University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus

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University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus
Subsidiary of the University of Indianapolis
Motto Education for Service
Type Private, nonprofit, coeducational
Active 1989–2014
Affiliation NCA HLC
Endowment (See Home Page)
Chancellor Vasilis J. Botopoulos
Vice-Chancellor Susie Michaelidis, Vasilis Kiritsis, Dimitrios Levendakis
Academic staff
Students 550
Location Athens, Greece


37°58′27″N 23°43′53″E / 37.97417°N 23.73148°E / 37.97417; 23.73148
Colors Crimson and Grey          
Mascot Ace, the Greyhound

The University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus (Greek: Κολλέγιο Ινδιανάπολης Αθηνών) is a former subsidiary of the University of Indianapolis. It operated from 1989 to July 2014.


The International College was founded in 1989 by Dr. Peter Myrian, Dr. Nicos Peristanis, and Dr. Andreas Polemitis as a non profit educational institution with Peter Myrian as its Director. It initially offered college courses in Athens, Greece, in Business Administration and Psychology. In 1990–1991 it became the University of Indianapolis Athens (UIA) through an agreement of the University of Indianapolis and International College with Dr. Peter Myrian as its President. Under this educational co-operation both institutions flourished with UIA reaching an enrollment of approximately 500 students at the retirement of Peter Myrian (1989–2004). UIA was acquired by UIndy in 2004 through a holding company, UIndy International, LLC, and changed its name to University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus (UINDY ATHENS). Vasilis J. Botopoulos, a University of Indianapolis Vice President, was named the first Chancellor of the Athens Campus. Under his leadership, the campus exceeded 700 students.

The campus was located in the shadow of the Acropolis, in the historic Plaka neighbourhood of central Athens.

In April 2013, UIndy announced that, because of declining enrolment and revenue related to economic problems in Greece, all undergraduate programs and most graduate programs would be phased out as of August 31, 2013. The college ceased operations in July 2014.

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