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CITY College, University of York Europe Campus hosts Summer School 2023 for Ukrainian university staff and students

CITY College, University of York Europe Campus hosts Summer School 2023 for Ukrainian university staff and students
Added on 04/09/2023

CITY College, University of York Europe Campus had the pleasure to welcome a group of Ukrainian students and staff from the Karazin Kharkiv National University (KKNU) who attended a Summer School at our main campus in Thessaloniki, 4-8 September 2023.

The summer school had an educational and cultural character, with academic classes and visits to archaeological sites in Thessaloniki and Northern Greece. KKNU staff and students had the opportunity to enjoy a week in Thessaloniki gaining knowledge, skills and amazing experiences. Focused on research skills and human rights, our summer school had an educational and cultural character. In addition to classes the programme included walks in the city of Thessaloniki, visits to churches and monuments, to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, as well as day trips in Northern Greece. The week also included various social activities and outings.

The Summer School concluded with the celebration of the successful completion of the programme. It was truly an unforgettable experience for all participants that further strengthened the bonds of friendship.

We would like to thank our guests from the University of York Prof. Ambrose Field, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategy and Dr Ioana Cismas, Co-Director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights, as well as our staff members, namely Prof. Panayiotis KetikidisDr. Alexandra ProdromidouDr Kelly PasmatziDr Alexandros Kapoulas, and Mr. Nikos Zaharis for their invaluable contribution to the Summer School. This project was funded by the University of York (UK) and was organised and supported by CITY College, University of York Europe Campus.

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Special Thanks:

We would like to warmly thank the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki for offering free entrance to our group, a gesture of solidarity and friendship.

What the Summer School participants said:

“The Summer School managed to combine hard work with relaxation, which is a great combination for such activities”.

“It was fantastic! All materials were selected perfectly and it was interesting to hear new information. I really practiced my English and made new friends. I liked the cultural programme. There were many interesting extracurricular activities. I recommend everyone to join this school and I will be happy to participate again.”

 “I had a great time while participating in KNUU Summer School. Every day we had lectures on various topics that allowed me to broaden my mind and learn useful information about the academic growth and development in the forthcoming future. Other than that, we enjoyed the breathtaking cultural part. Thanks to that I learnt interesting facts about Thessaloniki and have many warm memories from that place. I am tremendously grateful for this experience and opportunity, it was wonderful.”

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