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Each era has its own set of characteristics and is known for its own distinct challenges. Our era is no different insofar challenges and crises are concerned; the 2008 Economic Crisis originating in the United States and spreading worldwide, the Ukraine Crisis, the older and newer Middle Eastern crises, and the Greek Crisis, are but a handful among (way too) many, and yet they influence us to varying degrees depending...Read more
It is within the context of globalization and a knowledge-driven economy that higher education is expected to enhance the competitive advantage of a nation in the global market by producing the new-skilled worker. In Europe employability issues are at the core of educational reforms. Student options for higher education are no longer constrained by national boundaries, or by the legal form of the entity that provides this education. Innovative forms...Read more
Plato’s Symposium is one of the most polyprismatic texts on Eros. Indeed, in view of the Symposium , one can say – paraphrasing Italo Calvino’s description of Aglaura, one of his ‘ Invisible Cities ’ – that “everything which has previously been said of Eros imprisons the words and forces you to retell rather than to tell”. This ‘retelling’, however, if we do not submit ourselves to the needs of...Read more
The European Association for International Education defines internationalization of Higher Education (HE) as the whole range of processes by which HE becomes less national and more internationally oriented. There are several approaches to the internationalization of HE, including the movement of students to foreign countries, the movement of programs and providers across borders, i.e., transnational education (TNE), and the education hubs, i.e., designated regions which hope to attract international students...Read more

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