University of the Aegean


Rector & Vice Rectors


Professor Dimitrios Papageorgiou

Vice Rector of Administrative and Academic Affairs

Associate Professor Stylianos Xanthopoulos

Vice Rector of Research and Innovation

Associate Professor Petros Kavassalis

Vice Rector of Economic Affairs

Professor Ioannis Seimenis

Vice Rector for Internationalisation, Externalisation and Student Affairs,

Professor Efstratios Georgoulas


The University of the Aegean (UAegean) was founded in 1984 aiming to introduce new approaches in higher education in Greece and worldwide and to promote regional development. Situated in 6 picturesque islands in the Aegean Archipelago, the UAegean offers a unique natural, cultural and human environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge. From its earliest days, the UAegean challenged the prevailing limitations of the academic endeavor in Greece, both in terms of educational approach and in terms of organizational structure. These challenges were soon transformed into advantages which have culminated in academic achievements and the rapid development of the institution.

In less than thirty years, the UAegean has evolved into an international research –oriented University offering 18 undergraduate (BA or BSc) and 40 postgraduate (MA or MSc) programmes in modern interdisciplinary thematic areas such as environment, communication systems, cultural informatics, product design, food and nutritional sciences, education design and Mediterranean studies. In addition, the UAegean has established joined international postgraduate programs (i.e. in Biodiversity, Environmental Policy and Management, European Integration) as well as joined PhD degree programmes in a wide range of thematic areas. The early and full incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies in all aspects of academic and administrative operations and the important research outputs in specific fields of excellence and innovation have transformed this unique network of “academic ports of studies and research” into a dynamic and competitive institution at national and international level and a strong social and economic stakeholder in the region.

The UAegean has created a strong international academic and research profile, having been an active member of the European Universities Association (EUA), a founding partner of the Cremo network, member of the EMUNI Senate, partner in many academic and research networks and participant in more than 210 bilateral and LLP Erasmus academic agreements. The UAegean has received consistently excellent feedback in evaluations that have taken place at national, European and international level, as a result of the study programmes offered by the institution and its competitive research programs.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of the Aegean comprises six Schools :

  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of the Environment
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Humanities


Department: Social Anthropology and History
Location: University Hill, Administration Building, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 22510 36300

Department: Geography
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 2251036470

Department: Sociology
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 2251036500

Department: Cultural Technology and Communication
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 2251036604

Department: Environment
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 2251036200

Department: Marine Sciences
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Telephone: +30 2251036800

Department: Food Science and Nutrition
Location: Myrina, Lesvos
Telephone: +30 2254083100

Department: Business Administration
Location: Chios
Telephone: +30 2271035102

Department: Shipping, Trade and Transport
Location: Korais St. 2A, Chios
Telephone: +30 2271035202

Department: Economics and Tourism Administration
Location: Loc Livanou 54, 82 100 Chios
Telephone: +30 22710 35302 – 35330

Department: Information and Communication Systems Engineering
Location: Lymperis building, 2, Palama, Karlovasi, Samos
Telephone: +30 2273082210

Department: Financial and Management Engineering
Location: 41, Kountouriotou, Chios
Telephone: +30 2271035400

Department: Product and Systems Design Engineering
Location: 1, Konstantinoupoleos, Syros
Telephone: +30 2281097100

Department: Mathematics
Location: Regal Mansion” building, Karlovassi, Samos
Telephone: +30 2273082100

Department: Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics
Location: Regal Mansion” building, Karlovassi, Samos
Telephone: +30 2273082022

Department: Primary Education
Location: 1, Dimokratias Avenue, Rhodes
Telephone: +30 2241099210

Department: Pre-school Education and Educational Design
Location: 1, Dimokratias Avenue, Rhodes
Telephone: +30 2241099192

Department: Mediterranean Studies
Location: 1, Dimokratias Avenue, Rhodes
Telephone: +30 2241099300

International Studies

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Social Sciences| Department of Geography

The ISLANDS program combines thorough training in scientific research with a thematic specialization on Islands and Sustainability. It also provides multi-faceted training of research skills for social science and environmental research, including Individual Research Training by senior staff and training to work in a multi- and interdisciplinary research group. It involves taking a series of qualitative, quantitative and multi-method courses, as well as, courses on Scientific Reading, Debating and Reflecting, Scientific English Writing and Research Process.

ISLANDS students will be required to study at the University of Groningen in the first semester of the first year of the programme. During the second semester of the first year they study at one of the island-based universities of the consortium where they undertake Research Training and a Research Internship Module. Then, they return to Groningen for the first semester of their second year before going again to the same island-based university to undertake their Master thesis project in the second semester of the second year.

ISLANDS graduates receive a double-degree from the University of Groningen (including an acknowledgement that this is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree involving all partner universities) and the island-based University in which the graduate spends the second half of the second year of their studies and the second half of the second semester of the first year.

The ISLANDS programme is also supported by six associated partners comprising academic institutions, a research institute, an SME and NGOs (including Geoparks in Iceland and on Lesvos).

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School of Social Sciences| Department of Sociology

The Program offers a rich and comprehensive curriculum and a unique approach, based on interdisciplinary synergies and an amplitude of academic fields. It comprises on-line courses as well as fieldwork and workshops available for students to gain hands-on experience in the existing refugee facilities of Lesvos and Athens.

This MSc provides advanced-level sociological knowledge of the contemporary discourse on migration and will help you develop vital skills that will enhance your opportunities to pursue successful careers in your chosen fields in governmental or international agencies, NGOs, as well as various stakeholders. It is also suitable if you are already working in the public or not-for-profit sector and wish to enhance your career prospects.

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School of Business | Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport

The core objective of the new “MBA in Shipping” focuses on building upon academic specialization and advanced know-how in the dynamic and complex sector of the global shipping business. This postgraduate program can promote specialized potential executives towards a distinctive high-quality career path in diverse shipping companies, maritime organizations, shipping institutions and policy administrative bodies, in Greece and internationally. This shapes a crucial strategic mindset for Greece in particular, as shipping constitutes one of the most globalized business sectors and a core pillar of the domestic economy.

The “MBA in Shipping” capitalizes on the established long-running cooperation of the University of the Aegean with shipping corporations, institutions and bodies and builds upon the advantages offered by the leading position of Chios island in global shipping.

The new program bears a set of innovative contribution merits relative to domestic academic standards, as:

  • this remains the only Postgraduate Program in Greece that combines the English language with distance learning education;
  • this is a Postgraduate Program that takes advantage, for the first time, of a dynamic institutional feedback process and ongoing dialogue between academia and the shipping industry.

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School of the Environment | Department of Food Science and Nutrition

This masters is an exciting and challenging course, combining the food sciences and nutrition with an international awareness of global market. You will acquire the knowledge associated with current trends in the production of food and drinks, technological developments, R&D, nutrition and sustainability complemented by the interaction with academics and professionals from all over the world, especially from developing markets. The course also develops essential management skills of supply chain planning and quality management in agriculture.

Who is it for?
This masters course is suitable for professionals and recent graduates of any subject. It will advance candidates’ technical knowledge and soft skills necessary for scientific leadership roles and career development in the food and drinks sector. Candidates will develop an international perspective of agriculture, including case studies from Europe, Asia and Africa, in order to become champion professionals in the food and drink sector.

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School of the Environment | Department of Environment

MESPOM is an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European Universities with support from two Universities in the USA and Canada and 18 partners around the world. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.

The MESPOM study programme is in English and lasts two years. The students study in at least three of the consortium universities: Central European University (CEU, Austria), the University of the Aegean (UAegean, Greece), Lund University (ILU, Sweden), the University of Manchester (UoM, UK).

MESPOM has been based on the idea that science, policy and management should be taught as three distinct but interacting knowledge and practice domains, which are necessary and essential to tackle any environmental issue. Key feature of MESPOM are its distinct locations ranging from a large European city to a small Greek island. From 2017 mandatory internships in the Summer between years 1 and 2 through our 18 Associated Partners were introduced, as well as dedicated clusters in the Winter Semester at CEU, that would explore interaction of science, policy and management in specific thematic areas of excellence and job market needs (especially energy and climate change and ecosystems conservation and management).

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School of the Environment | Department of Environment

The Master’s Program aims to train graduate students in environmental science through applied research. The program focuses on the development of a theoretical or experimental framework in high-priority environmental topics from the students. The completion of the program requires the submission of (a) an original research paper at an international scientific journal and (b) a written thesis to the Department of Environment.

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In cooperation with National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The programme aims to provide students with interdisciplinary expertise on the contemporary presentation of the refugee/migration subject and to gain an in-depth understanding of related media coverage. It is designed for students aspiring to adapt skills and competencies on communication management for a career in “old” or “new” media, within the public, private, or non-profit sector. Graduates will be equipped with substantive academic knowledge on the social and political implications of cross-border refugee / migration flows, adapt critical research skills and are able to improve their linguistic competences.

This Master programme offers a unique multi-disciplinary, flexible, and integrated curriculum via two specializations:

(1) “News media of refugee flows”, which will focus on the need to gain a more in depth knowledge on news coverage of refugee / migration flows over the last decade in Greece and in the Western Balkan countries, the relationship between new technologies and journalism, the formation of European and national policies on social inclusion, the exploitation of social networks by international organizations, host countries, the use of social networks sites by the target group (refugees / immigrants), the ways of ICT use from both sides (host and country of origin), human networks and their influences, social solidarity networks, the various movements at national and European level and the way they are presented by the mass media at national, European and international level;

and (2) “Communication management of refugee/migration flows”, which will present cases related to European and national policies for the socio-economic integration of refugees /immigrants, their presentation in the mass media, the possibilities of raising funds and presenting good practices, as well as address issues of public relations, two-way communication process and development of relationships between the organizations and communities (refugees/migrants) and analyze ways of communicating the problems and barriers regarding the inclusion or refoulement where it is necessary and the ways and techniques of approaching such subjects will be analyzed within the course.

Both specializations actively facilitate the interaction with academics from Europe and beyond, established professionals, such as journalists, reporters, public employees, and representatives of NGOs active in the field. A summer school held in Mytilene on the Greek island Lesvos provides students with the unique opportunity to research and exchange with NGOs active in the Hotspot via a range of workshops, seminars and events. It will offer students with personal and professional competencies and experiences required in the field of media, research and refugee/migration management

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School of the Environment | Department of Marine Sciences

In the M.Sc. Research in Marine Sciences (MSc ‘ReMS’) postgraduate students will conduct high quality research in Marine Sciences, which will be certified through the publication of a scientific article based on the research results of their Thesis.

The study program includes

(a) in the first semester, course modules that provide the necessary knowledge for a future researcher, focusing on general research methodologies and quantitative analysis, as well as on specialized research methods applied in Marine Sciences, and

(b) in the next two semesters, the undertaking of an individual research topic by each student under the supervision of a faculty member who is responsible for tutoring all research stages (literature review, formulation of original research questions, design and implementation of research, analysis of data collected, discussion of results) with the aim of producing and delivering an original research paper.

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