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 Aegean comprises 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 Vistilaki

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: 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

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught 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 

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

MBA in Shipping

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 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.

Research in Environmental Sciences

School of the Environment | Department of Environment

The Direction ‘Research in Environmental Sciences of the M.Sc. in Global Environmental Change, Management & Technology was established in 2019 and aims to train students in environmental sciences through taught courses and applied research (90 ECTS) and lasts for a minimum of three academic semesters (October 2021 – February 2023).

MESPOM (M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management)

School of the Environment | Department of Environment

MESPOM is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities and supported by the European Commission.

MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. It offers a comprehensive inter- and multi-disciplinary 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 strategie

Programs & Activities