The 2nd Athens International Conference on University Assessment: Assessing Quality is organized on October 12-14, 2007, by the Hellenic American Union, and the public Universities of: University of Macedonia, Technological Education Institute of Ionian Islands, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, University of Ankara and University of Tirana. The organizing committee is expected to be expanded with the contribution and participation of additional Universities.
The Hellenic American Union, is a public-service, not-for-profit organization with an international focus and strong community commitment, dedicated to providing opportunities for a diverse range of audiences to encounter and benefit from innovative educational programs and cultural events.
The University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences, was first established in 1948 under the name of "The Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki". During the academic year 1957-58 the University was renamed "Graduate Industrial School of Thessaloniki". Today the University of Macedonia consists of more than ten academic departments and it is committed to promoting highly specialized research in all of its disciplines.
The Technological Education Institute of the Ionian Islands is a public university in Western Greece. The University has three campuses in the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada.
The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, was founded in 1949 and today it represents a family of twenty-three faculties, ten institutes and other institutions.
The St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, is the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. Its history is an embodiment and a continuation of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in Bulgaria.
The University of Ankara, is a comprehensive public university and the first higher education institute of the Republic. It has established a reputable image with its vast experience of 50 years and its well established teaching, learning and research facilities.
The University of Tirana, was the first University in Albania when it was founded in October 1957 as State University of Tirana.