The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation has proceeded to significant scientific collaborations in Greece and abroad, in the context of achieving its goal, the promotion -in Greece and abroad- of Greek culture and especially Greek letters and historical and nautical research.
The Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam was established by the Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies and is chiefly financed by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. The Chair bears the name of the late Marilena Laskaridis, former Vice-President of the Foundation. Aiming to promote research in the field of Modern Greek Studies, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation sponsors every year visiting research fellowships at Amsterdam University.
In 2015, the Visiting Professor Chair “Marilena Laskaridis” was established at Tsinghua University of Beijing. As part of the Chair’s operation, the Foundation is sending Greek academics to Tsinghua and welcomes students and postgraduates from the pristine Chinese University of Greek university professors to Tsinghua and the reception of students and postgraduates of the Chinese University. A very important building block in this collaboration is the recent Tsinghua decision to introduce in its curriculum the teaching of Modern Greek Language, beginning in 2020.
The Centre for China Studies, the fruit of the collaboration between the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation (ALF) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), will operate at the Foundation’s premises in 2020. The CASS-ALF Centre for China Studies (CACCS) will work for the enhancement of bilateral cultural relations and will develop a variety of activities, aiming towards the promotion of Chinese culture in Greece and the production of scientific work in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.
An Agreement of Cooperation was signed between the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, aiming at the promotion of naval heritage. Within the framework of this collaboration, joint activities will be organized in Greece and the UK, regarding nautical research and history.
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is a member of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) and of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
In Greece, the Foundation works closely with all the academic and scientific institutions of the country, while a Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed with Panteion University.
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is also actively participating in the “Bicentennial Initiative 1821-2021”, for the celebration of the 200 year since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, in collaboration with many important cultural institutions of Greece.