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Democritus University of Thrace

History

University & Society

Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.) was foundedwith the legislative decree no. 37 in July 27th 1973 and started to run in the academic year 1974-1975 with the admission of its first students to the Department of Civil Engineering in Xanthi and the Department of Law in Komotini. It was named ‘Democritus’ in honor of the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus, whose origin was from the town of Abdera in the Prefecture of Xanthi. The administrative seat of the University resides in the city of Komotini, the capital city of the Administrative Region of East Macedonia & Thrace while administrative services are also provided in all four cities where the university expands. 
Democritus University of Thrace has, since its foundation, been the first Greek regional multi-campus university that not only solely served purely educational objectives. Aapart from its primary educational and research activity, its running via its multiple campuses, at first in the cities of Xanthi and Komotini, and later on in Alexandroupolis and Orestiada, has essentially participated in the efforts for the economic growth of the Administrative Region of Thrace. At the same time, the university has also significantly contributed to the reinforcement of the national and cultural character of the wider area in Thrace as well as to the upgrade of its living and social status through direct and indirect initiatives.
 The Universityis classified among the biggest Greek Universities in terms of the number of its active student population. Geographically dispersed throughout Thrace, with 8 Schools, 20 Departments and a wide variety of Postgraduate Programs, with a student population that reaches approximately 29,000 (undergraduate, graduate students and candidate PhD students) and with a research and teaching staff that exceeds 700 people, the university still is the only academic institution in the Administrative Region of East Macedonia & Thrace. The outline of the course curricula on offer covers themajority of modern scientific subjects starting from the School of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences in Orestiada, the Schools of Health Sciences and Education Studies in Alexandoupolis, the Schools of Law, Classical and Humanity Studies, Social, Political and Economic Studies and the School of Physical Education and Sports in Komotini to the Polytechnic School in Xanthi. Obviously, the education provided and the research undertaken at the university are both highly multi-faceted. Additionally, the international academic dimension of the institution in combination with the longitudinal commitment of its staff to the quality of the educational services it provides have as an immediate consequence the creation of a dominant footprint in the academic timeliness of our country and the wider geographic area.   
Within a vividly changing environment, D.U.Th. continues to aim both at educational and research excellence while, it also builds upon the challenges and demands of the future. It re-orients its research strategy based upon innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, the new digital era, the growth of large-scale research and thepursuit of financial resources from various agencies both in Greece and abroad. Nowadays, the landmark of D.U.Th. is imparted via innovative graduate programs of international recognition as well as through initiatives that allows the university to overcome the barriers of modern bureaucracy and geographical seclusion.
D.U.Th. seeks to reinforce its research profile through collaborations and projects that render it one of the leading research organizations in Greece.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

Democritus University of Thrace comprises eight Schools :

  • School of Physical Education and Sport Science
  • School of Education
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Classics and Humanities
  • Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Engineering

Established

1973

Location

Vas. Sofias 12, Xanthi 671 00

Rector

Rector Professor Alexandros Polychronidis

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Student Care Professor Zoi Gavriilidou
Vice Rector of Finance, Planning and Development Professor Fotios Maris
Vice Rector of Research & Lifelong Learning Professor Maria Michalopoulou
Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs Professor Raphael Sandaltzopoulos

Website

Map

International Profile

Internationalization strategy

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Collaborations with foreign Institutions

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International Distinctions

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Schools

Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

Established: 1983
Location: University Campus, Komotini
Website:
 www.phyed.duth.gr/undergraduate/
Telephone: +30 25310 39621

Department of Primary Education

Established: 1984
Location: New Chili, Alexandroupoli
Website:
 eled.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25510 30024

Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood

Established: 1987
Location: New Chili, Alexandroupoli
Website:
 www.psed.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25510 30047

Department of Agricultural Development

Established: 2007
Location: Orestiada, Thrace
Website:
 agro.duth.gr/en/the-department/
Telephone: +30 25520 41161

Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

Established: 1999
Location: Orestiada, Thrace
Website:
 www.geo.duth.gr/
Telephone: +30 2552041171

Department of Medicine

Established: 1985
Location: University Campus, Alexandroupoli
Website:
 med.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25510 30921

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Established: 2000
Location: Dragana, Alexandroupoli
Website:
 www.mbg.duth.gr/index.php/en
Telephone: +30 25510 30610

Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries

Established: 2000
Location: 1, Panagi Tsaldari Str., Komotini
Website:
 bscc.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2310 891 177

Department of Greek

Established: 1995
Location: University Campus, Komotini
Website:
 helit.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25310 39902

Department of History and Ethnology

Established: 1991
Location: 1, Panagi Tsaldari Str., Komotini
Website:
 www.he.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25310 39462

Department of Social Work

Established: 1996
Location: 1, Panagi Tsaldari Str., Komotini
Website: 
sw.duth.gr/
Telephone: +30 25310 39000

Department of Social Policy

Established: 1996
Location: 1, Panagi Tsaldari Str., Komotini
Website:
 sp.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25310 29380, +30 25310 29381

Department of Economics

Established: 1999
Location: University Campus, Komotini
Website:
 econ.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25310 39824

Department of Political Science

Established: 2013
Location: University Campus, Komotini
Website:
 polsci.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25310 39385

Department of Law

Established: 1974
Location: University Campus, Komotini
Website:
 law.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25310 39901

Department of Civil Engineering

Established: 1974
Location: University Campus Kimmeria, Xanthi
Website:
 civil.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25410 79026

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established: 1957
Location: University Campus Kimmeria, Xanthi
Website:
 www.ee.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25410 79012

Department of Environmental Engineering

Established: 1993
Location: 12, Vas. Sofias Str., Xanthi
Website:
 env.duth.gr/en
Telephone: +30 25410 79110, +30 25410 79112

Department of Architectural Engineering

Established: 1974
Location: University Campus Kimmeria, Xanthi
Website:
 arch.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25410 79349

Department of Production and Management Engineering

Location: 12, Vas. Sofias Str., Xanthi
Website:
 pme.duth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 25410 79345

Postgraduate programs

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in Greek

Department of Physical Education

  • Sport Tourism, Event Management, Dance
  • Creative and Adapted Physical Education
  • Functional Treatment of Injuries in athletes and trainees

Department of Primary Education

  • Education Sciences: Diversity, Society and Education
  • Education and Culture
  • Education Sciences: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches in Multicultural Environments
  • Educational Leadership

Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood

  • Education Sciences: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches in Multicultural Environments

Department of Agricultural Development

  • Sustainable Production Systems and Environment in Agriculture

Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

  • Environmental Education and Communication
  • Environmental Engineering and Science

Department of Medicine

  • MSc in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome
  • Bioethics
  • MSc in Infectious Diseases — International Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
  • Stroke-Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Clinical – Surgical Anatomy
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Contraception, Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Human Reproduction
  • Methodology of modern treatment of renal failure
  • Methodology of modern treatment of kidney failure
  • Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Clinical Exercise and Application of Technology in Health

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • MSc in Infectious Diseases — International Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
  • Translational Research in Biomedicine – Molecular Diagnostics, Biomarkers and Targeted Therapies
  • From Genome to Phenotype: Experimental Genetic Approached
  • MSc in Molecular Biology by Research
  • Didactics of Biosciences

Department of Languages, Literature and and Culture of the Black Sea Countries

  • Comparative Literary Studies (Black Sea Region)

Department of Greek

  • Psycho-pedagogical, didactic and intercultural approaches to Humanities Text and Culture

Department of History and Ethnology

  • Studies In Local History – Interdisciplinary Approaches

Department of Social Work

  • Social Work in Education – Inclusion of Diversities

Department of Economics

  • Financial Technology – FINTECH
  • Finance – Accounting
  • MBA: Master of Business Administration

Department of Civil Engineering

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Hydraulic Engineering and Environment

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies
  • Advanced Technologies in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering

  • Technologies of Environmental Legislation
  • Environmental Engineering and Science

Department of Production and Management Engineering

  • Master in Innovation, Technology and Business Management

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

Ophthalmological Imaging

Department of Medicine

The purposes of the MSc are:

  • To give students a complete picture of medical imaging in the visual system and the eye in particular.
  • Equip students with skills that will use them as tools to be able to design and execute programs for screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of ocular and systemic diseases.
  • To create professionals who will be able to implement or formulate holistic disease management policies with significant social and economic impact in our country.

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