Deputy Minister of Education, Hellenic Republic
Vassilios Digalakis was appointed to his current role in 2019, with responsibility for Higher Education. Prior to this, he was the Rector of the Technical University of Crete and served as President of the Hellenic Universities Rectors’ Synod. His work at the Technical University of Crete focused on the establishment of outreach activities, the promotion and rewarding of excellence and the sustainable development of the University. He launched a number of major infrastructure projects, made significant efforts to utilize the university’s property and completed successfully the tender for the restoration of TUC’s historic buildings in the Old Town of Chania. Before his work at the university he worked at the Speech Technology and Research Laboratory of SRI International where he developed algorithms for the DECIPHER speech recognition system. He has been a Professor at the Technical University of Crete, has served as the Chairman of the ECE Department and Director of the Telecommunications Systems Institute of the Technical University of Crete. He received the Diploma in EE from the National Technical University of Athens and his PhD degree in electrical and systems engineering from Boston University.