National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
or Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
higher education institution in Greece.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Description
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was founded on 3rd May 1837. As it was the first university in the newly established modern Greek state, as well as in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean region, its socio-historically significant role has been decisive for the production of knowledge and culture in the country. Today the University of Athens is the largest public institution of higher education in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. It is a legal entity of public law with 32 Faculties and 111 Postgraduate programmes of all disciplines, 158 Laboratories, 69 Clinics (included in 4 University Hospitals), 6 Central Libraries, a Modern Greek Language Teaching Center, a Center of Foreign Languages etc. The University of Athens is a member of International Associations (EUA, IAU, EAIE) and University networks (UNICA, UNEECC etc.) and is also a member of the International Network “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie”. During the last 20 years, under the framework of the LLP/ERASMUS programme the University of Athens has sent about 8000 students to partner Universities and has received more than 3800 incoming students. For the current academic year the University has established 576 Erasmus bilateral agreements with 310 Institutions from...
Description of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Being the oldest University in Greece, founded in 1837, a few years after Hellas became an independent state, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens supports Education and promotes Research. At present, the National and and Kapodistrian University of Athens constitutes a modern Institution of Higher Education comprising 2400 members of teaching staff, 1500 members of administrative staff, around 125,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 32 Faculties, 110 Postgraduate programmes, 158 Laboratories, 69 Clinics (included in 4 University Hospitals), 6 Central Libraries, the Modern Greek Language Teaching Center , the Center of Foreign Languages, many modern reading halls and more than 35 new multi-media centers accessible to students and teaching staff. All the above indicate that the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is a large and dynamic University where sciences and arts are fostered according to the international standards of contemporary knowledge