Monday, 10 October 2011 17:10

Visit of German Deputy Minister of Education and Research at the IHU

The Deputy Minister for Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Thomas Rachel, visited the International Hellenic University on 3 October 3 2011, accompanied by the Consul General of Germany, Mr Wolfgang Hoelscher-Obermaier. The visit gave the Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board of the IHU, Prof. Nicolas Moussiopoulos, and member of the GB, Prof. Athanasios Kaissis, the opportunity to inform the guests about the progress so far of the first Greek Public University that offers programmes of study exclusively in English and about the university’s research activities.

Professor Moussiopoulos stressed the fact that the International Hellenic University places a strong emphasis on close cooperation with industry, following similar successful practices of other European countries.

The Deputy Minister recognised the size of the task facing the university administration of creating an outward-oriented higher education institution with clear development benefits and offered his congratulations on the very positive results so far. He promised to seek to deepen existing partnerships with counterpart institutions from Germany and to uncover possibilities for new partnerships.