In 2004, the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting of the Ionian University in Corfu had various couples working there. Kalandrias and his wife Parianou; Mazis and his wife Sella; Kentrotis and his brother Kyriakos; Poltitis and his sister Eleni; Saridakis and his wife Kostopoulou. Schlumm's wife also teaches there. Now, I would never dare suggest that this reflects nepotism. The situation seems somewhat similar today.
SINCE AUGUST LAST YEAR, I MUST HAVE RECEIVED A FAIR NUMBER OF LETTERS AT THE IONIAN UNIVERSITY DFLTI. NOT EVEN ONE HAS BEEN SENT ON TO ME HERE IN ATHENS. THERE ARE LIKELY TO BE INVITATIONS, REQUESTS TO REVIEW BOOKS, ADVERTISING ET AL. PLEASANT PEOPLE, AREN'T THEY?
A student has just told me that my courses have at last just started being taught, by a non-native speaker who does not appear to have even one book published. Long live academic standards in Greece! I don't know whether he is being paid, or has taken up the post officially