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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

4.1 out of 5 (114 ratings / 91 reviews) Athens, Greece
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is the oldest university in Southeast Europe.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)

About

History

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Education

Studies:

  • All Master Programs
  • Master Programs in English
  • Summer Schools
  • Modern Greek Language Teaching Center

Research

The Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells Research team of Prof. Evi Lianidou, based in the Department of Chemistry, in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), is working on this area during the last 15 years and is widely recognized based on publications, research grants and the organization of three International meetings on liquid biopsy up to now. It is our pleasure to announce that based on recent data, the ACTC research group, led by Prof. Evi Lianidou in the Department of Chemistry in NKUA is recognized as one of the top research groups worldwide in the area of liquid biopsy. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
262 17
2019
279 7
2018
286
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
301
2018
301
2017
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
501
2019
501
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
651
2019
651
2018
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Services:

  • Webmail
  • eLearning Platform (eClass)
  • openDelos
  • Pergamos

Library services

The Library Directorate was legislated in October, 1998, while in October 2005 a Unified Central Library was founded as an independent and decentralized Directorate Unit, under the name of "Library and Information Center (LIC)" of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Its line of work comprises the functional coordination of the University's Libraries.

ICT services

The Computing Centre is the unit of the Institution that is equipped with computer systems  for covering computing needs of the Institution’s personnel.

It provides the appropriate material and software for the special computing needs of the users.

It offers technical support to its users and to systems of the laboratories of the Departments. 

Student Life

Student clubs

The University Club aims at improving the living conditions of the students of the University of Athens, their entertainment, and the enhancement of their social and cultural education, through procedures and initiatives for participation, socialisation and self-management. Hence, the operation of the following sections:

  • Food supply
  • Health care
  • Gym
  • Cultural society
  • Students’ Relief Fund

Student Reviews

Theory or Practice?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The teachers have great knowledge about the material and give a strong theoretical background on various subfields in psychology. I would prefer stronger practical knowledge and much better facilities.

Good choice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Most of the professors were great but the department certainly lacked organization

Honest
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not very organised, cant really change field of study easily if you change your mind

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