The Open Internet Courses Center Mathesis, 2015 was established as a special part of the University Publications of Crete (PEC) for the sole purpose of creating and free offer to students, professional scientists and the wider public, to online courses at the level of the best international standards.
His previous course Mathesis is completed with more than 44.000 students enrolled in platform of Mathesis and about the 27.000 certifications of successful attendance at the 19 courses offered so far.
Mathesis courses are offered free of charge and will continue. You can watch them to the end and take part in the weekly and final exam.
In most courses, however, you will be asked for a small fee - the order of 15 € - for issuing a certificate of successful tracking, provided of course you are entitled to it, having obtained the required minimum performance of 50%.
For the unemployed the certificate is issued free of charge. From our side we consider this small price as your necessary contribution for its continuation operation an institution that serves public purposes without accepting a single euro - direct or indirect - of state aid.
It relies only on donation support and volunteer work. An institution of civil society that mainly addresses them and seeks to gain and maintain their trust. If you find the Mathesis courses desirable and useful, you now have the opportunity to contribute to their continuation and expansion into even more interesting subjects.
Two new Mathesis lessons that will be discussed a lot: Starting May 6, 2019
- Ancient Greek Technology 1: Basic Technologies. The teacher par excellence is an expert in theme· the emeritus professor of NTUA Mr. Theodosis Tassios: A dominant personality of our scientific and intellectual life from the post-colonial period to today. The lesson will have two parts and the second one will also be taught by the professor of AUTH, together with Mr. Tassios Mr. Giannis Seiradakis, which will focus on the Antikythera Mechanism: The most emblematic object of Ancient Greek Technology.
- Voyage to the Universe – Station One: Our Solar system. Directed in the form of Socratic dialogues, this course caters to a wide range of ages — from schoolchildren high school to seniors… youth— and seeks to make his “students” participants in a process discoveryand not passive "consumers" of ready-made knowledge. With teachers of two exceptional young astrophysicists — Ms Mr. Vasso Pavlidou and Mr. Costa Tassi, associate professors of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete — this course aims to shake the waters a little in the way we teach and learn science in our country.