Greece - higher education system

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Country: Greece
Population (mln): 11,32
Official language/s: Greek
Internet TLD: .gr
Calling code: +30
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1981
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 17.8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 46.5
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 26.0
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 57.6
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 12,4
Country codes in education system: EL
Expected duration of education (years): N/A

In Greece, Higher Education is divided into two sectors: the University Sector and the Technological Sector. Higher Education University Sector aims at establishing, producing and developing   science and technology, achieving our country's future scientists’ high level, comprehensive, theoretical and applied training while promoting   and developing scientific research.

Higher Education Technological Sector aims at developing the scientific and technological research and at providing programmes of more applied character.

The mission of University and Technological Sectors Institutions comprises the following: 

a) Universities give emphasis to high quality education according to the demands of science, technology and arts taking into account the international scientific practice and the corresponding professional fields.

b) The TEIs and the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (Technological Sector Institutions) give emphasis to high quality education as well as to the applied character of science, technology and arts. In this framework they promote the development of the appropriate theoretical background together with the development of high standard practice.  

In the country there are twenty-two (22) University Sector institutions (Universities, Technical Universities, the School of Fine Arts), including the Hellenic Open University and the International Hellenic University.

Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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