Secretary General for Greeks Abroad calls on Macquarie Uni to safeguard Modern Greek


Greece’s Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, John Chrysoulakis, has sent a letter to Macquarie University in Sydney in strong support of the continuation of its Μodern Greek Studies Program.

The future of the Modern Greek Studies Program at Macquarie University is uncertain following a proposal by the University to move away from the discipline of Languages and Cultures and seek to instead establish a Discipline of Global Studies.

To this end, the University is considering discontinuing studies in Modern Greek language (along with Croatian, German, Italian, and Russian).

In response, Mr Chrysoulakis’ letter to Macquarie University has called on the tertiary institution to safeguard its Modern Greek Studies Program. Mr Chrysoulakis said in his letter that he strongly supported the continuation of the program, stressing the importance of maintaining the Greek language for Hellenism in Australia.

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The Greek Herald and MUGA have launched a petition to help save Modern Greek Studies at Macquarie University.

This letter came after The Greek Herald newspaper, in partnership with the Macquarie University Greek Association (MUGA), initiated a petition to rally community support and save the beloved Modern Greek Studies program at Macquarie University.

The petition aims to draw attention to the potential elimination of this valuable discipline, urging the university administration to reconsider its proposed changes.

The Greek Herald newspaper and MUGA are urging all supporters of Modern Greek Studies – Greek Australians, academics, students, and allies alike – to sign the petition and make their voices heard.

To sign the petition, visit




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