University of Macedonia


Rector & Vice Rectors


Professor Stylianos D. Katranidis

Vice Rector of Extroversion and International Relations

Professor Alexandros Chatzigeorgiou

Vice Rector of Academic, Administrative Affairs and Personnel

Professor Nikolaos Samaras

Vice Rector of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure

Associate Professor Ioannis Tampakoudis

Vice Rector of Student Welfare and Lifelong Learning

Associate Professor Theologos Dergiades


The University of Macedonia is the second and “youngest” University of the city of Thessaloniki and it specializes in economic and social sciences. It was founded by the Greek State under the Presidential Decree 147/10-4-1990. In the past it was widely known as Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki which was founded in 1948 and started its first operation during the academic year 1957-1958. In the academic year 2016-2017 the University of Macedonia completed 60 years of operation as an Institution of Higher Education in Greece. Today, more than 12.000 students study at the University of Macedonia in economic, administration, social and political related fields. Our primary consideration is the maintenance of high standards in terms of the University’s operation. The high level of graduates and professors and their participation in the shaping of new knowledge with publications of international standing, the innovative teaching methods, the modern equipment and the qualified administrative staff constitute the factors which define the university’s quality. By developing new and updating the existing Undergraduate Study Programs, organizing high-standard Postgraduate Programs and giving emphasis on scientific research, the University of Macedonia aspires to become one of the leading Higher Education Institutions in its fields of specialization in the Balkan Peninsula and Europe. The University also aims at responding to the needs of society, working together with public organizations and private businesses, shaping partnerships with other Universities and Research Centers in ways that complement and enhance its activities. Through its diverse initiatives and events, the University also contributes to the cultural affairs of Thessaloniki and Macedonia by maintaining a continuous interaction with citizens.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of Macedonia comprises four Schools :

  • School of Economic and Regional Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

International Profile

Erasmus at the department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies (UoM-Thessaloniki-Greece)

Since 1996, our department  offers a rich, interdisciplinary area studies programme at all levels of the tertiary education in regional languages and cultures, history, politics, human rights and international relations, economics and social anthropology. The programme in English offered to Erasmus students is representative of this variety and is complemented by courses offered by other departments of our University (see the Study Guide (see pp. 58-61).

In parallel, our four Research Labs, on Entrepreneurship, Eastern and Southeastern European History, Politics, and Culture-Borders-Gender Lab, organise various events throughout the year in Greek and in English (international conferences, seminars, lectures with prominent guest speakers, training, career days interventions in the public life of the city).



Location:156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 8912 11

Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies

Location:156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 8912 10

Business Administration

Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 283

Accounting and Finance

Location:156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891461

Applied Informatics

Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 143, 158

International and European Studies

Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 452

Educational & Social Policy

Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 339

Music Science & Art

Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 177


International Studies

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Economic and Regional Studies | Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South Eastern Europe -one of the very few postgraduate programs with English as language of instruction in Greece- is a thriving, interdisciplinary, area studies program focusing on the interaction between politics and economics within the social and institutional context of the region. Hence, it draws on a multicultural educational environment with students coming from all around the world and with different educational backgrounds. The program covers a wide array of topics offered through a wide choice of courses drawing on the main disciplines of social science, namely political science (politics and public policy), economics, social and political anthropology, international law, and cultural studies. In that respect, it offers a critical and multidisciplinary analysis of all current issues in the region, such as the politics and economics of transition, EU integration and domestic reform, ethnic conflicts and security problems, human rights and migration crises, international law, business and trade in Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

Research seminars (tutorials) are held regularly and students have the opportunity to present their (ongoing) work and receive comments/get feedback from members of faculty. Additionally, guest/invited lectures are offered on a regular basis by academics, diplomats, politicians, businessmen and journalists with experience and knowledge of CE/SE Europe & Balkans regions.

Finally, and most importantly, selected/qualified students also have the opportunity to continue/pursue their studies further at the University of Bamberg, one of the best universities of southern Germany, in the framework of the exchange scheme of our double Master’s program with the University of Bamberg. The double Master’s program has been running with great success over the last five years and constitutes a crucial asset for our MA program.

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School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts | Department of International and European Studies

The MSc on Sea Transports & Shipping: Economics & Politics combines courses from the scientific areas of Economics of Shipping and Sea Transport, Logistics, and International Relations. Accordingly, the participating academic departments in the Programme are the Department of International and European Studies and the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia.

The aim of the Programme is to provide in-depth knowledge in combination with corresponding practical experience and thus to produce graduates that can be employed in enterprises or organizations, existing or to be created in the future, involved in the fields of sea transports and logistics.

The Programme uses English as teaching language, as this will provide its graduates with a competitive advantage, since it will allow them to learn the modern international terminology regarding the current economic and political context of the wider region of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean and the fields of sea transports and logistics. As English is the basic working language, at international level, for shipping and sea transports, its use in the Programme is particularly useful as a means of acquaintance with the necessary terminology and of accessing the relevant international bibliography, as well as of consolidating the basic tool of interaction and communication in these fields.

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Cooperation with International Hellenic University

The basic aims of the M.Sc. in Humanitarian Logistics and Crisis Management include:

  • to provide interdisciplinary education in the scientific fields of humanitarian logistics, crisis management, emergency management and business continuity, leading to the development of the corresponding competencies.
  • to provide the technological, institutional, humanitarian and managerial knowledge for a successful professional career in national and international organizations, government agencies, military, NGOs, local authorities and private sector companies (among others) in humanitarian logistics, crisis management, emergency management and business continuity.
  • to provide technological and practical tools needed for humanitarian logistics and for the efficient management of humanitarian crises and emergencies.
  • to provide theoretical knowledge and analytical tools on issues of cultural difference, social relations, policy and institutions for the development of best practices in crisis management and refugee flows, at an operational as well as strategic level.
  • to contribute to the understanding of challenges that relate to policy and international development issues.

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School of Economic and Regional Studies | Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies

The aim of this course is to provide a high quality educational opportunity for students interested in these two related disciplines in preparation for a career in fields such as human rights monitoring and implementation as well as services and management of immigration, migration, refugees and asylum seekers. Prospective employers include governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, specialized agencies, private enterprises, charitable institutions, the European Union, local authorities, the security services, e.t.c. People already employed in these fields will also benefit from attending this course in terms of knowledge as well as opportunities for professional advancement. Finally, the course will prove indispensable to those contemplating a career change or wish to pursue a Ph.D.

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The Summer Program in Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU – in Athens for the 2nd straight year
Human Rights Law Summer Course Opening Event
University of Macedonia: Two MOU with the Mongolian University of Otgontenger
Master in Shipping and Sea Transports: Economics and Politics – Call for applications
Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU
International Summer Program on Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU


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