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Kent University in Greece: past and future
The University of Kent hosted a reception at the British Residence on Friday 9 May, offering candidate students the opportunity to meet senior academic staff from the University of Kent and some of its many alumni in Greece. Guests learned about Kent’s Masters in Heritage Management, which is offered now in Greece at the Elefsina campus. Kent’s partner in this programme is the Athens University of Economics and Business. The campus is sited in an area of world class archaeological significance. Britain and Greece share a long standing tradition in respecting and protecting cultural heritage and vulnerable historic sites, making sure that future generations have the chance to experience and understand them.
British Ambassador John Kittmer said:
Greece and the UK both have outstanding archaelogical and architectural heritage. Conserving this heritage and making it accessible to new generations is a common task. We can learn from each other. The University of Kent’s MA in Heritage Management is a great programme; its availability here in Greece relfects a great collaboration with the Athens University of Economics and Business
David Nightingale, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent, said:
The University has over 2000 Greek alumni and is very proud of its longstanding relationship with Greece. As the UK’s European university, we have postgraduate study centres in several European capitals. Our centre in Athens provides innovative programmes in the field of heritage management in partnership with the Athens University of Economics and Business and attracts students from across the globe.
The University of Kent has over 2200 alumni living in Greece, and there are currently 147 Greek students studying a variety of its courses, from International Foundation Programmes to PhD level. With the support of its alumni, Kent University runs various exchange agreements and research projects with academic institutions in Greece such as: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Athens University of Economics, University of Crete and the University of Patras. It is an international institution with students from over 130 countries and staff from over 80 countries. The University of Kent will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 and all of its UK campuses and centres across Europe will be involved in celebration events in September 2015.