John Botis1, Gregorios Chatzilymperis1, Konstantinos Kalafatakis2, Nikolina Skandali3, Alexandros Skandalis4, Naoum Mylonas5, Apostolos Zarros6
1Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
2College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
3Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom.
4Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
5Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
6College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.149246



It is beyond any doubt that the euro-crisis also represents an opportunity of monumental proportions. [1],[2] We have recently suggested a four-axons’ systematic action framework that we regard as essential to be set forward by the Hellenic scientific community and the Greek government in order to eliminate the adverse effects that the established recession and funding-deprivation have exerted upon the Hellenic academic institutions’ function. [3] Summarizing, this framework would ideally: (i) encourage the extroversion towards the international scientific community, (ii) enforce the compliance of the current academic practices with successful international administrative, teaching, and research ones, (iii) adopt extensive structural changes and innovative practices, as well as (iv) maintain the high standard of its excellence centers and prioritize the dedication of the country’s academic institutions to provide high-quality academic education. [3]. Read more…

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