University of Macedonia


The University of Macedonia is the second and “youngest” University of the city of Thessaloniki and it specializes in economic and social sciences. It was founded by the Greek State under the Presidential Decree 147/10-4-1990. In the past it was widely known as Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki which was founded in 1948 and started its first operation during the academic year 1957-1958. In the academic year 2016-2017 the University of Macedonia completed 60 years of operation as an Institution of Higher Education in Greece. Today, more than 12.000 students study at the University of Macedonia in economic, administration, social and political related fields. Our primary consideration is the maintenance of high standards in terms of the University’s operation. The high level of graduates and professors and their participation in the shaping of new knowledge with publications of international standing, the innovative teaching methods, the modern equipment and the qualified administrative staff constitute the factors which define the university’s quality. By developing new and updating the existing Undergraduate Study Programs, organizing high-standard Postgraduate Programs and giving emphasis on scientific research, the University of Macedonia aspires to become one of the leading Higher Education Institutions in its fields of specialization in the Balkan Peninsula and Europe.  The University also aims at responding to the needs of society, working together with public organizations and private businesses, shaping partnerships with other Universities and Research Centers in ways that complement and enhance its activities. Through its diverse initiatives and events, the University also contributes to the cultural affairs of Thessaloniki and Macedonia by maintaining a continuous interaction with citizens.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of Macedonia comprises four Schools :

  • School of Economic and Regional Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
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Thessaloniki, Greece


Professor Stylianos D. Katranidis

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Administration, Academic and Student Affairs
Professor Dimitrios Kyrkilis
Vice Rector of Finance, Planning and Development
Professor Evgenia Alexandropoulou
Vice Rector of Research & Lifelong Education
Professor Dimitrios Chandrakis



International Profile

Erasmus at the department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies (UoM-Thessaloniki-Greece)

Since 1996, our department  offers a rich, interdisciplinary area studies programme at all levels of the tertiary education in regional languages and cultures, history, politics, human rights and international relations, economics and social anthropology. The programme in English offered to Erasmus students is representative of this variety and is complemented by courses offered by other departments of our University (see the Study Guide (see https://www.uom.gr/en/bso/study-guide pp. 58-61).

In parallel, our four Research Labs, on Entrepreneurship, Eastern and Southeastern European History, Politics, and Culture-Borders-Gender Lab, organise various events throughout the year in Greek and in English (international conferences, seminars, lectures with prominent guest speakers, training, career days interventions in the public life of the city).


Department: Economics
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Website: https://www.uom.gr/en/eco
Telephone: +30 2310 8912 11

Department: Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Website: https://www.uom.gr/en/bso
Telephone: +30 2310 8912 10

Department: Business Administration
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 283

Department: Accounting and Finance
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891461

Department: Applied Informatics
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 143, 158


Department: International and European Studies
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Telephone: +30 2310 891 452

Department: Educational & Social Policy
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Website: https://www.uom.gr/en/esp
Telephone: +30 2310 891 339

Department: Music Science & Art
Location: 156 Egnatia Str, Thessaloniki
Website: https://www.uom.gr/en/msa
Telephone: +30 2310 891 177

Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs in Greek!

School of Economic and Regional Studies

Department of Economics

Master in Economics (Interdepartmental Program)
MSc Law and Economics (Inter-university Program)
Master in Applied Economics

Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies

Master’s Degree in History, Anthropology and Culture in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

School of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration

Master in Business Administration (Interdepartmental Program)
Master in Information Systems (Interdepartmental Program)
Master in International Business
Master in Public Management
Master in Health Care Management
Master in Tourism Management
Master in Business Analytics and Data Science
Master in Taxation and Financial Management of Strategic Decisions
Master in Human Resource Management
Department of Accounting and Finance
MSc in Accounting and Finance
MSc in Accounting Taxation and Financial Management
MSc in Applied Accounting and Auditing

School of Information Sciences

Department of Applied Informatics

MSc in Applied Informatics
Master of Science in Law and Informatics (Inter-university Program)
MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Department of International and European Studies

Master’s Degree in International Studies
Master’s Degree in European Policies on Youth, Entrepreneurship, Education and Culture
Master’s Degree in European Integration and Governance
Master’s Degree in European Studies on International Services and Transactions
Master of Arts in International Relations and Security
(Interdepartmental Program)

Department of Educational & Social Policy

Master of Arts in Education: Adult Education, Special Needs Education (“Lifelong Learning and Special Education”)
Master of Science in Special Education and Rehabilitation
Educational Sciences: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Implementation in Education and Lifelong Learning (old title: Master of Science (MSc) in Sciences of Education and Lifelong Learning)
Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences(Inter-university Program)
Master of Science in Neuroscience and Education
Master of Science in Sciences of Education and Lifelong Learning: Educational Administration and Leadership (old title: Master of Science Administration and Leadership in Sciences of Education and Lifelong Learning)

Department of Music Science & Art

Master in Musical Arts
Master in Music & Society

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!


School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts | Department of International and European Studies

The aim of the course is to provide students, employees in the public and private sector as well as people considering a career change, with an education that will prepare them for employment in International Organizations, the Diplomatic Service or in positions where knowledge of the International System and its functions is important. It will prove very useful to Greek civil servants and military personnel who wish to apply for secondment or long term positions abroad requiring a good knowledge of English on a variety of subjects.

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School of Economic and Regional Studies | Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South Eastern Europe -one of the very few postgraduate programs with English as language of instruction in Greece- is a thriving, interdisciplinary, area studies program focusing on the interaction between politics and economics within the social and institutional context of the region. Hence, it draws on a multicultural educational environment with students coming from all around the world and with different educational backgrounds. The program covers a wide array of topics offered through a wide choice of courses drawing on the main disciplines of social science, namely political science (politics and public policy), economics, social and political anthropology, international law, and cultural studies. In that respect, it offers a critical and multidisciplinary analysis of all current issues in the region, such as the politics and economics of transition, EU integration and domestic reform, ethnic conflicts and security problems, human rights and migration crises, international law, business and trade in Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

Research seminars (tutorials) are held regularly and students have the opportunity to present their (ongoing) work and receive comments/get feedback from members of faculty. Additionally, guest/invited lectures are offered on a regular basis by academics, diplomats, politicians, businessmen and journalists with experience and knowledge of CE/SE Europe & Balkans regions.

Finally, and most importantly, selected/qualified students also have the opportunity to continue/pursue their studies further at the University of Bamberg, one of the best universities of southern Germany, in the framework of the exchange scheme of our double Master’s program with the University of Bamberg. The double Master’s program has been running with great success over the last five years and constitutes a crucial asset for our MA program.

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School of Science and Technology | Department of Science and Technology

The basic aims of the M.Sc. in Humanitarian Logistics and Crisis Management include:

  • to provide interdisciplinary education in the scientific fields of humanitarian logistics, crisis management, emergency management and business continuity, leading to the development of the corresponding competencies.
  • to provide the technological, institutional, humanitarian and managerial knowledge for a successful professional career in national and international organizations, government agencies, military, NGOs, local authorities and private sector companies (among others) in humanitarian logistics, crisis management, emergency management and business continuity.
  • to provide technological and practical tools needed for humanitarian logistics and for the efficient management of humanitarian crises and emergencies.
  • to provide theoretical knowledge and analytical tools on issues of cultural difference, social relations, policy and institutions for the development of best practices in crisis management and refugee flows, at an operational as well as strategic level.
  • to contribute to the understanding of challenges that relate to policy and international development issues.

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School of Economic and Regional Studies, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts | Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, Department of International and European Studies

 The aim of this course is to provide a high quality educational opportunity for students interested in these two related disciplines in preparation for a career in fields such as human rights monitoring and implementation as well as services and management of immigration, migration, refugees and asylum seekers. Prospective employers include governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, specialized agencies, private enterprises, charitable institutions, the European Union, local authorities, the security services, e.t.c. People already employed in these fields will also benefit from attending this course in terms of knowledge as well as opportunities for professional advancement. Finally, the course will prove indispensable to those contemplating a career change or wish to pursue a Ph.D.

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