The President and the members of the Governing Committee of the Hellenic Open University, following a proposal by the Faculty of Science and Technology, have unanimously and enthusiastically decided to award the title of Honorary Professor of the Hellenic Open University in the field of Environmental Management to His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

The ceremony of conferring the title of Honorary Professor will take place at the Zappeion Hall of Athens on Friday, 17 June 2022, coinciding with the International Day against Desertification and Global Drought. It is noted that the conferment of the title of Honorary Professor is the highest academic distinction and highlights the internationally recorded, multi-year and multifaceted contribution of the Patriarch to the protection and upgrading of the environment.

At the end of the ceremony His Holiness will deliver a speech entitled “Decalogue of Social Ecology”.

The proclamation ceremony will be broadcast live via livestreaming from the official channel of the Hellenic Open University on youtube

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