Date of release: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The ancient engineering, technology and management skills used to Dr Anna Romanovacreate many of the iconic landmarks of Athens will be the focus of an educational visit to the city by 15 University of Greenwich at Medway students.

The Technology, Management and Enterprise undergraduates will also get to grips with the origins of the state and the philosophical teaching and debating skills of Plato and Sophocles.

They will join students from across Europe taking part in a European Commission's Erasmus Plus higher education programme, in partnership with the Greek government and Theatre & Culture Athens, entitled Civil Society – Europe of the People.

The two-week visit in May, open to high achieving undergraduates in all years, has been arranged by Dr Alec Coutroubis, Principal Lecturer and head of the university's Technology, Management and Enterprise department

Dr Anna Romanova, of the university's Faculty of Engineering & Science, says: "This is an exciting opportunity for our students to discover the origins of civil society, the ideas underpinning governance alongside the organisation and management techniques that supported the development of ancient Greece.

"The students visit the key ancient sites in Athens and attend a wide ranging series of lectures, guided tours and events. Opportunities to work alongside students from other European countries will also widen their cultural understanding."

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