Greece's Minister of National Defence awarded a honorary doctorate in Athens
Greece's Minister of National Defence, General Fragkoulis Fragkos, has been awarded a Kingston honorary doctorate at an alumni event in Athens.
Kingston hosted the highly successful alumni drinks reception at the British Ambassador's Residence in Athens for graduates of the University living and working in Greece. The event, now in its seventh year, brings together those who studied at Kingston and those who studied with the University's collaborative partners, the International Centre for Business Studies (ICBS), TEI Pireus and Hellenic National Defence College.
Around 250 alumni who studied a wide range of courses and subjects attended the event, which was co-hosted by the British Ambassador to Athens, HE Dr David Landsman OBE and Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg.
Julius awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws to General Fragkoulis Fragkos who was this month named as Minister for National Defence in the caretaker cabinet of Panagiotis Pikrammenos, which will lead the country until the June general election.
General Fragkos was previously chief of staff for the Hellenic Army. He has dedicated his life to leadership education for officers within the Hellenic Army and actively supported the collaborative programme of work-based learning between the Hellenic National Defence College (HNDC) and Kingston University.