochschulen mit Adressen etc. kann auch herunter geladen werden. Besonders hilfreich: Eine Suchmaschine ermöglicht die Eingabe etwa


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des gewünschten Studienfaches, -abschlusses oder auch –ortes und erleichtert insofern das zielgenaue Auffinden des gewünschten Studiengangs. (Deutsch, englische Version über Die deutsche Wochenzeitschrift “Stern” bietet eine Zusammenfassung einer gemeinsamen Untersuchung des Centrums für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) und des Stern. Untersucht wurden bisher 25 beliebte Studienfächer aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen. Das Hochschulranking von CHE und Stern bietet ein multidimensionales Ranking: Mehrere Ranglisten können nach verschiedenen Kriterien wie “Studierendenurteil”, “Professorentipp” oder “Ausstattung” erstellt werden. (Deutsch, Englisch, Griechisch: Auf dieser Seite finden Sie eine Übersicht über die Arbeit des Goethe Instituts, erhalten Zugang zu allen Instituten und deren Informations- und Sprachkursangeboten, sowohl in Deutschland als auch im Ausland. Ergänzt wird die Homepage des Goethe Instituts durch diverse spezielle Online-Lernangebote für Deutschlerner und –lehrer, z. B. Fernlernkurse und Online-Materialien. (Deutsch, teilweise Englisch) An jeder Universität ist ein sogenanntes Studentenwerk vertreten, welches unter anderem für die Verwaltung und Vergabe von Wohnheimplätzen verantwortlich ist. Nicht nur aus diesem Grund sind die Studentenwerke eine wichtige Anlaufstelle besonders für Studienanfänger. Noch vor dem Studium können sich Interessierte auf der Webpage unter “Infos für Studierende” Hinweise z. B. zu Stipendien, BaföG, Wohnen und Essen, psychologische Beratung, Rechts- und Sozialberatung, Versicherungsfragen einholen, und im Bereich “Internationales” warten Informationen zum Servicepaket für ausländische Studierende.


Akademischer Austausch zwischen Griechenland und Deutschland Die akademischen Austauschbeziehungen mit Griechenland weisen eine lange und überaus positive Geschichte auf. Traditionell interessieren sich vor allem griechische Studenten aus den Fachbereichen Rechtswissenschaft und Medizin – neben den Germanisten – für eine Aus- und Weiterbildung an einer deutschen Hochschule. Derzeit studieren und forschen nahezu 8.000 griechische Studenten an deutschen wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen. Hiervon sind allerdings knapp die Hälfte griechische Staatsbürger, die in Deutschland aufgewachsen sind. Dies weist darauf hin, dass circa 10 % der aktuellen griechischen Bevölkerung einmal in Deutschland gelebt hat und derzeit rund 370.000 Griechen in Deutschland leben. Eine beträchtliche Anzahl der Professoren an griechischen Hochschulen hat zumindest einen Teil der akademischen Ausbildung in Deutschland erhalten. Naturgemäß ist deswegen auch die Zusammenarbeit der griechischen Hochschulen mit deutschen Partnereinrichtungen sehr eng. Es existieren derzeit fast 300 zum Teil sehr aktive Kooperationen mit deutschen Fakultäten, Fachbereichen und einzelnen Lehrstühlen. Der Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) förderte im vergangenen Jahr in verschiedenen Individualstipendien-Programmen (Jahres-, Semesterund Kurzstipendien, Wiedereinladungen und Forschungsaufenthalte) über 100 exzellente griechische Akademiker in Deutschland. Die Anzahl der deutschen Akademiker in Griechenland ist geringer. Dies liegt vor allem auch an der Sprachbarriere. Dennoch hat allein der DAAD in den vergangenen 15 Jahren insgesamt rund 70 deutsche Studierende und Graduierte mit einem Stipendium für einen Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalt in Griechenland bedacht. Die Verbreitung und das Niveau der deutschen Sprachkenntnisse sind in Griechenland ausgezeichnet. Der DAAD bemüht sich mit derzeit vier Lektorinnen und Lektoren an den Universitäten von Thessaloniki (2), Athen und Piräus, diesen hohen Stand der Sprachkenntnisse und der Germanistik in Griechenland auch für die


nachwachsenden Generationen, die weniger familiäre Beziehungen zu Griechen in Deutschland haben, zu erhalten. Das Angebot an Programmen, das der DAAD griechischen Interessenten anbietet, ist vielfältig. Griechische Studierende und Graduierte können sich um ein Stipendium für einen Hochschulsommerkurs oder einen Intensivsprachkurs an einem Goethe Institut in Deutschland bewerben. Für studentische Gruppen aller Fachrichtungen bietet der DAAD die Programme „Studienreisen“ und „Studienpraktika“ an, welche stets auch die fachliche Reisebegleitung nach Deutschland durch in der Regel einen Hochschulprofessor vorsehen. Studierende der Germanistik können zudem die Möglichkeit eines DAAD-Stipendiums für einen Kurzaufenthalt zur Recherche für ihre Abschlussarbeit nutzen. Griechischen Graduierten bietet der DAAD Jahresstipendien zur Teilnahme an einem Aufbaustudiengang, zur Recherche für eine in Griechenland einzureichende Promotion und (inzwischen seltener) auch für eine Vollpromotion in Deutschland an. Schließlich können ehemalige Geförderte in späteren Jahren eine Wiedereinladung nach Deutschland mit einem entsprechenden Stipendium des DAAD wahrnehmen. Dieses Angebot steht nicht nur denjenigen „DAADAlumni“ offen, die eine wissenschaftliche Karriere verfolgt haben, sondern auch ehemaligen Stipendiaten, die heute in verschiedensten anderen Bereichen in ihrem Heimatland tätig sind. Gleichermaßen steht es griechischen Hochschulprofessoren offen, mit Unterstützung des DAAD einen Forschungsaufenthalt oder eine Gastdozentur in Deutschland durchzuführen. Dem großen Interesse griechischer und deutscher Akademiker, die wissenschaftliche Kooperation auch zwischen Forschergruppen auszubauen, kommen der DAAD und die griechische Stipendienstiftung IKY mit dem gemeinsamen „IKYDA-Programm für den projektbezogenen Personenaustausch“ nach, welches die Mobilitätskosten binationaler Forschungsprojekte abdeckt. Im Rahmen dieses Programms wurden seit dem ersten Förderjahr 2001 allein seitens des DAAD bereits 300 Personen – darunter insbesondere auch wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs – gefördert.

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Instituto Cervantes

210 3634180, 210 3634117

31, Skoufa, 106 73 Athens, fax 210 3647233 The Instituto Cervantes is a public institution founded by the Spanish Government in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries throughout the world. It is now the largest worldwide Spanish language teaching entity. The Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organisation, with its headquarters in Madrid. It now has 35 branches in four continents. The Instituto Cervantes of Athens, which was formerly known as "Instituto Cultural Reina Sofía", is affiliated with the Spanish Embassy and boasts more than 20 years teaching experience in Greece. It updates methods of teaching and teacher training and encourages work by researchers. It also organises cultural activities in collaboration with other Spanish organisations, as well as with Greek institutions: lectures, musical events, exhibitions, films, theatre and other activities. Spanish Courses The General Courses teaching programme consists of four levels of increasing difficulty: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher level. The average length of each level is 120 hours. Students are admitted into courses from age 16. The Instituto Cervantes also organises special courses of Sp anish as a foreign language for children. D.E.L.E. The Instituto Cervantes organises the examinations of the Official Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (D. E. L. E.), granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The D.E.L.E. has existed for 11 years and is the only internationally recognised diploma of the Spanish language. Why Learn Spanish? Spanish is spoken by 400 million people. There is an increasing interest in the study of Spanish throughout the world. In Greece, the most common reasons behind this interest are: • preparation for studies at Spanish universities. • participation in European Union educational programmes such as Erasmus, Leonardo and Socrates. • work opportunities in the European Union and in Latin-America. • travel to Spanish speaking countries 36

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At an advanced level the following courses are also offered: • Grammar • Conversation • Translation into Spanish and into Greek • Translation of literature texts • Spanish and Latin-American literature and civilisation Registration Registration takes place twice a year, in September/to start courses end of September-beginning of October and in January/to start courses end of January-beginning of February.Intensive courses in June. August closed. Each course is a semester. 2 courses make a level. Each course is 60 hours. Courses for Professional Specific Purposes The Instituto Cervantes of Athens also organises courses specifically designed for companies and institutions. Among recent clients are The Bank of Greece and The United Nations. Latest News The Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs is looking into the possibility of offering Spanish language as an option in Greek schools. In the meantime, the first ever group of degree holders in Spanish will soon be graduating from a Greek university, the University of Athens. The Library 31 Skoufa; 106 73 Athens, Kolonaki tel. 210 3634117; fax 210 3647233, The Instituto Cervantes has a modern library equipped with state-ofthe-art technology which provide access to all information concerning Spanish and Latin American cultures. Opening hours Monday-Thursday: 12-14 & 17-20, Friday: 12-14 Services • general information on Spain • universities, Spanish lessons • film showings • access to the Internet on Spanish matters EDUCATION

The UCAS points system UNIVERSITIES use two methods to make offers to students. The original system concentrates on A-levels and Highers, and is still the basis of offers made by most older universities. Applicants are required to gain a configuration of A-level or Highers

Ten Reasons

To Study in Canada • First Class • Two Official Languages • A Cultural Mosaic • Four Seasons • Safe & Clean • Affordable • High Quality • Outstanding Facilities • Wired • The Best There Is

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mean entry scores in our profiles. Highers are scored differently

Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada Phone 613 563 1236 Fax 613 563 9745,

(A:6, B:4, C:2). A new tariff system was introduced by Ucas last

grades, often subject specific. The A-level grades are awarded points (A:10, B:8, C:6, D:4, E:2) for the purpose of calculating

year to recognise vocational and all other post-16 qualifications as well. Offers using this system, which has been adopted by many new universities, are made in points. The scoring system for key elements of this is shown below. 240 points: vocational A-level, double award, grade A (advanced GNVQ). 200 points: vocational A-level, double award, grade B. 160 points: vocational A-level, double award, grade C. 120 points: vocational A-level, double award, grade D; A-level, grade A; Scottish Advanced Higher, grade A. 100 points: A-level, grade B; Advanced Higher, grade B. 80 points: A-level, grade C; vocational A-level, double award, grade E; Advanced Higher, grade C. 72 points: Higher, grade A. 60 points: AS-level, grade A; A-level, grade D; Higher, grade B. 50 points: AS-level, grade B. 48 points: Higher, grade C. 42 points: Scottish Intermediate, grade A. 40 points: AS-level, grade C; A-level, grade E. 38 points: Scottish Standard Grade Credit, band 1. 35 points: Intermediate, grade B. 30 points: AS-level, grade D; Key skills, level 4. 28 points: Intermediate, grade C; Standard Grade Credit, band 2. 20 points: AS-level, grade E; Key skills, level 3, grade A; Free-standing single unit, grade A (optional module for students studying advanced mathematics and vocational A-levels). Full details can be found at EDUCATION

Internet site offers information about Canada's history, symbols, people and environment. Information on Canada's tourist attractions. www.cic.gc.cs Information on obtaining a Canadian visa. The Canadian Information Centre for International; Credentials. Assists anyone trying to assess their educational, professional and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate bodies. CanLearn Interactive is a comprehensive bilingual resource for learning information products. Important Sites,, Further information The Canadian Embassy 4, Ghennadou Street, 115 21 Athens 210 7273206, fax 210 7273475 Student’s Guide


Placement Services Embassies: Austria Belgium Canada Cyprus Czech Republic

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France 2103398739 Institut Francais d'Athenes A: 31, Sina, 10680 Athens F:2103642761,, Contact person: Alexis Michel Attache de Cooperation Scientifique et Universitaire Service de Cooperation Scientifique et Universitaire Institut Francais de Thessalonique 2310821231 A: 2A, Leoforos Stratou, 54007 Thessaloniki F: 2310841283, Germany Goethe Institut Athen 2103608111 DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Informationsburo Athen c/o Goethe Institut Athen A: Omirou 14 - 16, 10033 Athen, F: 2103643518 Contact person: Christel Zuhlke Italy Instituto Italiano di Cultura in Atene F: 2108665178


Monaco 2106744133, F: 2106747346 Norway 2107247605, F: 2107244989 Portugal 2107290096, F: 2107245122 Spain Consejeria de Educacion 2103634009, F: 2103634039 The embassy of Ireland 2107232771 A: 7, Leoforos Vas. Konstantinou, 10674 Athens F: 2107293383 The Royal Netherlands Embassy 2107254926 A: 5-7, Leoforos Vas. Konstantinou, 10674 Athens F: 2107254906 38

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Private Placement Services BCE A: 11, Lykavitou Str., 10672 Athens, F: 2103638934


GP's Educational Services A: 7, Synopsis & 22, Evinou 11527 Ampelokipi F: 2107483689


Foundation College A: 44, Geraniou Street, 10431 Athens A: 16, Kyriakou Street, Kifissia 14562, Network A: 9-11, Pireos Str. 11528 Athens A: 84, Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens A: P.Mela 18 & Tsimiki, Thessaloniki, Skylines Study Travel A: 206, Kifisias Ave. & 2, Agamemnonos Str., 15231 Halandri, F: 2106729200

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BCE Best Consultancy in Education Åßìáóôå óôçí åõ÷Üñéóôç èÝóç íá óáò áíáêïéíþóïõìå üôé ôá êáéíïýñãéá ìáò ãñáöåßá âñßóêïíôáé óôçí ïäü Ëõêáâçôôïý 11 óôï ÊïëùíÜêé. Ç åìðéóôïóýíç ðïõ ìáò äåßîáôå óôá 3 ÷ñüíéá ôçò ëåéôïõñãßáò ìáò, ìáò Ýäùóå ôçí äõíáôüôçôá íá óõíå÷ßóïõìå, åìðëïõôßæïíôáò ôéò õðçñåóßåò ìáò êáé óå Üëëïõò ôïìåßò üðùò: • Ôï åðßóçìï ìåôáöñáóôéêü ìáò ôìÞìá Ý÷åé ðëÝïí ôçí äõíáôüôçôá ìåôÜöñáóçò ðáíôüò åßäïõò åããñÜöùí áðü êáé ðñïò óå 12 ãëþóóåò: ÁÃÃËÉÊÁ, ÃÁËËÉÊÁ, ÃÅÑÌÁÍÉÊÁ, ÉÔÁËÉÊÁ, ÉÓÐÁÍÉÊÁ, ÑÏÕÌÁÍÉÊÁ, ÂÏÕËÃÁÑÉÊÁ, ÁËÂÁÍÉÊÁ, ÓÅÑÂÉÊÁ, ÊÑÏÁÔÉÊÁ, ÓÊÏÐÉÁÍÁ êáé ÂÏÓÍÉÁÊÁ. Ç ðïéüôçôá, ôá÷ýôçôá êáé å÷åìýèåéá ðáñáìÝíïõí ôá êýñéá ÷áñáêôçñéóôéêÜ ìáò. • Ôï ôìÞìá Óõìâïýëùí åêðáßäåõóçò, ìåôÜ ôá èåôéêÜ êáé åðéôõ÷Þ áðïôåëÝóìáôá ôùí ðÜñá ðïëëþí öïéôçôþí ðïõ ìáò åìðéóôåýèçêáí ãéá óðïõäÝò ôïõò óôçí Âñåôáíßá, óõíå÷ßæåé ôï ðïéïôéêü ôïõ Ýñãï ðñïóèÝôïíôáò óôï ðáêÝôï ôùí õðçñåóéþí ôïõ êáé óõíïäåßá ôùí öïéôçôþí óôçí Âñåôáíßá ãéá ôçí äéåêðåñáßùóç ôùí åêåß ãñáöåéïêñáôéêþí äéáäéêáóéþí. Ãéá ðåñéóóüôåñåò ðëçñïöïñßåò ó÷åôéêÜ ìå ôéò õðçñåóßåò ìáò, ìçí äéóôÜóåôå íá åðéêïéíùíÞóåôå ìáæß ìáò, èá åßíáé ÷áñÜ ìáò íá óáò åîõðçñåôÞóïõìå. BCE - Best Consultancy in Education Ëõêáâçôïý 11 106 72 ÊïëùíÜêé Ôçë: +30 210 3638 897 Fax: +30 210 3638 934


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BAC The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education. BAC is a registered charity (non-profit-making organisation) which was established in 1984 to act as the national accrediting body for independent further and higher education. It is independent both of government and of the colleges which it accredits. A college which is accredited by BAC undergoes a thorough inspection every five years, with an interim visit after two-three years. Until 2000, BAC accreditation was only available to colleges in the United Kingdom , but there are now accredited colleges in the Czech Republic, Greece, India and Switzerland . At present BAC accredits 136 colleges in the United Kingdom, and fifteen overseas. Lists of accredited colleges are published each year, but full details can be viewed on this website. BAC's Council includes nominees of a number of the major

not accredit state colleges or universities. It does not accredit English language schools, which may apply for accreditation by the British Council. A list of accredited English language colleges may be found on the British Council's website: . Although some of the BAC-accredited colleges offer distance learning, those which are solely involved in this mode of delivery are recommended to seek accreditation through the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council ( Outside the UK , BAC will accredit colleges which offer higher education qualifications in formal partnership with a British university or other body authorised by the UK Department for Education and Skills.

9 new colleges accredited at the end of 2003 These colleges include: PM Academy, Regent Tutorial College, Brighton International Business School, The Post Adoption Centre, City College of Management & IT, 1st Choice, First Contact, Computer Training Centre Ltd, Omiros College (Overseas Greece) Two colleges have withdrawn from accreditation: Hornsby Internation Dyslexia Centre, European Studies of Arts & Sciences (Overseas - Greece)

bodies concerned with the maintenance of standards in British education, including the Association of Colleges, the British Council, the Edexcel Foundation, the Council of Validating Universities, Universities UK, the Chartered Institutes, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and UKCOSA. In the UK BAC accredits independent colleges offering education and training to those aged over 16. It does 40

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Degree courses rated excellent:

England and Northern Ireland

The Sunday Times University Guide 2003 Universities and colleges are listed below under the category of assessment (not necessarily the name under which subjects are taught). Assessments have been made at every university and the main higher education colleges in the UK. They have been undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the national funding councils. The list is accurate as at August 31, 2003. Below, we list the subjects that qualify for excellence using the following criteria based on the QAA and funding councils’ findings. England and Northern Ireland: subjects rated excellent by inspectors between 1993 and 1995. From 1995, the QAA switched to a numerical system awarding marks out of 24 for each subject (a maximum of four marks in six aspects of provision). We rate as excellent subjects that scored 22 points or more, unless they scored fewer than three points in any one of the six assessment categories. We also exclude any top-rated subjects that are no longer taught at the institution Abbreviations: King’s, King’s College London; Open, The Open University; SEESS, School of Eastern European and Slavonic Studies; Soas, School of Oriental and African Studies; UCL, University College London; Umist, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; Uwic, University of Wales Institute Cardiff Accounting and finance De Montfort; Leeds Metropolitan. Anatomy and Physiology Bristol; Cambridge; Liverpool; King’s; UCL; Loughborough; Luton; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Newcastle; Northampton; Nottingham; Oxford Brookes; Sheffield; Sunderland; West of England. Anthropology Brunel; Cambridge; Durham; Kent; LSE; Soas; UCL; Manchester; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Sussex. Archeology Birmingham; Bournemouth; Bradford; Bristol; Cambridge; Durham; Exeter; Kent; King Alfred’s; Leicester; Liverpool; UCL; Manchester; Oxford; Queen’s Belfast; Reading; Sheffield; Southampton; York. Architecture Bath; Cambridge; East London; Greenwich; UCL; Newcastle; Nottingham; Sheffield; York. Art and Design Bath Spa; Brighton; Central England; Central Lancashire; Central School of Speech and Drama; Chichester; City; Coventry; Falmouth; Hertfordshire; Kent Institute of Art and Design; Lancaster; Leeds; London Institute (Camberwell, Central St Martin’s, Chelsea, London College of Printing); London Metropolitan; Goldsmiths; UCL; Loughborough; Luton; Manchester Metropolitan; Northampton; Northumbria; Nottingham Trent; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Sheffield Hallam; Southampton; Staffordshire; Teesside; West of England; Wimbledon. Building Coventry; Kingston; Liverpool John Moores; Luton; Umist; 42

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Northumbria; Nottingham Trent; Oxford Brookes; Plymouth; Southampton Institute; Westminster. Business and Management Studies Aston; Barnsley; Bath; Bournemouth; Buckinghamshire Chilterns; Central Lancashire; City; Coventry; De Montfort; Derby; East Anglia; Exeter; Hertfordshire; Hull; King Alfred’s; Kingston; Lancaster; Leeds; Leeds Metropolitan; Liverpool; Liverpool Hope; Liverpool John Moores; London Institute (London College of Fashion, London College of Printing); London Metropolitan; Imperial; LSE; Loughborough; Manchester; Umist; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Northumbria; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Oxford Brookes; Queen’s Belfast; St Mark & St John; Southampton Institute; Southampton; Surrey; Ulster; Warrington; Warwick; West of England; Wolverhampton; York. Civil Engineering Bath; Bristol; Kingston; Liverpool; Loughborough; Umist; Nottingham; Plymouth; Queen’s Belfast; Southampton Institute; Surrey. Classics and Ancient History Birmingham; Cambridge; Exeter; Kent; Leicester; Liverpool; King’s; Royal Holloway; UCL; Manchester; Newcastle; Nottingham; Open; Oxford; Queen’s Belfast; Warwick. Communications and Media Studies Bournemouth; Central Lancashire; Chichester; East Anglia; Leeds; Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores; Goldsmiths; LSE; Luton; Reading; Sunderland; Warwick; West of England; Westminster. Computer Science Birmingham; Cambridge; East Anglia; Exeter; Kent; Imperial; Manchester; Oxford; Southampton; Teesside; Warwick; York. Dentistry Birmingham; Leeds; King’s; Queen Mary; UCL; Manchester; Newcastle; Queen’s Belfast; Sheffield. Drama, Dance and Cinematics Bournemouth; Bristol; Brunel; Canterbury Christ Church; Central School of Speech and Drama; Dartington; De Montfort; Exeter; Hull; Kent; Lancaster; London Metropolitan; Goldsmiths; Royal Holloway; Loughborough; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Northumbria; Reading; Ulster; Warwick. Economics Bath; Birmingham; Bristol; Brunel; Cambridge; City; Coventry; Durham; East Anglia; Essex; Exeter; Hertfordshire; Hull; Keele; Kent; Leeds; Leeds Metropolitan; Leicester; Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores; London Metropolitan; Birkbeck; Goldsmiths; LSE; Royal Holloway; UCL; UCL (SEESS); Loughborough; Manchester; Newcastle; Northumbria; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Queen’s Belfast; Southampton; Staffordshire; Surrey; Ulster; Warwick; West of England; Wolverhampton; York. Education Bath; Bath Spa; Bolton; Bristol; Brunel; Cambridge; Central England; Central Lancashire; Central School of Speech and Drama; Croydon; Derby; Durham; Edge Hill; Exeter; Hertfordshire; HudEDUCATION

dersfield; Keele; King Alfred’s; Lancaster; Leeds; Leeds Metropolitan; Leicester; Lincoln; King’s; Manchester; Middlesex; Newcastle; Northumbria; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Queen’s Belfast; Queen’s Belfast (Stranmillis); Queen’s Belfast (St Mary’s); Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam; London South Bank; Southampton; Surrey; Surrey Roehampton; Sussex; Ulster; Warwick; West of England; Wolverhampton; Worcester; York. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Birmingham; Bristol; Essex; Huddersfield; Hull; Leeds; London Metropolitan; Imperial; UCL; Loughborough; Umist; Northumbria; Nottingham; Queen’s Belfast; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; York. General Engineering Brunel; Cambridge; Durham; Lancaster; Imperial; Open; Oxford; Southampton. Geography Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; Canterbury Christ Church; Coventry; Durham; East Anglia; Exeter; Gloucestershire; King’s; Lancaster; Leeds; Liverpool Hope; Queen Mary; UCL; Manchester; Nottingham; Open; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Reading; Sheffield; Southampton. History Birmingham; Cambridge; Canterbury Christ Church; Coventry; Durham; Hull; Lancaster; Leicester; Liverpool; King’s; LSE; Royal Holloway; UCL; Oxford; Queen’s Belfast; Sheffield; Sunderland; Teesside; Warwick; York. History of Art Birmingham; Cambridge; East Anglia; Essex; Kent; Leeds; Leicester; Birkbeck; Soas; UCL; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Nottingham; Oxford Brookes; Reading. Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and Tourism Bath; Birmingham; Bournemouth; Brighton; Brunel; Central Lancashire; Chester; De Montfort; Durham; Essex; Hertfordshire; Huddersfield; Kingston; Leeds Metropolitan; Leicester; Liverpool John Moores; Loughborough; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Nottingham Trent; Oxford Brookes; Plymouth; St Mark & St John; St Martin’s; Sheffield Hallam; London South Bank; Staffordshire; Thames Valley; Ulster; Westminster; Wolverhampton; Worcester. Law Bristol; Cambridge; Durham; East Anglia; Essex; Leicester; Liverpool; King’s; LSE; Soas; UCL; Manchester; Northumbria; Nottingham; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Queen’s Belfast; Sheffield; Warwick; West of England. Librarianship and Information Management Brighton; UCL; Loughborough; Sheffield. Mechanical Engineering Bath; Bristol; Coventry; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Nottingham; Reading; Sheffield. Medicine Leicester; Liverpool; King’s; St George’s Hospital; UCL; Manchester; Newcastle; Queen’s Belfast; Southampton. Music Anglia Polytechnic; Birmingham; Cambridge; Central England; City; Huddersfield; Keele; Lancaster; Leeds; Goldsmiths; King’s; Soas; Manchester; Nottingham; Open; Queen’s Belfast; Royal Academy of Music; Royal College of Music; Royal Northern College of Music; Salford; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; Sussex; Trinity College of Music; Ulster; York. Nursing Anglia Polytechnic; Birmingham; Bolton; Bournemouth; Bradford; Brighton; Brunel; Buckinghamshire Chilterns; Canterbury Christ Church; Central Lancashire; Coventry; De Montfort; Edge Hill; Greenwich; Hertfordshire; Huddersfield; Kingston; Liverpool; Luton; ManEDUCATION

chester; Middlesex; Northampton; Northumbria; Nottingham; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Queen’s Belfast; Reading; St George’s Hospital; Salford; Southampton; Staffordshire; Sunderland; Teesside; Ulster; West of England; Worcester. Pharmacology and Pharmacy Aston; Bath; Bradford; Brighton; Bristol; Cambridge; Derby; Greenwich; Leeds; Liverpool John Moores; King’s; School of Pharmacy; Luton; Manchester; Newcastle; Nottingham; Portsmouth; Queen’s Belfast; Sunderland. Philosophy Anglia Polytechnic; Bolton; Bradford; Brighton; Bristol; Cambridge; Durham; East Anglia; Essex; Hertfordshire; Hull; Keele; Kent; Lancaster; Leeds; Liverpool; London Metropolitan; Birkbeck; King’s; LSE; UCL; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Nottingham; Open; Oxford; Reading; St Mark & St John; Sheffield; Southampton; Staffordshire; Sussex; Ulster; Warwick; Wolverhampton; York. Physics and Astronomy Bath; Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; Durham; Exeter; Hull; Keele; Lancaster; Leeds; Leicester; Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores; Imperial; King’s; Royal Holloway; UCL; Loughborough; Manchester; Northumbria; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Oxford; Queen’s Belfast; Reading; Salford; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; Sussex; Warwick; York. Politics Bath; Birmingham; Bradford; Bristol; Brunel; Cambridge; Central Lancashire; Coventry; De Montfort; East Anglia; Essex; Exeter; Huddersfield; Hull; Keele; Kingston; Lancaster; Leeds; Leicester; Lincoln; Liverpool; Liverpool John Moores; London Metropolitan; Birkbeck; Goldsmiths; King’s; LSE; Queen Mary; Soas; UCL; UCL (SEESS); Loughborough; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Middlesex; Newcastle; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Queen’s Belfast; Reading; Salford; Sheffield; Southampton; Sussex; Ulster; Warwick; Westminster; Wolverhampton; York. Psychology Anglia Polytechnic; Aston; Birmingham; Bolton; Bristol; Brunel; Cambridge; Central Lancashire; De Montfort; Durham; East London; Edge Hill; Essex; Exeter; Greenwich; Hertfordshire; Hull; Keele; Lancaster; Leeds; Leicester; Liverpool; Liverpool Hope; London Metropolitan; Birkbeck; Goldsmiths; LSE; Royal Holloway; UCL; Loughborough; Luton; Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan; Newcastle; Northumbria; Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Open; Oxford; Oxford Brookes; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Queen’s Belfast; Reading; Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam; Staffordshire; Surrey; Surrey Roehampton; Ulster; West of England; Westminster; York. Sociology Bath Spa; Birmingham; Brunel; Cambridge; Essex; Greenwich; Keele; Liverpool Hope; Loughborough; Open; Reading; St Mark & St John; Sussex; York. Theology and Religious Studies Anglia Polytechnic; Bath Spa; Birmingham; Cambridge; Canterbury Christ Church; Chester; Chichester; Durham; Exeter; Gloucestershire; Hull; King Alfred’s; Lancaster; Leeds; Liverpool Hope; Soas; Manchester; Newcastle; Nottingham; Open; Oxford; Oxford Brooke’s; Queen’s Belfast; St Mark & St John; St Mary’s; Sheffield. Student’s Guide


International Undergraduate Courses AKTO T: 2103809555

Middlesex University

• BA Graphic Design • BA Interior Design • BA Industrial Product Design • BA Photography • BA Sketch - Comics - Cartoon • BA 3D Animation & Multimedia Productions

Alpine Center - The Swiss School for Hotel & TourismManagement T: 2108983022

University of Bournemouth

• BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Athens Graduate School of Management T: 2310227119

The Nottingham Trend University

• BA Business Studies

B.C.A T: 2107253782

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor's in: • Business Administration • Marketing • Finance • Logistics • Banking • Insurance & Finance Services Management • Hotel & Tourism • Shipping & Transport • Shipping & Investment & Finance • Insurance & Maritime Law • E-Business

CITY Liberal Studies T: 2310224186

University of Sheffield

• BA Business Studies • BA Computer Science • BA Psychology

European Educational Organisation T: 2108225004

Queen Margaret University College University of Porstmouth

• BSc in Logopaedics • BA Applied Languages and Translation

ICBS Thessaloniki Business School T: 2310698598

Kingston University

• BA Business Administration • BA Marketing • BA Accounting & Finance • BSc Business Computing • BSc Computer Science

IST Studies T: 2104822222

Hertfordshire University

• BSc Computer Science • BSc Software Engineering • BSc Information Systems • BSc Computing and Networks


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New York College T: 2109225535, 2103225961 T: 2310889879, Thessaloniki

University of Sunderland

• B.A (Hons) in Computer Studies • B.A (Hons) in Business Administration

New York College T: 2103225961, Athens T: 2310889879, Thessaloniki

State University of New York/Empire State College

Bachelor's in: • Marketing • Management • Business Administration • Economics • Finance • Communication for Business • Information Systems • Graphic Design • Environmental Design • Comminications • Journalism • Psychology • English Language & Literature • International Relations • Computer Science • Film & TV Studies

Empire State College Certificate Program

• Business Administration

State University of New York, New Paltz, USA

Bachelor's in: • Anthropology • Biology • Communication & Media • Communication Disorders • Economics • Electronic Media • English

NYC Educational Group

NYC Educational Group

• BSc Adaptive and Robotics Systems • BSc Intelligent Systems • BSc Interactive Systems & Multimedia • BSc Theoretical Computer Science • BA Business Administration • BA Tourism Management • BA Accounting & Business Economics • BSc Accounting and Information Systems • BA Business Economics and Management Science • BA Human Resources and Marketing • BA European Business and HR • BA European Business and Marketing • BA Literature and Linguistics


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International Undergraduate Courses

Highbury College, UK ARTES

Certificate in Graphic Design Certificate in Interior Design

Sport College

Certificate in Sport Journalism

State University of New York/New Paltz

See above mentioned Bachelor programs

State University of New York/Empire State College

Bachelor's in: • Business Administration • International & European Economic Studies • Communication & Mass Media • Psychology

Highbury College, UK

Higher National Diploma in Business, Marketing, Personnel, Finance

The State University of New York, Tirana T: 003554273056

State University of New York, Empire State College, USA

Bachelor's in: • Business Administration • Finance • Marketing • Management • Economics • Computer Science • English language & Literature • Psychology • Communications & Journalism • Political Science- International relations

New York College Skopje T: 0038923091598

State University of New York, Empire State College, USA

88 credits in Skopje - 32 credits in Athens/Prague/Tirana, Bachelor's in: • Business Administration • Management

The University of New York in Prague T: 00420224221281/66

NYC Educational Group

• Geography • History • International relations • Journalism • Nursing • Philosophy • Political Economy • Political science • Psychology • Radio & TV • Sociology • And many more Higher national Diploma in Business, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, Computing


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International Undergraduate Courses • Finance • Marketing • Business Communication • Economics Mediterranean - ECS T: 2108899600-2

Northumbria University

University of Derby University of Wales, Bangor University of Teeside

• BA Intern. Business Administration • BA Marketing • BSc Business Systems & Information Technology • BSc Psychology • BA Graphic Design • BA Business Administr • BSc Computer Systems with Business Studies • BSc Computer Science • BA Business Management

North College Thessaloniki T: 2310464410

University of Abertay Dundee

Omiros College T: 2103831455,

University of Huddersfield

SAE Institute Athens Campus T: 2103217661

Middlesex University

• BA Recording Arts • BA Multimedia Arts • BA Digital and Film Arts

The Heraklion School of Management T: 2810342703

Nottingham Trent University

• BA in Business and Management Studies

Open University T: 2297026069

The Open University

52 Bachelor's in: • Business • Childhood & Youth Studies • Education • Environment • Health & Social care • Humanities • Information technology & Computing • International Studies • Law • Mathematics • Modern Languages • Science • Social Science • Technology

Vakalo School of Art and Design T: 2106442514

University of Derby

• BA Graphic design • BA Interior design


• BA in Applied Art & Design • BA in Business & Administration Studies • BSc in Computer Studies • BA in Psychology Studies • BSc Multimedia Computing • BA e-Business • BSc Computing

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Mature students seek education

Two-thirds of those studying at the Greek Open University are aged between 25-35


Students at the Greek Open University are

Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and

to have a choice of six undergraduate pro-

Portugal. Britain's is considered the most suc-

grammes for the year 2004-2005 academic

cessful with 250.000 students, and 70.000

year, for 3200 students and 18 postgraduate

each in Germany and Spain.

programmes with a total of 1960 places.

According to its rector, Spyros Tzamarias,

Applications - which are already being

the Greek Open University is planning to pro-

accepted - are expected to reach 50.000 for

vide an alternative teaching network using CD-

a total of 5160 places by the deadline of

ROMs, software and other supplementary edu-

December 10. The final selection will be

cational material.

made by draw on December 20. Demand is

However, accustomed to the nationwide

high, since the Greek Open University pro-

entrance exams for university placement,

vides people with a unique opportunity to

Greek still have their reservations about new

improve their chances in a competitive labor

types of universities…..For the first time ever


in Greece, a doctoral student has been cho-

According to the university's records, six

sen to publish his research in the journal of

in ten of the students are aged 25-35, an age

the European Nuclear Research Center

when people still have time to change their


careers or improve their existing position, although this also applies to some older students. Competition in the labour market is dri-

Student ages at the Open University Age under 20

ving more and more 30-somethings to seek further education. Most are already working, some have a family, but they are seeking a first or second degree in order to get ahead…… In the last three years, there have been over 40.000 applications every year, double those in 1999 when the university first opened. In the last academic year, there were 42.855 applications for 5560 places……Long-distance learning is already well established in the USA and in Europe there are similar institutions in

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Under 20 21-22 23-24 25-35 36-46 47-55 above 55

Number of Students

Percentage of total

9 29 438 3417 1644 29 16

0,16 0,52 7.84 61,2 29.46 0.53 0.29



Kathimerini, English edition published in Greece together with The International Herald Tribune.


British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Membership Category for

Today's Students Tomorrow's Business Executives & Leaders The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce's new category of Associate Membership is designed to assist young people in developing their careers and business skills. The Chamber can bring you in contact with leading business people in both Greece and the United Kingdom. Some key benefits of membership: • A forum for meetings and social events • Reduced fees for participation in BHCC lunches, seminars and other events • Access to Chamber information and database • CV's on website • Opportunities for internships, identification of job opportunities

• Special student web-page on the BHCC site with information exchange, small ads, new items, etc. Membership in this category is open to students in full time education in the UK and Greece irrespective of course and level, and to those who have graduated from such universities in the last five years. Your link to the British & Greek Business Communities The British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 25, Vas. Sophias Avenue 10674 Athens T: 2107210493, F: 2107212119,

OMILO GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN GREECE If you like coming to Greece, study or work in Greece, why not learn Greek? Mastery of the Greek language will give you a better understanding of Greek history and culture, and help you become better acquainted with the people you meet, live with and/or are doing business with. We at OMILO can help you learn and improve your knowledge of Modern Greek while experiencing Greek everyday life, its past and its contemporary culture. OMILO offers regular Greek language training programs (morning / evening courses) and customized instruction in Maroussi (Northern Athens), from September till June. Our intensive 2- and 3-week courses take place from Easter till October and are offered in different locations; in Nea Makri (30 km east of Athens), in Limni (Evia), in Nafplion (Peloponnese), on the island of Hydra and in Athens. During the intensive courses (20 hours lessons weekly), participants will be also offered the opportunity to take part in different activities such as wine tasting, Greek dancing, museum visits, attending the Athens or local Festival, walking, etc… Optional excursions to nearby towns and archeological sites are organized during the weekends. OMILO, Panagi Tsaldari 13, 15122 Maroussi (N. Athens), 300 m from the metro station Tel/Fax: (+ 30) 210-6122896 WWW.OMILO.COM


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Using E-learning to Manage Knowledge at NYC An article by Dr. Dimitris Andreou, Associate Dean, NYC. Athens, Greece Knowledge is the key asset of any educational institution. This knowledge resides mostly in the minds of its academic staff and is difficult to manage. Maintaining, improving and managing this knowledge becomes therefore a critical success factor for any educational organization . This article presents the initiative that NYC is taking to better manage its knowledge using a learning management system. (LMS). Upon successful implementation of this strategic initiative, NYC expects to realize significant benefits including enhanced quality of teaching, efficient improvement of course material, and better support of educational programs to distanced locations. 1. Moving Towards a Mobile Information Society Getting the right knowledge at the right time and at the place of your choice is becoming a key competitive advantage for individuals, corporations and nations. The major potential of e-learning to fulfil this need has become apparent. As a key component of the information society, it makes the learning process and access to knowledge more efficient, reliable, and better suited to the rapid changes that people and organizations have to face. E-learning enables users to enjoy the advantages of educational technologies like interactivity or simulation, as well as the advantages of distance learning with its opportunities for greater independence and the removal of the various constraints (time, place etc) linked to training, while at the same time eliminating the major inconveniences like the risks of dehumanizing education.

The E-Learning Initiative at NYC At NYC e-learning is seen as a way to manage and generate knowledge. Our e-learning initiative focuses both to our external and internal structure. The external structure includes mainly our students, alumni, and partners while the internal struc50

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ture consists of our faculty and administrators. Our e-learning objectives for the external structure are to: 1. Provide access to study material online for students and other trainees. 2. Increase contact with faculty and other students through posting of questions, participation to forums and chatting. 3. Support the submission of assignments online. 4. Offer more reference resources. 5. Offer on line exercises and quizzes. 6. Provide access to multimedia resources. For the internal structure (faculty, administrators) e-learning will: 7. Support the reinforcement of standards 8. Enhance cross training by providing access to a wide variety of published material from participating staff. 9. Offer on-line training for faculty and administrators to continually upgrade their skill level and keep pace with technological progress. 10. Support a learning portal with a wealth of administrative and academic type of information resources. To accomplish these objectives a Learning Management System (LMS) developed by QualiLearning, a Swiss based company, was acquired by NYC. QualiLearning specializes in implementing and developing added value e-learning solutions, in a context of supporting change and improvement in management performance. The selection was made by taking into consideration not only the rich functionality of the product but also the vendor's capability to bring together e-learning and knowledge management experts as well as training and consulting bodies. These partners are all recognized in their specialist fields, and anxious to pool their know-how and their desire to look for quality in developing solutions to meet the needs of academic institutes, companies and their staff. The project was initiated in the fall of 2003 and was divided initially in four phases. EDUCATION

The project is currently at the pilot phase with over 80 students participating and using on-line material from several courses. The initial feedback is very positive from the student community that has embraced the system and is now expecting its expansion to more courses. The platform is also tested for its capability to support instructors teaching biweekly abroad who are using the system to provide on line examination, course related chatting and posting of new material. 2. Joining a Prestigious Network NYC expects to further develop its partnership with QualiLearning and capitalize on becoming an active member of a broad international network of large Universities in which QualiLearning is a key member and offers its technology framework. Each partner in the QualiLearning network has access to courses offered by the other Universities, but can also develop its own courses which may then be distributed to other institutions. 4. Offering an Integrated, Compatible and Stable Platform.NYC through the use of its e-learning platform will be in a EDUCATION

position to provide its students, alumni, faculty, administration and its partners worldwide with a completely operational e-learning platform that enhances teaching and optimises the management of knowledge. The system has been designed to target each stage of the training process: whether from the creation of content to its distribution and management, from the training of students to monitoring their progress, or from evaluation to compilation, it provides each person involved with the tools they need: • Authors may access a variety of interactive materials from which they can build their teaching content, which may then be customized according to the cognitive profile of each student. • Instructors may organize learning groups, design courses and determine learning parameters and processes. • Learners can access and follow e-Courses according to their own style and pace. • Supervisors may monitor each student with the help of detailed reports. • Administrators can configure the system to correspond to the organization's infrastructure and integrate it with other applications used by the company. Student’s Guide


Postgraduate Courses BCA T: 2107253782

London Metropolitan University

• MA in Marketing • MA in e-Business • MA in Shipping Business • MSc in Financial Services Management • MSc in International Trade & Transport • DMS • DMS Diploma in Shipping • MBA • MBA for Executives • MBA, Hospitality Management

CITY Liberal Studies T: 2310224186

University of Sheffield

• MSc Information Systems • MSc Banking and Finance • MSc Management • MA Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations • MSc Logistics Management • MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Counselling • MSc Software Engineering • MSc Human Resources Strategy


University of Central Lancashire

• MSc in Business Administration with Information Technology

ICBS Thessaloniki Business School T: 2310698598

Kingston University

• Diploma in Management Studies • MA in Management Studies

ICBS Athens Business School T: 2102114671

Kingston University

• Diploma in Management Studies • MA in Management Studies

IST Studies T: 2104822222

University of Hertfordshire

• MBA, general • MBA, Marketing • MBA, HR Management • MBA, Finance • MBA, Information Systems • MBA, Health Management • MBA, Tourism Management • MBA, Logistics • MA in Applied Linguistics • MSc Distributed System • MSc Software Engineering • MSc Multimedia Technology • MSc Computer Engineering • MSc Computer Science

Mediterranean - ECS T: 2108899600-2

University of NorthumbriaUniversity of Teeside

• PG Diploma & MA in Marketing • MSc in Management

New York College T: 2103225961, Athens

University of Louisville, USA

• Master in Business Administration • Master in Sports Management


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Distance Learning

NYC Educational Group

Postgraduate Courses T: 2109225535, 2103225961

University of New Haven, USA

• Master in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

University of Sunderland

• MSc in Computer Based Information Systems • MSc Information Technology Management • MBA

New York College, Thessaloniki T: 2310888879 The University of New York, Tirana T: 003554273056-58

• Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration • MBA, Master in Business Administration

The University of New York in Prague T: 00420224221281/66

University of Louisville University of La Salle

• MSc in Human Resource Development & Training • MA in Professional Communication & Public Relations

SBE College T: 2104114769

Liverpool John Moores University

• MSc Maritime Studies • MSc Marine & Offshore Engineering • MSc Technology Management • MSc Tourism & Leisure • MSc Electronics & Control Systems Engineering

Technological Education Institute of Piraeus T: 2105381012

Kingston University

• MSc Management in Construction • MSc Structural Design & Construction Management • MSc Data Communications • MSc Electronic Commerce • MSc Advanced Industrial & Manufacturing Systems • MSc Engineering Systems Management

Vakalo School of Art and Design T: 2106442514

University of Derby

• MA in Design (Interior and Architectural design) • MA in Design (Visual Communication and Interactive Media)

DEI Arts, Science & Technology T: 2310239543

Keele University

• MA European Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

Open University T: 2297026069

Open University

• Computing & Software development • Education • Environment • Humanities • Information Systems • Management • Mathematics • Open & Distance Learning • Science • Social Science • Technology Management • PH.D.

VAM Educational Services T: 2109843043e-mail

University of London External Programme

• Various subjects


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The London School of Journalism Introduction The LSJ has been at the forefront of teaching journalism and creative writing skills for three generations, and continues to lead

• Feature articles • Promotion and PR • Subediting

the way in developing new and effective teaching methods. The


result is demonstrated by the success of our students. Although

Study on Sight

best known for our journalism courses, half of our students are involved in other forms of writing - short stories, novels, children's fiction, poetry, cartooning and our English courses - which are an equally important part of our activity.We offer distance learning courses and also postgraduate courses which are held in London. Our distance learning courses cover all aspects of journalism and creative writing and our postgraduate courses cover news, features, media law and web journalism and are NUJ recognised. We have a four week summer school every Au-

You will have the benefit of group discussions and lively question and answer sessions, as well as seminars conducted by our professional team of writers and journalists and lectures from outside guest speakers. As part of this course we will arrange for you to visit a newspaper production plant to see a national 'Daily' in operation. You will also visit local magistrates and Crown courts, exhibitions, museums or art galleries - and report on what you see.

gust and an evening class workshop for freelance writers three times a year.

The London School of Journalism's Summerschool

WEEK 1 MONDAY 28TH JULY 9.45 - 10.00 Registration.

Our Summer School is held every August, and is a four week

10.00 - 1.00 Course aims & structure. Issue of course

intensive course in journalism and newswriting. Whether you are

material, textbooks, etc.. Introduction to

an overseas student, or based in the UK, this course provides a


unique opportunity for you to acquire the fundamental skills re-

1.00 - 2.00


quired and receive professional journalism training in small, friend-

2.00 - 4.30

Group study time for completion of first ex-

ly groups, while at the same time enjoying the sights and culture of London.

ercises. TUESDAY 29TH JULY

The topics covered include:

10.00 - 1.00 News reporting.

• News and newswriting

1.00 - 2.00


2.00 - 4.30

News reporting.

• Reports • English law


• Professional ethics

10.00 - 1.00 Interviewing.

• Sports and Broadcast reporting

1.00 - 2.00


• Interviewing

2.00 - 4.30


• Gossip columns and reviews • Magazines • Going Freelance 54

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THURSDAY 31ST JULY 10.00 - 1.00 Senior news reporting - the news special.


1.00 - 2.00


2.00 - 4.30

Senior news reporting - the running story/court reporting.

FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST 10.00 - 11.00 Court reporting. 11.00 - 12.00 Joining the NUJ - a talk by union official. 12.00 - 12.30 Court reporting contd. 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch 2.15 -

onwards Visit to Tate Modern. **

Summer School Timetable This was a previous Summer School working timetable. Students can expect to find a similar content for the up and coming summer.

Registration requirements You will need: • To submit your educational c.v. and details of any relevant background information and experience. (You will need to have reached an acceptable academic standard, or to have had suitable professional experience) (All decisions as to suitability are made at our discretion)


• To complete an application form.

MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 10.00 - 1.00 Personal & gossip columns. Discussion of newspaper styles.

Accommodation We are unable to arrange accommodation for you direct, but

1.00 - 2.00


will gladly provide information on local Youth Hostels or the In-

2.00 - 4.30

Ethics of journalism.

ternational Students House. Alternatively, there are many local

TUESDAY 5TH AUGUST 10.00 - 1.00 Visit to Marylebone Magistrates Court. ** 1.00 - 2.00

Students to make own arrangements for lunch whilst travelling to:-

2.00 - 4.30

Visit to Middlesex Crown Court. **

WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST 10.00 - 1.00 Writing feature articles. 1.00 - 2.00


2.00 - 4.30

Writing feature articles.

THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST 10.00 - 1.00 Magazines. 1.00 - 2.00


2.00 - 4.30



hotels within walking distance of the School in the Paddington/Bayswater area which offer accommodation at reasonable rates. On request we can supply details of some which our students have found both comfortable and clean in the past!

When The Summer School for 2004 commences on Monday, 02 August 2004 at 10.00 am, and finishes on Friday, 27 August 2004 at 3.00 pm. The total cost is £1395.00. This course is NUJ recognised, entitling you to student membership of the National Union of Journalist in the United Kingdom. For registration & further information Education Promotion Service

10.00 - 1.00 Freelancing.

00302109246214 or 00306942088522

1.00 - 2.00


2.30 -

onwards Tour followed by a performance at the Globe Theatre


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Do you have information about grants and scholarships to study in Britain? Chevening Scholarships are offered by the British Government to students for postgraduate studies in the UK. The scheme is funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and administered worldwide by the British Council. The Chevening Scholarships scheme has ceased operating in the majority of European Union countries, so we are no longer invit-

age students to study at UK universities; whether Greek or British. The British Council in Greece can provide details of institutions and courses and advice on suitable study options. Outside the EU, the Chevening Scholarships scheme still operates to help students who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, for instance those from developing countries. The British Council has recently launched a site for Chevening scholars and alumni.

Greek scholarships for UK nationals

ing applications in Greece. This does not mean of course that Greek students will not be able to study in the UK. Thousands

The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, 7 Eschinou street, 105

of Greek students study at British universities each year.The

58 Athens offers postgraduate scholarships for research or study

Chevening Scholarship scheme was only a tiny percentage of

to non-Greek researchers and university graduates in a multitude

those students.

of fields for the academic year 2004-05.

Greek students can apply to study at UK universities on the

For further information please contact the Foundation at the

same terms as British students. We continue actively to encour-

above address or visit the Foundation's website

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Main facilities Athens

New facilities Kifisia





New York College is the new reality of studies in the era of globalization and of the new opportunities that are offered. Our cooperation with top universities in the United States and Europe (State University at New Paltz & Empire State College, University of Louisville, University of New Haven, University of Sunderland) provides students with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in majors with international prestige and career prospects. The high standards of education at New York College have attracted students from all over the world, who have created a multicultural education community. The international faculty opens new horizons in thinking, in education and career development of the students. At New York College, we create the world of success together. Collaborations with International Accreditation: • SUNY/NEW PALTZ, EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE, accredited by the Middle States Association of colleges and universities • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, accredited by the Commission of Colleges and Schools. The Uofl. Business School, including the Athens Program is also accredited by AACSB • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, accredited by the New England as.. sociation of Schools and Colleges • NEW YORK COLLEGE accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) • INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE KURT BOSCH fully recognized by the Swiss government.



• MBA - Master in Business Administration (accr, by AACSB) • Executive MBA • European MBA in Finance & Banking (member of the AACSB) • European MBA in Marketing & Communications (member of the AACSB) • European MBA in Information Systems Management (member of the AACSB) • MBA in Management & Change (member of the AACSB) • MSc in European Management • MSc in management of Information Technology • MSc in Computer-Based Information Systems • MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Human Resources) • MSc in Sport Management

• Business Administration • Marketing • Management • Finance • Economics • Computer Science • Information Systems • English Language and Literature • Communication • Communication for Business • Pre-Electrical Engineering • International Relations • Environmental Design • Psychology • Film & Television Studies • Graphic Design

• AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide Admission Office - Information: • Athens: 38, Amalias, 10558 Syntagma, tel.: 2103225961, fax: 2103233337, email:, • Thessaloniki: 6, Katsimidi Street & Papanastasiou 54639, tel.:2310889879, 2310835211, fax.: 2310835211, email: • Prague: • Tirana: • Skopje: 33, Ruzveltova Str. Admissions office NYC is Laboratories of Liberal Studies and it issues certificates of studies, only the master and the bachelor degrees are awarded directly by the foreign universities.

In cooperation with the STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK at New Paltz & Empire State College

Prestige & Power & MBA The latest research on the attitudes and goals of MBA students makes gloomy reading Show me the money! That's the most important factor for MBA students when choosing employers according to new research

Working Abroad

which also reveals that students are more interested in working

The main career goal that students hope to have achieved with-

abroad than managing projects, contributing to society or bal-

in three years of attaining their MBA is to work internationally

ancing work with a healthy life outside the office.

(56%). When questioned further about what "working interna-

Swedish Research While an MBA has always been viewed as a passport to success in the corporate world in terms of rank and salary, the trend among many business schools has been to include teaching on 'softer' issues such as business ethics, morality, sustainability and emotional intelligence. However the survey, conducted by Swedish research firm Universum Communications, of 768 stu-

tionally" actually meant to them, two-thirds of students said they wanted to work and live abroad, rather than the occasional business trip overseas or working in their home country with international clients.

Challenging Work Working with increasingly challenging tasks is the next priority

dents at 16 business schools in seven European countries paints

on the list (41%) followed by the opportunity to influence corpo-

a rather depressing picture of MBA students who remain driven

rate strategies (40%). Goals such as developing new products,

by money, prestige and power.

starting a business, managing projects, contributing to society and achieving work/life balance come much further down the peck-

How do MBA graduates choose between employers?

ing order (although the survey suggests female students place a greater emhpasis on work/life balance). Management consulting is the sector that 40% of students

Money, quite simply - 52% say competitive compensation is

would like to work in, followed by consumer goods (25%), invest-

among their top three considerations, followed by international

ment banking (23%), then marketing and advertising (17%). Only

career opportunities (50%) and the offer of managerial respon-

5% are willing to work in the public sector.

sibility (44%). Most students, it seems are prepared to sweat it out in the office, with only 18% identifying flexible working hours as an attraction. More than three quarters of students would prefer to have their salary linked to performance while 69% say they are willing to take on more hours and greater pressure in return

Most students want to work for established companies in fast-growing industries located in big cities. When asked to name their ideal employers following graduation, consulting firm McKinsey came top of the heap, with BAE Systems, Boston

for a higher salary. On average, MBA students expect to work more

Consulting Group, General Electric and Goldman Sachs com-

than 56 hours a week and receive a salary of around ÂŁ50,000 in

pleting the top five.

their first job after graduation. After three years, they say they expect their salary to have risen, on average, to around ÂŁ80,000. 58

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The Guardian EDUCATION

Salaries after an An MBA may not have quite the status it had a decade ago, but people with the three magic letters after their names are still


earning hefty salaries, according to the latest salary and career

spondents earned an average of £116,000. But those with few-

prospects survey from the Association of MBAs in the UK. De-

er than 10 employees pay on average only £63,325. MBAs al-

spite the severe economic downturn and the "9/11 effect",

so do best if they work in general management, which com-

salaries of UK MBAs continue to rise, and remain ahead of av-

mands an average salary of almost £80,000 (£79,687). Next

erage earnings.

comes corporate strategy and planning (£65,343) and mar-

The annual basic salary of the MBAs in the survey averages

keting and sales (£60,063.) They do worst in administrative

£64,000. More than one in 10 (13%) earn more than £100,000,

roles, averaging only £41,450. Two other functions come in at

and fewer than one in 10 (8%) earn less than £30,000. On av-

under £50,000: legal, and research and development. For MBAs

erage they increased their salary by a third on graduation. That

who move between functional areas, the tendency, over-

is a hefty rise, though a couple of decades ago the MBA could

whelmingly, is towards the better paid fields of general man-

do much more than that: in the heady days of 1980, when Britain

agement and corporate strategy.

produced very few MBAs and those it did produce were thought

The survey is conducted for the Association of MBAs by Pay

to have some sort of business magic, the salary hike they could

Data Ltd. The company sent a questionnaire to all 7,300 UK-based

expect on graduation was 92%.

members of the as-

More than two thirds of respondents to the survey say that

sociation, and re-

having an MBA has opened career doors for them, and more

ceived 900 usable

than half are pleased with the networks to which it gives them

replies. The survey

access. The gap between male and female MBA earnings con-

is free to association

tinues to narrow, with men earning on average £65,300 and

members, and £95

women £60,000.

for non-members, at

Yet MBAs seem to do best in smaller companies. MBAs

working for small and medium size enterprises (with turnovers of £1m to £4m) average a salary of £79,000. MBAs working for larger employers (£100m to £499.9m turnover) can expect to earn an average of £70,000. The best paying employers are those with between 10 and 49 employees, where re-


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New instrument for better recognition of qualifications and skills The European Commission has just adopted a proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass). Conceived with an eye to lifelong learning, the proposal integrates various transparency-promoting instruments into a coherent framework, identified by the single label "Europass", which will be accessible on the Internet and to which other instruments may also be added in the future. Coordination, rationalisation and computerisation are the key concepts of the proposal, which thus makes these instruments more accessible, more user-friendly, more visible and more familiar. The urgent need to improve the transparency of qualifications and competences has become even more pressing with the impending entry of ten new Member States as emphasised by the Education Ministers of 31 European countries, the social partners and the Commission in November 2002 in the Copenhagen Declaration, to which this proposal for a decision represents a concrete response.


"With the European Union poised to expand from 15

tion and rationalisation of information tools and networks,

to 25 Member States, and closer relationships being forged

including the integration of existing instruments into one

with the other countries of Europe, improving the trans-

single framework."

parency of qualifications and competences is essential in

One year later, the proposal for a decision adopted by

order to increase and improve transnational mobility and

the Commission establishes this single framework for the

make lifelong education and training a reality", declares

transparency of qualifications and competences, known

Viviane Reding, European Commissioner in charge of Ed-

as "Europass" a name taken over from the present Eu-

ucation and Culture, at a press conference in Brussels.

ropass-Training, which this proposal amends and renames

She adds: "This proposal gives concrete effect to a rec-


ommendation made in the Copenhagen Declaration and

The proposal for a decision incorporates into the Eu-

also fits in with the framework for action proposed by the

ropass five existing documents which cover qualifications

Commission in its Communication: "The success of the

and competences in a lifelong-learning perspective, fo-

Lisbon strategy hinges on urgent reforms"1."

cusing on:

The Copenhagen Declaration of 30 November 20022

• personal and vocational skills (the European CV, which

explicitly called for action to "increase transparency in vo-

is a great success), as well as language skills (the Eu-

cational education and training through the implementa-

ropean Language Portfolio);

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• experience of transnational mobility (the MobiliPass,

dency and conclude under the Dutch Presidency. The

which replaces the Europass-Training, already used

official launch of the new Europass could therefore

by more than 50 000 persons);

take place at the major conference on vocational ed-

• vocational qualifications (the Certificate Supplement) and higher education diplomas (the Diploma Sup-

ucation and training to be held in Maastricht in December 2004.

plement). However, the Europass is an open framework to which more documents may be added in the future, in

For further information:

particular in order to address specific sectors or skills

more specifically.


Individuals looking for a job or for a change of job

whether with or without a change of residence clearly

also the Council Resolution of 19 December 2002, OJ C 013,

need tools which will help them communicate their skills

18/01/2003, p. 2.

more effectively. The fact that in little more than a year the European CV has been downloaded more than half a million times from the Cedefop website alone gives an idea of the numbers of citizens concerned. The Diploma Supplement will be in widespread use by 2005. The Diploma Supplement will be issued to all new higher education graduates, i.e. more than two million persons each year. With figures at these levels, it is obvious that effective coordination will be needed both at national and at European level and that ICT systems will need to be introduced at once. To this end, the proposal for a decision provides that all implementation activities shall be rationalised and coordinated by a single body in each country, within a European network. Preparatory work on the technological platform has already begun: Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) and the Working Group On Transparency established by the Commission in connection with the Copenhagen Process have already developed a prototype electronic Europass which will be perfected in the course of 2004. The proposal for a decision should be adopted by the end of 2004 : discussions in the European Parliament and the Council will begin under the Irish PresiEDUCATION

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New York College

19 Bachelor's and 11 Master's programs! Our Vision NEW YORK COLLEGE (NYC) is a group of educational institutions offering high quality multicultural education through its academic collaboration with acclaimed European and American universities. NYC was founded in 1989 and since then has been offering new opportunities in education and professional specialization, with integrity and a high sense of responsibility. By combining the Greek cultural heritage with the American educational system, NYC graduates scientists and business executives who have multicultural education, cross-cultural perception and a competitive spirit.

Paths and Partners New York College offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a wide range of disciplines with its academic collaboration with distinguished universities of the United States and Europe: The STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, at New Paltz, and Empire State College, (SUNY/NP & ESC), the University of Louisville, (Kentucky, USA), the University of New Haven, (Connecticut, USA). European programs the UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND, UK, ESCEM, France.

The International Dimension of the NYC Group 1998: NYC established the UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN PRAGUE (UNYP), in the Czech Republic, the first private higher education institution, recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education. 2001: NYC inaugurated its branch in Thessaloniki. 2002: NYC established the first private University in Tirana, Albania, the UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, TIRANA (UNYT), recognized by the Albanian Ministry of Education.

2003: NYC launched the NEW YORK COLLEGE IN SKOPJE, and offers the opportunity to students to complete three years of studies in Skopje and transfer for the final year in any other of the NYC campus in Thessaloniki, Athens, Prague and Tirana.

Our Multicultural Environment NYC has taken justifiable pride in having established a multicultural environment. Faculty, administrative staff, and students from all over the world work and study with us. At NYC, we consider diversity as a privilege, since it opens for us new horizons to knowledge, enriches our cultural contacts, and most importantly, allows our students to interact in a multicultural milieu, so indispensable for the citizen of the global tomorrow.

Quality Education Programs The NYC Faculty and administrative personnel are graduates of the finest universities of the US and Europe. The NYC faculty members, have work experience and credentials in business, industry and academia, and teaching qualifications, along with postgraduate degrees, Master's and Ph.Ds from acclaimed American and European Universities. We offer flexible study programs which address the needs of both non-working and working students and young executives, while at the same time we constantly enrich the options and the curricula to meet the needs of the labor market in Greece and abroad.

Career Opportunities NYC is committed to giving graduates a head start in today's competitive job market. Students are encouraged to use the Career Office from the first year onwards. Extensive links to employers, a unique career support service, and our vocational approach to academic design, ensure that NYC has an excellent graduate employment rate. The Career Service Center delivers a program of career related workshops, organizes lectures and

Accreditations: NYC and the University of New York in Prague (UNYP) are accredited and recognized by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an institution providing by the British Ministry of Education. Also, the MBA by the University of Louisville is accredited at NYC-Athens by the AACSB, the international accreditation that represents

The world of success


7 international academic agreements! seminars by distinguished scientists, businesspeople and artists, and hosts recruitment fairs, the Career Week, throughout the academic session.

NYC Student Distinctions and Accomplishments The annual Alumni Book demonstrates that a number of NYC graduates hold executive positions in Greek and multinational companies and organizations, while others have been accepted on postgraduate courses by well known universities in the US and Europe.

NYC Student Affairs NYC places emphasis on the support and welfare of our students through the Department of Student Affairs, which organizes in cooperation with the Student Union the various student clubs, fieldtrips, excursions, sports events, seminars and workshops.


US Bachelor's

EUROPEAN Bachelor's

• • • • • •

• European Bachelor in Business Administration • BA(Hons) in Business Studies • BA (Hons) in Computer Studies

• • • • • • • • • • •

Business Administration Marketing Management Finance Psychology Communication for Business Economics Information Systems Film & TV Studies Graphic Design Environmental Design English Language and Literature Communications International Relations Computer Science Journalism Pre-Electrical Engineering

EUROPEAN Master's • Executive MBA • European MBA in Finance/Marketing/IS/ • Management & Change • M.Sc in Management of Information Systems • M.Sc in Computer Based Information Systems

US Master's


NYC International Office welcomes, orientates and supports international students. Specialized personnel with extensive experience in international student matters organize events which bring together students from Greece and other countries around the world, thus enabling everybody to assimilate into our multicultural environment.

• MBA ( AACSB) • M.Sc in Sport Management • M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Human Resources) • M.A. in Communication and Public Relations

Research Center


NYC is proud to operate a Research Center, headed by the internationally distinguished scientist, Dr. D. V. Nanopoulos and a team of experienced professors, who work together on various research projects with the aim to develop the scientific knowledge and experience and to contribute to the social and environmental research.

• Certificate in Business Administration (offered in Greek)

• Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing/ in Finance • Cambridge Career Awards in Business, in Travel and Tourism, in Office Administration • Cambridge Tutor Award • Cambridge Diploma in Management • Cambridge Diploma in Project Management

Support to the International Students

higher education. SBS -the Business School of NYC- as well as UNYP are approved centers by EDEXCEL, the premier provider of professional qualifications, recognized the highest standards of achievement for business schools, worldwide. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

NYC Educational Group


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