Professor Georgios Karyotis on the EUROSUD Programme

A few weeks ago we caught up with Professor Georgios Karyotis to hear his thoughts on the EUROSUD programme, its successes, why it’s an important subject to study in 2024, and what some of his favourite EUROSUD memories were. You can watch the video below.


EUROSUD PROGRAMME Semester 2 - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

EUROSUD is an unique opportunity to engage in the multi-disciplinary study of the South European region with partners in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the United Kingdom over two years and gain a jointly awarded Master degree!

The fisrt semester is based in Glasgow. The second semester is based in Athens or in Madrid. In Athens, you can live in the historical capital of Europe, also known as the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilisation. EUROSUD students have the Mediterranean climate, the greek culture, living history in this open air museum!

At the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), EUROSUD students have 5 options of course and they can choose 3.

Click here if you want to know more about it!

Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


EUROSUD PROGRAMME Semester 2 - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

EUROSUD is an unique opportunity to engage in the multi-disciplinary study of the South European region with partners in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the United Kingdom over two years and gain a jointly awarded Master degree!

The fisrt semester is based in Glasgow. The second semester is based in Athens or in Madrid. In Madrid, you can live at the capital and most populous city of Spain.

At the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), EUROSUD students have 9 options of courses and they can choose 5, but Research Seminar is compulsory for all! Among the options, they have 2 courses offered in Spanish!

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Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


EUROSUD students go to Lisbon - 3rd Winter School 2023

This year the EUROSUD Winter School happened in Lisbon from February 27th until March 1st.

EUROSUD is taught over 2 years, starting at the University of Glasgow, where all students can meet and study there for one semester, followed by Athens or Madrid in semester 2. In the final year students can choose among Marseille, Madrid, Athens and Rome.

This is a great opportunity to develop soft skills and learn about different cultures. On the other hand, many say that the biggest challenge for EUROSUD students is being separated from their friends on the journey after Glasgow.

The Winter School is an opportunity for everyone to meet again, catching up about where they are doing their internship or what they are researching for their thesis.

Click here to check our instagram video!

Do you also want to make friends from all over the world living in 3 different countries? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


EUROSUD PROGRAMME Semester 1 - University of Glasgow

EUROSUD is an unique opportunity to engage in the multi-disciplinary study of the South European region with partners in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the United Kingdom over two years and gain a jointly awarded Master degree!

The fisrt semester is based in Glasgow. Many people believe that Harry Potter was filmed at the University of Glasgow! Even though this is not true, students can still feel like they are studying in Hogwarts, with the  Gothic-revival style building with its spires at the main building.

The first semester is when all students meet, before they follow their journey in the two next mobility partners.

At the University of Glasgow, EUROSUD students have 3 mandatory courses. Click here to see our instagram post about it and here to read more about each course!

 

Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


International Women's Day - Inspiring Alumni From Each Of Our Partner Universities

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8 every year.

There is much to celebrate about women’s achievements, and yet there is still more we can all do, women and allies alike, to #EmbraceEquity and ensure that we build a world for those that come after us that is evermore diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

We’ve compiled a list of successful women in various fields who’ve graduated from each of our partner universities below.

Marion Gilchrist, University of Glasgow

Marion Gilchrist was the first woman to graduate from the University of Glasgow in 1894, and the first woman in Scotland to graduate with a medical degree, despite medicine being considered an ‘unfeminine’ subject at the time. She worked as a GP in Glasgow, specialising in eye diseases, and was also an early motoring enthusiast, having a garage on Ashton Lane. She was also a leading figure in the UK suffragette movement, but change took time: it would be 34 years after Marion graduate that women were finally granted full voting rights.

You can read more about her and other inspiring women who graduated from the University of Glasgow here

Dolores Delgado García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

Dolores Delgado García is a Spanish prosecutor who served as Attorney General of Spain from 2020 to 2022. Previously, she served as Minister of Justice and First Notary of the Kingdom from 2018 to 2020, in the first Pedro Sánchez administration. She joined the Public Prosecution Service in 1989, being assigned to the High Court of Justice of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. In 1993 she was promoted to prosecutor at the Audiencia Nacional, where she stands out for being responsible for important cases against drug trafficking and terrorism. She has also worked at the International Criminal Court.

Graça Machel, Universidade de Lisboa

An alumna of the University of Lisbon, Dame Graça Machel is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. Machel is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, including on ending child marriage, and was made an honorary British Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for her humanitarian work. She is the only woman in modern history to have served as First Lady of two countries, South Africa and Mozambique, being the widow of former President of Mozambique, Samora Machel, and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Alongside Mandela and Desmond Tutu, she convened The Elders, a group working on various humanitarian subjects. 

Elisabetta Belloni, LUISS Guido Carli

Elisabetta Belloni is an Italian diplomat and civil servant, and has served as Director of the Department of Information for Security since 2021. . She has held positions in Italian embassies offices in Vienna and Bratislava, as well as in the Directorates General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2001 she was appointed Head of the Office for Central and Eastern European Countries, and from 2004 to 2008, directed the Crisis Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Anna Vissi, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Anna Vissi is a Greek Cypriot singer, songwriter, actress, television presenter, radio personality, and businesswoman. She studied music and performed locally before moving to the professional scene in Athens in 1973, signing a record deal, releasing singles, and collaborating with other artists whilst still studying at NKUA. She has performed in the Eurovision Song Contest three times, representing Greece in 1980 and 2006, and Cyprus in 1982.

Ariane Labed, Aix-Marseille Université

Ariane Labed is a Greek-French actress and film director. She is known for her feature film debut in Attenberg, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and for appearing in Helen Edmundson’s film Mary Magdalene in 2018. Labed studied theatre at Aix-Marseille University.


EUROSUD students experience in Greece

Temple of Hephaestus, Athens – Greece
Temple of Hephaestus, Athens – Greece

Have you ever thought of living in Greece?

Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe, known for its natural and historical beauty and for being the birthplace of western civilisation.

Athens, its capital, hosts many monuments full of history and some nearby beaches.

EUROSUD students who choose the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) for their second semester, have the opportunity to live this dream for 6 months.

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Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


EUROSUD Induction at the The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professor Susannah Verney at the ΕΑΤ-ΕΣΑ building, translating the guided visit with Nikos Manios
Professor Susannah Verney at the ΕΑΤ-ΕΣΑ building, translating the guided visit with Nikos Manios

After the first semester at the University of Glasgow, EUROSUD students have their second semester either at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens or at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

This year, the Athens induction programme took place from from 25/1 to 27/1. On the first day, students met the Programme Director and Assistant Professor Susannah Verney and the Programme Assistant Evelyn Karakatsani, at the Aioulou building (where most of the classes take place), and also visited the library and had an orientation meeting.

On day two, students had the opportunity to visit the Greek Parliament and meet EUROSUD students from the 2021-2023 cohort.

On the last day, students visited the ΕΑΤ-ΕΣΑ building, a former centre of special investigation for the department of the military police of the dictorship regime in 1964-1974. The visit was guided by the general secretary of the Association of Prisoners and Exiled 1967-74, Nikos Manios.

Monday 30 January was the first day of classes! We wish you all a great semester!

Click here to check out the induction video.

Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!

 


New Course in Athens - Climate Crisis: Policies and Diplomacy in Southeast Europe

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is offering a new course taught during the mobility in Greece. The course is titled 'Climate Crisis: Policies and Diplomacy in Southeast Europe.

Offered by Prof. Emmanuella Doussis, UNESCO Chairholder on Climate Diplomacy, this course aims to:

  • Explore the climate policies of Southeastern European countries
  • Map these courses in the context of the international and European framework
  • Highlight the challenges ahead to achieve just transition and climate neutrality by 2050, whilst building societal resilience to address the impacts that cannot be avoided.

The course views climate change not only as an environmental problem which requires technical solutions, but also as a social problem where the solutions expand to include economic, political, cultural and institutional changes. Some of these solutions have the potential for transforming society in ways that address multiple goal challenges, including poverty and inequality, food insecurity, water insecurity, biodiversity loss and health crises.

This course will be offered in the academic year 2023-2024. Interested? Applications to join this EUROSUD cohort are now open - apply here today!


2020-22 Student Cohort Graduate today at University of Glasgow (29 November 2022)

The EUROSUD (2020-22 Cohort) students came back to Glasgow for the Graduation ceremony at University of Glasgow at the end of their two year Master in which they spent only the first semester in Glasgow with the duration of their studies spent at their mobility locations for Semester 2 and Year 2 . After a challenging time in which they arrived in Glasgow during the pandemic, they were thrilled to be graduating.

We wish them every success in their new careers.