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The ceremony of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS"

Dec 04, 2012

The ceremony of the Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS" will be held at the main Hall of old Hellenic Parliament in Athens on December 14 2012, at 19.00 p.m.

The award will be presented by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias to Stephanos Trachanas, Director of the Crete University Press (CUP) and Emeritus Professor of the University of Crete. Vassilios Dougalis, Professor of Mathematics, University of Athens, will present the academic work of the awardee. Mr. Trachanas will then give a talk on:

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The year 2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of the Award, which is the only academic prize in Greece that rewards 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 members of the committee.

For further information:
Ms. Kalliroi Mavrantoni
P.O. Box 1385
GR-711 10 Heraklion
Τel.: +302810391509