Vitae/Yiannis Laouris/Newspaper coverage of the Doctorate
Yiannis Laouris and Joulietta Kalli-Laouri were the first (at least foreign) students who completed a PhD in parallel with the medical studies in the history of East Germany. Following an evaluation of their thesis by three independent Professors from other universities, the Ministry of Education decided to allow them to defend their works 10 days after their graduation from the medical school. The three independent professors graded their PhDs with "1" (highest score). The average score in their corresponding medical degrees was lower than "1.5". The defense process resulted also to "1" therefore they were awarded their doctor titles with the rare score of summa cum laude, something that has attracted the attention of both German and Cypriot newspapers.
Articles in German Newspapers about the Laouris PhD