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University structure after 2011

 

Since their foundation, universities and other higher education institutions have undertaken the task of 
  • teaching 
  • researching and
  • promoting ethical values and regulations. 
During the last century, universities have brought forward and studied critical issues 
  • regarding civil and social rights, 
  • gender equality, 
  • equal opportunities for social and professional development, 
  • the ethics of science. 
Major changes that occurred in the end of the 20th century, especially in Central and Eastern European countries, created a new ethical framework for teaching in higher education and science - and not only in the aforementioned areas. 

As nowadays economies stagger, universities undertake an even more significant role in upholding democratic and social values, such as 

  • freedom of expression and association, 
  • fair access,
  • social responsibility.
In many cases, faculty members undertake specific action 
  • to define, 
  • to conceive, 
  • to implement and
  • to evaluate 
  • the dissemination of these values. 
Since the mid-80s, higher education in Europe is undergoing a significant process of succesive and reformative quests and achievements. These happen horizontally, at an EU institutions level, and vertically, at a national policy level.
 
The Sorbonne Declaration, which was signed in 1998 by the leading European Union countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom and Italy), on the one hand defined their aspirations for the creation of a more competitive environment for higher education which would however maintain the diversity of national education institutions, and, on the other hand, signalled impending changes for European Higher Education.
 
In the current context, the Greek university is confronted with the challenge to adopt to a new environment shaken by the economic crisis. The growth and development of the University as an institution is determined
  • by the degree of its autonomy and
  • by the level of conflict among regulatory factors.
  
In this context, Panteion University, a specialised in social and political sciences University, deals with: 
  • the new institutional framework created since 2011
  • its new administrative structure, encompassing the role of the Council of the Foundation, the Rectorate, the Senate, the Deans of the Faculties
  • the foundation of Faculties that embed its academic Departments