University of the Aegean


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 Aegeancomprises six Schools :
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of the Environment
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Humanities
University of the Aegean 4




Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece


Professor Chryssi Vitsilaki

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Academic Affairs & Student Welfare
Professor Elena Theodoropoulou
Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs
Professor Dimitrios Papageorgiou
Vice Rector of Finance, Planning & Development
Professor Charalampos Skianis
Vice Rector of Research & Life Long Learning Head of the Research Unit Associate
Professor Maria Mavri



International Profile




Department: Social Anthropology and History
Location: University Hill, Administration Building, Mitilini
Website: https://en.sah.aegean.gr/
Telephone: +30 22510 36300

Department: Geography
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Website: https://geography.aegean.gr/index_en.php
Telephone: +30 2251036470

Department: Sociology
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Website: https://www.soc.aegean.gr/index.php/en-m-aggliki-glossa
Telephone: +30 2251036500

Department: Cultural Technology and Communication
Location: University Hill, Mitilini
Website: http://www.ct.aegean.gr/En/En_Index
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
Website: https://www.stt.aegean.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2271035202

Department: Economics and Tourism Administration
Location:Loc Livanou 54, 82 100 Chios
Website: http://www.tourem.aegean.gr/
Telephone: +30 22710 35302 – 35330

Department: Information and Communication Systems Engineering
Location: Lymperis building, 2, Palama, Karlovasi, Samos
Website: https://www.icsd.aegean.gr/tmima_en
Telephone: +30 2273082210

Department: Financial and Management Engineering
Location: 41, Kountouriotou, Chios
Website: http://www.fme.aegean.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2271035400

Department: Product and Systems Design Engineering
Location: 1, Konstantinoupoleos, Syros
Website: https://www.syros.aegean.gr/en
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
Website: http://www.actuar.aegean.gr/index.php/en/

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
Website: http://www-tepaes.rhodes.aegean.gr/pms-dithenet/?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2241099192

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

Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs in Greek!

School of Social Studies 

Department of Social Anthropology and History
MA in Crisis and Historical Change 
MA in Social and Historical Anthropology 
MA in Gender, Culture and Society 
Department of Sociology
Social Research on Regional Development and Social Cohesion 
Applied Clinical Sociology and Arts  
European Societies and European Integration 
Departement of Cultural Technology and Communication 
MSc in Cultural Heritage Management: Archaeology, Architecture & Urban Planning
Intelligent Information Systems 
MSc in Cultural Informatics and Communication 
Department of Geography
Geography and Applied Geo-informatics
Human Geography, Spatial Development and Planning 
School of the Environmental Studies 
Department of Environment 
M.Sc. Global Environmental Change, Management & Technology ( one direction taught in ENG)
M.Sc Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Department of Marine Sciences  
M.Sc. Integrated Coastal Management
M.Sc. Research in Marine Sciences
School of Business Studies
Department of Business Administration
Business Administration 
Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport
New Technologies in Shipping and Transport 
MSc Shipping, Transportation, International Trade – STT 
MBA in Shipping 
School of Engineering 
Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
Integrated Product Design & Innovation 
Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering 
Information and Communication Systems Security
Internet of Things
Information and Communication Systems
Digital Innovation and Startup Entrepreneurship
Department of Financial and Management Engineering 
Financial& Management Engineering 
School of Sciences 
Department of Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics 
Statistics and Data Analysis
Actuarial — Financial Mathematics 
Department of Mathematics 
Mathematical Studies – Pure or Applied Mathematics
School of Humanities 
Department of Primary Education 
Education Sciences – Education with the use of new technologies 
Higher Education Policy, Theory and Praxis 
Department of Mediterranean Studies 
Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean from Prehistoric times to Late Antiquity: Greece, Egypt, Near East
Governance, Security and Development in the Mediterranean 
Ancient Theatre:Educational & Literary Approaches 

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!


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.

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School of the Environment | Department of Environment

The MESPOM Consortium of six universities – Central European University (Austria and Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA), and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada)

MESPOM is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities.

MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. It offers a comprehensive inter- and multidisciplinary curriculum in environmental studies that challenges students’ ability to integrate theory and practice for systematic analysis, holistic understanding, and management of diverse environmental issues in various social   contexts. In addition to their academic work, students develop research, communication and other professional skills, learn to orient themselves in European and worldwide networks of environmental institutions and elaborate relevant career objectives and strategies.

The MESPOM study program lasts two years. The fall and winter semesters of the first year are spent at Central European University, Vienna and the spring semester – at the University of the Aegean, Greece. In summer, students take internships supervised by MESPOM faculty and hosted by Associated Partners or other organizations. During the first half of the 2nd year students can choose to study at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University or the School of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Manchester. The 4th (research) semester may be hosted by any of the Consortium partners, including our North American partners – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA) and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada)

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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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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Sociology

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 the Environment | Department of Marine Sciences

In the MSc 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,
(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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