21 December, 2007
An ambitious Hellenistic studies program will be inaugurated at the state-of-the-art Alexandria Library in September 2008, part of a joint initiative of the Onassis Foundation and the Vardinoyannis Foundation.
Establishment of the Alexandria Center for Hellenist Studies was announced in Athens on Monday by UNESCO goodwill ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis, the president of the Onassis Foundation Antonis Papadimitriou and the director of the library, Ismail Serageldin.
Faculties of history, philosophy, literature and fine arts will be included in the new centre for graduate studies from around the world, with instruction in English. Degrees will be bestowed by the University of Alexandria, which is affiliated with the library.