Changes to foreign degree recognition aim to end delays

The Education Ministry is seeking to put an end to the delays and the bureaucracy involved in the recognition of foreign university degrees by the Greek state with the introduction of a new legal framework, writes Apostolos Lakasas for Ekathimerini.

According to this new framework, the academic recognition of degrees will be done automatically based on a list of recognised foreign universities, while a new procedure is also envisaged regarding the recognition of professional qualifications.

More specifically, Kathimerini understands that authorities tasked with introducing the new framework will compile a national list of recognised foreign universities. Practically, this means that the degrees of Greek or foreign students from universities included in this list will not be evaluated by the National Academic Recognition and Information Center (DOATAP) – the official state body that recognises degrees – if they seek to continue their studies in a postgraduate or doctoral programme at a Greek university.
Full report on the Ekathimerini site