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 on April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Education

The University of Athens is divided into schools, faculties and departments as follows:

  • School of Theology
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Law
  • School of Economics and Political Sciences
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Education

Research

Research at the University of Athens includes almost all research interests. Such research in the university is associated with that conducted by the hospitals and research institutes of the metropolitan area, including the National Research Center for Physical Sciences Demokritos, the National Research Foundation (EIE), the National Observatory of Athens, the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, the Athens High Performance Computing Laboratory, the National Centre for Marine Research (NCMR) and the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA).

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens!

Student Life

Campus life

The main campus is at Ano Ilisia (Zografou). There the faculties of Science, Theology and Philosophy are situated. The faculty of Life Sciences is located at Goudi and the faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science is located at Dafni. The faculties of Media, Education, Economics, Law and Public Administration are housed in various buildings near the centre of Athens, along with various administration facilities. University administration was housed initially in a historical neoclassical building near the center of Athens on Panepistimiou Street, but was relocated at the main university campus later.

Student clubs

The University Club operates as an Annex of the University of Athens and a public Corporate Body. It is aimed at improving the living conditions of the students of Athens University, along with their social intellectual development, through processes and initiatives of participation, socialization and self-administration.

The Global Study Awards

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