The development of the scientific relations between nations, if carried out on a continuous basis, proves to be the best and safest way to ensure mutual understanding and enduring friendship. Between Germany and Greece there has long been a fruitful cooperation in all scientific fields. Many young Greeks have studied at German universities and were in this way later able to show considerable achievements in various scientific fields. There are at present about 200 Greek academics working at German universities as professors, lecturers and assistants. Besides supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation many Greek scientists in Germany could finish their studies successfully thus paving the way for a successful career in Greece. The European Centre promotes the German-Greek scientific exchange through collaborations between German and Greek universities, but also in the framework of European exchange programmes (Erasmus).