Athens University and Onassis Foundation partner in promotion of Greek culture abroad
October 28, 2005
The University of Athens and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation announced on Wednesday a series of initiatives aimed at promoting Greek civilisation and culture abroad.
University Dean Yiorgos Babiniotis and Foundation President Antonis Papadimitriou presented the measures proposed during an international conference organised by the foundation in the US and titled Hellenic Studies in the US, Canada and South America.
During a joint press conference, Babiniotis noted that measures proposed as a means to upgrade and further promote Greek studies include:Student/professor exchange programmes between foundations abroad and Athens University; informing Greek universities of the possibilities for cooperation with foreign universities' Hellenic Studies departments; expansion of the US-based Onassis Foundation's visiting professors' programme and others.
On his part, Papadimitriou, accompanied by members of the foundation's executive board, referred to the foundation's work which includes university chairs, programmes and centres for Hellenic Studies; donation of books, educational material and school equipment; and the Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art.
Athens News Agency