Universities look abroad to prove viability

In response to the severe financial crisis, Greek academics are seeking collaborations with foreign students and institutions to prove that they are still thriving, writes Marianna Tsatsou for Greek Reporter.

China is among the countries that seem to be suitable candidates. Many Chinese companies, such as the China Ocean Shipping Group Company, have established a professional connection with Greece.

Collaborations with universities from other countries are also up for discussion, including Russia and countries around the Persian Gulf. By 2013, Greece is expected to have founded its first academic branch campuses in these countries.
Full report on the Greek Reporter site