Visit of the Rectory of the University of Crete to FORTH
On Friday, 18th September, the newly elected Rector and Vice Rectors of the University of Crete (UoC) paid a formal visit to FORTH. The Rector Giorgos Kontakis, professor at the Medical School, escorted by the Vice-Rectors, Giorgos Kosioris, Dimitris Mylonakis, Michalis Pavlidis and Konstantinos Spanoudakis, met with the President of FORTH Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, and members of the Board of Directors.
Prof. Tavernarakis welcomed the Rectory and wished them every success in their mission. He further added that FORTH aims towards a fruitful cooperation with all departments and schools of the University of Crete, pointingout: “smooth and close collaboration is important, since the two Institutions make up a community in the same geographical area, with common goals and visions. It is worth mentioning that many joint projects are carried out, and that we wish to expand our mutually beneficial cooperation. Joint postgraduate programmes highly contribute to the education and training of young scientists, and numerous researchers of FORTH serve as instructors at the University of Crete. I am convinced that close cooperation will generate impactful outcomes both for our people, and for the institutions that we represent.”
The rector of the University of Crete, Prof. Georgios Kontakis, expressed his deep appreciation for the invitation and added that the two institutions are interlinked since many professors of the University of Crete carry out their research work at FORTH. “I believe that the excellent relationship between 2 establishments is based on their people. I am convinced that both our institutions will cooperate in a spirit of equality, mutual respect and acknowledgment of the role of each part. It is a fact that FORTH and UOC constitute one community and that they have both benefited from their close relationship. I am optimistic that together we will achieve much more than on our own. The University of Crete will focus on our ongoing cooperation, respecting each institution’s discrete role, in order to achieve added value for both, and I am looking forward to future joint initiatives, efforts and synergies”.