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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  


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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty. 

Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city ofThessaloniki or even in other cities.

About 73.930 students study at the Aristotle University (65.026 in undergraduate programmes and 8.472 in postgraduate programmes, of which 3952 at Doctoral level).  There are 2.024 faculty members. There are also 11 teaching assistants, 58 research fellows, 248 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.), 69 of whom belong to category Ι and 179 to category ΙΙ, as well as 15 foreign language teachers and 4 foreign instructors. Faculty members are also assisted by 213 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.). The administration office consists of 400 permanent employees and 528 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. Moreover, 596 people employed by third parties provide services at the university.


School of Journalism & Mass Communications   


The School of Journalism & Mass Communications was established in 1991. It is housed in a six-storey neoclassical building, in the centre of Thessaloniki. The School offers a balanced blend of courses, compulsory as well as elective. Currently, it offers the following study programmes: undergraduate (directions: “journalism” and “mass communications”), postgraduate (directions: “journalism & new media” and “communication and culture”), taught in Greek, and the Erasmus programme for both directions, taught in English. It also offers PhD programmes. More than 400 students study in all programmes of the School.

The students actively participate in internship programmes in Greece and abroad which qualifies them for employment in journalism and mass communications both in the public and private sectors.

The School encourages the co-operation of students with local and national media, by producing radio and television programmes aired during prime time. The students also produce a weekly electronic newspaper hosted in our website. The facilities of the School include the library, as well as the media informatics and the electronic media laboratories. The School cooperates, through the LLP/ Erasmus programme, with 42 Universities in 20 countries in the European Union, thus contributing to the overall European student and teaching staff exchange and it is one of the very few Schools at Aristotle University which offers a full international Erasmus programme in English for a complete semester.

 Major innovations

The School has the reputation of being one of the most innovative academic units of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Some of the most important of these are:

Unique Undergraduate Program

The first to radically reform its undergraduate program (in 2005), benchmarking the best practices of internationally distinguished Journalism & Communications Schools.

Internship Program

Operating a fully-fledged and funded internship program, students of both specializations have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills in situ, during a semester long placement in a variety of media organizations (TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, web media, advertising and public relations agencies), as well as in press/communication posts in the private and the public sector.

 English-Taught Program for Erasmus/International Students

The first to establish (in 1999) an English-taught undergraduate program for the benefit of its incoming Erasmus/International students.       

English-Taught Mastsr’s Program for International Students

The first to establish (in 2015) an English-taught postgraduate program, specifically addressed to European/International students.

 International Recognition

One of the handful of Greek University Schools, and the only one of its kind in Greece, to have earned reputable positions in the international rankings regarding the category of Communication and Media Studies.

  • QS –World Unιversity Rankings, 2012: 179th position in the world/48th in Europe
  •  QS –World Unversity Rankings, 2013: 146th position in the world/50th in Europe 

Major Strengths

  • Strong international outlook of both Faculty members & study programs
  • Combination of interdisciplinary teaching, cutting-edge technical skills and professional training
  • Experience in intercultural teaching, research and partnerships
  • Participation in a variety of major european research projects
  • Membership in international scientific organisations (ECREA, IAMCR, EJTA)



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