The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The University Campus covers some 23 hectares close to the centre of Thessaloniki. It comprises 7 Faculties organized into 33 Schools, 5 faculties with only 1 school each, as well as 4 independent Schools (a total of 42 Schools). Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. More than 81.500 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the Aristotle University, 72.140 in undergraduate programs and 8.360 in postgraduate programs.
The metropolitan centre of Northern Greece with a history of 2,300 years. If Athens is the city of classical antiquity and its monuments reflect the spirit of ancient Greece, Thessaloniki resonates the wealth and magnificence of the Byzantine empire. However, its age-old presence goes beyond this dimension. The city that is open to two worlds, the Orient and the Occident, has always been a stopover for the peoples that went through it; Byzantines, Franks, Ottomans, and Jews left their mark on its architecture, its cultural heritage, the histories and traditions of its people, but they also took something from the city ambience with them. Thessaloniki has been a crossroads of ethnicities and religions, whose remnants are reflected on the numerous monuments that are dispersed in the historic centre of the city.
As a cultural, economic and commercial centre, it has known significant development during the Roman and Byzantine times, and during the Ottoman rule. But especially after its liberation, in 1912, the multinational city of Thermaikos Gulf continued its rapid development so as to become the second city of the Greek state, with a population of over 1,000,000 inhabitants. In the 23 centuries of its life, the city has known days of glory and prosperity, as well as periods of hardship and decline. And through its eventful history, it has formed its own cultural idiom, created its own intellectual and artistic life, and developed a special, and dynamic economic presence.
The University of the Aegean is an international research oriented university. It is an inspiring, innovative, socially committed institution situated in the Aegean Archipelago, the ancient cradle of knowledge.
The UoA embodies the concept of a 'university- network'- a network of schools and departments, dispersed over five Aegean islands: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes and Syros. The challenge of academic and administrative decentralization has resulted in imaginative new approaches in academic practice and has enhanced the sense of unity within the academic community of each campus. It is the network structure that fostered the early and full incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies in every day practice.
The UoA invests in innovative educational programs and multidisciplinary fields of research that correspond to the needs of the modern world. It has led the way in the introduction of new undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines such as environmental studies, ICT’s, multimedia and design, humanities, Mediterranean studies, making the UoA a pioneering and competitive institution at Greek and European level. It boasts an experienced and well-qualified academic staff with great research expertise, fully equipped laboratories, extensive international links in both research and exchange programs and a vibrant student community. The beautiful Aegean islands provide a unique, natural, cultural and human environment in which high quality research and education environment can thrive.
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