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CITY College leaders visit York to celebrate collaboration

Posted on 4 June 2022

Senior leaders from CITY College, University of York Europe Campus in Greece, will visit the University this week, from Monday 6 June to Thursday 9 June, to celebrate our joint collaborations over the past year.

Welcome to our visitors. University of York Europe Campus CITY College. Across Europe and beyond.

Our strategic alliance was established in 2020 and welcomed its first students in October 2021, and colleagues from York and CITY College are already collaborating on teaching and research.

Leaders including Yannis Ververidis, President and Principal at CITY College, will tour campus and meet with University colleagues to further their understanding of the University's activities and explore opportunities to develop our collaboration.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Charlie Jeffery said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming our colleagues from CITY College. 

“We have much to celebrate together, after our first cohort of students joined us last year, and we also have much to look forward to as our alliance continues to develop through joint PhD programmes, a number of research grant proposals, and upcoming summer schools.”

“This visit is about building on our ambition to form new research collaborations, student exchanges and joint education programmes that will benefit communities across Europe.”

CITY College offers a range of courses, including Business Studies, Marketing, Neuropsychology, Computer Science, Human Resources, English Language, Linguistics and Literature and many more.

The relationship will also see our researchers working with colleagues in Greece to further understand a range of health issues, such as the mental health of vulnerable people and age-related health conditions.

Since the establishment of the relationship, our two institutions have co-developed PhD programmes, submitted joint research proposals, and devised student study abroad placements, as well as shared education resources, and delivered public lectures.

The visit will include meeting staff in academic research areas, such as psychology and computer science, to explore further collaborations, as well as teaching staff, to share experiences and ideas. Discussions will also cover supporting our joint student community beyond graduation and potential new public-facing events in the future.

Yannis Ververidis, President and Principal at CITY College, said: “Working together has, and will continue to, open doors to opportunities for collaboration across Europe. It builds on our shared ambitions of improving the lives of communities at home and abroad.

“Following a successful visit to CITY College from York delegates last year, we hope this return trip will lead to new ventures being formed, improved teaching and learning practices, and build a general excitement about the many things we can achieve by working in partnership.”

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