University of Thessaly


The University of Thessaly (UTh, GRC), is a prominent institution of Higher Education aiming to promote scientific knowledge through teaching and research, and to contribute to the cultural and economic development of the local community, and the society at large.  It promotes scientific and academic excellence in all fields of expertise and rewards outstanding individual performances, establishing new scientific research units and fostering an environment that supports innovative actions. UTH with 37 Departments, 8 schools and 14 institutes, is the third biggest University in Greece, with its own identity and with a prominent position in our national educational system. University of Thessaly provides 110 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and extra-curricular modules in specific research and business fields. It has more than 43.000 undergraduate students, about 4300 postgraduate students and about 1500 PhD students. It also has 1000 members of teaching and research staff and 450 members of administrative personnel. It is known for its excellent research performance and outstanding scientific achievements, in accordance with the international standards. The excellent equipped Laboratories of the different Departments and Research Units have a number of well-trained researchers to support them.

As part of its future goals, University of Thessaly intends to strengthen its cooperation’s abroad, increase its human resources, upgrade, and utilize existing human resources, attract young scientists, and encourage research through the creation of modern research structures, increase infrastructure and utilize its assets and funds from the EU with the research programs Horizon 2021-2027, Erasmus+, INTERREG – Med, Creative Europe, EU for Health, Rights, Equality And Citizenship Programme, and LIFE. The members of the academic and research staff participate in European research networks and numerous innovative research projects in the EC. Currently, UTH has more than 600 Erasmus Bilateral Agreements with more than 40 different countries and works in partnership with European and overseas institutions to facilitate academic exchanges, research collaborations and jointly organized academic programs (intensive courses, summer schools etc.) with other higher education institutions

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of Thessaly comprises eight Schools :

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Agricultural Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Technology
  • School of Economics and Business
  • School οf Physical Education and Sport Science
  • School of Science




Argonauts & Philhellenes Volos


Professor Zissis Mamouris

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Learning
Professor Ioanna Laliotou
Vice Rector of Financial Planning and Development
Professor Billinis Charalambos
Vice Rector of Academic and Student Affairs
Professor Ioannis Theodorakis
Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs
Professor Paraskeuopoulos Stefanos



International Profile

European Master in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Two-year, full-time program taught completely in English

Double Degree in cooperation with the University of Leipzig, Germany and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Intercultural environment with students from all over the world and teaching from top Professors in the field of Sport Psychology (67 students so far, from 34 countries)

Participation in a 6-day Intensive Course in Sport & Exercise Psychology with invited Professors from a network of 12 European Universities

Network of top European

Universities in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Applied and Research Focus


Department: Primary Education
Location: Volos
Website: http://www.pre.uth.gr/
Telephone: +30 24210 74000

Department: Early Childhood Education
Location: Volos
Website: http://www.ece.uth.gr/main/
Telephone: +30 24210 74803-4, 24210 74753

Department: Special Education
Location: Volos
Website: https://www.sed.uth.gr/index.php/gr/english
Telephone: +30 24210-74217, 74787, 74527

Department: History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology
Location: Volos
Website: http://www.ha.uth.gr/
Telephone: +30 2421074794-5

Department: Culture, Creative Media and Industries
Location: Volos
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/cult
Telephone: +30 24210 06369

Department: Language and Intercultural Studies
Location: Volos 
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/gdia
Telephone: +30 24210 06369

Department: Architecture Engineering
Location: Volos
Telephone: +30 24210 74209-239,263

Department: Civil Engineering 
Location: Volos
Website: https://www.civ.uth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 24210 74112-182

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Volos
Website: http://www.mie.uth.gr/
Telephone: +30 2421074007-10

Department: Planning and Regional Development
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website: http://www.prd.uth.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 24210 74452-55

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Location: Volos
Website: https://www.e-ce.uth.gr/?lang=en
Telephone: +30 24210 74550-967

Department: Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment
Location: Volos
Telephone: +30 24210-93151-5

Department: Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment
Location: Volos
Website: http://diae.uth.gr/?lang=en
Telephone: +30 24210 93200

Department: Agrotechnology
Location: Larisa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/agrtec
Telephone: +30 2410 684275

Department: Animal Science
Location: Larisa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/as
Telephone: +30 2410 684476

Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition
Location: Karditsa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/food
Telephone: +30 24410 64780

Department: School of Medicine
Location: Larisa
Telephone: +30 2410 685701

Department: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Location: Larisa
Website: http://www.bio.uth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2410 565271-2-3

Department: Faculty of Nursing
Location: Larisa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/nurs
Telephone: +30 2410 684253

Department: Faculty of Public and Integrated Health
Location: Karditsa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/pubhealth
Telephone: +30 24410 66004

Department: Physiotherapy
Location: Lamia
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/physio
Telephone: +30 22310 60176/177

Department: Faculty of Veterinary Science
Location: Karditsa
Website: http://www.vet.uth.gr/
Telephone: +30 24410 66000

Department: Energy Systems
Location: Larisa
Telephone: +30 2410 684254

Department: Environmental Sciences
Location: Larisa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/env
Telephone: +30 2410 684473

Department: Digital Systems
Location: Larisa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/ds
Telephone: +30 2410 684574

Department: Forestry, Wood Science and Design
Location: Karditsa
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/fwsd
Telephone: +30 24410 64730

Department: Economics 
Location: Volos
Telephone: +30 24210 74771-6

Department: Accounting and Finance
Location: Larisa 
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/accfin
Telephone: +30 2410 684233

Department: Business Administration
Location: Larisa 
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/de
Telephone: +30 2410 684235

Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Location: Trikala
Telephone: +30 24310 47000

Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Location: Trikala
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/dnd
Telephone: +30 24310 23602

Department: Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics
Location: Lamia
Telephone: +30 22310-66900

Department: Computer Science
Location: Lamia
Website: http://cs.uth.gr/en/home/
Telephone: +30 22310-66923

Department: Physics
Location: Lamia
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/phys
Telephone: +30 22310 60139/122

Department: Mathematics
Location: Lamia
Website: http://old.uth.gr/tmimata/math
Telephone: +30 22310 60196

Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs in Greek !

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Primary Education

Educational administration and management

Department of Early Childhood Education

Educational Material and Pedagogical Toys of the Department of Preschool Education

Department of Special Education

Counselling in Special–General Education and Health
Special Education

Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

Interdisciplinary Approaches in Historical, Archaeological and Anthropological Studies

Department of Economics

Applied Economics

School of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment

Automation In Irrigation, In Agricultural Constructions And In The Mechanization Of Agriculture
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Environmental Management

Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment

Sustainable Management of Aquatic Environment

School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Analysis and Management of Energy Systems
Supply Chain Management and Logistics (SCML)

Department of Planning and Regional Development

Urban and Regional Planning
Spatial Analysis and Enviromental Management
European Regional Development Studies
Population, Development, Foresight
Spatial Dynamics and Rural Planning

Department of Civil Engineering

Simulation and Design of Civil Engineering Constructions
Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards – Hydrohasards

Department of Architecture Engineering

Architectural Design

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Applied Informatics
Smart Grid Energy Systems
Science and Technology of Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Health Sciences

School of Medicine

Primary Health Care
Clinical applications of molecular medicine
Biology of Reproduction
Applied Public Health and Environmental Hygiene with a focus in Food and Water Quality and Safety
Human Genetics
Biomedical Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Clinical Bioinformatics

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Aquaculture – Aquatic Animal Health

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Biotechnology – Quality Assessment in Nutrition and the Environment
Application of Molecular Biology – Genetics Applications. Diagnostic Biomarkers

School οf Physical Education and Sport Science

Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

Exercise & Health
Exercise & Quality of Life
Military Fitness & Wellbeing

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Health Sciences | Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Postgraduate Program in “Advanced Experimental and Computational BioSciences” (AEC) operates in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the School of Health Sciences of the University of Thessaly since the academic year 2017-2018. The purpose of the ACE Program is to provide a high level of practical training in bio-sciences, to develop research skills and to prepare candidates for a doctoral dissertation or for staffing research centers. It is addressed to graduates of the Departments of Biological Sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Medical Schools).

The Postgraduate Program “Advanced Experimental and Computational BioSciences” has no tuition and does not provide scholarships.

The Curriculum of AEC includes:

  • Methods of Biochemical Analysis 
  • Methods of Molecular Biology and Genomics 
  • Special Topics in Computational Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Journal club
  • Advanced laboratory exercises
  • Dissertation research project
  • Research proposal

The MSc is supported academically by faculty members of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology as well as Visiting Professors from McGill University (Canada), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and Western Sydney University (Australia).

In addition to knowledge and skills in the field of biosciences, special emphasis is given to the development of students’ critical ability and the organization of research approaches to cutting-edge issues. In this sense, AEC graduates are oriented towards research at the doctoral level. At the same time, they are prepared to pursue careers in the development or elaboration of research programs of private or public bodies, as well as in universities or research centers in Greece or abroad. Today, all AEC graduates are Ph.D. candidates.

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School of Physical Education and Sport Science  | Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

The aim of the program is to offer master’s level education in the area of Exercise and Sport Psychology and to educate students to a professional level. 

Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and competencies that will enable them to understand human behavior in exercise and sport contexts and to apply effectively their knowledge to enhance physical activity, health, well-being, and high performance in the areas of public health and sports. 

Sport and exercise psychology seeks to understand psychological factors that occur in sports, physical activity and exercise. The focus is on behavior, emotions and cognitions of persons involved in sport and exercise settings, e.g. exercise participants, athletes, coaches, teachers, therapists, parents, spectators, officials etc. Sport and exercise psychology draws upon the scientific fields of psychology, sport, education and health sciences.

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School of Agricultural Sciences | Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment

The main scope of HosMic is the graduate specialization in fundamental and applied research processes of topics dealing with host-microbe interactions.             

Participating departments of the University of Thessaly

  • Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment (DIAE), School of Agricultural Sciences
  • Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment (DACPRE), School of Agricultural Sciences
  • Department of Biochemistry  and Biotechnology (DBB), School of Health Sciences                                           

HosMic, mainly through the understanding of the described research processes, aims at the specialization of its graduates in topics concerning: 

  1. the structure, the functioning and regulation of plant and animal microbiomes; 
  2. the interactions of microbiomes with their hosts; 
  3. the interactions between microorganisms (particularly the symbiotic ones); 
  4. the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms governing these interactions, and the overall holobiont homeostasis; 
  5. the role of abiotic factors in these interactions.

HosMic graduates are expected to be capable to study the composition, the structure, the metabolic profile and functional traits of symbiotic microbiomes, and to identify and study hosts within the holobiont context. They are expected to be able to develop strategies and interventions for the exploitation of holobiont interactions in applications in the environment, agriculture and the health of higher animal organisms. The MSc aims are realized through advanced and up-to-date courses on contemporary science of symbiotic microbiomes and research activities on topics of macro-/micro-organisms. 

The MSc graduates will have the necessary skills for a successful career in the private, public, academic and research sectors in fields like: research and development (RD) or production of agrochemicals (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers); development and maintenance of plant propagating material; field of biotechnological products; field of veterinary products; field of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; field of environmental design, management and restoration.

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