On Monday, February 6, 2017 the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens welcomed 90 students, who will study at the NKUA during the spring semester of the academic year 2016-17 through the ERASMUS+ European programme, in the A. Argyriades Amphitheatre of the main building. Inter-institutional agreements have been signed with the students’ sending Universities. For the current year, the NKUA counts 615 ERASMUS+ agreements, through which it cooperates with 316 Universities.
In the reception, organized by the Department of European and International Relations of the NKUA, a greeting was addressed to the students on behalf of the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and International Relations, Professor Konstantinos Buraselis, by Athina Dimopoulou, Assistant Professor of the School of Law and member of the Committee of International Relations and European Educational Programmes, Fotini Fryda, Head of the Department of European and International Relations and Alexandros Kordas, President of the Erasmus Student Network of the NKUA (ESN KAPA).
During the event, the students received their certificate of admission in the Institution and accompanying material related to their registration in the NKUA (student guide, informative documents etc), as well as other useful information about their stay in Athens.
Incoming ERASMUS+ students, whose numbers increase steadily during the last years, are encouraged to participate in all the educational and cultural activities of the Institution; moreover, they are provided with the opportunity of attending Greek language courses, free of charge, at the Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre in the School of Philosophy. Furthermore, they are invited to attend the particularly successful Inter-departmental course of the School of Philosophy “CONTEMPORARY GREECE: History, Arts and Letters”, which is offered in English for all the ERASMUS students, regardless of their main field of study.
Let it be noted that 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the start of ERASMUS and the occasion will be celebrated with many events throughout Europe. According to the records of the Department of European and International Relations of the NKUA, during the programme’s 30 years (1987-2017) about 5,000 students from European Institutions have studied at the NKUA, whereas 13,000 students from the NKUA have been accepted for studies and traineeships by Institutions and receiving organizations of all European countries.