Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Region: Southern Europe
Country/Region: Greece
Found Year: 1925
Address: UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Introduction

Greek Universities are legal entities of public law with full self-governance -under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs- and their mission is determined in the Legal Framework for Higher Education (Nr. 1 N. 3549/07 Official Gazette 69 A). Given this fact, the Aristotle University’s of Thessaloniki (AUTh’s) particular triptych is specified as Interdisciplinarity, Internationalization and Intercultural Education. The Foundation Act for the University of Thessaloniki was published in the Official Gazette on June 22, 1925. The University Campus covers around 23 hectares in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, but some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. Some of them are located outside Thessaloniki or even in other cities. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is the largest University in Greece, comprising 10 Faculties organized into 40 Schοols and 1 single-School Faculty. It has 2056 members of Academic Staff and 1438 of all the other staff categories. It has a total of 65026 registered undergraduate students (of which 3543 international) and 8472 postgraduate students (4520 at Master’s Level and 3952 at Doctoral level). BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES: All 41 AUTh’s Schools offer a bachelor degree. Faculty of Theology: School of Theology, School of Ecclesiastical and Social Theology Faculty of Philosophy: School of Philology, School of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy and Pedagogy, School of Psychology, School of English Language and Literature, School of French Language and Literature, School of German Language and Literature, School of Italian Language and Literature Faculty of Sciences: School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Chemistry, School of Biology, School of Geology, School of Informatics Faculty of Law: School of Law Faculty of Economics and Political Science: School of Economics, School of Political Science, School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies Faculty of Engineering: School of Civil Engineering, School of Architecture, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Urban-Regional Planning and Development Engineering Faculty of Fine Arts: School of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Music Studies, School of Drama, School of Film Studies Faculty of Education: School of Primary Education, School of Early Childhood Education Faculty of Health Sciences: School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment: School of Agriculture, School of Forestry and Natural Environment Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences: School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki), School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (Serres) MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS: The 41 Schools of AUTh offer a total of 68 Postgraduate Programmes. Breakdown as follows: 48 MASTER PROGRAMS, 1 ENGLISH SPEAKING, 2 GREEK-FRENCH, 2 ERASMUS-MUNDUS, 16 INTERDISCIPLINARY, 3 WITH OTHER UNIVERSITIES. Furthermore AUTh has 23 special Agreements (Protocols) for PhD. The PhD level ends up to academic/research doctoral degrees. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: AUTh has 138 bilateral agreements with Universities in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Asia to promote the academic cooperation and communication among students and academic staff. EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES: 2012 AUTH was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission. It has bilateral agreements with 596 European Universities and participates in LLP/ERASMUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL Cooperation Window, TEMPUS, EU-Canada, EU-Australia (GEJI) etc LANGUAGE OF TEACHING: All courses are offered in Greek language. International students are obliged to take courses of Greek Language in order to have the right to study at AUTh. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH UNITS: Under the supervision of AUTh are the following independent education and research units (situated either in or outside the main University Campus and the city of Thessaloniki). The Aristotle University Central Library is one of the largest in the Balkans. The entire library system has access to approximately 800,000 book titles, 18000 journals and 3000 printed subscriptions. The Experimental schools (primary and secondary education), The Institute of Modern Greek Studies The School of Modern Greek Language The Center for Foreign Languages Teaching The Centre for Byzantine Research The Telloglion Foundation of Art The University Clinics of the Faculty of Medicine (AUTh comprises one University Hospital and is affiliated to another 6 Hospitals) The Clinics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine The Animal Breeding and Treatment Station in Kolhiko The University Farm The University Forests in Pertouli and Taxiarchis The Seismologic Station Olympus Scientific Station UNESCO Chair on Education for Human Rights and Peace (established 1997) UNESCO Chair and Network/International Network of Water-Environment Centers of the Balkans (established 2003) IASON PROGRAMME: supports Greek Studies Courses offered in Black Sea countries and/or the establishment of small Greek Studies Departments The University Summer Camp in Posidi The University Sports Center MUSEUMS OF AUTh: The Cast Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Biblical Museum, the National Museum of Education, the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of wild fauna, the Botanical Museum, the Criminological Museum, the Forest Engineering Museum of Survey Instruments and Maps, the Museum of Modern Greek History, the Museum of Architecture and various archives and collections. CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: AUTh orchestra, choir, various cultural student groups

Academic Ranking of World Universities
501-600
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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401-500
2017
401-500
2018
401-500
2019
501-600
2020
501-600
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Telecommunication Engineering
76-100
Food Science & Technology
101-150
Public Health
101-150
Atmospheric Science
151-200
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
151-200
Transportation Science & Technology
151-200
Veterinary Sciences
151-200
Civil Engineering
201-300
Key Statistics
49057
Total Enrollment
2276(4.6%)
International Students
40052
Undergraduate Enrollment
1885(4.7%)
International Students
9005
Graduate Enrollment
391(4.3%)
International Students