University rector calls for probe into sexual harassment claims

Professor Nikos Papaioannou, rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (TAU) in Greece, said on Monday 18 January he had informed the city’s prosecuting authorities about media reports in which three former students accused two retired professors of sexual harassment, reports Ekathimerini.

“I have formally requested the intervention of justice, in order for any such case concerning the university to be investigated in depth and the perpetrators held accountable and punished,” he said in a statement to state-run news agency ANA-MPA. Papaioannou said no official or unofficial complaint has been filed at the university.

Two of the former students revealed in a closed Facebook forum of TAU alumni that they had been sexually assaulted by a now retired professor from the university’s philosophy department. The unnamed women, then 20 and 22, said the unnamed professor performed lewd acts against them during meetings in his office to discuss their grades.
Full report on the Ekathimerini site