The Greek University of Patras announced recently that is opening a branch in Alexandria, Egypt in a first-of-its-kind move by a Greek higher education institution.
On Friday at the offices of the Greek community of Alexandria, the rector of the University of Patras, Christos Bouras, and the president of the Greek community of Alexandria, Andreas Vafiadis, will co-sign a memorandum for the establishment of the branch.
The University of Patras became the first Greek university with a branch abroad.
“For the first time in the history of the Greek community of Alexandria, a university-level project is about to take place. The Greek Quarter of Alexandria will acquire special glamour and prestige,” the President of the Greek Community of Alexandria, Andreas Vafiadis, told state-run ERT.
Branch of the Greek university in Alexandria will have two departments
The University of Patras branch will operate two departments, one Greek-speaking and one English-speaking in the subjects of Greek culture, Greek language and Greek philosophy.
Each program will be able to accept approximately 100 students. There will be tuition fees, which however have not yet been determined.
Teachers in the branch will be professors of the University of Patras and external collaborators for one semester. It is estimated that the branch will be operational by 2025.
The rector of the University of Patras said that the decision to establish a branch in Alexandria was not just an important step in the growth of the institution.