By the bill “On Co-operations between Universities and Technological Educational Institutes (TEI), access to highest education...” by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (Government Gazette 4610/7-5-2019, Article 255 of the same law), the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) was included in the Law 4310/2014 (A/ 258) concerning “Research, Technological Advancement and Innovation“ and is, thus, officially one of the State-acknowledged Research Centres.
This fact constitutes a very important development for the OAC and a recognition of the responsible work that is being done for more than 50 consecutive years, and is expected to be a landmark for its future course and academic progress on a national as well as an international level.
As a Research Centre, the OAC deals with the following scientific fields of research, which shortly will develop into Research Institutes:
Byzantine Iconpainting (Art)
Study and promotion of the Dialogue between Science and Religion
Ecology – Institute of Thelogy and Ecology
Youth – Euromediterranean Youth Centre
Study of Culture – Tradition (Art, dance and music)