Working meetings of the delegation of the University of Athens and the University of Piraeus with the delegation of the University of Jordan
On Monday November 3rd 2014, a delegation from the University of Jordan had a working meeting with its counterparts from the University of Athens, in order to discuss possibilities of developing further the bilateral scientific cooperation, reinforcing the academic staff and student exchange programmes, and connecting the two Institutions by utilizing the EU educational framework. The consultations resulted in signing an initial MoU which will be followed by other bilateral agreements.
The University of Jordan was represented by the President Professor Ekhlief Al-Tarawneh and the Professor Zaid Eyadat, ex-Director of the Department of International Studies of the University. The delegation of the University of Athens was headed by the Rector Mr. T. Fortsakis, and consisted of the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and International Relations Professor K. Bourazelis, the President of the International Relations and European Educational Programmes Committee and Member of the University Board Professor Eleni Mantzourani, the President of the Department of Medicine Professor Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos, the Lecturer of the Department of History and Archeology Specialized on Jordan Archeological Affaires Chrysanthos Canellopoulos, the Head of the European and International Relations Directorate Ms. Fotini Fryda and the person in charge of the Bilateral Interuniversity Agreements Ms. Efthymia Tsolakidou.
It is noted that many relatives of the President of the University of Jordan have studied in Greek Universities, whereas the Lector Mr. Canellopoulos has performed, more than once, archeological excavations in Jordan.
On Tuesday November 4th, the delegation of the University of Jordan had a working meeting with the representatives of the University of Piraeus, headed by the Vice Rector Professor P. Pantelidis. The two Institutions signed a MoU on bilateral cooperation that was followed by the offering made by the University of Piraeus, of five scholarships for Masters and PhD’s in business and tourism.