There is the School of Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi. The departments that are located here are : Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Architectural Engineering, Department of Production Management Engineering. 

Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. It is the capital of the Xanthi regional unit of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace. There are two theories regarding the origin of its name: it was either named after a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, or after Xanthi, one of the Amazons that ruled the region back then.

Nowadays Xanthi is a modern city, rich in history, traditions and customs, and with many attractions for the visitors (including the surrounding areas). Xanthi is known as “the city of a thousand colours”, and like Komotini and Didymoteicho has a large population of Turkish-speaking Muslims dating to the Ottoman period.