National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens

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The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is a public university in Athens, Greece. It has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837 and is the oldest higher education institution of the modern Greek state and the first contemporary university in the Eastern Mediterranean. Today it is one of the largest universities by enrollment in Europe, with 104,000 registered students. In 2012 it was ranked in the positions 501–550 among the best universities in the world, according to the index of QS World University Rankings, as well as according to the evaluation of Academic Ranking of World Universities .
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  • July 12, 2017
    The University of Athens works in this beautiful building, on one of the main avenues of Athens and close to the Metro station with the same name avenida (Panepistimiou). The construction date of your 1837, by order of King Otto I. The building's main facade stands out. I met outside buildings on separate occasions, night and day, each with the your particular charm.
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  • July 3, 2017
    The National University of Athens is a magnificent building. The best way to get there is by Metro. Get off your Red Line Metro at Panepistimio (University) Metro station, walk up onto the road, a few...  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    If you are not already in the area, the easiest way to reach the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is by metro, red line/number 2, Panepistimiou Station. As you are out from the metro sta...  more »
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  • January 19, 2017
    In the period of inquiry, don't expect to find post after 10. Go to the reading room of the pedagogical slightly ahead, the old chemistry building better.
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  • July 31, 2016
    If you didn't have such a limited schedule, it would be perfect.
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