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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

History

University & Society

Eleftherios Venizelos was the first politician to start efforts to found a university in Thessaloniki at a time when Northern Greece had just been liberated and when reinforcing the “New Territories,” as the newly liberated areas were then called, emerged as a national need. Plans provided also for founding a university in Smyrna. However, the Asia Minor disaster thwarted these plans.

It was due to the initiative taken by the government of Alexandros Papanastasiou that the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925. After considerable discussion, the founding act of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (no. 3341/14-6-25) was signed on June 5th, 1925 by the constitutional assembly of the time, and was published in the Government Gazette on June 22nd, 1925.

Problems continued to exist, however, after the enactment of the act, because of the political upheaval of the time. Thus, the Aristotle University first opened its doors a year later, in 1926. Georgios Chatzidakis was the first Head of the university and the second one was Christos Tsountas.

In order to meet the needs and demands of the time, special emphasis was placed on the development of the humanities. Thus, the Faculty of Philosophy was the first to open its doors in 1926. At first, it was housed in the “Allatini” building, which now hosts the Prefecture of Thessaloniki services. Soon, however, the location proved to be problematic and, in October 1927, the Faculty of Philosophy was transferred to a mansion in Ethnikis Amynis street, which previously housed the 2nd Military Hospital. The building was repaired and a third floor was added a little later. Today, it is the historic building of the university and houses part of the Faculty of Philosophy.

The Faculty of Physics and Mathematics opened its doors in 1927. Much later, one of its schools, the School of Forestry, along with the School of Agriculture became part of the newly created Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry which opened its doors in 1937. The Faculty of Law and Economics opened its doors in 1928, whereas the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Theology were founded later, in 1941. The School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1950, the Institute of Foreign Languages in 1951, the Faculty of Engineering in 1955, and the School of Dentistry in 1959 as part of the Faculty of Medicine (it acquired its present status as an independent School in 1971).

In 1982, Law no. 1268 providing for the structure and operation of Greek Higher Educational Institutes brought about a complete restructuring of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since it promoted the school as the basic academic unit, a restructuring of faculties and the organization of schools into new faculties: the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Law and Economics, the Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Engineering.

The Faculty of Education was founded in 1983, the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1984, the independent school of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in 1983 and the independent School of Journalism and Mass Media in 1991. The School of Education in Florina was founded in 1993 and is now part of the University of Western Macedonia. New schools were added in the already existing faculties, such as the School of Political Sciences in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Sciences, the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Philosophy, and the School of Informatics in the Faculty of Sciences. Among the newer schools are the following independent schools: the School of Energy Resources Management Engineering in Kozani (1999), the School of Balkan Studies (1999) and the School of Education (1993) in Florina, which are part of the University of Western Macedonia as of January 1st, 2004 (Senate meeting 2753/28-8-2003). Two new schools were founded in 2004: the School of Film Studies, part of the Faculty of Fine Arts, and the School of Urban-Regional Planning and Development Engineering (in Veroia), part of the Faculty of Engineering. It needs to be noted that the Senate has decided to abolish the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences, and organize their schools into single-school faculties. Only the School of Pharmacy has retained its status as an independent school.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki comprises eleven Schools :

  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment

Established

1925

Location

Thessaloniki

Rector

Papaioannou Nikos

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector for Academic & Student Affairs
Dimitrios S. Koveos
Vice Rector for Finance, Planning & Development
Haralambos Feidas
Vice Rector for Administrative Affairs
Giannakoudakis Andreas 
Vice Rector for Research and Education
Efstratios Stylianidis

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International Profile

Internationalization strategy

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International Distinctions

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Schools

School of Theology

Established: 1982
Location: Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 546 36 
Website:
www.theo.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 996980, +30 2310 996981

School of Social Theology and Christian Culture

Location: Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 546 36 
Websites:
www.auth.gr/en/past

 www.past.auth.gr/en

Telephone: +30 2310 996680 
Email:  

School of Philology

Location: Administration Building “Κ. Karatheodori”, 2nd floor
54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.lit.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 995246, +30 2310 995232, 30 2310 995260

School of History and Archaeology

Established: 1984 
Location: Thessaloniki 546 36
Website:
www.hist.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 998780
Email:

School of Philosophy and Education

Established: 1993
Location: Administration Building “K. Karatheodori”, 3rd floor
54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.edlit.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 995206, +30 2310 995203, +30 2310 995220, +30 2310 991608
Email:

School of Psychology

Location: Administration Building “Κ. Karatheodori”, 2nd floor
54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.psy.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 997304
Email:

School of English Language and Literature

Established: 1951
Location: School of English Language and Literature
54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.enl.auth.gr/index_en.html
Telephone: +30 2310 995183
Email:

School of French Language and Literature

Established: 1954
Location: School of French Language and Literature
54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.frl.auth.gr/index.php/en/school-en
Telephone: +30 2310 997483, +30 2310 995174
Email:

School of German Language and Literature

Location: Administration Building “K. Karatheodori” P.C. 82, 2nd floor 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.del.auth.gr/index.php/el/info-in-english
Telephone: +30 2310 995237, +30 2310 991384, +30 2310 995241
Email:

School of Italian Language and Literature

Established: 1961
Location: School of Italian Language and Literature
54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.itl.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 995243, +30 2310 995238, +30 2310 995239

School of Mathematics

Established: 1928
Location: School of Mathematics University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.math.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 997950
Email:

School of Physics

Established: 1928
Location: School of Physics 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.physics.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 998120
Email:

School of Chemistry

Established: 1927
Location: School of Chemistry University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.chem.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 997620

School of Biology

Established: 1973
Location: School of Biology University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.bio.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 998250

School of Geology

Established: 1928
Location: School of Geology 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.geo.auth.gr/index_en.htm
Telephone: +30 2310 998450
Email:

School of Informatics

Established: 1991
Location: School of Informatics 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.csd.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 998410 

School of Law

Established: 1930
Location: Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Sciences
School of Law 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.law.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 995251
Email:  

School of Economics

Location: School of Economics Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Sciences Building 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.econ.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 995254

School of Political Sciences

Location: School of Political Sciences Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Sciences Building 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.polsci.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 995270, +30 2310 995396, +30 2310 991342, +30 2310 995395
Email:

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Established: 1991
Location: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
46 Egnatia Str. 54625 Thessaloniki
Website: www.jour.auth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2310 992055, +30 2310 991955
Email:  

School of Medicine

Established: 1942
Location: School of Medicine University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.med.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 999900

School of Veterinary Medicine

Established: 1950
Location: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University Campus
54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.vet.auth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2310 995219
Email:

School of Dentistry

Location: Faculty of Dentistry University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.dent.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 999468
Email:

School of Pharmacy

Established: 1925
Location: School of Pharmacy University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.auth.gr/en/pharm
Telephone: +30 2310 997633, +30 2310 997623, +30 2310 997613, +30 2310 998880
Email:

School of Civil Engineering

Established: 1955
Location: School of Civil Engineering Building E10 University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.civil.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2310 995852
Email:

School of Architecture

Location: School of Architecture University Campus 541 24 Thessaloniki
Website:architecture.web.auth.gr/
Telephone: +30 2310 995596
Email:

School of Rural and Surveying Engineering

Established: 1963
Location: School of Rural and Surveying Engineering University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.topo.auth.gr/main/index.php/en/home-2
Telephone: +30 2310 996112
Email:

School of Mechanical Engineering

Established: 1972
Location: School of Mechanical Engineering University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.meng.auth.gr/en.html
Telephone: +30 2310 996071
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established: 1972
Location: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building D, Ground floor University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
ee.auth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2310 996392
Email:

School of Chemical Engineering

Established: 1972
Location: School of Chemical Engineering University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: hwww.cheng.auth.gr/jm/index.php/en
Telephone: +30 2310 996267
Email:

School of Spatial Planning and Development

Location: School of Spatial Planning and Development Building A (Edron Building), 1st floor University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website:
www.plandevel.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 994582, +30 2310 991430
Email:

School of Visual and Applied Arts

Established: 1984
Location: School of Visual and Applied Arts Administration Building, 1st floor University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.vis.auth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2310 995072

School of Music Studies

Location: School of Music Studies University Campus in Thermi 4th km along the road from Harilaou to Thermi 57001 Thessaloniki
Website: www.mus.auth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2310 991801, +30 2310 991817
Email:

School of Drama

Established: 1992
Location: School of Drama 122 Egnatia Str. 54622 Thessaloniki
Website: www.auth.gr/en/thea
Telephone: +30 2310 992122

School of Film

Established: 2004
Location: School of Film Administration Building “K. Karatheodori”, Ground Floor University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.film.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 997161
Email:

School of Primary Education

Established: 1983
Location: School of Primary Education 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.eled.auth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 995057, +30 2310 995060

School of Early Childhood Education

Established: 1996
Location: School of Early Childhood Education Faculty of Education Building 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.nured.auth.gr/dp7nured/?q=en
Telephone: +30 2310 995065
Email:

School of Physical Education and Sports Science

Established: 1982
Location: New Building Facilities of the School of Physical Education and Sports Science 57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Website: www.phed.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 995274, +30 2310 995275, +30 2310 995276

School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres

Established: 1982
Location: School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres Agios Ioannis 62100 Serres
Website: www.phed-sr.auth.gr/en/index.phtml
Telephone: +30 23210 67135, +30 2310 991050

School of Agriculture

Established: 1927
Location: Faculty of Agriculture University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: http://www.agro.auth.gr/en/index.htm
Telephone: +30 2310 995187
Email:

School of Forestry and Natural Environment

Established: 1917
Location: Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Website: www.for.auth.gr
Telephone: +30 2310 995199

International Studies

Bachelor

Undergraduate program in English!

Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki

Masters

Postgraduate programs in Greek!

School of Philology

  • Ancient Greek Philology
  • Latin Philology
  • Medieval Greek Philology
  • Modern Greek Philology
  • Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Historical and Balkan Linguistics

School of History and Archaeology

  • History Module
  • Archaeology and History of Art

School of Philosophy and Education

  • MA in Philosophy: Texts, Interpretation Practices
  • MA in Systematics Philosophy
  • Philosophical, Pedagogical and Interdisciplinary Anthropology
    Educational Science

School of Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology and Applications

School of English Language and Literature

  • MA in Linguistics
  • MA in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
  • MA in English and American Studies
  • MA in Language, Literature and Digital Media in Education
  • MA in Conference interpreting and Translation
  • MA in European Literature and Culture

School of French Language and Literature

  • French Literature and Interculturalism
  • Language Didactics and New Technologies in Language Communication
  • Translation Studies – Literary and Humanities Translation
  • J.P.P.S in Languages, Communication and Management of Education Services in the modern social, economic and technological environment
  • J.P.P.S in Semiotics, Culture and Communication

School of Italian Language and Literature

  • J.P.P.S in Semiotics, Culture and Communication
  • Language Didactics and New Technologies in Language Communication
  • Translation Studies – Literary and Humanities Translation
  • J.P.P.S in Languages, Communication and Management of Education Services in the modern social, economic and technological environment
  • J.P.P.S in Conference Interpreting and Translation — Source Languages and Target Languages Greek (EL), English (EN), French (FR), German (DE), Italian (IT), Spanish (ES), Russian (RU), TL: Greek (EL), English (ENG)

School of German Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture in the German-speaking Area

School of Mathematics

  • Master in Mathematics
  • Complex Systems and Networks

School of Biology

  • Applications in Biology
  • Conservation and Biological Resources Management
  • Intergraded Management of River basins and coastal areas
  • Complex Systems and Networks
  • Environmental Education
  • Paleontology – Geobiology

School of Physics

  • Electronics & Radioelectrology
  • Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies
  • Materials Sciences
  • Environmental Physics
  • Computational Physics

School of Chemistry

  • Quality Control – Chemical Analysis – Environment
  • Science and Technology of Electrochemical Systems
  • Molecular Design and Modeling – Chemical Education
  • Synthetic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Applications
  • Chemical Technology and Industrial Applications

School of Geology

  • DPSP in Applied and Environmental Geology
  • DPSP in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment
  • IPSP in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation
  • IPSP in Paleontology – Geobiology

School of Law

  • GSP in Civil Law, Civil Procedure, and Labour Law
  • GSP in Public Law and Political Science
  • GSP in International and European Legal Studies
  • GSP in Commercial Law
  • GSP in Legal Theory and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
  • GSP in Criminal Law and Criminology
  • LLM in European Business and Economic Law
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program In Legal, Technical and Environmental Dimensions
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Modern Medical Acts: Legal Aspects and Bioethical Dimensions
  • IDGSP in Tourism and Local Development
  • IDGSP in Philosophy: Texts, Interpretations, Practices

School of Economics

  • MSc in Economics
  • MSc in Tourism & Regional Development
  • MSc in Management & Information Systems
  • MSc in Complex Systems and Networks
  • MSc in Governance and Regional Growth
  • MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

School of Political Sciences

  • Political theory and philosophy
  • Political analysis
  • Political history and strategic studies
  • Governance

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • MA in Journalism
  • MA in Communication

School of Medicine

  • IPPS Sports and Health
  • IPPS Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • IPPS Health and Social Care Services Management
  • IPPS Precision Medicine – Translational Research and Therapeutics
  • IPPS Medical Informatics
  • IPPS History of Medicine
  • IPPS Critical thinking and soft skills in Biomedical Sciences
  • IPPS Neuroimmunology
  • IPPS Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration
  • IPPS Contemporary Medical Acts: Legal Regulation and Bioethical Dimension
  • IPPS Health and Environmental Factors
  • PPS Public Health and Health Policy
  • PPS Auditory Processing Disorder
  • PPS Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • PPS Critical Care Nursing
  • PPS Research Methodology in Medicine and in Health Sciences
  • PPS Applied Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • PPS Treatment options and Management of Vascular Surgery Emergencies
  • PPS Clinical and Industrial Pharmacology – Clinical Toxicology
  • PPS Clinical and Surgical Anatomy (Applied Anatomy)
  • PPS Clinical Mental Health
  • PPS Social – Preventive Medicine and Quality in Healthcare
  • PPS Novel methods and technological developments in Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
  • PPS Primary Health Care
  • PPS Health Statistics and Data Analytics
  • PPS Perfusion Technologies – Technology of Devices in Cardiac Surgery
  • PPS Surgical Infections – Diagnosis – Treatment – Prevention
  • PPS Endocrine Surgery
  • PPS Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • PPS Surgical Oncology of the Gastrointestinal Track
  • IPPS Advanced Computer and Communication Systems
  • IPPS Learning Technologies – Education Sciences
  • IPPS Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies

School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Farm Animal Breeding and Medicine
  • Companion Animal Surgery

School of Dentistry 

  • Operative Dentistry – Conservative Aesthetic Restorations

School of Pharmacy 

  • Medicinal Chemistry, Development of Pharmaceutical Compounds
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – Molecular diagnostics
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Pharmacognosy – Plant pharmaceutical products

School of Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture
  • MA in Museology – Cultural Management

School of Music Studies

  • Integrated Master
  • Byzantine musical science and artistic creation
  • Interdepartmental / Interdisciplinary on Advanced Computer and Communication Systems

School of Drama

  • MA in Theatre Performance: History, Theory and Practice

School of Film

  • Creative Writing

School of Primary Education

  • Society, Education, and Pedagogy
  • Teaching of Language and Literature
  • Didactics and Science and Mathematics

School of Early Childhood Education

  • Life Long Learning and Leadership in Education- Education Sciences
  • Learning Technologies-Education Sciences
  • Sustainability Education
  • Inter-departmental Museology-Cultural Management
  • Inter-departmental Mathematics Education

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

  • Sport, Recreation and Sport Tourism Management
  • Master in Teaching Physical Education
  • Master in Human Performance
  • Interuniversity Graduate Program Exercise and Health
  • Interuniversity Graduate Program Human Performance and Health

School of Agriculture 

  • MSc in Food Science and Nutrition
  • MSc in Legislation of Food
  • MSc in Sustainable agricultural systems and climate change
  • MSc in Genetics, Breeding and production of propagation materials
  • MSc in Current plant protection and biotechnological applications
  • MSc in Agricultural economics and development
  • MSc in Management of soil, water, energy resources and agricultural environment
  • MSc in Organic farming

School of Forestry and Natural Environment 

  • MSc in Sustainable Management of Forest and Natural Ecosystems
  • MSc in Ecology, Biodiversity, Production and Multifuncionality of Forest Ecosystems
  • Natural Resources: Monitoring, Technology and Bioeconomy
  • MSc in Cadastre: Legal, Technical and Environmental Aspects
  • MSc in Tourism and Local Development

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

ERASMUS

ARCHMAT is a 2-years EMJMD course (120 ECTS) within a consortium of 3 Program Country degree-awarding HEIs (Evora-UEVORA, Thessaloniki-AUTH and Sapienza Rome -UNIROMA1), 5 Program Country (Avignon-UAPV, Palermo-UNIPA, Turin Polytechnic – POLITO, Burgos – UBU, Gent, UGENT) and 2 Partner Country (Ben Gurion Negev – BGU, Al Farabi Kazakh Nat. University – KAZNU) HEIs, 5 Program country (Human Evolution Museum, Burgos -MEH, Museo delle Civilta, Rome – MUCIV, Center for Archaeology, Lisbon – CAL, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Sao Paulo, Br – MAE-USP, Institute of Mater. Science of Aragon, Zaragoza – ICMA, Ormylia Art Diagnosis Center, Ormylia Gr – ORM) and 2 Partner Country Museums and Research Centers (Israel Museum Jerusalem – IMJ, GuoWenYan Cult. Heritage Conserv. Center, China – CHCC), 1 NGO (Fondazione Flaminia, Ravenna – FF), 1 Civil Society Organization (WATCH, Rome), 1 Association of SMEs in Archaeometry sector (Archeomed®, Arles – ARC) and 1 accreditation agency (CIMEA-NARIC) as associated partners.

The aim is to provide students with specialized skills in archaeology and analytical characterization of materials from prehistory(Megalithic) to classical times (Greek and Roman). The study and conservation of Cultural Heritage materials is a research area with a strong multidisciplinary connotation and requires skills that span across the Humanities and Science research fields. ARCHMAT provides a common, integrated platform for excellent students coming from either Science or Humanities educational backgrounds to understand the advanced scientific methods used to investigate archaeological materials and aims to form highly specialized professional experts in the emerging field of Archaeometry, i.e Physico-Chemical Sciences applied to the study of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage materials.

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ERASMUS

  • Università di Bologna (coordination)
  • Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse) 
  • Université de Strasbourg 
  • Panepistimion Thessaloniki 
  • Universidade de Lisboa 
  • Université de Dakar 
  • Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow 
  • University of Mumbai 
  • Place of teaching: Bologna (Italy), Mulhouse (France), Strasbourg (France), Thessaloniki (Greece), Lisbon (Portugal), Dakar (Senegal), Moscow (Russia), Mumbai (India). 

The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines: 

Cultural education in at least three domains of the European thought, ranging from literature to history and language sciences. 

High-level European languages education, complementing in-class with on-site practice in at least two countries of the CLE Consortium. 

Dynamic education thanks to its program of international exchange. The CLE Master’s program wants to train dynamic and critical experts in the humanities, with a good awareness of country-specific problems and the ability to make competent decisions, relying on their rich cultural baggage.

Skill-based education intended to prepare the students to meet the needs of the job market. The CLE Master’s program offers several complementary activities (seminars with international scholars and professionals) aiming to improve at best its students’ skills and to promote their employability. Therefore, the CLE Master’s program also includes a one-week workshop studied to implement its students’ competencies and creativity, as well as their knowledge of the job market.

Academic competence

Students who obtain the Master’s degree in European Literary Cultures should possess a level of competence that corresponds to the “second cycle descriptor level” of the Tuning Project for European Studies.

They should be able:

  • to interpret events, developments and EU policies in national, regional and local areas (through didactic units 1 and 3 of the program); 
  • to use different disciplinary methodologies in a complementary way (through units 1, 2 and 3); 
  • to develop a guided research project (through units 1 and 2) and to work independently (with the unit 4); 
  • to understand and interpret EU policies (through unit 3); 
  • to understand and interpret ideas and concepts from Europe and European integration (through units 1 and 3); 
  • to communicate in several international languages, using appropriate terminology (through unit 2 and mandatory Mobility required); 
  • to move in different countries and possess good attitudes of cultural understanding (thanks to the compulsory mobility).

As far as educational goals are concerned, a CLE graduate should:

  • know at least three European languages (English, French, and Italian and/or Greek, depending on the mobility chosen); 
  • know the different methodologies of literary studies (national literatures, comparative literature, literature and computer science etc.);
  • be able to develop a comprehensive bibliography, a research record and a research paper on a topic concerning European literature; 
  • know at least three areas of methodologies (e.g. history of literature, textual analysis, history, art history, history of ideas etc.) to analyze the production of European culture in depth; 
  • know the history and culture of Europe in order to contextualize the literary production in the broader context of European cultural history

Most of the CLE courses are taught in the language of the country where the university is located.
(See more: https://cle2.unibo.it/faq)

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Faculty of Law| School of Law

The English-speaking LLM Program on “European Business and Economic Law” is a new Master’s program, which will start operating in September 2022. It is an intensive one-year Program that aims to train high-level scholars in the broader field of business and economic law, with an emphasis put on its European aspects.
Graduates of the Law Schools of national Universities and the Faculties of Law of recognized similar institutes abroad are admitted to the Program. Twenty five (25) entry positions are allocated as a matter of priority to foreign candidates and the rest are available to foreign and Greek candidates indiscriminately. The language for teaching and examining the courses, writing and presenting the thesis is English.
The duration of study in the Program shall be twelve (12) months, beginning on October 1st of the calendar year, during which the students are selected, and ending on September 30th of the following year. During the two semesters, Winter and Spring, the teaching and examination of the courses takes place, then the process of examining the postgraduate thesis is completed until the 30th of September.
The tuition fees arise to three thousand euros (€ 3000). Two (2) scholarships of one thousand euros (1.000€) each may be awarded to full-time students who have obtained the highest marks in the examinations of the first (A’) semester. The scholarship consists of a corresponding reduction of the second instalment of tuition fees.
Further information on the LL.M Program is available on the program’s official website

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Faculty of Philosophy| School of German Language and Literature

Der MA-Studiengang “Sprache und Kultur im deutschsprachigen Raum” der Abteilung für Deutsche Sprache und Philologie der Aristoteles-Universität Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) führt seit seiner Gründung 2006 erfolgreich Studierende zum Master-Abschluss und weiter zur Promotion zum Dr. phil. Seine Dauer beträgt zwei Jahre (vier Semester) und in jedem Jahrgang sind vierzehn Studienplätze vorgesehen. Pro Semester werden 30 ECTS erreicht (insgesamt 120 ECTS), die Teilnahme am wissenschaftlichen Kolloquium der Abteilung mit Gastdozent*innen aus dem In- und Ausland ist obligatorisch. Die Lehrveranstaltungen des Programms werden von erfahrenen, international anerkannten Dozent*innen aus den Gebieten Linguistik, Didaktik, Pädagogik, Komparatistik, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen geleitet.

Als potentielle Berufsfelder für die Absolventinnen des MA-Studienganges gelten:

  • Lehre Deutsch als Fremdsprache 
  • Verlags-, Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationswesen 
  • Kultur- und Eventmanagement
  • Massenmedien, Journalismus und Public Relations 
  • Wirtschaft und Handel 

Der Studiengang bietet seinen Studierenden folgende Inhalte:

Die Studierenden erhalten umfassende Einblicke in Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur der deutschsprachigen Länder;

Sie werden intensiv mit wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsmethoden vertraut gemacht und wenden standardisierte Verfahren in Recherche, Konzeption und Ausführung wissensbasierter Inhalte an;

Sie lernen internationale Strömungen und aktuelle Tendenzen der Germanistik und verwandter geisteswissenschaftlicher Fächer kennen und werden dazu angehalten, diese sowohl bezüglich der Inhalte als auch der Präsentation zu evaluieren;

Sie werden in komparatistischer und interdisziplinärer Denkweise und Methodik geschult, und zwar sowohl im Hinblick auf sprachliche als auch auf kulturelle Verhältnisse;

Sie vollziehen die praktische Anwendung theoretischen Wissens und erhalten Unterstützung beim Eintritt ins Berufsleben.

Das Programm gliedert sich zwei Schwerpunkte:

  1. Linguistik und Didaktik 
  2. Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

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Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences| School of Journalism and Mass Communications

The English-taught Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism is the first of its kind among Greek public Universities, reflecting our School’s steadfast commitment to innovation, excellence and international outlook. 

The program adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to the key forms and practices of communication and journalism, and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, as well as to already employed professionals, media practitioners and researchers, who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in response to the changes in contemporary media. The completion of the program awards participants a Master’s degree in one of the following three specialties: 

European Journalism focuses on the role of news media and journalism in the emergence of a European public sphere. Combining a cross-national comparative approach to European journalistic and news cultures with a hands-on coverage of current European issues, the pathway explores the complexities and challenges regarding the reporting on Europe and the European Union. 

Risk Communication & Crisis Journalism focuses on the ways media and public, private or nongovernmental organizations communicate about present, emerging, and evolving risks by combining the methodical engagement with the rich theoretical and case study research literature, and a hands-on coverage of current crises and emergencies. 

Digital Media, Culture & Communication focuses on the new nexus between media, culture and society forged in the digital age by addressing the impact and implications of the digital transformation, with particular emphasis on the fields of media/cultural industries, connective media and civil society.

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Faculty of Philosophy| School of English Language and Literature

The Master’s degree in English and American Studies aims to provide the opportunity to postgraduate students to research the relationship between literary texts and society, history, politics and culture to which they belong, to lead to a deeper knowledge and understanding of literary/cultural production and theoretical approaches, to train students to participate in a creative and critical dialogue in a variety of texts from different periods and different Anglophone cultures.

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Faculty of Fine Arts| School of Film

This is an intensive three-semester program taught by our faculty and a stellar lineup of world-renowned scholars.

The program is designed to cover a wide array of topics in film and television studies, including classical and contemporary theories of cinema, digital ontology and new media, history of cinema, politics in film and television, the Holocaust in film and television, the history of television, television and film genres, contemporary filmmaking, gender, celebrity and stardom.

We place a special emphasis on issues of research and methodology, cultivating advanced skills and encouraging innovative approaches to the shifting boundaries between film and television.

On completion of this MA program, our students will have acquired a firm grounding in the theoretical, political, industrial, historical and aesthetic dimensions of film and television through a range of academic perspectives.

We are happy to welcome you to a vibrant learning environment and a city that stands out as the historical and cultural center in the Balkans.

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Faculty of Philosophy| School of English Language and Literature

The School of English, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, offers a Program of Postgraduate Studies in “Theoretical and Applied Linguistics” that allows students to gain an MA degree in one of the following fields: (a) Linguistics, (b) Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, and (c) Language, Literature and Digital Media in Education. All degrees are full time programs that last 18 months and cover 3 academic semesters. Successful completion of the program provides 90 ECTS (including courses and MA dissertation). All courses are taught in English. In particular, the MA degree in Linguistics aims to provide students with a robust background in theoretical linguistics and key skills that will enable them to conduct independent research in linguistics. Students are expected to acquire knowledge and research skills that will allow them to carry out basic research in different fields of linguistics and their interface, as well as applied research including language instruction, language technology, speech pathology, etc. The MA degree in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching aims to connect theory and practice in language teaching. It aims to provide the opportunity to postgraduate students to explore and examine issues related to language learning theories as well as their implications for language pedagogy. The program is designed for people with teaching experience who wish to learn about the latest developments in the field of learning and teaching second/foreign languages. The MA degree in Language, Literature and Digital Media in Education aims to combine the theoretical principles and practices for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with the integration of literature as a fundamental element in the educational process. Its goal is to promote implicit language instruction with the organic integration of literary texts and digital media in the instructional process.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Medicine 

The English D.P.MS. entitled “APPLICATION OF ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN GYNECOLOGY” (“APPLICATION OF ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN GYNECOLOGY”) of the Department of Medicine of the School has as its object the education of postgraduate students in the modern developments regarding the endoscopic and general surgical skills for the treatment of gynecological diseases. 

Developments in medical applications and related surgical and endoscopic techniques are rapid. These developments are constantly changing the data of applications, especially those related to the specialty of gynecology. 

This fact implies Α. ΟΝΠ.Μ.Σ.-ΕΙΣ.ν1-Recommendation Δ.Π.Μ.Σ. “Gynecological endoscopic and general surgical skills”;  the need to obtain an up-to-date theoretical background, but also continuous practical training in surgical and endoscopic skills, for the optimal approach, assessment and surgical treatment of pathology in women. 

The above developments are based on the fundamental principles of surgical anatomy and the necessary knowledge is required for the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological benign and oncological diseases, and pelvic floor diseases-uro-gynecological diseases. 

The proposed program emphasizes on the one hand the acquisition of theories knowledge and on the other hand in the acquisition of practical skills, with the ultimate goal of the high level education that concerns the endoscopic surgical gynecological skills as well as in the scientific documentation of their application. Taking into account the principles of surgical anatomy and surgical endoscopic treatment of various gynecological diseases, the proposed curriculum presents the possibilities offered by modern developments in their effectiveness. 

The cooperation of the two Departments, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, offers the possibility of monitoring and carrying out internships in conditions of surgery and training, in surgical techniques on specially 

made models, in corpses-cadaver, but also animal tissues-pigs in specially designed areas, certified for similar training in animal tissues-pigs according to the existing legislation. 

The trainees in the curriculum, at the end of the mandatory internship, will acquire surgical skills which they will be able to apply in the daily practice of surgery, ensuring greater efficiency, respecting the safety of patients.

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Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Sciences | School οf Electrical αnd Computer Engineering, School οf Mechanical Engineering, School οf Chemical Engineering, School οf Informatics, School οf Medicine, School οf Biology

The MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, called BME-AUTh, is an interdepartmental postgraduate program involving six Departments of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to start in September 2021. The BME-AUTh was founded on 17/8/2021 (FEK, issue 2, 3807).
The aim of BME-AUTh is to give expert knowledge in the use and development of advanced applications of the technologies of biomedical engineering in health systems for prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. The BME-AUTh is targeting on selecting excellent graduates from relevant Departments, national and international, and educating them in biomedical engineering to build up a human potential of high theoretical training and knowledge that meets the requirements of the rapidly developing technological evolution in biomedical engineering in Greece and abroad.
The graduates of BME-AUTh will aptly cover the needs of scientific experts in the area of technology in health service.
The field of development of biomedical systems and applications and their evolution relies on the synergy of scientists of a broad knowledge spectrum and the understanding of fundamental sciences of Medicine, Biology, Engineering and Informatics. This multifaceted coexistence of scientists of different disciplines will allow for the widening, enrichment and merging of separate know-how approaches to attain high-level development in health technologies and health industrial system evolution. This will definitely contribute to upgrading the health care system in Greece and elsewhere.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School οf Medicine

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Faculty of Engineering | School οf Chemical Engineering

The program is geared towards educating and training highly qualified engineers competent for being employed by any national or international institution. It also enhances research as well as transformation of research results into socially useful products in strategic domains for the country such as medical health, food industry, energy and environmental engineering.
There are two specializations in this program:

  1. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Health and Food
  2. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Energy and Environment.

To be awarded an MSc in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the first semester the students must successfully complete three (3) compulsory courses, one (1) elective course and compulsory seminars, in the second semester four (4) elective courses and compulsory seminars and a Graduate Diploma Thesis during the third semester of study. To obtain the MSc, it is required to collect 90 ECTS, 30 per semester. To meet the entry requirement s the student s must hold a Degree in relevant discipline issued either by a Greek University or by a Greek Technological Educational Institute (ATEI). Graduates with an equivalent degree issued by an internationally recognized university can also apply.

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Faculty of Sciences | School of Informatics

The main topic of the DWS MSc Program is the specialization in Data and Web Science. The efficient and effective data management is a critical issue given the exponential data growth and the rapid evolution of Web technologies, which pose new challenges. These challenges arise at all levels of the Information Technology Stage in terms of infrastructure, management, access, and exploitation of information for knowledge mining that will be provided in a direct way and will open new possibilities for the development of science and innovation. The purpose of the DWS MSc Program is the training of postgraduate students in Data Science and the World Wide Web so that they are either able to work directly in the industry in relevant jobs, or to undertake research and Ph.D. theses.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Dentistry

Career prospects The program is suitable for both experienced and aspiring graduates who wish to enhance their careers. It is also appropriate for graduates who wish to pursue a research or academic oriented career in the fields of Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering. After graduation, students are eligible to work both in private research companies, institutes and laboratories or further pursue their academic development, applying for a Ph.D. Thesis. Target Group National and international holders of a bachelor’s degree in Life and Health Sciences (biology, medicine, dentistry, pharmacology etc.), Biomedical and Engineering Sciences (mechanical and chemical engineering) and other relevant disciplines. The program attracts motivated, independent students with a diversity of experience who are eager to contribute to the growing field of bioengineering. Focus The program is functioned towards providing current, fundamental knowledge at a high interdisciplinary level, practical expertise in research techniques and the development of research problem management skills in graduates wishing to pursue an academic career or professional establishment in the industry or in the private sector. Visit the program’s website

Faculty of Sciences | School of Informatics

This MSc covers a range of advanced topics related to digital media. Digital media collectively refer to content found in audio, images, video, written and oral speech, biological data, graphics, and virtual reality. To analyze such content, one needs good foundations in signal processing, computational vision, graphics, digital biology, machine learning and computational intelligence, including associated enabling technologies.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Medicine 

The Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is starting a new MSc in Health Statistics & Data Analytics, since it is an emerging discipline. Health Statistics & Data Science is the science and art of generating data-driven solutions through comprehension of complex real-world health problems, employing critical thinking and statistical analytics to derive knowledge from (big) data. This MSc combines mathematics, statistics, epidemiology and computer science. Main aim of the course is the training of a wide spectrum of scientists (medical doctors, dentists, biologists, pharmacists, bio-engineers, statisticians, informaticians, mathematicians etc) or health economics professionals on cutting-edge methodologies and technologies to manage and analyze very large diverse datasets across healthcare systems. This will assist them in planning and conducting research programs, thus advancing their academic and professional career. Upon completion of the course, graduate students will gain strong quantitative, computational and practical data management skills, while providing opportunities to develop key professional skills required to be a successful health data scientist that can work in both the public and private sector

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Medicine 

The Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is starting a new MSc on Human Reproduction for healthcare professionals, especially obstetricians-gynecologists and endocrinologists, as well as graduates from the Departments of Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics and other Departments of relevant academic fields. Human Reproduction constitutes a rapidly evolving aspect of Medicine that include aspects such as reproductive anatomy, histology, embryology and physiology (gametogenesis, fertilization, implantation, embryo development), endocrinology (andrology, gonadal function), genetics (genetic diagnosis), oncology, reproductive surgery, male and female contraception, infertility treatment, psychology and ethics. It becomes obvious that this complex discipline requires the close cooperation of medical specialists and health professionals, including obstetricians – gynecologists, specialists in Reproductive Medicine, reproductive endocrinologists, reproductive biologists, embryologists, bio pathologists and experts in reproductive legislation. This unique MSc aims to extend the knowledge of the students on the subject of Human Reproduction. Its graduates will be able to work in positions of the public and private sector, which require specialized knowledge on the subject of medically assisted reproduction. It is acknowledged that this scientific subject is a necessity for a modern medical curriculum vitae. In addition, the possession of this MSc degree constitutes a requirement for further postgraduate studies or the engagement in medical research.

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Faculty of Sciences | School of Geology

The objectives of the MSc Program “Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation” are: Development of advanced skills and abilities applied to the oil and gas industry (e.g. basin analysis, sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, structural geology, reservoir characterization, acquisition and processing of seismic data, seismic interpretation, geostatistics, petrophysics and reservoir geomechanics, production engineering, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering etc.) Application of these skills in the full spectrum of prospecting and exploration of hydrocarbons as well as in development and production activities, through lectures, fieldwork, projects and company visits. Demonstration of modern methods and supplementary software for seismic interpretation, basin modeling, reservoir modeling and prospecting (Petrel Suite), Well logging, Production logging, reservoir simulation (CMG software), drilling, reservoir fluids studies, monitoring of producing wells in relation to economics and environmental parameters. Promoting a culture of interdisciplinary cooperation and synergy between groups of geoscientists and engineers, simulating real working conditions in oil and gas companies. Improvisation of communication skills, decision-making, economic and risk analysis, as well as project management. Our students build strong team – working skills, but also independent research, planning and organizing skills. Overall, the aim of this postgraduate course is the high-quality training of geoscientists and engineers applied to the current needs of the oil and gas industry.

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Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences | School of Economics

The AUTh MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a very rigorous academic program, that develops in students not only the special knowledge required for performance at the highest professional levels in these areas, but in addition provides them with an opportunity to acquire the essential skills for top management positions. The program extends over 18 months, consisting of a one-year full-time period during which ten core modules are taken, followed by a research /consultancy project as part of the MSc dissertation requirement. The course is designed for: Recent graduates with a good undergraduate degree who wish to develop a deep understanding of logistics and supply chain management and are interested in preparing for a first professional role and a future career in these fields. Graduates with a good computational background. Logistics and supply chain management professionals in the early stages of their careers, who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills with a view to moving to the next level professionally.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Medicine 

The MSc in Medical Research Methodology is inextricably linked to the strategic objectives of the Medical School of Thessaloniki and aims to extend the knowledge on the subject of Medical Research Methodology. Graduates of this MSc will be able to work in positions of public and private sectors, which require specialized knowledge on the subject of Medical Research Methodology. It is acknowledged that the teaching of this particular scientific subject is a necessity for an updated medical curriculum vitae. Besides, the possession of this MSc degree constitutes a requirement for admission to doctoral (third cycle) studies or for the engagement in medical research.

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Faculty of Health Sciences | School of Dentistry

This 36-month clinical certificate program is designed to prepare postgraduate students for patient care in the private practice or hospital setting. Its objectives are to educate specialist Paediatric Dentists and enable them to:
• treat to a level of excellence infants, children and adolescents oral needs, including the medically compromised and those with disabilities,
• participate in special care units with other dental and medical specialists for multidisciplinary dental care, such as in e.g. craniofacial abnormalities,
• pursue research and seek continuous updating of their knowledge,
• acquire the necessary teaching capacity for the transmission of knowledge.

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