Professor Petropoulos is a Dean of the School of Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Peloponnese. His visit to IBC-M was part of the teaching exchange enabled through ERASMUS+ mobility scheme. The University of Peloponnese is a Greek tertiary educational institution, composed of campuses in Tripoli, Corinth, Kalamata, Nafplio, Sparta and Patras. The University has 24,000 students placed in 9 schools across those campuses (https://www.uop.gr/en/). Professor Petropoulos was elected as a Vice Rector of the University of Peloponnese in 2017 and he has been working for 15 years as a Business Consultant. Dozens of economic and technical studies and business plans were prepared by professor Petropoulos; he has published over 40 scientific articles in Greek, English, Bulgarian and Russian and presented his work at over 50 Conferences in the area of agriculture.
This teacher exchange consisted of delivering lectures to IBC-M students, meeting IBC-M staff from different departments, campus tours and sightseeing. Options for extending collaboration between IBC-M and the University of Peloponnese have been further explored while the upcoming flow of students and staff mobilities in both directions was also discussed.
IBC-M considers teachers’ mobility as an important factor for high-quality education that will trigger creativity and innovation in the classroom. Such activities will further enhance internationalization at home and will enrich teacher’s pedagogical expertise.