Oxford Brookes strengthens Greek partnership

Five new postgraduate programmes to run in Athens and Thessaloniki as part of international partnership between Oxford Brookes and Metropolitan College Greece

Oxford Brookes will run five new courses in Greece as part of its institutional partnership with the UK-accredited Metropolitan College, Greece.

The new postgraduate courses span subjects such as architecture, entrepreneurship, medical genetics, real estate investment and creative writing and will be available in Athens and Thessaloniki.

“These new courses meet the demand in Greece for a skilled workforce in areas such as building, real estate and property, and contribute to expanding access to higher education in Greece. Our creative writing and genetics courses, for example, offer a unique opportunity to study these subjects at postgraduate level in Greece,” said Professor Alistair Fitt, vice-chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

“At Oxford Brookes University, we pride ourselves on our global outlook and this is reflected in our strong partnerships with a range of international colleges and institutions. These partnerships enable us to see the world as a connected place, helping us to tackle the challenges of the modern world together. I’m looking forward to seeing our partnership with Metropolitan College continue to grow.”

The international partnership between Oxford Brookes and Metropolitan College Greece launched in 2019 with six undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects including accounting, allied health, hospitality and technology.

Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, chairperson of the academic board at Metropolitan College, Greece, said: “The strengthening of our partnership with Oxford Brookes University, through the delivery by Metropolitan College of five new postgraduate programmes as part of the ongoing strategic plan between the two institutions, comes at a critical time when there is uncertainty about the extent of the pandemic and its impact on the global and national economies.

“Despite the prevailing difficult atmosphere, a significant number of young Greeks have already enrolled in the new Oxford Brookes programmes encouraged by the very successful launch of the partnership last year, the outstanding reputation of Oxford Brookes University in Greece and the market relevance and subject diversity of the new courses.

“These five postgraduate programmes will provide the incoming students with the necessary knowledge and tools for a successful professional career in Greece or abroad, confirming Metropolitan College’s position as the leading provider of TNE education in Greece.”

More than 1,000 students from Greece have now graduated from Oxford Brookes programmes based at the University’s Oxford campus. In addition, the first students to study through the Metropolitan College partnership gained their Oxford Brookes Masters awards in October 2020.

“Whether students come to Oxford or choose to study in Greece with our partner Metropolitan College, they become part of our global community for life and many remain closely connected after they graduate through our Greece Alumni Group,” Professor Fitt added, “We are immensely proud of all our graduates and their achievements.”

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