1 NYC Herald 22 years knowledge education culture We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that an academic collaboration between New York College and University of Bolton that commenced approximately two years ago, has now reached the stage where we are proud to formally announce the launching of a Ph.D. Program offered by the University of Bolton and administrated by New York College. W e e v a l u a t e k n o w l e d g e. Y o u v a l u e e d u c a t i o n A Ph.D. Based on Collaborative Industrial Practice R&D while working? Many high caliber professionals undertake research and development activities while working. We recognize that this often leads to outstanding results in terms of both knowledge advancement and commercial value. The University of Bolton in collaboration with New York College provides a Ph.D. that will formally acknowledge your professional work at the highest level. The programme is designed so that you don t have to leave work. In this respect, a formal presentation of the program was conducted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 19:30 at the British Ambassador s residence jointly by His Excellency, Dr. David Landsman, the Ambassador: Mr. Elias Foutsis, New York College President, Dr. George Holmes, University of Bolton Vice-Chancellor; Professor Elias Siores, Director of Research and Innovation University of Bolton; Dr. Tom Chionos, New York College Provost; and Dr. Dimitris Andreou, New York College General Manager. The large crowd of distinguished guests attending the event was presented with all academic and administrative details relative to the program. Specifics regarding all aspects of the Ph.D. degree are as follows: How does it work? You will be allocated two supervisors, one at your work and one from University of Bolton or New York College. The Ph.D. project is based on your company s needs and requirements. Work is undertaken over three years and can form a single project or three integrated projects. You will need to produce three academic Papers, published in international journals, or Generate one full international patent and two Published academic papers. These will form the Main part of your thesis. Your work will be examined by Academic and Industrial external examiners. If your thesis is Successful, you will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). At the conclusion of the presentation, President Foutsis with Ambassador Landsman and Vice Chancellor Holmes provided to the distinguished gathering a reception, during which discussions were held, and views were exchanged. The host, the speakers, and the executive committee on the receiving line. L-R: Mr. Dimitris Kiousis, Ph.D. Candidate, Mr. Aris F. Mattheou, Director of P.R and event organizer NYC, Professor Elias Siores, University of Bolton Director of Research and Innovation, Mr. Elias Foutsis, NYC President, Ambassador David Landsman, Dr. George Holmes, University of Bolton Vice Chancellor, Dr. Dimitris Andreou, NYC General Manager, Dr. Tom Chionos, NYC Provost. 1
2 A warm welcome! Ambassador David Landsman welcomes President Elias Foutsis. Ambassador David Landsman OBE, welcomes the audience at his residence. President Foutsis welcomes professor Christos Zerefos, President of the Athens Observatory and member of the Academy of Athens A large audience of distinguished guests Dr. George Holmes, Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton, presents the concept of the program. Professor Elias Siores, Director of Research and Innovation, University of Bolton and Dr. Dimitris Andreou, New York College General Manager, presented in details the program. Dr. Tom Chionos, New York College Provost, links the theme of the Ancient Greek Spirit and the pioneer Academic Program of BOLTON and NYC. 2
3 Isaac Marks, Professor Emeritus at King's College London, visits our campus World-renowned psychiatrist, pioneering researcher, acclaimed author, global lecturer, and Professor Emeritus at King s College London, Prof. Isaac Marks, was invited by Dr. Maria Livanou, the Head of our Psychology Department, his former student and associate, and visited our campus and met with our faculty and staff. Prof. Marks was generous with his time in responding to the many questions posed to him by members of our psychology department, and most kind in offering his wise advice and council on a number of academic topics. As part of the invitation extended to Prof. Marks by Dr. Livanou, two lectures were arranged to be delivered: The first lecture, the topic of which was Computer-aided self-help by cognitive and behaviour therapy, was delivered at the Royal Olympic Hotel, on Friday, November 26, 2010, to a large audience. Present among the distinguished guests were: Professors Andreas Rabavillas and Nikos Vaidakis from the Univarsity of Athens Medical school; and John Nestoros from the University of Rethymno. In addition, honoring us with their presence were the following directors of psychiatric clinics: Dr. Yiannis Kasvikis from the Mental Health Center; Dr. Konstantinos Papastamatis, from Sismanoglio Hospital; and Dr. Fivos Tsakiris from Dafni Psychiatric Hospital. The second lecture took place on Saturday, November 27, 2010, the title of which was Master Class: Professor Marks Supervises Cognitive-Behaviour Therapists. The content and context of this lecture was directed to a group of professional specialists, who were guided by Prof. Marks through the latest developments in the field of psychiatry. As part of Professor Marks visit, and following his request, a series of museum visits was arranged, whereby, he had an opportunity accompanied escorted by Dr. Livanou and Mr. Mattheou wto visit the Jewish Museum of Athens; the Athens Museum of Cycladic Art; and the Parthenon and the new Acropolis Museum. Professor Marks also visited the archaeological site of Ancient Nemea where he had the opportunity to meet Prof. Stephen G. Miller (Professor Emeritus, University of Berkeley) and the archaeologist responsible for the Nemea excavation and restoration projects, who provided a personal guided tour, and hosted Prof. Marks at his residence. Professor Marks lecturing. Dr. Livanou, Head of Department of Psychology, NYC, introducing Professor Marks. Distingushed Academics: L-R: Prof. Marks, Dr. Yiannis Kasvikis, Prof. Nikos Vaidakis, Prof. Andreas Rabavillas, Dr. Fivos Tsakiris, and Dr. Dionyssis Mentzeniotis (NYC Dean) 3
4 A large audience for Prof. Marks Professor Marks and Provost Chionos in private discussion. Professor Yiannis Nestoros, University of Rethymnon, attended the Master Class. Dr. Costas Papastamatis, Director of the Psychiatry Clinic of Sismanoglion attended also the Master Class Professors Marks and Miller (two distinguished academics from different scientific backgrounds) discussing the intricacies of archaeology. A warm handshake between mentor and former student and associate. Dr. Maria Livanou is welcoming Professor Isaac Marks. Dr. Livanou introducing Prof. Nikos Vaidakis (University of Athens Medical School) Mr. Mattheou, Director of Public Relations NYC, presenting Professor Marks with a memento of the occasion of his visit to our college, on behalf of NYC President Elias Foutsis. Provost Tom Chionos and Dr. Maria Livanou welcoming Professor Marks at the New York College Amalias Campus. 4 Mr. Aris F. Mattheou, introducing Ambassador Ioannis Christofillis, Minister Plenipotentiary Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Greek Parliament, to Professor Marks.
5 New York College Commencement Exercises Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 20:30, Athens Golf Club at Glyfada The crowning moment of any endeavor is the satisfaction experienced by those engaged in the significant undertaking culminating in a successful outcome. The agony and the ecstasy are sentiments experienced by the fortunate few who have striven, through the trials and triumphs encountered on the road to selfactualization, through the knowledge acquired by rigorous study and daunting discipline in an institution of higher education. The graduation from a university, with a degree placed in the hand of a successful graduate by an officer of a distinguished American or European University, cannot fail to stir the strongest emotions, not only for the recipient, but also for members of his/ her family, as well as his or her instructors, and fellow graduates. Following 22 years of dedicated devotion to university education, New York College is proud to announce the holding of the commencement exercises for the graduating class of This most auspicious event will take place, as in the past few years, at the prestigious Athens Golf Club at Glyfada on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 20:30. Among our graduates will be students receiving Bachelor s and Master s degrees of the State University of New York- Empire State College (US); University of Sunderland (UK); Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosch (Switzerland); University of Greenwich (UK); LaSalle University (US); Ecole Superieure de Gestion (Paris, France); and National American University (US). The Keynote address for this year will be delivered by Dr. Alan R. Davis, President, Empire State College- State University of New York. Recognition for academic excellence is reserved for students who graduated having achieved the highest honors by being first in their class. This year s valedictorians (representing our several programs offered through our affiliations with our esteemed academic partners) were: Mr. Lapardhaja, Ervin, Valedictorian, BS in Computer Science, Empire State College, SUNY Ms. Dritsa, Maria, Valedictorian, Bachelor in Business Administration, IUKB Ms. Papachristou, Fani, Valedictorian, M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, LaSalle University Ms. Haxhi, Florensa, Valedictorian, MBA, Ecole Superieure de Gestion. It needs to be stated that each of them delivered a valedictory address containing the essence of University Education, and their personal experiences, as well as their expression of gratitude for the opportunity presented to them by New York College, together with their thanks to their family, and best wishes to their fellow graduates. In recognition of significant contributions to the Greek and international community; the cause of education; the service to arts, letters, science, and sports in the highest sense of service to humanity New York College has decided to recognize, and offer a token of appreciation to the following honored guests, who were presented with a commemorative plaque. 5 Constantine J. Despotopoulos, Member of the Academy of Athens, former Minister of Education, Philosopher. Stephen G. Miller, Professor of Archaeology, University of Berkeley, California, and responsible for the excavation and restoration of the Nemean archaeological site, and driving force behind the renewal of the holding of the Nemean Games. Yiannis Smaragdis, Renowned film director. Fedon Mattheou, Olympian, Basketball Coach, Agriculture Engineer. Anna Zafiropoulou - Koutroumba, Psychologist. While each of the honorees delivered remarks of thanks to New York College, and best wishes to all graduates, we believe that in view of the inability of Mr. Despotopoulos to attend (due to his mature years, as he himself indicated in his letter of acceptance), and the distilled wisdom contain in his message, it is only proper that we provide our readers with a copy of the text of his greetings.
6 Valedictorian Fani Papachristou M.A in clinical psychology LaSalle All New York College Valedictorians MBA Valedictorian Florenza Haxhi, Ecole Superieure de Gestion We are proud of our graduates; gratified by the trust placed in us by them and their families in the pursuit of their university education; honored by the presence of the dignitaries of our affiliated universities; appreciative of the contributions made by our honorees; and delighted by your acceptance of our invitation to grace our event with your presence, and conclude by offering our congratulations to our graduates, and by extending our sentiments of gratitude to all of you. Commencement Speaker Dr. Alan R. Davis, President, Empire State College-State University of New York on podium 6
7 The honored guests, who were presented with a commemorative plaque from President Elias Foutsis. L-R. Mr. Fedon Mattheou, Dr. Stephen G. Miller, Mr. Yiannis Smaragdis and Ms Anna Zafiropoulou-Koutrouba The remarks of Constantine Despotopoulos were read during the Commencement Αθήνα, 3 Ιουλίου 2010 Προς το Ακαδηµαϊκό Συµβούλιο του New York College Αθηνών Σας εκφράζω τις ευχαριστίες µου για την ευγενική σας απόφαση να µου απονείµετε βραβείο «µέγιστης διάκρισης», όσο και αν αυτό υπερβαίνει µάλλον τη δεκτικότητά µου στην τωρινή µου ηλικία. Δεν θα καταστεί όµως δυνατόν να παραστώ και σωµατικά στην εορταστική σύναξή σας την 7η Ιουλίου 2010, και παρακαλώ να µε θεωρήσετε ηθικώς παρόντα σ αυτήν, και, ίσως, εφόσον το κρίνετε ως εναρµονισµένο προς το ήθος της, να εκφωνηθεί το συναποστελλόµενο, υµνητικό της παιδείας, κείµενό µου, ως χαιρετισµό προσωπικό µου προς την οµάδα των εφετινών αποφοίτων σας. Κ. Ι. Δεσποτόπουλος Ακαδηµαϊκός για το ευ ζην. Δίκαια υπήρξαν θεωρητικοί κλασσικοί της παιδείας οι τρεις Έλληνες φιλόσοφοι Δηµόκριτος, Πλάτων, Αριστοτέλης. Ας µη λησµονούµε, γιατί και πώς η παιδεία χρειάζεται και συµβάλλει στην αρτίωση των υποκειµενικών όρων της ζωής του ανθρώπου. Ιδίωµα του ανθρώπου, διαχωριστικό του από τα ζώα, είναι η φιλοσοφικά εννοηµένη ελευθερία του. Ενέργεια καίρια, λοιπόν, της ελευθερίας είναι η χειραφεσία του ανθρώπου από τη δυναστική στην ύπαρξή του επιβολή του ενστίκτου του. Η χειραφεσία όµως αυτή συνεπάγεται και αποστέρηση του ανθρώπου από τη βιοσυντηρητική «σοφία» της ενσηκτικής αυθορµησίας, και άρα επιφέρει κάτι σαν ορφάνια του µέσα και αντίκρυ στη Φύση και προπάντων ενέχει αυτο-υπαγωγή του σε κατάσταση αναπόδραστης ανάγκης προς αυτοκαθορισµό της συµπεριφοράς του σε κάθε στιγµή της ζωής του. Και ο αυτοκαθορισµός αυτός είναι υπεύθυνο επίτευγµα της σύµφυτης, µε την ελευθερία πνευµατικότητας, συνύπαρκτης µε τον άνθρωπο, ανύπαρκτης σε άλλα έµβια όντα, όπως τα ζώα και τα φυτά. Με την ελευθερία προβαίνει ο άνθρωπος στον αυτοκαθορισµό της συµπεριφοράς του, µε το πνεύµα στον ορθό αυτοκαθορισµό της. Δεν έχει όµως ο άνθρωπος πνευµατικότητα µόνο, έχει και σωµατικότητα, και είναι πολλαπλά εξαρτηµένος από τα γύρω του και µέσα του υλικά στοιχεία του κόσµου, περιοριστικά της ελευθερίας του και αντίµαχα κάπως της καθαρής του πνευµατικότητας. Εξ άλλου, το πνεύµα του ανθρώπου στη διάγνωση του κάθε στιγµή πρακτέου δεν είναι αλάθητο. Αλλά, και όταν η πρακτική διάνοια του ανθρώπου έχει συλλάβει ορθά το πρακτέο, ενδέχεται η βούληση του ανθρώπου να µη κατορθώσει να το επιβάλει στη συµπεριφορά του, καθώς διέπεται αυτή όχι µόνο από τον πρακτικό λογισµό, αλλά και από αλογικές ψυχικές τάσεις. Και ιδού το δράµα της ελευθερίας του ανθρώπου, κατ εξοχήν στο πεδίο της ηθικής: Σε κάθε στιγµή αξιώνεται από τον άνθρωπο κατόρθωµα ηθικής ορθοπραξίας, ενώ ελλοχεύουν οι πειρασµοί και οι φόβοι για να παρασύρουν στην εκτροπή, αλλά και χαίνει το βάραθρο της αστοχίας του λογισµού, ακόµη και πλάι σε όποιον µένει ακλόνητος από τις σειρήνες των πειρασµών και από τις ερινύες των φόβων, Δεν έχει παντοδυναµία ο άνθρωπος, ώστε να κινείται αλάθητα και απαράγγελτα επάνω στο σαθρό έδαφος της µέσα του και γύρω του πραγµατικότητας. Η ζωή του, εξαίσιο θαύµα, δεν είναι δώρο, αλλά είναι άθληµα, και τελείται µε το δράµα της ελευθερίας του. Ευτυχώς όµως υπάρχει, πολύτιµος αρωγός του ανθρώπου, η παιδεία. Εισδέχεται από αυτήν ο άνθρωπος καίρια στοιχεία του πολιτισµού, όχι µόνο καθοδηγητικά της συµπεριφοράς του άµεσα ή έµµεσα έστω, αλλά και διαπλαστικά του προς ενίσχυση της επινοητικότητας και της ευθυκρισίας του, και προς εµπέδωση της αυτοπειθαρχίας του. Η παιδεία είναι ο µέγας διάκονος της ελευθερίας του ανθρώπου. Της µεγάλης αυτής διακόνου της ελευθερίας και λαξεύτριας του πνεύµατος ελάβατε απόψε το έντιµο έπαθλο ως άξιοι έντροφοί της. Σας εύχοµαι και τύχη αγαθή στα επόµενα χρόνια της ζωής σας, ώστε να δικαιωθεί ο σπουδαστικός µόχθος σας µε γόνιµη δράση, απεργαστική ευδαιµονίας. Κωνσταντίνος Ι. Δεσποτόπουλος Ακαδημαϊκός 7 Ιουλίου 2010 Προς τους εφετεινούς αποφοίτους µεταδευτεροβάθµιων σπουδών στο New York College Αθηνών Στη σεµνή αυτή Σύναξη, βεβαιωτική χαρµόσυνα του αίσιου τερµατισµού των σπουδών σας, εορτάζεται και τιµάται η παιδεία σε µια συγκεκριµένη πραγµάτωσή της. Και, υπενθυµίζω, αποστολή της παιδείας είναι η διάπλαση του ανθρώπου, βελτιωτική του και µεγαλυντική του, προς απόκτηση επαυξηµένης ικανότητας για το ζην και 7
8 Distinctions and Accomplishments of our Students Congratulations, for special achievements and honors are due to our students and graduates in recognition of their academic excellence. Themistocles Panayiotakopoulos has been accepted, and is enrolled into the postgraduate curriculum of the University of Nottingham. Tringa Lila has been accepted by, and is attending postgraduate school at the University of Sussex. Andreas Psyllias has been accepted, and is pursuing a masters degree in International Relations, at the University of Coventry. We are certain that all of them will continue in the long tradition of distinguished scholars who have graduated from New York College, and who have exhaled in their postgraduate studies at some of the finest European and American Universities. Elena Avramioti A special recognition ought to be noted for Ms Avramioti who, for the academic year , as one of our students enrolled in our BSc in Psychology Program offered by the University of Greenwich, shared, with one other student in the UK, the distinction of having achieved the highest grade among all students registered at Greenwich as well as New York College. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM As part of NYC 's continuing efforts to expand its contacts and presence in the wider community, the relationship of mutual trust and cooperation with the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC), has been strengthened, and several projects have been jointly participated in. As a result of this relationship, the AHCC requested NYC to recommend several of our students, in order for them to be interviewed by AHCC staff for the purpose of selecting one who would participate in an internship program provided by the American-Hellenic Enterprise Institute (AHEI). The student selected was Antonis Metallinos, whose experiences derived from his participation in the program are outlined in his letter and report to Mr. Mattheou. I am glad to report that in June August 2010 I was honored the opportunity to cooperate with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, and be trained as a part of the internship program provided by the American-Hellenic Enterprise Initiative (AHEI). It was my great honor and pleasure to learn new skills and be part of a business environment, gaining essential experience for my future career. In the two months of my training, I worked for several projects aiming to understand the complexity of the market, as well as the many potentials of investment in the U.S market. Moreover, this experience helped me to develop not only the skills of communication and research, (two significant factors in the complicated business environment of the 21st Century), but also perfect relations with the personnel of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and especially with Mrs. Katerina Tzagaroulaki, responsible for the New Memberships and Events Domains of activities, Mr. Elias Spirtounias, Executive Director of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Raymond Matera, personal supervisor, whose advices and suggestions have been extremely useful for the completion of every task. Indeed, I was honored to work with these experienced people and their assistance was more than effective and helpful. It was a remarkable cooperation overall, and I believe that I also tried my best to fulfil each task that I was given in the most possible efficient manner. I am truly thankful for this opportunity and experience. Antonis Metalinos New York College selected to host Olympic IT Camp As part of the preparation for the Greek National IT Team participating in the IT Olympics which took place August 14 21, 2010 in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Hellenic Computing Society (EΠY) selected our IT facilities and supporting infrastructure, in order to hold the preparation camp for the Greek National Team participating in the IT Olympics. In the context of this preparation, a 28 member team of Greek high school students, was provided with the opportunity to take advantage of and utilize the most advanced IT facilities and equipment, and to enter into discussions and exchange views with the director of our IT department Dr. George Samakovitis, as well as with other members of the New York College faculty and academic staff. The members of the National Information Technology Team, practicing at one of New York College computer labs. 8 Dr. George Samakovitis, Associate Dean of New York College lecturing on IT technology
9 Student Volunteers It needs to be stressed that a major contributing factor in the success of all of both the Dr. Marks visit, and all events surrounding the Bolton- New York College Ph.D. program launching, has been the personal efforts and contribution offered by our student-volunteers, who gave generously of their time and energy for the organization, preparation, promotion, and execution of these undertakings. The team of volunteers, for the Bolton event, was made up of: Iva Laska, Faye Dimitrakopoulou, Nesilda Bidaj, Demosthenes Baziotopoulos, Apostolos Dagkas, Nikos Voyatzis. The team of volunteers, for Isaac Marks event, was made up of: Nikos Zamanidis, Stathis Zolotas, Maria Diamandi, Konstantinos Kokovos, Manos Papadakis, Anastas Hasimaj, Gerassimos Petikaris, Lorela Dervishaj. President Foutsis, Dr. Andreou, Dr. Chionos and Mr. Mattheou, with the student volunteers at the British Embassy. Mr. Aris F. Mattheou is pictured with the student volunteers who assisted at the Royal Olympic Hotel during the lectures of Dr. Isaac Marks. Professor Marks, Dean Dionyssis Mentzeniotis, Dr. Maria Livanou and Mr. Aris F. Mattheou surrounded by NYC staff and students who assisted at the event. NYC Provost, Dr. Tom Chionos at the British Ambassador s Residence with student volunteers who assisted in the launching of the Ph.D. program. 9
10 Photography Contest and Exhibit at our Amalias Campus Summer in the Psyche Dr. Maria Livanou, Head of our Psychology Department, was the organizer and motivating force behind a New York College First. A photography contest and exhibit, entitled Summer in the Psyche, was conceived, organized, and presented at our Amalias Campus, in an effort to have our students and others hone their photographic instincts and skills by exhibiting their photographs in an organized setting, and to have them judged by a committee of experts, who selected, for special merit the three most worthy entries. Thirty contestants entered their photographs. The committee was composed by Μr. Dimitris Panagiotatos, Director of Film and TV Studies, NYC, Mr. Antonios Kokkinos Instructor of Staging, NYC, Ms Katerina Maragoudaki, Director of Photography Studies, NYC, Dr. Maria Livanou, Head of the Psychology Department NYC and Mr. Prokopis Dafnos Instructor of Photography, NYC. The exhibit was open to the public, and attendance was significantly high. Dr. Maria Livanou, Head of NYC Psychology Department welcomes the audience. Ms Katerina Maragoudaki, Director of NYC Photography Studies welcomes on behalf of the NYC Film and TV Studies department the participants of the exhibit. Third place winner Helen Kalogirou, receives her certificate of merit from Dr. Livanou and Ms Maragoudaki. First place winner Vassiliki Doulia, receives her certificate of merit from Dr. Livanou and Ms Maragoudaki. 10 Second place winner Pedram Vossoughi, receives his certificate of merit from Dr. Livanou and Ms Maragoudaki.
11 Arts and Letters by Moonlight The New York College Arts and Letters Society held its annual literary recitals on Friday, May 28, 2010 in the courtyard of our Amalias campus, specially decorated for the occasion. Students, faculty, invited guests and Provost Dr. Tom Chionos who was the organizer of the evening s events, read literary pieces of their own writing or selection, under a full moon with the accompaniment of the strings of classical guitar. Among those participating in the recital were journalist Dimitris Kambourakis (who read excerpts from his recently published book, and Academy of Athens award- winning authoress, Ms Helen Ladia. Ms Vassiliki Iliakopoulou, a talented painter, graciously agreed to exhibit some of her latest works in our courtyard, thereby adding a special touch to the evening. Ms Christina Korre kindly graced our evening with her talents on the classical guitar. Journalist Dimitris Kambourakis using his hat as a writer at the NYC podium with Dr. Tom Chionos listening to an interesting part of the writer s last work. Leaders Make the Difference Faithful to our vision and mission, we, at New York College, strive to offer our students and alumni a window to the world of tomorrow. In this respect, we organize, on a continual basis, a series of lectures and seminars addressing topics of current educational interest, as well as front line thinking by professionals and experts in the issues to be addressed. One of our most valued collaborators and guides on our educational journey has been National American University (NAU), a global leader in Distance Learning. A most recent example of an executive seminar (held at our Amalias Campus on Saturday, December 4, 2010), which proved to be of great interest to the large audience attending, was one on leadership entitled: Small or Large Leadership Makes the Difference. Guest lecturers were: Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie, Dean of the Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School 11 and the System-Vice-President of Graduate Studies at National American University and Dr. Bob Paxton, President of Distance Learning for National American University.
12 MBA in Tourism Management A visit to Thessaloniki As part of our post graduate curriculum offered in conjunction with our affiliation with the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bosch (IUKB), and the MBA program in Tourism Management, under the direction of Mr. Nicholaos P. Mistriotis, a group of students, accompanied by Mr. Mistriottis, traveled to Thessaloniki in order to visit the Annual International Tourism Fair. With Mr. Mistriotis, the students are photographed in the area of the entrance of the Thessaloniki Exhibition Grounds. Recess in the Amalias Courtyard Director Nikolaos Mistriotis is photographed with his MBA students during recess of a class conducted by Dr. Francis Cherlis, professor at Lausanne University, who is teaching, as a visiting professor, at our MBA programs. Significant News in Tourism Education New Collaboration with the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole Continuing with our long standing tradition of exploring the possibility for broadening our gamut of academic collaborations, in our efforts to offer University Education according to the highest standards established by internationally acclaimed European and American Universities, our College has, recently, entered into an agreement with the prestigious University of Toulouse 1 Capitole as a result of which, we are proud to announce the launching and offering of a University Diploma in Economy, Law and Management of International Tourism, and a Master s Degree in Economy and Politics of International Tourism. Contact Us: Aris F. Mattheou, Chief Editor 38 Amalias Avenue, Athens, Tel: , Fax: , Website: 12