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Honorary Consul of Greece in Alicante meets with the UA President

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Alicante, 18 January 2011

Manuel Serrano, Honorary Consul to Greece in Alicante, held a meeting with the University of Alicante’s President, Ignacio Jiménez Raneda, yesterday with the aim of strengthening collaborative links between both institutions.

In May 2010,  the Embassy of Greece in Madrid officiated at the swearing-in ceremony by the new Honorary Consul of Greece in Alicante by Manuel Serrano, a lecturer in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Alicante. The Greek consul office's jurisdiction includes the provinces of Alicante, Murcia and Albacete. Serrano is the representative of the Greek authorities in the province, and exercises administrative, economic and representation before local and provincial authorities, as well as international representation before bodies such as the OHIM (Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market) and cultural relation between both Mediterranean countries.

 

MANUEL SERRANO

Manuel Serrano is a lecturer in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Alicante since 1997 and he has a broad curriculum devoted to the investigation of the cultural history of Greece in all periods. It is worth mentioning his most relevant contributions to the study of prehistoric Cretan culture, Byzantine history, the testimony of travelers to Crete from the Renaissance and his translations and works on modern Greek literature. He is a member, among others, of the Hispanic Society for Modern Greek Studies, a member of the editorial board of the Journal on "Modern Greek Studies", by the British Academy of Archaeology in Athens, a researcher and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Thessaloniki and Crete.

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