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Ο ΝΕΟΣ ΝΟΜΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΑ ΑΕΙ: ΤΙ ΑΛΛΑΖΕΙ
UNIVERSITY REFORM IN GREECE: WHAT CHANGES
A new Law regulating the functioning of the Higher Education Institutions in Greece has peen passed in 2011 and after and a new debate has risen on. The Greek University reform program is given in Greek Law 4009/2011, the Law 4076/2012 and Law 4115/2013. Some see this legislation as a promising framework upon which long-seeking changes in the Greek Universities will finally take place. Others seem to appear to call into question the new legislative approaches, on the grounds that the Law being seriously flawed, decomposing the university system that has served Greece well for many years since 1982 and brings deteriorating standards, administrative chaos, problems in teaching and intense controversy within the Universities. Using written sources I focused on how the concept of democracy is being transformed, guided by new Law giving precedence to the University's administrative efficiency, where efficiency evaluation indicators emerge at the top of the profile of a successful University and how the internationalization and globalization cause the evaluation in study programs and human resources. This Master thesis is attempting to describe the research and my conclusions about the effectiveness of the new legislation and future prospects, taking into consideration certain aspects of the new law, which has to deal with the increasing influence of globalization and modernization in any form of the economy and especially in the labor university market, the study programs, the student participation, the university governance, as well as the so-called “turning universities into business entities”. We cannot deny that high-quality public universities remain the cornerstone of societies with high-income economies. We have to bear in mind that past restructuring of Greek public universities did beyond all hope to expand mass higher education even to the lower-middle and working classes. The stakes are very high. Greek universities are entering a new era of educational history that aims at giving students a place in the labor market, which would allow them to practice their skills and learning outcomes, so that graduates know and be able to manage.
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University reform, democracy, internationalization, globalization, evaluation, economy, study programs, student participation, administration of universities, University market, business market, learning outcomes