Protests Over Greek University Reforms

August 25, 2011

University students marched on the Greek parliament Wednesday as lawmakers moved ahead with controversial reform plans for higher education, The Financial Times reported. Government officials say that the reforms are needed because the problems at universities encourage many Greek students to go abroad for their educations. The reform plans, among other things, would limit students' role in governance, set time limits for degree completion, encourage ties of science programs to private businesses and allow non-academics to serve on university boards.

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