modern studies in the cradle of
The University of the Aegean (UAegean) was founded in 1984 aiming to
introduce new approaches in higher education in Greece and worldwide and to
promote regional development. Situated in 6 picturesque islands in the
Aegean Archipelago, the UAegean offers a unique natural, cultural and human
environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge.
its earliest days, the UAegean challenged the prevailing limitations of the
academic endeavor in Greece, both in terms of educational approach and in
terms of organizational structure. These challenges were soon transformed
into advantages which have culminated in academic achievements and the rapid
development of the institution.
In less than thirty years, the UAegean
has evolved into an international research –oriented University offering 18
undergraduate (BA or BSc) and 40
postgraduate (MA or MSc) programmes in modern interdisciplinary thematic
areas such as environment, communication systems, cultural informatics,
product design, food and nutritional sciences, education design and
Mediterranean studies. In addition, the UAegean has established joined
international postgraduate programs (i.e. in Biodiversity, Environmental
Policy and Management, European Integration) as well as joined PhD degree
programmes in a wide range of thematic areas.
The early and full
incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies in all aspects
of academic and administrative operations and the important research outputs
in specific fields of excellence and innovation have transformed this unique
network of “academic ports of studies and research” into a dynamic and
competitive institution at national and international level and a strong
social and economic stakeholder in the region.
The UAegean has created a
strong international academic and research profile, having been an active
member of the European Universities Association (EUA), a founding partner of
the Cremo network, member of the EMUNI Senate, partner in many academic and
research networks and participant in more than 210 bilateral and LLP Erasmus
The UAegean has received consistently excellent
feedback in evaluations that have taken place at national, European and
international level, as a result of the study programmes offered by the
institution and its competitive research programs.