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The ceremony of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS"

Nov 21, 2016

The ceremony of the Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS" will be held at the main Hall of the old Parliament in Athens on December 08  2016, at 19.00 p.m.

The award will be presented by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Mr. Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Professor of Political Science at Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens. Mrs. Maria Efthymiou, Associate Professor, University of Athens, will present the academic work of the awardee.  Professor Kitromilides will then give a talk.

The year 2016 marks the 26th 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 this 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 who were murdered in 1990, while 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 and the awardees upon their selection become automatically a committee member.


For further information:

Kalliroi Mavrantoni

FORTH/Central Administration

Heraklion, Crete, GR

Τel.: +302810391509