Greece Contacts


UCL & GREECE - quick facts

  • UCL has 3745 alumni in Greece, the second highest number of alumni per country outside the UK after the US.
  • There are currently 320 Greek students studying at UCL.

To find out about forthcoming alumni events in Greece, post messages or make new alumni contacts in the area, join the UCL Hellenic Alumni facebook Group.

Selected Past Events

Evening Talk: “The thermal environment of Athens: space observations and impact on our lives” by Dr. Iphigenia Keramitsoglou (UCL Remote Sensing) - Monday 3rd of June 2013

A group of alumni gathered for a lecture on the the thermal environment of Athens, delivered by Dr. Iphigenia Keramitsoglou (UCL Remote Sensing) on Monday 3rd of June 2013 at the Acropolis Hill Hotel.

The talk explored satellite remote sensing (Earth Observation) and the potential of satellite-derived products for monitoring the urban environment. Dr. Keramitsoglou also looked at the temperature distribution around Attica during the day, which areas in Athens are warmer and which municipalities are more vulnerable to heat waves. 

The talk was followed by an interesting discussion and drinks on the roof garden with a great view of Athens.

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April 25th 2012, UCL Alumni Reception, British Ambassador's Residence, Athens

On Wednesday 25 April, UCL’s President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant, hosted an alumni reception at the British Embassy in Athens. More than 300 Greek alumni were welcomed by the British Ambassador Dr David Landsman and Professor Grant.

Ifigeneia Giannadaki (a current UCL PhD student in Greek & Latin) also delivered a speech about how a student scholarship has enabled her to pursue postgraduate study at UCL. During the event, Eugenia Arsenis (Philosophy 1999) entertained guests with traditional Greek music played on the piano and there was a screening of the short film, I was Achilles, by current PhD Greek & Latin student, Joyce Datiles.

The reception was followed by a dinner in the Venizelos Library for distinguished alumni and generous UCL supporters.

A blog and more images from the event can be viewed here.

April 18th 2010, Mesogeiaki Restaurant (Athens)

On Sunday 18th of April 2010 we met at the Elaia Mesogeiaki restaurant (Athens) where Kostas Tsikouris (UCL Bartlett 1996, 2007) and his band (Diplothesites) performed live Greek music - Rempetika. 23 alumni and guests attended the event. 

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November 12th 2009, Bartlett Event

More than 70 alumni attended this event which was held jointly with the Bartlett School of Planning on the topic " "Regenerating Athens neighbourhoods: In search of the Greek way".

Current UCL staff member Dr. Nikos Karadimitriou (UCL Bartlett School 2009) and alumnus Richard Mullane (UCL Bartlett School 2006) presented on the topic which led to a fruitful 40-minute discussion, where over 10 alumni participated with questions and comments. The event was covered by two journalists from ta NEA and Kathimerini, the two best selling and highly respected newspapers. After the talk, a large number of those present continued to the Galaxy bar for a drink together with Msc students to discuss the topic further.

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