The National Hellenic Research Foundation was founded in 1958 and it is the oldest Greek research institution after the Observatory of Athens. It belongs to the Greek national research network, and is affiliated to the General Secretariat of Research and Technology.
In 1840, the rich Greek of Diaspora, the Baron George Sinas, who was also Consul of Greece in Vienna, discussed with his friend Prokesh-Osten, Ambassador of Austria in Athens, about what could he offer to contribute to the development of the newly founded Athens' University. Prokesh-Osten, who during 1837 had at his service as translator the physicist and astronomer George Vouris, proposed to Sinas to contribute to the foundation of an Observatory. The King Othon gave to Sinas the higher State decoration and he was personally involved in the foundation.
Kostas Aggelakis collection (Herakleion, Crete) comprises books, maps and artifacts concerning navigation. Especially the collection displays 17 types of speedometers. It also comprises sextants, compasses and other instruments for navigation plotting. The instruments are dating from middle 19th century to middle 20th.century.
Kostas Aggelakis has donated to the Hellenic Archives of Scientific Instruments a Hughes sextant (c. 1938) and two speedometers.
The Founding Committee of Athens College, which became its Board of Directors, was organized in May 1924. Its members were Epaminondas Charilaos, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bert Hodge Hill, Director of the American School of Classical Studies, Stephanos Delta, retired businessman and treasurer of the Refugee Settlement Commission, Stavros Papadakis, Y.M.C.A. secretary, Emmanuel Benakis, retired businessman, former Minister and former Mayor of Athens, Petros Calligas, former Minister, Harold Jacquith, Director of the Near East Relief, Nicolas Kyriakides, shipowner.
The Commercial School of Volos was founded in 1900 by the commercial association “Hermes” as a private school.
One of the first Gymnasiums of the Greek State (founded in 1835), established in Plaka. The first scientific instruments were sent to this Gymnasium in 1857, and the professor of physics George Paulides was asked by letter from the Ministry to begin the teaching of experimental physics.
Founded in 1833, the First Gymnasium of Nauplion was one of the first Gymnasiums of the new Greek State. Its building is now the Town Hall of Nauplion.
The Gymnasium was founded in 1881 (together with the Gymnasiums of Larissa and Trikala) when Thessaly was integrated to the Greek State.