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University of the Aegean

3.9 out of 5 (50 ratings / 45 reviews) Mytilíni, Greece
From 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.  

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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.  


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.  


It is a policy supported by all the administrations of the University of the Aegean and, on the one hand, it has enabled all University staff engaged in research to develop research initiatives and, on the other hand, has led to the creation of pockets of knowledge-based development. of the University's research and establishment in international research. 

The areas of intense research activity at the University of the Aegean include environmental sciences and technologies, social sciences, economic sciences and management science, information and communication technologies, mathematics and mathematical physics, humanities and sciences. . 

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Housing services

Free accommodation is provided to eligible students in every University Unit. On the island of Chios, there is a University-owned Student Residence and at the same time rooms in hotels and hostels are rented by the University to provide extra housing On the islands of Lesvos, Samos and Rhodes, furnished hotel rooms are rented by the University. On the island of Syros, housing allowances are available at the end of the academic year . Students living in the Student Residence and the University-rented rooms are entitled to free accommodation. Eligibility criteria for free accommodation are specified in the University's Regulations.

Library services

The Rhodes Library Branch has been operating since 1987, along with the establishment of the Aegean University on the island of Rhodes. It is located in the City of Rhodes and housed on the first floor of the "Kleovoulos" building, which was constructed during the Italian occupation like the rest of the buildings used by the University.

Student Life

Campus life

Every year, The University of the Aegean organises a good number of conferences, scientific meetings and events in which distinguished scientists, scholars and artists participate. The organisation of the various conferences, meetings and events aim at exchanging ideas and information about the scientific domains relevant to the University's teaching and scientific activities.

Moreover, the University of the Aegean has created an infrastructure to support students' needs and promote culture, civilization and sports on the boarder islands of the Archipelago (i.e. the Aegean Sea), encouraging and nurturing the development of free expression and improvisation.

Student clubs

From its foundation until today, there is a great number of active student groups in the University Aegean, promoting culture and sorts on the border islands of the Archipelago (i.e. the Aegean Sea) and nurturing freedom of speech and improvisation.

Student Reviews

Great teachers but underfunded
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Exceeded my expectations, but considering how they had been formed by what I knew about public education in Greece that does not say much. Very good for the country's standards, but somewhat underfunded. Very satisfied by the teaching faculty, however, as they, with little exceptions, will do anything that comes to hand to help the students get the most out of their...

University of the Aegean
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University professors are very helpful and eager to provide us the knowledge that we need for our future career. They know many thing about the shipping sector. I strongly recommend this university.

I really love studing and feeling that one day i will contribute to science or helping people's life getting better.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My studies in Univeristy of Aegean in Mathematics were amazing. There is such a beautiful island, very nice and passionate math-teachers that really helped me in this journey, and the truth is that i fell in love with mathematics and the things a man can do by using them.

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