Ombudsman acts as a student advocate. The Ombudsman represents the interests of
students by addressing issues of maladministration or violation of rights and
attempting to resolve them through mediation between students and faculty or
administrative services of the University.
Ombudsman investigates cases, acting either on his/her
own initiative or upon a student complaint, and mediates with the appropriate
bodies of the University to resolve such cases in accordance with the
principles of academic freedom and the proper functioning of the University.
The Ombudsman is entitled to ask the University services to provide
information, documents or other evidence relevant to the case, interview
persons, conduct inspections or commission expertise. If the Ombudsman
establishes that a specific case does not comply with the law or that the
proper functioning of the University may be disrupted, s/he will take all
appropriate steps to resolve the issue. The Student Ombudsman has, however, no
jurisdiction in student examinations or grading issues.
At present Professor Emeritus Evgenios Dafnis holds the position of Student Ombudsman at the University of
wishing to contact Prof. Dafnis should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org