SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is a major site for the research, promotion, and advocacy of Hellenism in North America.


The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies was established in 2011 at Simon Fraser University through a multimillion-dollar grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Situated atop Burnaby Mountain, just east of downtown Vancouver, the Centre is a major site for Hellenic Studies in North America and is committed to the advocacy and study of Hellenism.

The Centre supports the Hellenic Studies Program at SFU which offers undergraduate courses in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek History, in addition to Archaeology and Greek language training. Graduate students working with our faculty receive significant financial support as well as teaching and publication opportunities.

The SNF New Media Lab, through the creation of the intelligent language tutor, has forged new methods for language learning and language preservation. The Centre also has partnerships across the United States and is leading the way in the expansion of Hellenic Studies to China.

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SNF New Media Lab

Made possible thanks to the generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.