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Decision of the Senate of the University of Athens, Emergency Session 23 September 2013

The Senate of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in today’s emergency session of 23 September 2013 concludes:

-the objectively complete inability of the educational, research and administrative operation of the University of Athens.

-that the incomprehensible insistence of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Electronic Governance on choices that lead directly to the undermining of the higher education of the new generation of Greece, the substantive hope for overcoming the social and economic crisis in the coming years, cannot in any way be accepted.

-that the Ministries of Education and Religious Affairs and of Administrative Reform and Electronic Governance with unfounded accounting calculations and leaps of logic, which do not befit responsible bodies in a well-governed state, and complete lack of transparency, marginalizes the first university in the country and the Balkans, which has been offering continuously since 1837 very important educational, research and social work, contributing to the development of the country.

The Senate, after all this, decides to pursue legal redress in the appropriate courts of the country but also of Europe, invoking its constitutional rights and the international treaties concerning a unified higher education in Europe.

The Senate of the NKUA regrets to inform the public that the University of Athens is involuntarily forced into the inability to register new students, conduct examinations, offer diplomas to graduates and generally perform any other academic operation or social work, as well as meet its international obligations.

The Senate, finally makes a warm plea towards any person in the competent authorities to suspend, even at this last moment, the dangerous measures against the NKUA.

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