Higher education in Greece: some notable inequalities between the Universities and TEI-A comparison with the European Union

Main Author: Fragos, Chris
Format: Paper
Language: English
Published: 2004
Online Access: http://cris.teiep.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/1536
Conference: Διευρημένη Ευρώπη και περιφερειακές ανισότητες. 2ο Διεθνές επιστημονικό συνέδριο.
Physical Description: 465-474
Abstract: The present paper shows that there is a wide gap between Greece and the European Union with respect to public expenditure for Higher Education (HE) as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Also, it shows that there is an inequality of distribution of funds and the employment of permanent lecturers between the Greek Universities (ΑΕΙ) and the Greek Technological Educational Institutions (TEI). The number of students graduating from TEI is forecasted for the period 2004 to 2007 using the two-parameter Model of Holt-Winter. It is proposed that there must be a serious and continuous effort by the Government and by the authorities of TEI for improving the infrastructure and the establishment of programs of postgraduate studies at TEI in order to uplift the standard of education in the above significant field of Higher Technological Education.