Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. Greece is beautiful country for live.

Academies and schools

The following academies offer higher education with 4 years of studies and they are equivalent to the universities. They operate under different terms from the universities. Especially Hellenic Military AcademyHellenic Naval AcademyHellenic Air Force Academy are considered equivalent to the (civilian) universities since 1961 and their professors are elected with the same criteria. They have been called ASEI (ΑΣΕΙ, Ανώτατα Στρατιωτικά Εκπαιδευτικά Ιδρύματα) according a Law of 2003 and the election of their faculty members follow the same procedure as the (civilian) universities. After 2010, they run graduate programs on their own.

The following schools offer higher education with 4 years of studies and their graduates are equivalent to the graduates of technological educational institutes.

The following schools offer higher education of up to 2 years of studies.

Colleges

According to the Constitution of Greece, “education at university level shall be provided exclusively by institutions which are fully self-governed public law legal persons”.[1] This prohibits private institutions for post-secondary education, colloquially known as colleges, from operating as independent universities in Greece. However, it does not prohibit colleges from collaborating with foreign universities to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study in Greece.[2][3]

The vast majority of colleges are offering programmes of study under franchise or validation agreements with universities established in other European Union countries, primarily in the UK, leading to degrees which are awarded directly by those universities. The monitoring of those agreements as well as of additional provisions for the operation of colleges is carried out by the Ministry of Education (Law 3696/2008, 3848/2010), but also by the respective educational authorities of the countries in which the universities are based (e.g. QAA, BAC and NARIC for the UK). One example of a college in Greece, not operating as a franchise, and which is not validated through arrangements in the UK is the University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus. By contrast, this college is wholly owned and operated by its home campus, and is therefore accredited by the same agency which accredits the home campus. Consequently, students of the University of Indianapolis can switch between campuses at any time.

Effective May 2010, with the integration into Greek law of EC Directive 2005/36[4] on the mutual recognition of qualifications,[5] holders of academic degrees by universities in the European Union, including those obtained through studies at a college in Greece, have their professional rights fully recognised.

As of 2012, the following colleges are operating in Greece, according to the Ministry of Education:

In Athens

In Thessaloniki

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