National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Details

Rector & Vice Rectors

Rector 

Professor Gerasimos Siasos

Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs and Student Affairs

Professor Efstathios Efstathopoulos

Vice Rector of Research, Innovation and Lifelong Learning

Associate Professor Christos Karagiannis

Vice Rector Academic Affairs, International Relations and Extroversion

Professor Sophia Papaioannou

Vice Rector of Economic Affairs and Development

Professor Aristides Samitas

University & Society

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Vision

The vision of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is based on four main principles: research, education and training shall be characterized by a quest for high quality and distinction; the University’s leading role shall be safeguarded by a constant engagement to innovation and creativity; the academic community members shall participate actively in scientific, social and cultural events; our standpoints shall reflect our historical and contemporary Greek culture worldwide through scientific activities.

Mission and Policy

NKUA is a research University and, as a leader since 1837, it aims to advance knowledge and educate students in sciences and arts that will best serve the nation and the community of the twenty first century.

Committed to innovation and academic excellence, we seek to infuse each member of our academic community with the passion of research and knowledge gain. We encourage cultivation of creativity, maturation of social and cultural sensibilities as well as critical thinking, by supporting free and open dialogue and a culture of integrity and diversity.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens comprises nine Schools :

  • School of Agricultural Development Nutrition and Sustainability
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Physical Education and Sport Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Theology
  • School of Science
  • School of Economics and Political Sciences
  • School of Philosophy

Schools

Agricultural Development, Agrofood and Management of natural Resources

Established: 2019
Location: Psachna Euboea
Website:
www.agro.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2228099525

Primary Education

Established: 1984
Location: Navarinou 13A Athens
Website:
http://www.primedu.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2103688198, +30 2103688197

Early Childhood Education

Established: 1987
Location: Navarinou 13A Athens
Website:
http://www.ecd.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 36 88 196,  +30 210 36 88 079 

Medicine

Established: 1837
Location: Mikras Asias 75, Goudi
Website:
school.med.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7462002, +30 210 7462099

Nursing

Established: 1980
Location: Papadiamantopoulou 123, Goudi
Website:
http://www.nurs.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 746 1502, +30 210 7461436, +30 210 7461499

Dentistry

Established: 1966
Location: Thivon 2, Goudi
Website:
http://www.dent.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 7461121, +30 210 7461105

Pharmacy

Established: 1843
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.pharm.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4193 

Physical Education and Sport Science

Established: 1882
Location: Ethnikis Antistaseos 41, Dafni
Website:
http://www.phed.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2107276076, +30 2107276036

 

Law

Established: 1837
Location: Akadimias 47, Athens
Website:
www.law.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 8659

Theology

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.theol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210727 5729, +30 210727 5717

Faculty of Social Theology and the Study of Religion

Established: 1982
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.soctheol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727-5715 5716 5746

Department of Biology

Established: 1970
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
http://www.biol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4247 4060 4248 4658

Department of Mathematics

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.math.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7276332

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Established: 1993
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
http://www.phs.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727-5586

Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

Established: 1970
Location: Liviis 19, Zografou campus
Website:
www.geol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4682, +30 210 727 4064

Department of Physics

Established: 1904
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.phys.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 6799, -6803, -6745, -6990

Department of Chemistry

Established: 1904
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.chem.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7274088, +30 210 7274939, +30 210 7274098, +30 210 7274386

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

Established: 1989
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.di.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 5161, +30 210 727 5192

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboe
Website:
www.aerospace.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 222 809 9672

Department of Digital Industry and Technology

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website:
www.dind.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 222 80 -99673 99674

Department of Economics

Established: 1972
Location: Sofokleous 1, Athens
Website:
www.econ.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-3689446

Department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies

Established: 2013
Location: Dragatsaniou 4, Athens
Website:
www.turkmas.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 3689588

Department of Sociology

Established: 2019
Location: Solonos 57
Website:
www.soc.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-368 8739, +30 210-368 8746

Department of Business Administration

Established:2019
Location: Sofokleous 1, Athens
Website:
www.ba.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 9463

Department of Communication and Media Studies

Established: 1990
Location: Sofokleous 1
Website:
www.media.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 3689405,  +30 210 3689457

Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

Established: 1982
Location: Themistokleous 6, Athens
Website:
www.pspa.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 8949

Department of Digital Art and Cinema

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website: www.dcarts.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2228099523, +30 2228099634

Department of Ports Management

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website:
www.pms.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 22280-99513

Department of English Language and Literature

Established: 1951
Location: Nik. Kazantzaki 79, Zografou Campus
Website:
www.enl.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7774, +30 210 727 7454, +30 210 727 7940

Department of French Language and Literature

Established: 1954
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.frl.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727 7474

Department of German Language and Literature

Established: 1977
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.gs.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7277307, +30 210-7277308, +30 210-7277312

Department of Italian Language and Literature

Established: 2010
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.ill.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7488, +30 210 727 7966, +30 210 727 7910

Department of Spanish Language and Literature

Established: 2009
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.spanll.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7277 570, +30 210-7277 967, +30 210-7277 501

Department of Russian Language and Literature and Slavic Studies

Established: 2007
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.slavstud.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277429

Department of Theatre Studies

Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.theatre.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277969, +30 210 7277303

Department of Music Studies

Established: 1991
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.music.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277302, +30 2107277359, +30 2107277894

Department of Philology

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.phil.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277 960

Department of Psychology

Established: 2013
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.psych.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277709, +30 2107277370

Department of Philosophy

Established: 2019
Location: Cluster 503, Athens
Website:
www.philosophy.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7511

Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology

Established: 1984
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.ppp.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277961

Department of History and Archaeology

Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.arch.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277318, +30 2107277956

Department of Educational Studies

Established: 2019
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.eds.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7594

International Studies

Bachelors

Undergraduate programs in English!

BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece

Medical Degree National and Kapodistrian University

Masters

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

School of Philosophy| Department of Music Studies

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the National University of Music Bucharest join forces to launch an international postgraduate program entirely dedicated to the study of Byzantine Μusic in both Academic Theory and Artistic Performance.

The program will start in October 2022, in a blended learning model, combining online teaching with traditional on-campus methods; the courses will be taught by academic staff from the partner Universities along with a number of guest Professors of international recognition accompanied by distinguished Byzantine Music performers, including the Archon Protopsaltis of the Holy Great Church of Christ Panagiotis Neochoritis.

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School of Philosophy | School of French Language and Philology

The Franco-Hellenic joint MA program “Language Teachers in Europe: Training for the Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Schools” between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Angers was created in 2011. The joint MA program was developed in response to demographic changes in the student population in European schools, who are from multicultural and multilingual backgrounds.

This MA program is for teachers and future teachers involved in language teaching who wish to be trained in managing the cultural and linguistic diversity of today’s school audiences. This MA is designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to make the most out of linguistic and cultural diversity existing in the classrooms. The program combines theoretical learning with practical training based on tutored internships carried out in France and Greece in a multilingual school environment.

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School of Economics and Political Sciences| Department of Political Science and Public Administration

A major benefit of the ‘Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics’ is its cosmopolitan environment. Besides the Programme’s own students from Southeastern Europe and beyond, you will also share your classroom with students from the ‘International Master in South European Studies (Eurosud)’.

Eurosud is a two-year Master’s Degree, co-financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus programme. It attracts top students from around the world, who spend three mobility periods at different universities (Glasgow + a choice of 2 from Athens, Madrid, Rome and Aix/Marseilles). So each semester you will be joined by new Eurosud classmates from a range of different backgrounds, offering you the opportunity to learn with and from each other.

In the first two years of Eurosud in Athens (2019-21), we welcomed 32 students from 25 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, US and Uzbekistan).

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School of Philosophy | Department of French Language and Philology

The aim of the program is to deepen the students’ knowledge of significant social, cultural and political questions which are of importance in Greece and France and to train them in literary and translation theory and analysis.
This interdisciplinary program promotes intercultural research in various aspects of Franco-Greek relations. In particular, its objective is the systematic study, interpretation and critical analysis of aspects of the intercultural relations between Greece and France from a historical point of view.
In this context, it studies translation, synchronically and diachronically, as an agent of intercultural mediation and interrogates the role of original and translated texts as the means of the transfer of ideas and communication between countries and cultures.
It promotes the critique of methodological approaches of literature and culture and their application to the learning process. The program facilitates the production of scientific discourse in the fields of literature, culture and translation, and the training of translators in the field of literature and the humanities.

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School of Sciences | Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

In response to societal demands for a better understanding of geobiological processes such as the ones triggering ecological crisis as we experience today, and to new considerations of geological archives as scientific and societal heritage, but also as a limited resource to be managed in a sustainable way, numerous applications of palaeontology (such as environmental micropaleontology , science communication and journalism, heritage management and environmental protection) appeared the last decade. The objectives of Pangea Program is, by integrating strengths within a consortium of 4 acknowledged European universities and associated partners, to respond to the academic challenges raised by these renewed needs in palaeontological expertise.

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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Business Administration

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School of Sciences | Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

The new postgraduate program “Geographic Information Systems” regards the scientific field of Geographic Information Systems with emphasis on programming tools and databases in GIS environment, online tools for commercial applications and research topics, both applied and at research level. It focuses on areas where the user has the ability to manage, analyse, process, save and display combined levels of information spatially and qualitatively. The Postgraduate Program leads not only to obtain a specialized degree, but also to gain experience and substantial knowledge in matters related to management and spatial analysis of information. The renowned teaching staff, with long experience in Geographic Information Systems and its technological applications, as well as the visiting scientists will make the greatest contribution to the education of students, aspiring to set high goals in the most modern technological and professional challenges.

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School of Philosophy | Department of Philosophy

The M.A. Program is intended for students who wish to develop an advanced competence in Philosophy, regardless of their initial – or former – studies. Students will be introduced to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques from all areas of philosophical meditation; students who get their Master’s Degree with a distinction will be eligible – and in a good position – to apply for a PhD in Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The Program offers three courses: History of Philosophy, Ethics and Politics and Systematic Philosophy. The availability of these courses is subject to the annual programming by the Postgraduate Committee; each year, however, one course at least will be available to students. Each course consists of 9 modules and a dissertation. Students must earn a total of 180 credits (ECTS). The initial 120 credits will be earned through 9 modules, two of which are free electives (these are confined to the 2nd and 3rd semester). The remaining 60 credits are earned through a dissertation, to be completed during the 4th semester.

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School of Law

The new LL.M. in International and European Law, taught entirely in English, builds on the very successful LL.M. programme we have created in the Athens Law School in the past ten years. It is an intensive Master’s programme, which provides students with an in-depth understanding of International and European Union Law in both their theoretical and practical aspects.

The Programme covers a single academic year, in the course of which students must successfully complete two semesters of core, mandatory taught modules while conducting research, under the supervision of our Faculty, leading to an original item of written work in the form of a dissertation.

For the successful completion of the Programme students must obtain 75 ECTS. The taught part of the LL.M. Programme is divided into two semesters – winter and spring. In each semester, students are offered two core and many optional modules. They must attend two core (10 ECTS for the module and 5 ECTS for the obligatory seminar) and three optional modules in each semester (5 ECTS per module), chosen from a list of modules that cover the most important legal issues in their specialization.

The remaining credits (15 ECTS) are covered by the successful submission of the LL.M. dissertation, on a subject of the student’s choice, often related to one or more of the modules taught, supervised by an academic staff member. Students choose the subject of their thesis during the first or second semester of their studies, upon consultation with their academic supervisor. The dissertation must be written by each student individually and must be the result of their original scientific research. It is written in English. Students will present their research before a 3-member academic panel, who will grade the dissertation.

The LL.M. course starts on 1st October and lasts until the mid-June. The written or oral examinations take place in February and June, upon completion of each semester. Students may re-sit a failed examination in September following the end of the academic year. The Master thesis shall be submitted by 30 September of the year during which the spring semester takes place.

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School of Law

It is generally accepted that in today’s globalized world there is no such thing as a purely national private law. Legal practitioners, judges, national and European institutions, as well as public and private entities, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of International and European origin. In this environment, the LL.M. Programme in International and European Legal Studies offers an advanced and in-depth study in the European and international aspects of private law, as well as the economic, social and political factors that drive its development.

The LLM in International and European Legal Studies at the Athens Law School consists of two separate LLM Courses:

a) The specialised LL.M. course Private Law and Business Transactions offers students a wide variety of intensive modules which cover the whole range of modern private transactions, with a particular focus on their international and mainly European dimension.

b) The LLM course European Private Law consists of a variety of core and optional modules which cover the most important contemporary issues in the field of private law, having regard in particualar to the developments of EU legislation and case law.

This Programme seeks to provide students with a solid doctrinal and practical background which shall allow them to successfully cope with the ever-demanding academic environment, while developing their careers at the highest level of national and international practice.

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School of Sciences | Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences

The Athens MA in Ancient Philosophy promotes the study of Ancient Greek Philosophy in its entire historical and thematic range. It is the only program in Greece (and among a few worldwide) that focuses solely on Ancient Philosophy as a subject of systematic study and research. The Athens MA is the result of a collaboration between four major Greek universities, which have joined forces to create a highly competitive Program. Courses will be taught in Athens by professors from Greek universities, as well as by visiting scholars from international institutions.

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School of Sciences | Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences

The MA offers students a solid background to the study of Contemporary Philosophy, delivers an advanced introduction to Philosophy of Science, and teaches the intellectual skills required for engaging with issues which occupy current research into the perennial problems of philosophy.

The program aims to familiarize the students with the major schools of thought in contemporary philosophy and to offer high-level training in the different fields of philosophical research. By the end of their studies, graduates are expected to be able to conduct independent and collaborative research, meeting all requirements for pursuing doctoral studies.

It is the only program in Greece to focus on Contemporary Philosophy, in both its ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ instantiations, and one of the few programs worldwide to provide a specialization in the Philosophy of Physical and Social Sciences.

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School of Pfilosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

The MA Program “English Language, Linguistics and Translation” focuses on Linguistics and its applications, mainly in the English language and on Translation and Interpreting between English and Greek.
The purpose of the program is to introduce MA students to research and applications in the fields of

a) linguistics and its applications
b) translation and interpreting

The program aims at

(a) exploring linguistic theory and its contribution to applications in the fields of linguistic analysis, electronic text processing, digital literacy and educational linguistics which study the English language. The program also aims at
(b) exploring translation and interpreting theory and practice (focusing on a wide variety of genres). It uses advanced technology for research in linguistic analysis and its applications that are shaped and affected by the use of technology.

The program grants a Postgraduate Studies Degree (PSD/MΔΣ) equal to a MA (Master of Arts) degree, in the following specializations:

a) Μ.Α. in Linguistics: Theory and Applications
b) Μ.Α. in Translation Studies and Interpreting

The Program offers one specialization at a time, interchangeably and partially overlapping in the Fall semester. The current specialization is Translation Studies and Interpreting 2020-2022.

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School of Philosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

This programme is geared towards students who have a background in the study of Anglophone Literature and Culture and are familiar with twentieth-century theories of literary and cultural criticism. Intended to educate a broad range of humanities graduates the programme trains participants to:

  • think critically about a literary work in relation to 20th c. literary theories
  • investigate literary representations of cultural categories such as gender,, race, or class, and approach literature as a cultural practice, affected by history and society
  • employ criticism and explore texts, critical theory and cultural conditions that are relevant to their lives and prospects.

 

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School of Philosophy | Department of German Language and Literature

The aim of the MA program is to provide students with academic training and to foster research in the areas of the two specializations of the Postgraduate Studies Program:

  • “German Literature: Greek-German Relations in Literature, Culture and Arts”
  • “Interfaces between linguistics and didactics”

 

The MA program is designed to provide students with the requisite theoretical and practical background knowledge to expand their expertise in their respective fields of specialization; to improve their teaching skills; and to take the first steps towars the production of original research. The objectives of the MA curriculum are fully tailored to meet the needs of the Greek teaching community (teachers of German as a Foreign Language, PE07 scholars). In addition, the program pursues the goal of training students in the fields of literature, arts, culture and linguistics. Participation in the program requires excellent active and passive knowledge of German and Greek (C2). For details please contact us dirctly.

Completion of the MA program leads to a “Postgraduate Diploma” in the field of “German Literature: Greek-German Relations in Literature, Culture and Arts” and “Interfaces between linguistics and didactics”.

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School of Philosophy | Department of History and Archeology

The program aims to provide its students with the systematic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills required to assess the archaeological record as professional researchers or specialists. 

While ideal for archaeology graduates, this program is also suitable for those with a degree in humanities, classics and other related subjects, who wish to prepare for doctoral research, to pursue a career in commercial archaeology, the museum sector, or the heritage industry at large. Graduates with no background knowledge but with strong motivation to acquire an overview of the wider issues that are related to the archaeology of Greece and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology are welcome, too.

The program is taught entirely in English, and focuses on the archaeology of Greece, the wider area of the Aegean, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia.

Modules combine an in-depth, systematic account of the evidence, the methodologies, and the current debates on Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. Themes of interest range from the emergence of the Minoan and Mycenaean palaces and the great empires of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Assyrians, to the formation and decline of the Greek city-state (the polis), the rise of Alexander the Great, the world of the East Mediterranean during the time of his successors, including the perception and importance of Greek and Eastern Mediterranean heritage today.

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School of Philosophy | Department of Spanish Language and Literature

The LAIS program is committed to provide specialized knowledge in a broad spectrum of fields in Iberian and Latin American social, cultural, translation, linguistic, and literary studies. It is aimed at students seeking a rigorous academic program in order to develop competitive professional skills for the workplace.

The two years, four semesters, program is organized into two specialization tracks: Latin American and Spanish Studies and Translation – Linguistics. Theory and Applications to Spanish Language. Each separate track combines core and elective courses, organized to meet the student’s individual professional goals, and intellectual interests. The completion of the program requires the writing of a short M.A. thesis. With the M.A. thesis, students develop an original research project under the advice of the Dept. of Spanish Language and Literature faculty and distinguished visiting professors from abroad (Europe, USA, Latin America, Japan etc.).

The main goal of the LAIS M.A. program is the preparation of future professionals in order to pursue successful careers in education; literary studies, arts and cultural relations and administration; government; public administration; international, economic and geopolitical relations; business and commerce; Spanish to Greek and vice versa translation, as well as in teaching Spanish as a second language in diverse public and private education institutions. The LAIS program has been designed to provide knowledge and develop critical thinking on modern approaches used in these fields. In addition, the M.A. program in LAIS provides a strong background for advanced studies at the Ph.D. level.

In the Latin American and Spanish Studies specialization track, students develop a high interdisciplinary understanding of the Iberian, as well as of South and Central American regions, through exposure to relevant key issues of contemporary Latin America and Spain, such as history, culture, economy, sociology, literature.

In the Spanish Translation and Linguistics specialization track, the Program prepares students to be expert translators from and into Spanish across a wide domain of professional fields. Students learn to use the latest translation technology. At the same time, the Program provides training in Hispanic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, offering rigorous interdisciplinary training for the study and teaching of Spanish as a second language.

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School of  Theology | Department of Theology

The M.A. “Studies in Orthodox Theology” is a postgraduate degree offered by the Department of Theology in collaboration with the Department of Social Theology and Study of Religion of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The programme aspires to provide its participants with specialized knowledge and expertise in all aspects of Christian-Orthodox Church and its theology, in the context of our modern world. Among the programme’s main objectives are: (a) the promotion of academic research pertaining to the Easten-Orthodox Church, in its engagement with the contemporary world; (b) the systematic development of inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogues amidst the various religious, political and socio-cultural challenges of our modern multi-religious and multi-cultural era.

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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Political Science and Public Administration

The MA in Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics is an intense one-year graduate programme, taught in English at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The Programme is primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities (politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism, etc). Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe (henceforth SEE).

The Programme has an excellent student-teacher ratio, and a strong international character, actively encouraging the participation of students from around the world. In addition to its academic aims, the Programme offers a unique opportunity for students with different backgrounds and experiences to spend an academic year in Athens, learning about Southeastern Europe with and from each other.

https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/southeuropeanstudies/

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School of Philosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature in collaboration with the Department of Philology and the Department of Russian Language and Literature and Slavic Studies organizes the interdepartmental MA (IMA) “Translation: Greek, English, Russian” aims at training postgraduate students in language transfer between Greek, English and Russian by focusing on the specifics of their linguistic make-up and on the interaction of the respective cultures, as it is manifested through translation of various genres.

Objective:
The interdepartmental MA aims at advancing students’ undergraduate linguistic background by broadening their intercultural perspective towards languages and cultures which the cooperating Departments do not offer, on their own. It thus creates more attractive employees in the field of translation and advances the intercultural potential of the Departments in the field of intercultural studies.
It addresses students with excellent knowledge of all three languages (Greek, English, Russian) which allows further exploration of the three linguistic systems and of the transfer strategies between them in translation practice.
The Program awards a Postgraduate Degree (PSD/ΔΜΣ) in Translation between Greek, English and Russian, equivalent to an MA.

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School of Sciences | Department of Biology

The “Athens International Master’s Program in Neuroscience” is operated jointly by the:

  • Department of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Department of Nursing of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Department of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens
  • The National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
  • Hellenic Pasteur Institute
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation

 

The purpose of the program “Athens International Master’s Program in Neurosciences” is to provide high quality postgraduate education at the Master of Sciences (MSc) level in the scientific field of neuroscience. More specifically, it offers courses in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Anatomy, Development of the Nervous System, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology, Diseases of the Nervous System, Computational neuroscience. The second year includes research dissertation.

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School of Sciences | Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

The rapid advances in the fields of Data Science, Machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their widespread use in the Life Sciences (biology, biotechnology, medicine) create new challenges but also exciting new career opportunities for dynamic graduates with different backgrounds (computer science, engineering, mathematics, biology, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicine, and so on) who are eager to deepen their understanding in these important and fast developing fields.

The Master’s Program “Data Science and Information Technologies (DSIT)” is by its very nature intensely interdisciplinary. Its objective is to strengthen the skills of its students with an emphasis in Data Science, Big Data, AI, applied mathematics, statistical methods, as well as their applications in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical Data Science, and the Life Sciences in general. The Program focuses on subjects related to the management, processing, analysis, and software for massive or complex data, in addition to machine learning and AI technologies, as well as on mathematical models, algorithms, statistical analysis, and image analysis methods for computational and structural biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology, in the era of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and other heterogeneous
-omics data used for improving human health. Our graduates are fully equipped with a number of important skills that is allowing them to continue their career in research, typically towards a PhD, to join a wide spectrum of industrial labs and organizations, or even to create their own companies in the aforementioned and other related domains.

The DSIT Program has started in 2018. It is administered by the prestigious Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in collaboration with the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), and the ATHENA Research Center. The courses are taught by Professors and Researchers of the above institutions with experience in the Program’s fields of study, by PhD scientists of other institutions in Greece and abroad, as well as by experienced industry specialists.

The DSIT program awards Masters of Science (M.Sc) degrees in two specializations:

  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics – Biomedical Data Science

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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Communication and Media Studies

The war in Syria, as well as the military conflicts in other Asian and African countries, redefine the way of news coverage and the communication management of the refugee/migration issue. The refugee /migration flows and the distorted or non-holistic and interdisciplinary view of the phenomenon lead to incidents of racism and xenophobia as well as crises in host countries. In this context, the postgraduate training of journalists and executives from the private and public sector in this field, both in matters related to the correct, valid and objective journalism and information of citizens and in the direction of communication management of refugee flows will contribute to positive management of tensions and crises created at national and cross-border level.
The intensive Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program (IPP) leads to a Master’s degree (MSc) in “Media and refugee/migration flows” in the following specializations:

  1. “News media of refugee flows”
  2. “Communication management of refugee /migration flows”
  3. “Cultural mediators” which will operate from the academic year 2021-2022.

The purpose of the IPP is to train journalists who will be able to cover cross-border refugee/migration flows. In Greece and in Western Balkan Countries, the phenomenon causes tensions and conflicts. Social network sites sometimes rather aggravate the situation, the role of national and international non-governmental organizations, the intercultural nature of the phenomenon (flows from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, African countries, etc.) are in need of a different approach. Greece as a first host country is required to provide comprehensive, multi-faceted and valid information to European citizens and citizens from the places of origin of refugee flows.

The issues that need to be addressed are related to public opinion, national, European and international management policies, the role of NGOs, and the communication of these flows by executives working in relevant public, private and public sectors. The second specialization will train executives who will work at press offices locally or abroad and/or public bodies dealing with the issue of communication management of refugees /immigrants. The third specialization concerns the training of Cultural Mediators.

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School of Health Sciences , School of Medicine 

This intensive program aims to place students in the forefront of modern biomedical research and to lay the foundation for the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology. The program provides the opportunity to perform research in leading labs in the field, and offers innovative, multidisciplinary training, combining practical experience and theoretical knowledge in disease mechanisms, state-of-the-art technologies, animal modeling, clinical validation, large scale omics analysis, advanced imaging platforms, as well as complementary training in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology transfer.

Through a research intensive program, students will learn how to form and test hypotheses, get familiarised with past and current knowledge in the field, address biological questions using state-of-the-art methodologies, think critically and achieve relative independence.

The program provides state-of-the-art training towards deep mechanistic understanding of disease pathogenesis combined with a systemic, integrated view of pathophysiology and tools for the development of novel approaches for disease management, preparing students to pursue successful research careers in the new era of personalized medicine.

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School of Health Sciences , School of Medicine 

The aim of the IPSP “Nanomedicine” is the scientific and technological education of university graduates in the principles and applications of Nanomedicine. In particular, it provides new direction in applications of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Disease Diagnosis, Imaging, Surgery as well as in numerous techniques for the physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles, in vitro and in vivo. Based on the training provided, ‘Nanomedicine’ is an important qualification for scientists who aim to work in the Departments of Production, Quality Control, Research & Development of Nano-Pharmaceuticals, in medical imaging, surgical applications, in regenerative medicine and other fields of medicine or may wish to pursue a Doctoral Thesis provide within the rage of teaching courses in Greece or abroad.
In addition, graduates will be able to use the knowledge they have acquired in hospitals or diagnostic centers where they would be able.
In to apply the methods that have been taught as well as prepare diagnostic nano-pharmaceutical.

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School of Sciences | Department of History and Philosophy of Science

The purpose of the Program is to train graduates who could analyze, interpret, intervene and make recommendations on issues of relevance to science, technology and medicine, based on interdisciplinary perspectives from the human and the social sciences.

Program graduates will be especially prepared to contribute critically to issues connected to informatics and telecommunications (e.g. AI, Big Data, Robotics-Automation, the Internet of Things), the pursuit of environmental sustainability (e.g. through appropriate energy and transportation technologies), biology, medicine, biotechnology and biomedicine (e.g. from gene editing, stem cells and biobanking to the study of pandemics). They will be able to identify the best options and make recommendations regarding economic and social policies (e.g. concerning inequality, work, social rights, gender, disability), applied ethics (e.g. ethics of science, technology and medicine, business ethics), innovation, research and development, regulation and the law, and issues of contemporary importance (e.g. science, technology and borders/migration).

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School of  Sciences | Departments of Informatics and Telecommunications

The Departments of Informatics and Telecommunications and Physics, the School of Sciences, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Electrical Engineering and Technology of Computers and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras will organize and operate from the academic year 2019-2020 the Postgraduate Program entitled “SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES” (Space Technologies, Applications and SeRvices – STAR).

The subject of the “STAR” IMSP is the scientific field of space technology for the design of space missions and the implementation of satellites, instruments and satellite subsystems for Earth observation, telecommunications and space exploration (space upstream), and the development of applications and remote sensing services, navigation and satellite telecommunications (space downstream).
Therefore, the “STAR” IMSP awards the Postgraduate Diploma to the following specializations:

  • Space Technology-Space Upstream
  • Space Applications and Services-Space Downstream

 

The objective of the “STAR” IMSP is to provide a substantial and targeted offer from the top Universities of the country with extensive experience in space technology, of an innovative postgraduate program in Space Technologies, Applications and Services which provides the necessary knowledge for graduate scientists and engineers to be able to respond to the new scientific challenges and technological requirements of space technology. The “STAR” IMSP starts in the winter semester of each academic year. Next admission deadline is June 2021.

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