The HOU was legally founded with article 27, par. 1, pas. a of Act 2083/1992 as an independent and wholly self–governed higher education institute. It operates as a Legal Person of Public Law under the supervision of the Hellenic State, as exercised by the Minister of Education.
The HOU Educational material consists of books, readers, supplementary p/c material and/or CDs and DVDs.The printed material is especially adapted to meet the needs and standards of Distance Education. In the HOU textbooks each chapter clearly states its particular aims and objectives, and also contains lists of key concepts and expected outcomes as well as a synopsis, bibliography and in some cases a guide for further reading.
The HOU's mission is to provide distance education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For that purpose, it develops and implements appropriate learning material and methods of teaching. The promotion of scientific research as well as the development of the relevant technology and methodology in the area of distance learning fall within the scope of the HOU's objectives.
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The lecturers are fantastic, they offer so much support and guidance both personally and professionally and really get to know each student. I learned so much.
initially a research oriented master program followed by a shift towards the educational aspects of linguistics seen mostly from a sociolinguistic point of view, was the most important problem. Allowed to work on a research based thesis was the result of my supervisor's support
The open university experience was very good and it fitted my personality better than the conventional. It was a hard master's degree and i am happy that i managed to the full with such good grades. I really feel it was worth it, i am a better scientist than before due to the general knowlegde I gained and more fit for management.