COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PLANS GLOBAL CENTRE IN GREECE
This move goes hand in hand with Greece’s effort to have Greek students connect with prestigious International universities, with the Ministry of Education recently speaking of an effort to make Greek higher learning institutions more “extroverted”. In a recent trip of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Education Minister Niki Kerameus to the United States, they visited universities and research centers with the aim of creating bridges with Greek universities. Columbia was among these institutions. In February of 2020, in an interview with Kathimerini newspaper during his visit to Athens, the president of Columbia spoke about the possibility of establishing a Columbia Global Center in Greece.