First International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) Greece Visit Strengthens U.S. – Greek Higher Education Collaboration

As part of the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) Greece, the U.S. Department of State, the Government of the Hellenic Republic of Greece, and the Institute of International Education (IIE) today announced the Pharos Summit 2022: Greek-U.S- Collaboration in Higher Education. IAPP Greece, which has 54 U.S. and Greek higher education institutions as participants, brings together cohorts of these universities to create collaborations and collaboration.

The Greek and American higher education institutions will be accompanied on the visit by senior officials and leaders from the U.S. Department of State, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, and IIE. In addition to site visits in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Crete, the trip from November 6–12, 2022, will feature a high-level forum with rectors from more than 20 Greek universities.

APP Greece is intended to give participants a comprehensive awareness of the possibilities for their own institution’s capacity for partnership-building and academic engagement with Greek institutions. The first-ever in-person trip to Greece as part of IAPP Greece highlights the program’s goals at a time when global academic collaborations are more important than ever.

Higher education administrators from the United States and Greece are passionate about and committed to collaborations. We are able to fully realise the promise and power of international education by bringing these institutions together with the assistance of organizations like IIE and the governments of both the United States and Greece, said Allan E. Goodman, CEO of IIE. If the epidemic has taught us anything, it’s that cooperation and education are resilient and can persist despite any obstacles that may lie ahead.

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