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The 2015 Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis Xanthopoulos- Stephanos Pneymatikos"

Dec 01, 2015

The ceremony of the Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching dedicated to the memory of  Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS  and Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS" will take place at the main Hall of the Old Parliament in Athens on December 4, 2015, at 19.00.

The award will be presented by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Dr.George Gazetas,  Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Prof. Theodosios Tasios, Emeritus Professor of NTUA, will present the academic work of the awardee.  Professor Gazetas will then give a talk on:

"Paradoxical case-histories in seismic geotechnical engineering"

The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Award, which is the only academic prize in Greece that rewards the excellence in academic teaching.

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) established the Award in the memory of Vassilis Xanthopoulos and Stephanos Pnevmatikos. They were both distinguished Professors at the University of Crete, members of FORTH, and internationally renowned scientists; they were murdered senselessly in 1990, while they were teaching an advanced seminar.

The selection of the awardees is made by a committee of distinguished academic teachers from a wide range of scientific areas; the awardees upon their selection become automatically members of the committee.

For further information:
Kalliroi Mavrantoni
FORTH / Central Administration
Heraklion, Crete, GR
Τel.: +302810391509