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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
English Name: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Region: Southern Europe
Country/Region: Greece
Found Year: 1925

Greek Universities are legal entities of public law with full self-governance -under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs- and their mission is determined in the Legal Framework for Higher Education (Nr. 1 N. 3549/07 Official Gazette 69 A).

Given this fact, the Aristotle University’s of Thessaloniki (AUTh’s) particular triptych is specified as Interdisciplinarity, Internationalization and Intercultural Education. The Foundation Act for the University of Thessaloniki was published in the Official Gazette on June 22, 1925. The University Campus covers around 23 hectares in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, but some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. Some of them are located outside Thessaloniki or even in other cities.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is the largest University in Greece, comprising 10 Faculties organized into 40 Schοols and 1 single-School Faculty. It has 2056 members of Academic Staff and 1438 of all the other staff categories. It has a total of 65026 registered undergraduate students (of which 3543 international) and 8472 postgraduate students (4520 at Master’s Level and 3952 at Doctoral level).

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES: All 41 AUTh’s Schools offer a bachelor degree.

Faculty of Theology: School of Theology, School of Ecclesiastical and Social Theology

Faculty of Philosophy: School of Philology, School of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy and Pedagogy, School of Psychology, School of English Language and Literature, School of French Language and Literature, School of German Language and Literature, School of Italian Language and Literature

Faculty of Sciences: School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Chemistry, School of Biology, School of Geology, School of Informatics

Faculty of Law: School of Law

Faculty of Economics and Political Science: School of Economics, School of Political Science, School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies

Faculty of Engineering: School of Civil Engineering, School of Architecture, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Urban-Regional Planning and Development Engineering

Faculty of Fine Arts: School of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Music Studies, School of Drama, School of Film Studies

Faculty of Education: School of Primary Education, School of Early Childhood Education

Faculty of Health Sciences: School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment: School of Agriculture, School of Forestry and Natural Environment

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences: School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki), School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (Serres)



The 41 Schools of AUTh offer a total of 68 Postgraduate Programmes. Breakdown as follows: 48 MASTER PROGRAMS, 1 ENGLISH SPEAKING, 2 GREEK-FRENCH, 2 ERASMUS-MUNDUS, 16 INTERDISCIPLINARY, 3 WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES. Furthermore AUTh has 23 special Agreements (Protocols) for PhD.

The PhD level ends up to academic/research doctoral degrees.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: AUTh has 138 bilateral agreements with Universities in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Asia to promote the academic cooperation and communication among students and academic staff.

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES: 2012 AUTH was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission. It has bilateral agreements with 596 European Universities and participates in LLP/ERASMUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL Cooperation Window, TEMPUS, EU-Canada, EU-Australia (GEJI) etc

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING: All courses are offered in Greek language. International students are obliged to take courses of Greek Language in order to have the right to study at AUTh.

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH UNITS: Under the supervision of AUTh are the following independent education and research units (situated either in or outside the main University Campus and the city of Thessaloniki). The Aristotle University Central Library is one of the largest in the Balkans. The entire library system has access to approximately 800,000 book titles, 18000 journals and 3000 printed subscriptions. The Experimental schools (primary and secondary education),

The Institute of Modern Greek Studies

The School of Modern Greek Language

The Center for Foreign Languages Teaching

The Centre for Byzantine Research The Telloglion Foundation of Art

The University Clinics of the Faculty of Medicine (AUTh comprises one University Hospital and is affiliated to another 6 Hospitals)

The Clinics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Animal Breeding and Treatment Station in Kolhiko

The University Farm

The University Forests in Pertouli and Taxiarchis

The Seismologic Station Olympus Scientific Station

UNESCO Chair on Education for Human Rights and Peace (established 1997)

UNESCO Chair and Network/International Network of Water-Environment Centers of the Balkans (established 2003)

IASON PROGRAMME: supports Greek Studies Courses offered in Black Sea countries and/or the establishment of small Greek Studies Departments

The University Summer Camp in Posidi

The University Sports Center

MUSEUMS OF AUTh: The Cast Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Biblical Museum, the National Museum of Education, the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of wild fauna, the Botanical Museum, the Criminological Museum, the Forest Engineering Museum of Survey Instruments and Maps, the Museum of Modern Greek History, the Museum of Architecture and various archives and collections.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: AUTh orchestra, choir, various cultural student groups

Total Enrollment:77446
           International Students:3607(5%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:67712
           International Students:3262(5%)
Graduate Enrollment:9734
           International Students:345(4%)

Graduate Programs
           Advanced Chemical Analysis
           Advanced Computer and Communication Systems
           Agricultural Economics
           Agricultural Engineering and Water Recourses
           Agricultural Growth
           American Literature and Culture
           Animal Sciences
           Antiseismic Design of Structures
           Applied and Environmental Geology
           Applied Genetics and Biotechnology
           Applied Linguistics
           Bibliology, Comparative Grammatology, Theory of Literature
           Biomedical Technology
           Business Administration
           Byzantine Archaeology
           Cadastre & Management of Spatial Data
           Canon Law Ad Pastoral Theology
           Cartographic Production and Geographical Analysis
           Chemical Analysis
           Civil, Civil Procedure and Labor Law
           Classical Archaeology
           Classical Literature
           Coaching In Team Sports
           Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology
           Commercial and Economic Law
           Computational Physics
           Computational Systems
           Computer Networking Focusing In Electronic Enterprise Applications
           Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems
           Didactics of Language and Linguistic Communications
           Digital Media
           Ecology and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems
           Economic and Regional Growth
           Ecumenical Theology
           Education and Gender Quality
           Education and Social Exclusion
           Educational Psychology For Children with Special Needs
           Educational Psychology of Multiculturalism Variables
           Electronic Circuits Technology
           Electronic Physics
           Electronic Technology and Telecomm/Ions (Electronic Communications Technology)
           English Literature and Culture
           Environmental Biology
           Environmental Chemistry
           Environmental Physics
           European Literature and Culture
           Exercise and Health
           Food Chemistry and Technology
           Food Science and Technology
           Forest Production-Forest Protection-Natural Environment
           Forest Science and Natural Environments
           Geography and Environment
           Harvesting and Technology of Forest Products
           Hermeneutic Theology
           High Precision Topographical Applications
           Historic Theology
           History of Anthropogenic Environment
           History of Art
           History of Philosophy
           History of The Church and Dogmatic Theology
           History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law
           Holly Bible and Patristic
           Horticulture Science
           Human Performance and Health
           Hydrobiology and Aquaculture
           Informatics and Management
           Information and Communication Technologies In Education
           Inorganic Chemistry
           International and European Finances
           International Studies
           Interpreting and Translation Studies
           Journalism and New Mass Media
           Landscape Architecture
           Liturgical-Christian Archaeology and Art
           Livable Development and Protection of Environment
           Management of Natural Environments
           Management of Photometrical Production & Remote Sensing In Gps Environment
           Mass Media and Culture
           Masters Specializing In Ecological Quality and Management of Basin Water- Level Flow
           Masters Specializing In Maintenance of Biodiversity and Plant Exploitation
           Masters Specializing In: Ecological Design, Vital Development and Management of Protected Areas
           Masters Specializingin Education(Pedagogy Sector)
           Medical Information Management
           Medical Telematics
           Medieval and Modern Greek Literature
           Meteorology and Climatology
           Methodology of Medical Research
           Minerals and Environment
           Modern Applications of Geodesy
           Modern Greek As A Second/Foreign Language
           Modern Greek Studies and Culture
           Museum Studies
           Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials
           Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
           Networks-Communications-System Architecture
           Organic Chemistry
           Organization &Management of Resources & Development Works
           Organization and Management of Transport Systems
           Pedagogy of Theatre
           Penal and Criminal Sciences
           Performance Studies – Drama
           Petrology –Geochemistry
           Pharmaceutical Biotechnology –Molecular Diagnostics
           Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Development of Pharmaceutical Compounds
           Pharmaceutical Technology
           Pharmacognocy – Plant Pharmaceutical Products
           Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
           Physical Activity For Special Populations
           Physical Chemistry of Materials and Electroanalysis
           Planning and Development of Natural Resources
           Plant Breeding, Agronomy &Weed Science
           Plant Protection Science
           Polymers Chemistry and Technology
           Practical Theology
           Prehistoric Archaeology
           Primary and Secondary School Physical Education
           Processesand Technology of Advanced Materials
           Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Monuments
           Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments
           Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Mechanisms
           Public Law and Political Sciences
           Quantum and Computational Chemistry
           Range Science of Wild Life and Internal Fisheries
           School and Developmental Psychology
           Services Management
           Social and Clinical Psychology
           Social and Clinical Psychology of Addictions and Psychological Problems
           Soil Science & Management of Soil Resources
           Stage and Costume Design
           Structural Geology & Stratigraphy
           Systematic Philosophy
           Systematic Theology
           Teaching of The Modern Greek Language
           Teaching Sciences
           Teaching Social Sciences
           Techniques and Methods In The Analysis, Planning and Management of Space
           Technology of Thin Film Membrane Nanotechnology
           Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
           Water Resource

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