14 MARCH 2019 / Caring for Greece’s Ηome at the Cité International Universitaire de Paris

Universities, ideally, are places where students and scholars from around the world can meet, get to know one another, and exchange ideas.

The Cité International Universitaire de Paris was established in the wake of the First World War with the express mission of promoting mutual understanding and friendship among students from different nations. Students make their home in dozens of residencies associated with different countries or regions that dot park-like land reminiscent of an American college campus at the southern edge of Paris.

The Fondation Hellénique, inaugurated in 1932, is one of those residencies, hosting students from Greece and elsewhere. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has on multiple occasions supported the renovation of various components of the Fondation Hellénique, including the restoration of its reception area to match the architect’s original vision.

On March 15th, the Association des Amis de la Fondation Hellénique will hold an event in support of further renovations.