Visit by delegation of Republic of Greece National Defence to University of Defence

26. 01. 2012

A delegation of the International Military Cooperation Department of the General Staff of National Defence of the Republic of Greece, led by Colonel Simeon Konstantinidis, visited the University of Defence on 25.01.2012, in order to learn about the results achieved in the reforms of defence system higher education and the possibilities of further improvement of bilateral cooperation.

The delegation of the General Staff of National Defence of the Republic of Greece was received by Rector of the University of Defence, Major General Prof. Dr. Miodrag Jeftić, and his closest associates. After informing the guests on the history and tradition of military education in the Republic of Serbia and the process which resulted in accreditation of study programmes, establishment of the University of Defence and adoption of a new Statute by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Rector stressed the friendly relationship between our two countries and the possibilities of making a substantial progress in all areas of cooperation, but primarily in the area of defence and education. He also pointed out openness of the University of Defence to all kinds of assistance and cooperation with educational institutions on the Republic of Greece.  

On behalf of the member of the delegation and himself, Colonel Konstantinidis expressed his gratitude for the reception and detailed presentation of the University of Defence. He said that attempts to accredit master’s and doctoral degree studies at the military educational institution had been unsuccessful, so that officers could pursue their professional development only at civilian universities or abroad. Colonel Konstantinidis emphasized that possible assistance from our part in this matter would be welcome and useful, and that, using regular channels, he would inform on our readiness and offer for cooperation in this area. He added that he hoped that such cooperation would develop successfully.


During the discussion, the Greek delegation expressed their interest in the structure and types of curricula taught at the University of Defence and in the possibility for officers graduating from the studies with the accredited programmes to get employed not only within the defence system, but also with civilian institutions.    


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