University of Macedonia

Introduction

The University of Macedonia. Destination: excellence

In its sixth decade of operation, the University of Macedonia, the continuity of the historical Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki, is a modern state Higher Education institution, renowned for the ambience of quality, freedom, democracy, meritocracy and individual development it provides to all its members: students, Academic and Research Staff and university employees.

Our mission has long been to contribute to society, to the socio-economic development of our country through the subjects we offer in our four Schools, the research conducted and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

Thousands of University of Macedonia graduates pursue successful careers in Greece and abroad. On our part, given the current adverse economic situation affecting the Greek youth, plagued by unemployment, we at the University, do our best to support our graduates and our students to enhance their prospects of entry in the labour market by means of our Careers and Internship Offices and through updating the programs of study in all our departments.

The positive evaluation results received by the overwhelming majority of the Departments of the University of Macedonia, its smooth operation throughout the entire academic year, the prudent economic management of its funds and the knowledgeable, ambitious, and talented human resources, guarantee the quality of the University today and vouch for our future development into a dynamically growing medium-sized university not only in Greece but also in the surrounding regions.

Our University community sets Excellence as its non-negotiable objective. Our daily endeavours to respond to the demands of University Evaluation processes are by far the best means of achieving our goals.

I truly believe that universities as institutions, in general, and the University of Macedonia, in particular, can assume a leading role in this turning point for our country. Development is directly associated with research and the advancement of knowledge. Only through the close collaboration of government agencies, the private sector, Universities, and Research Centres can we succeed.

My aim during my term of office as Rector is to instill the attitude of excellence in all members of the University: students, Academic and Research Staff and university employees in order to achieve the maximum possible cooperation with public and private entities. In this way the University of Macedonia will be open to all and will fulfill on a daily basis its social mission as a state university, making us all proud.

The Rector of the University of Macedonia

Achilleas Zapranis

Location

The University of Macedonia is located in Thessaloniki. It is housed in a group of buildings with a total area of approximately 40.000 square meters, consisting of amphitheaters, teaching and seminar rooms, offices and the areas of the administration sections, a restaurant, which operates during the whole academic year, a gymnasium and a book-store; also a child-care station will soon be operating. There are also two guestrooms where 4-8 persons (mostly official visitors) can be accommodated. The University has recently added a main auditorium that will become one of the most contemporary Conference Centers with International standards and will also host important cultural events of the city.

Facilities and Equipment

Students are provided with substantial support by the Library and Information Service (L.I.S.), the Career Office, and by the Computer and Network Operations Center. The university’s sports, cultural and political activities are open to all students.

International Environment

The University of Macedonia welcomes students from all over the world. We know that the programme’s quality is enriched by the variety of our international students’ cultural and educational experiences. Our incoming students therefore receive all manner of support from the Graduate Secretary and are warmly welcomed by independent student networks that help them to become quickly involved in local student life.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Campus Full time Part time 13 - 25 months October 2017 Germany Bamberg Greece Thessaloniki + 3 more

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development in the region, emphasizing the interrelation between the two, and setting the institutional and social context on firm analytical grounds. [+]

Double Masters Political Science (University of Bamberg) and MA in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe (University of Macedonia) http://mabsos.uom.gr/ The Double Masters degree allows you to: - Achieve two MA degrees within two years. - Acquire theoretical expertise in political institutions and processes in an international framework. - Build up considerable empirical knowledge of Eastern and Southeastern Europe by benefiting from the dual component of the Double Degree programme. - Supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) with funding from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. - Scholarships are available. - The language of instruction is English at both locations. Modules taught in German at Bamberg are open to all students with an adequate command of German. An Interdisciplinary and Regional Focus in Thessaloniki The University of Macedonia aims to offer a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development in the highly dynamic region of Eastern and Southeastern Europe while emphasising the interrelation between the two and placing the institutional and social context on a firmly analytical foundation. This regional focus is complemented by regular guest lectures by academics, diplomats, politicians, businesspeople and journalists with experience in the dynamics of regional and European integration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Graduates become experts at understanding the political and economic power of that particular region, and it is this expertise that makes them attractive to employers operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Cutting-Edge Research in Bamberg At the University of Bamberg, Political Science is taught as a social science with a strong empirical focus. The university is in a position to offer courses in all major sub- fields of Political Science, including a range of modules in English. Both our teaching and research are strongly driven by theory, and cutting-edge research methods are also a central focus. Students are also provided with the opportunity to take part in the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York, USA. This all means that programme graduates are equipped with extraordinary skills which not only make them attractive to possible employers, but which also qualify them for future careers in the academic sector. Admission Requirements - Candidates whose first language is not English must provide verification of their English proficiency. - Applicants must submit two written references, typically from professors who know the applicant personally. - No knowledge of either the Greek or German languages is required to complete the double master’s programme, as modules are taught in English at both universities. Career Prospects This Double Master’s degree equips students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills needed to pursue further postgraduate research or an internationally oriented career in the public or private sectors. Typical careers include - careers in business, government, NGOs and international organisations operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe - employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN etc.) - research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks - careers in government administration - further postgraduate research at PhD level - journalism [-]

Contact
Location address
156 Egnatia Street
http://mabsos.uom.gr/

Thessaloniki, 540 06 GR