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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

History

University & Society

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Vision

The vision of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is based on four main principles: research, education and training shall be characterized by a quest for high quality and distinction; the University’s leading role shall be safeguarded by a constant engagement to innovation and creativity; the academic community members shall participate actively in scientific, social and cultural events; our standpoints shall reflect our historical and contemporary Greek culture worldwide through scientific activities.

Mission and Policy

NKUA is a research University and, as a leader since 1837, it aims to advance knowledge and educate students in sciences and arts that will best serve the nation and the community of the twenty first century.

Committed to innovation and academic excellence, we seek to infuse each member of our academic community with the passion of research and knowledge gain. We encourage cultivation of creativity, maturation of social and cultural sensibilities as well as critical thinking, by supporting free and open dialogue and a culture of integrity and diversity.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens comprises nine Schools :

  • School of Agricultural Development Nutrition and Sustainability
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Physical Education and Sport Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Theology
  • School of Science
  • School of Economics and Political Sciences
  • School of Philosophy

Established

1837

Location

Zografou Campus

Rector

Professor Meletios – Athanasios C. Dimopoulos

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs Prof.
Athanasios Tsakris
Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning
Prof. Nikolaos Voulgaris
Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs
Prof. Dimitrios Karadimas
Vice Rector of Finance, Programming and Development
Prof. Dimitrios Tousoulis

Website

Map

Schools

Agricultural Development, Agrofood and Management of natural Resources

Established: 2019
Location: Psachna Euboea
Website:
www.agro.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2228099525

Primary Education

Established: 1984
Location: Navarinou 13A Athens
Website:
http://www.primedu.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2103688198, +30 2103688197

Early Childhood Education

Established: 1987
Location: Navarinou 13A Athens
Website:
http://www.ecd.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 36 88 196,  +30 210 36 88 079 

Medicine

Established: 1837
Location: Mikras Asias 75, Goudi
Website:
school.med.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7462002, +30 210 7462099

Nursing

Established: 1980
Location: Papadiamantopoulou 123, Goudi
Website:
http://www.nurs.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 746 1502, +30 210 7461436, +30 210 7461499

Dentistry

Established: 1966
Location: Thivon 2, Goudi
Website:
http://www.dent.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 7461121, +30 210 7461105

Pharmacy

Established: 1843
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.pharm.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4193 

Physical Education and Sport Science

Established: 1882
Location: Ethnikis Antistaseos 41, Dafni
Website:
http://www.phed.uoa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2107276076, +30 2107276036

 

Law

Established: 1837
Location: Akadimias 47, Athens
Website:
www.law.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 8659

Theology

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.theol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210727 5729, +30 210727 5717

Faculty of Social Theology and the Study of Religion

Established: 1982
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.soctheol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727-5715 5716 5746

Department of Biology

Established: 1970
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
http://www.biol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4247 4060 4248 4658

Department of Mathematics

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.math.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7276332

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Established: 1993
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
http://www.phs.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727-5586

Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

Established: 1970
Location: Liviis 19, Zografou campus
Website:
www.geol.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 4682, +30 210 727 4064

Department of Physics

Established: 1904
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.phys.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 6799, -6803, -6745, -6990

Department of Chemistry

Established: 1904
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.chem.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7274088, +30 210 7274939, +30 210 7274098, +30 210 7274386

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

Established: 1989
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.di.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 5161, +30 210 727 5192

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboe
Website:
www.aerospace.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 222 809 9672

Department of Digital Industry and Technology

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website:
www.dind.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 222 80 -99673 99674

Department of Economics

Established: 1972
Location: Sofokleous 1, Athens
Website:
www.econ.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-3689446

Department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies

Established: 2013
Location: Dragatsaniou 4, Athens
Website:
www.turkmas.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 3689588

Department of Sociology

Established: 2019
Location: Solonos 57
Website:
www.soc.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-368 8739, +30 210-368 8746

Department of Business Administration

Established:2019
Location: Sofokleous 1, Athens
Website:
www.ba.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 9463

Department of Communication and Media Studies

Established: 1990
Location: Sofokleous 1
Website:
www.media.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 3689405,  +30 210 3689457

Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

Established: 1982
Location: Themistokleous 6, Athens
Website:
www.pspa.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 368 8949

Department of Digital Art and Cinema

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website: www.dcarts.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2228099523, +30 2228099634

Department of Ports Management

Established: 2019
Location: Psahna Euboea
Website:
www.pms.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 22280-99513

Department of English Language and Literature

Established: 1951
Location: Nik. Kazantzaki 79, Zografou Campus
Website:
www.enl.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7774, +30 210 727 7454, +30 210 727 7940

Department of French Language and Literature

Established: 1954
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.frl.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-727 7474

Department of German Language and Literature

Established: 1977
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.gs.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7277307, +30 210-7277308, +30 210-7277312

Department of Italian Language and Literature

Established: 2010
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.ill.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7488, +30 210 727 7966, +30 210 727 7910

Department of Spanish Language and Literature

Established: 2009
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.spanll.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210-7277 570, +30 210-7277 967, +30 210-7277 501

Department of Russian Language and Literature and Slavic Studies

Established: 2007
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.slavstud.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277429

Department of Theatre Studies

Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.theatre.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277969, +30 210 7277303

Department of Music Studies

Established: 1991
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.music.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277302, +30 2107277359, +30 2107277894

Department of Philology

Established: 1837
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.phil.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277 960

Department of Psychology

Established: 2013
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.psych.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277709, +30 2107277370

Department of Philosophy

Established: 2019
Location: Cluster 503, Athens
Website:
www.philosophy.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7511

Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology

Established: 1984
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.ppp.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 7277961

Department of History and Archaeology

Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.arch.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 2107277318, +30 2107277956

Department of Educational Studies

Established: 2019
Location: Zografou Campus
Website:
www.eds.uoa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 727 7594

International Studies

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in Greek

Department of Primary Education

  • Special Education and Instruction
  • Didactics and Public Understanding of Science and Digital Technology
  • Social Sciences and Humanities in Education
  • Language teaching – literature – theatre and education
  • History and history teaching – Cultural studies and culture
  • Sociology of work: Politics and labour market policies – minorities – childhood
  • Mathematics in education
  • ICT in education
  • Science in Education
  • Educational Technology and Development of Human Resources
  • Sociobiology, Neuroscience and Education
  • Educational Design of Online Education
  • Special Education, Logotherapy and Counseling
  • Rhetoric, Humanities and Education

Department of Early Childhood Education

  • Education and Human Rights
  • Special Education
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education
  • Counselling

Medicine

  • Exercise & Health
  • Audiology and Neurotology
  • Algology: Pain Management,Diagnosis and Treatment,
  • Pharmacological,Interventional and other Technique
  • Resuscitation
  • Reproductive- Regenerative Medicine
  • Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Geriatrie Syndromes and Physiology of Aging
  • Thrombosis – Bleeding – Transfusion Medicine
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders – Laboratory and Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Development of new drugs: research,launch and access
  • Addictology
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation of ICU Patient
  • Update in diagnosis in Dermatology and Allergiology
  • Molecular and Applied Physiology
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of Spinal
  • Cord lesions. Spinal Pain Management
  • Arterial Hypertension and Related Cardiovascular-Kidney Diseases
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Clinical Ergospirometry, Exercise, Advanced Technology and Rehabilitation
  • General Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties: Clinical Practice and Research
  • Strategies of Developmental and Adolescent Health
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Liaison Psychiatry:Integrative Care of Physical and Mental Health
  • Neoplastic Disease in Humans: Research and Clinicopathologic Approach in the Context of Precision Medicine (Diagnosis and Targeted Treatment)
  • Mental Health Promotion- Prevention of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Environmental, Occupational and Pharmaceutical Risk Assessment and Management
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Medical Settings
  • Thoracic Oncology: Current Basic and Clinical Approach and Research
  • Clinical and Experimental Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Fetal Maternal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Epidemiology – Research Methodology in biomedical sciences, clinical practice and public health
  • Medical Genetics: Clinical and Laboratory Direction
  • Stress Science and Health Promotion
  • Applied Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics
  • Clinical Trials: Design and Conduct
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Εnvironment and Health: Management and of Environmental health effects
  • Molecular Biopathology
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Global HealthDisaster Medicine
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Preventive and Clinical Cardiology
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rheumatology – Musculoskeletal Health
  • Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity
  • Planning and Management of Health Services
  • Surgical An Organization and Management of Palliative and supportive care for chronically patients
  • Biostatistics
  • Nanomedicine
  • Medical Physics-Radiation Physics
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Research in Female Reproduction
  • Intensive Care Units-Cardiology Medical and Nursing Care
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • Clinical Neuropsychology-Cognitive Neuroscienceatomy

Nursing

  • Crisis Management and Public Health Nursing
  • Applied Nursing Science
  • Advanced Clinical Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing Care and Mental Health of Children and Adults
  • Health Management – Health Informatics
  • Organization and Management of Palliative and supportive care for chronically patients
  • Clinical Biochemistry – Molecular Diagnostics
  • Athens International Master’s Programme in Neurosciences

Dentistry

  • Pathology and Therapeutics of Dental and Periodontal Tissues
  • Prosthodontics – Orofacial Pain
  • Community Dentistry, prevention and oral health
  • Oral Pathology, Surgery and Radiology

Pharmacy

  • Cosmetics – Skin Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis – Quality Control
  • Pharmacognosy and Chemistry Natural Products
  • Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Industrial Pharmacy

Department Of Law

  • Civil Law
  • Business law
  • Civil Procedure And Labour Law
  • Public Law
  • Public Law – Public Policies
  • Criminal Law And Criminology
  • History, Sociology And Philosophy Of Law
  • International private law, law of international business transactions & comparative legal studies

Department of Biology

  • Bioinformatics
  • Applications of Biology in Medicine (in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences)
  • Clinical Biochemistry – Molecular Diagnostics (in collaboration with the Faculties of Chemistry and Nursing
  • Modern Trends in the Teaching of Biology with the Aid of New Technologies:
  • Ecology & Conservation of Biodiversity

Department of Chemistry

  • Food Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis and Applications in the Chemical Industry
  • Chemistry Education, Information and Communication Technology andEducation for Sustainable Development
  • Analytical Chemistry – Quality Assurance
  • Viticulture-Oenology and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Polymer Science and its Applications in Industry
  • Inorganic Chemistry and its Application in Industry

Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

  • Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment
  • MSc in Earth Science and environment
  • MSc in Environmental, Disasters and Crises Management Strategies
  • Music Studies
  • MSc Paleontology-Geobiology

Department History and Philosophy of Science

  • Master of Science in Mathematics Education

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

  • Computer Science
  • Computer, Telecommunications and Network Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Algorithms, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics
  • Basic and Applied Cognitive Science

Department of Mathematics

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Algorithms, Logic and Discrete Mathematics,
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Mathematical Education

Theology

  • MA Theology in Contemporary World
  • Studies in Orthodox Theology
  • MSc in Biology of Physical Activity
  • MSc in Physical Education and Sport Science

Department of Communication & Media Studies

  • Communication and Mass Media
  • Musical Culture and Communication: Anthropological Approaches to Communication and Music
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education

Department of Economics

  • MSc program “Quantitative Investing”
  • MSc program “Business Administration, Analytics and Information Systems”
  • Management of Financial Units

Postgraduate studies with the participation of the Department of Economics

  • MSc Program “Applied Economics and Finance”
  • MBA program “Strategic Management and Competitiveness”
  • MSc Program “Telecommunications and Network Management”
  • MSc Program “Business Mathematics”
  • MSc program “Philosophy and Management”
  • MSc Program “Health Administration”
  • Health Care Management – Health Informatics
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies

  • MA in Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies

Department of Italian Language and Literature

  • Greek- Italian Studies: History, Literature, Classical Tradition

Department of Theatre Studies

  • Greek and World Theatre: Drama, Performance, Education

Department of Music Studies

  • Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology
  • History, Theory, Composition, and Interpretation of Art Music
  • Music Technology and Contemporary Practices
  • Music Education in Formal and Informal Environments
  • Byzantine Musicology and Chanting Art

Department of Philology

  • Arethas
  • Linguistics
  • Dexippus
  • Korais
  • Literature, thought and culture in the Greco-Roman world
  • Papyrology and Classical Literature

Department of Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • Health Promotion and Education

Department of Philosophy

  • M.A. in Philosophy
  • MSc Philosophy and Management
  • MA Animal Welfare, Ethics and the Law

Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology

  • Philosophy
  • Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Educator’s Work
  • Counseling and Career Guidance
  • Philosophy and Management
  • Policy,Management and Evaluation in Education

Department of History and Archaeology

  • Archaeology and History of the Ancient World: from the Early Prehistory to Late Antiquity
  • The world of Byzantium: History and Archaeology
  • Modern and Contemporary History and History of Art
  • Cultural heritage management: Archaeology, city and Architecture
  • Museum Studies
  • European Master of Classical Cultures

Department of Educational Studies

  • Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Educator’s Work
  • Policy,Management and Evaluation in Education
  • Counseling Vocational Guidance and Lifelong Learning
  • Digital Transformation and Educational Practice

Bachelors (BA)

BA Program in the Archaeology, History and literature of ancient Greece taught in English!

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in foreign languages!

Masters

School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Political Science and Public Administration

The Erasmus Mundus International Master in South European Studies offers to students a unique opportunity to engage over two years (24 months) in the multi-disciplinary study of the South European region with partners in Greece, Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom and gain a jointly awarded master’s degree. In semester 1 the student gains an overview of the subject in the University of Glasgow, followed by a choice of mobility partner in semester 2 between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) or the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). During this semester the student will follow a geographical pathway that situates the region in its broader neighborhood context. Semester 2 also includes an online research and training course. In semester 3 the student will have the choice of four thematic pathways along the research track in NKUA, UAM, Aix Marseille Université (AMU) or the Libera Università Internazionale per le Scienze Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli in Rome.
Alternatively, the student may follow a professional track that includes a lengthy work placement available in Madrid or Aix-Marseille. The program is designed for students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Graduates will have gained a thorough understanding of the region through a comparative and international perspective, making them competitive professionals.

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School of Philosophy | Department of French Language and Philology

The aim of the program is to deepen the students’ knowledge of significant social, cultural and political questions which are of importance in Greece and France and to train them in literary and translation theory and analysis.
This interdisciplinary program promotes intercultural research in various aspects of Franco-Greek relations. In particular, its objective is the systematic study, interpretation and critical analysis of aspects of the intercultural relations between Greece and France from a historical point of view.
In this context, it studies translation, synchronically and diachronically, as an agent of intercultural mediation and interrogates the role of original and translated texts as the means of the transfer of ideas and communication between countries and cultures.
It promotes the critique of methodological approaches of literature and culture and their application to the learning process. The program facilitates the production of scientific discourse in the fields of literature, culture and translation, and the training of translators in the field of literature and the humanities.

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School of Sciences | Department of Geology and Geoenvironment

The Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, NKUA, is involved in the postgraduate joint program “Master in Paleobiology, Geoconservation and Applied Paleontology” (PANGEA) under the frames of Erasmus Mundus Program.
PANGEA is based on the fundamental partnership of 4 Universities from 4 counties:

  • Lille 1 University-program coordinator (UL, France),
  • University of Minho (UM, Portugal),
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA, Greece), and
  • Uppsala University (UU, Sweden).

The Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, NKUA is involved in this joint program through the Postgraduate program “Earth Sciences and Environment”, specialization: Climate Variations and Impact on the Environment.
PANGEA is the first and unique Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Paleontology aiming to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. The aim of the program is to qualify students to a level of excellence in one of the three specialized fields of Earth Sciences:

  • “Paleobiology”, with research orientation,
  • “Applied Paleontology”, oriented to the industrial applications of paleontology, e.g. in hydrocarbon research, and
  • “Geodiversity”, oriented to geotechnical protection, geological heritage and the science outreach.

PANGEA awards multiple degrees.

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School of Law

The LLM Program in International and European Law is a one-year intensive Program taught in English, which provides students with an in-depth understanding of International and European Union Law in both their theoretical and practical aspects and leads to a postgraduate degree with a specialization in Public International Law or European Union Law. Each strand consists of core and optional modules, interactive seminars and focus areas. Students can tailor their studies according to specific areas of interest. It is built on the very successful LLM program we have created in the Athens Law School in the past ten years.
The Faculty consists of a team of renowned professors and guest lecturers in Public International and European Law, building on its strong links with international and European institutions and the legal and diplomatic professions.

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School of Philosophy| School of French Language and Philology

The Franco-Hellenic joint MA program “Language Teachers in Europe: Training for the Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Schools” between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Angers was created in 2011. The joint MA program was developed in response to demographic changes in the student population in European schools, who are from multicultural and multilingual backgrounds.
This MA program is for teachers and future teachers involved in language teaching who wish to be trained in managing the cultural and linguistic diversity of today’s school audiences. This MA is designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to make the most out of linguistic and cultural diversity existing in the classrooms. The program combines theoretical learning with practical training based on tutored internships carried out in France and Greece in a multilingual school environment.

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School of Pfilosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

The MA Program “English Language, Linguistics and Translation” focuses on Linguistics and its applications, mainly in the English language and on Translation and Interpreting between English and Greek.
The purpose of the program is to introduce MA students to research and applications in the fields of

a) linguistics and its applications
b) translation and interpreting

The program aims at

(a) exploring linguistic theory and its contribution to applications in the fields of linguistic analysis, electronic text processing, digital literacy and educational linguistics which study the English language. The program also aims at
(b) exploring translation and interpreting theory and practice (focusing on a wide variety of genres). It uses advanced technology for research in linguistic analysis and its applications that are shaped and affected by the use of technology.

The program grants a Postgraduate Studies Degree (PSD/MΔΣ) equal to a MA (Master of Arts) degree, in the following specializations:

a) Μ.Α. in Linguistics: Theory and Applications
b) Μ.Α. in Translation Studies and Interpreting

The Program offers one specialization at a time, interchangeably and partially overlapping in the Fall semester. The current specialization is Translation Studies and Interpreting 2020-2022.

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School of Philosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

The MA in “English Studies: Literature and Culture” of the Department of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens offers a strong grounding in the fields of Anglophone literature, critical theory, and cultural studies. The program is conducted in English.
It offers the following areas of specialization, one of which is activated every two years:

  1. The Greek Element in Anglophone Literature
  2. Anglophone Theater from the Renaissance to the Present
  3. Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Anglophone Literature and Culture

The offered area of specialization is announced online in the MA program call for applications every two years, in May.

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School of Philosophy | Department of German Language and Literature

The aim of the MA program is to provide students with academic training and to foster research in the areas of the two specializations of the Postgraduate Studies Program:

  • “German Literature: Greek-German Relations in Literature, Culture and Arts”
  • “Interfaces between linguistics and didactics”

Objective:

The MA program is designed to provide students with the requisite theoretical and practical background knowledge to expand their expertise in their respective fields of specialization; to improve their teaching skills; and to take the first steps towards the production of original research.
The objectives of the MA curriculum are fully tailored to meet the needs of the Greek teaching community (teachers of German as a Foreign Language, PE07 scholars). In addition, the program pursues the goal of training students in the fields of literature, arts, culture and linguistics. Participation in the program requires excellent active and passive knowledge of German and Greek (C2). For details, please contact us directly.

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School of Philosophy | Department of History and Archeology

The program aims to provide its students with the systematic knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills required to assess the archaeological record as professional researchers or specialists. While ideal for archaeology graduates, this program is also suitable for those with a degree in humanities, classics and other related subjects, who wish to prepare for doctoral research, to pursue a career in commercial archaeology, the museum sector, or the heritage industry at large. Graduates with no background knowledge but with strong motivation to acquire an overview of the wider issues that are related to the archaeology of Greece and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology are welcome, too.
The program is taught entirely in English, and focuses on the archaeology of Greece, the wider area of the Aegean, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia.
Modules combine an in-depth, systematic account of the evidence, the methodologies, and the current debates on Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. Themes of interest range from the emergence of the Minoan and Mycenaean palaces and the great empires of the eastern Mediterranean, such as the Hittites and the Assyrians, to the formation and decline of the Greek city-state (the polis), the rise of Alexander the Great, the world of the East Mediterranean during the time of his successors, including the perception and importance of Greek and Eastern Mediterranean heritage today.

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School of Philosophy | Department of Spanish Language and Literature

The program consists of two tracks:

  1. Latin American and Spanish Studies, and
  2. Hispanic Translation and Linguistics. Each track consists of a separate, three semesters long, state of the art and diverse course/seminar curriculum, culminating in the composition of a Master’s Thesis during the 4th semester. The MA. Program in “Latin American and Iberian Studies” with its two independent tracks is committed to preparing students to become rigorous investigators in a wide range of modern fields on Latin American and Spanish Studies, and on Hispanic Translation and Linguistics.

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School of  Theology | Department of Theology

The academic and research aim of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program: “Studies in Orthodox Theology” is to provide specialized postgraduate education in the study of all aspects of the Orthodox Church and Theology in the context of our modern world. Objectives: The program’s aims are: a) the development of the research and scientific knowledge in the field of the Orthodox Church of Theology, in its dialogue with the contemporary world and, b) the systematic scientific development of the inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue towards the common confrontation of the various religious, political and cultural challenges of our modern multi-religious and multicultural society.

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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Political Science and Public Administration

The Master’s Degree in “Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics” is an intense one-year graduate program, taught in English at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. The Program is primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities (politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism, etc). Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe (henceforth SEE). The Program has an excellent student-teacher ratio, and a strong international character, actively encouraging the participation of students from around the world.
In addition to its academic aims, the Program offers a unique opportunity for students with different backgrounds and experiences to spend an academic year in Athens, learning about Southeastern Europe with and from each other. From the academic year 2019-2020 the Master’s Program in Southeast Europe: Politics, History, Economics participates in the Joint Master Degree EUROSUD:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/southeuropeanstudies/

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School of Philosophy | Department of English Language and Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature in collaboration with the Department of Philology and the Department of Russian Language and Literature and Slavic Studies organizes the interdepartmental MA (IMA) “Translation: Greek, English, Russian” aims at training postgraduate students in language transfer between Greek, English and Russian by focusing on the specifics of their linguistic make-up and on the interaction of the respective cultures, as it is manifested through translation of various genres.
Objective:
The interdepartmental MA aims at advancing students’ undergraduate linguistic background by broadening their intercultural perspective towards languages and cultures which the cooperating Departments do not offer, on their own. It thus creates more attractive employees in the field of translation and advances the intercultural potential of the Departments in the field of intercultural studies.
It addresses students with excellent knowledge of all three languages (Greek, English, Russian) which allows further exploration of the three linguistic systems and of the transfer strategies between them in translation practice.
The Program awards a Postgraduate Degree (PSD/ΔΜΣ) in Translation between Greek, English and Russian, equivalent to an MA.

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School of Sciences | Department of Biology

The “Athens International Master’s Program in Neuroscience” is operated jointly by the:

  • Department of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Department of Nursing of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Department of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens
  • The National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
  • Hellenic Pasteur Institute
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation

The purpose of the program “Athens International Master’s Program in Neurosciences” is to provide high quality postgraduate education at the Master of Sciences (MSc) level in the scientific field of neuroscience. More specifically, it offers courses in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Anatomy, Development of the Nervous System, Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology, Diseases of the Nervous System, Computational neuroscience. The second year includes research dissertation.

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School of Sciences | Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

The Master’s Program “Data Science and Information Technologies (DSIT)” is by its very nature intensely interdisciplinary. Its objective is to strengthen the skills of its students with an emphasis in Data Science, Big Data, AI, applied mathematics, statistical methods, as well as their applications in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomedical Data Science, and the Life Sciences in general. The program is offered by the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with ATHENA Research Center, and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Academy of Athens (BRFAA).
DSIT provides two specializations:

  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics-Biomedical Data Science

The Program focuses on subjects related to the management, processing, analysis, and software for massive or complex data, in addition to machine learning and AI technologies, as well as on mathematical models, algorithms, statistical analysis, and image analysis methods for computational and structural biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology, in the era of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and other heterogeneous-omics data used for improving human health. Our graduates are fully equipped with a number of important skills that are allowing them to continue their career in research, typically towards a Ph.D., to join a wide spectrum of industrial labs and organizations, or even to create their own companies in the aforementioned and other related domains.

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School of Economics and Political Sciences | Department of Communication and Media Studies

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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Medical School  | Department of Physiology

The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program (MSc) entitled “Molecular Biomedicine: Mechanisms of Disease, Molecular and Cellular therapies and Bioinnovation” is supported by the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and by the BSRC “Alexander Fleming”. Its main objective is to provide education of international standing in the field of Biomedical Research and Bioinnovation. Post-graduate students will obtain a strong scientific background, experience and expertise in a highly vibrant and challenging field of modern science. The course language of instruction of the Program is English.

Objective: The main objectives of the MSc are to:

  • Offer strong cross-disciplinary training in disease modeling, translational and clinical research, bioinformatics, immunology, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, functional genomics, and epigenetics.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge methodologies and research tools, including transgenic technologies, NGS, proteomics, advanced imaging, as well as phenotypic analysis of animal models of human diseases.
  • Offer a variety of complementary, transferable skills, which will enhance the MSc Students’ career prospects in academic as well as non-academic routes.
  • Expose students to the international scientific and industrial community and offer interactions with the private sector to provide training in drug development and evaluation platforms, biomarker development, and a deep insight into how fundamental discoveries and advances are translated to successful investments, thus fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.
  • Train students to convey basic scientific knowledge in a professional environment, the scientific community or society in general.

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School of Health Sciences , School of Medicine 

The aim of the IPSP “Nanomedicine” is the scientific and technological education of university graduates in the principles and applications of Nanomedicine. In particular, it provides new direction in applications of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Disease Diagnosis, Imaging, Surgery as well as in numerous techniques for the physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles, in vitro and in vivo. Based on the training provided, ‘Nanomedicine’ is an important qualification for scientists who aim to work in the Departments of Production, Quality Control, Research & Development of Nano-Pharmaceuticals, in medical imaging, surgical applications, in regenerative medicine and other fields of medicine or may wish to pursue a Doctoral Thesis provide within the rage of teaching courses in Greece or abroad.
In addition, graduates will be able to use the knowledge they have acquired in hospitals or diagnostic centers where they would be able.
In to apply the methods that have been taught as well as prepare diagnostic nano-pharmaceutical.
The duration of the program is one (1) year, including the time for the dissertation thesis and acknowledges 60 ECTS. The possibility of part-time study is provided. The teaching program ensures that graduates will gain the necessary theoretical knowledge to enable them to meet the increased demands in the field of science and to work independently and effectively in the field of Nanomedicine and research. The ISPS “Nanomedicine” accepts graduates in the subjects of Medicine, Pharmacology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and other related subjects from the Greek Universities or foreign institutions (recognized by DOATAP).

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School of Sciences | Department of History and Philosophy of Science

This program focuses on the study of science, technology and medicine from a perspective that combines the whole range of the human and the social sciences (history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, policy, etc.). Upon successful completion of this 1-year program (2-semester, 60 ECTS), graduates receive an MSc diploma from NKUA and, also, an additional MA diploma or certificate from the European Master’s Program on Society, Science and Technology (ESST). ESST offers many STS Specializations through the partnership of universities from all around Europe.
Objective: The Program brings in contact Science and Technology Studies to many other areas of disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, including Innovation Studies, Policy Studies, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Migration Studies, Disability Studies as well as the Digital Humanities, the Environmental Humanities and the Bio/Medical Humanities.
Its graduates are able to analyze, interpret, intervene and make recommendations on issues of relevance to science, technology and medicine; identify the best policy choices regarding research, development and innovation; and elaborate on ethical and legal issues involved in science, technology and medicine. They are uniquely prepared to contribute to issues emerging from scientific and technological fields connected to: informatics and telecommunications; the environmental crisis; biology, medicine, biotechnology and biomedical technology.

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School of  Sciences | Departments of Informatics and Telecommunications

The Departments of Informatics and Telecommunications and Physics, the School of Sciences, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Electrical Engineering and Technology of Computers and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of Patras will organize and operate from the academic year 2019-2020 the Postgraduate Program entitled “SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES” (Space Technologies, Applications and SeRvices – STAR).
The subject of the “STAR” IMSP is the scientific field of space technology for the design of space missions and the implementation of satellites, instruments and satellite subsystems for Earth observation, telecommunications and space exploration (space upstream), and the development of applications and remote sensing services, navigation and satellite telecommunications (space downstream).
Therefore, the “STAR” IMSP awards the Postgraduate Diploma to the following specializations:

  • Space Technology-Space Upstream
  • Space Applications and Services-Space Downstream

The objective of the “STAR” IMSP is to provide a substantial and targeted offer from the top Universities of the country with extensive experience in space technology, of an innovative postgraduate program in Space Technologies, Applications and Services which provides the necessary knowledge for graduate scientists and engineers to be able to respond to the new scientific challenges and technological requirements of space technology. The “STAR” IMSP starts in the winter semester of each academic year. Next admission deadline is June 2021.

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