Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, was voted the European youth capital in 2014. Landscapes, events, and a bohemian atmosphere turned Thessaloniki in a “city that never sleeps” and the cultural capital of Greece. Thessaloniki is intensely visited and, yet, doesn’t give the feeling of a crowded city. The broad streets take tourists to the beaches, monuments and restaurants and students to two of the main universities in Greece. This city is a living portrait of culture, completed by the Greek traditional and relaxed spirit. The cosmopolitan character of this harbour – city is marked by centuries of history that left behind monuments and buildings, architectural styles and a unique charm. In the “bride of the Thermaic Gulf” you will find plenty of international students and an accredited programme that will lead to a prestigious degree abroad!
Being the second largest city of Greece and having a strategic location as a trading hub for the Balkans area, Thessaloniki’s economy rose even since the Roman Empire. Services cover a major part of the economy, especially trade, education, healthcare, real estate, transport, communications, storage, finance, public administration and hospitality services. The port of Thessaloniki is one of the major cruise services providers.
However, universities provide assistance to students who wish to get employed in Greece or abroad. Some of them organize annual career fairs, where interested students can talk directly to employers.
Thessaloniki, the youth capital of Europe, has an active life, without compromising the city’s carefree vibe. Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, along with the sea breeze emphasize the cosmopolitan air of Thessaloniki. The second largest city in Greece is not as agitated as the country capital, but it is notorious for its vivid streets atmosphere and active nightlife.
Thessaloniki is about blending the cultural heritage of civilizations with modernity. All the city’s monuments have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The byzantine city walls, the Heptapyrgion castle, the Ottoman White Tower, the old city, the Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Byzantine Culture are some of the sites you should not miss in Thessaloniki.
The local cuisine is an important part of the culture, as well as the serving method from the highly visited restaurants. Nightlife is split between walks on the streets, bars and clubs where you can socialize or locals where you can enjoy the traditional Bouzoukia music.
Several annual events that are of interest in Thessaloniki are the Thessaloniki Greek film Festival, the Greek Song Festival, the International Trade Fare, the Wine Festival and the Documentary Festival.
There is an international vibe in Thessaloniki, not only due to those who wish to study in Europe, but also due to the nations that participated to the city’s story. Besides Greeks, in Thessaloniki there are French, Italians and Armenians.
Greeks are open to socialize with foreigners and there’s even a network dedicated to them and exclusive events.
Climate in Thessaloniki means dry winters, with morning frost, fog and very rare snowfalls. The coldest month is January and has an average temperature of 6°C (43°F). Summers are hot, with humid nights. Rainfall and thunderstorms rarely appear and the general weather is influenced by heat waves. July is the warmest month, because of average temperatures of 26°C (79°F).
The strategic objectives of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the framework of its vision and mission, remain high and consistently oriented to the continuation of its tradition, namely to be a pioneer institution, standing out among Greek and many foreign Universities on all levels: education, research, culture, connection with society.
The University of Macedonia is a modern, extravert, flexible and dynamic institution with ten undergraduate academic departments covering top scientific fields, eight of which are located in Thessaloniki, one in the city of Edessa and one in the city of Naousa.
The University is financed by the European Union and the Greek State. The three central tenets of the IHU’s philosophy are academic excellence, practical relevance and international outlook.
AAS is a franchise partner College to Central Lancashire University in UK. That means that at AAS we offer top quality British education. We follow the same curriculum and provide the same BAs and MAs Degrees as UCLan.
The University of Bamberg (German: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg) in Bamberg, Germany, is simultaneously one of the oldest and one of the newest universities in Bavaria. It specializes in the Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Economics and Applied Information Technology.
This wonderful academic community, the University of Sheffield, is such an important place for all the communities that we serve across our region, the UK and the world. And this is a crucial time for us to be thinking about our strategy.
In the 21st century, Mediterranean College (MC), in collaboration with foreign universities, is distinguished as a higher educational institute with a leading role in the study fields of Economics, Computing, Humanities and Engineering by offering high quality programmes within an educational environment where quality conforms always to the students' needs.