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Plymouth University educates Greek Military in strategy

Professor Simon Payne and Professor David Wheeler with members of the Greek Military
Image caption The MA will be taught at the Hellenic National Defence College in Athens

Academics at the University of Plymouth have designed a course about strategy for the Military of Greece.

Military officers will be taught about managing security crises and countering terrorism in the Applied Strategy and International Security masters degree.

The specially developed course will be delivered at the Hellenic National Defence College in Athens.

Plymouth is the first UK University to forge an academic relationship with the Greek Military.

Professor Simon Payne, from the University of Plymouth, said: "At a national level, this formal relationship signals positive implications for homeland security.

"Given the geographical position of Greece, it is in our interests to develop the academic capabilities of its military and forge closer relations between the two countries."

Plymouth University was approached by the Greek Military due to its reputation in strategic and security studies as well as its close links to the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth

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