The Athens University of Economics and Business welcomed on October 9th the Vice Provost for Global Engagement of Drexel University, Professor Rogelio Miñana
Drexel was founded in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) at the end of the 19th century, and is a prestigious University perhaps best known for its very close connection with industry and the labour market through its cooperative education (co-op) program, which enables students to work in companies as part of their studies for a paid period of time ranging from 6 to 18 months. For this reason, its graduates are in high demand, with employment rates of over 90% after graduation.
Vice Provost Miñana was welcomed by AUEB's Vice Rector for International Cooperation and Growth, Professor Vasilis Papadakis, in the Senate Hall. The discussion, which lasted more than an hour, took place in a very friendly atmosphere. Among the topics discussed were the possibilities of cooperation in terms of student and faculty exchange, joint summer schools and short educational visits, as well as the possibility of providing joint curricula. The two sides committed themselves to intensify their discussions in the near future.