Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (http://www.auth.gr/en) was founded in 1925 and is the largest comprehensive university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-school faculty.
Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities.
The Aristotle University community includes about 75.000 students (65.000 undergraduate students and 9.000 postgraduate students and Phd candidates), 2.024 faculty members, more than 800 research and laboratory personnel and nearly 900 administrative staff.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications (http://www.jour.auth.gr/en/) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1991 with the aim to provide students with theoretical and practical training in journalism, promote research in journalism and the mass communications, as well as uphold the rights and responsibilities of Greek journalists. It occupies a six-storey neoclassical building located at 46 Egnatias Street, in the center of Thessaloniki. The Secretariat is located on the first floor. The School’s media and informatics laboratories are located in another building, near the central campus.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers four-year BA Honours degrees (equivalent to 240 ECTS) in a) Journalism, and b) Mass Communications. Operating a fully-fledged and funded internship program, students of both specializations have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills in situ, during a semester long placement in a variety of media organizations (TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, web media, advertising and public relations agencies), as well as in press/communication posts in the private and the public sector.
The School’s postgraduate program was inaugurated in 2008, and currently it includes an MA in Journalism and New Media and an MA in Communication and Culture (both lasting 2 years and equivalent to 120 ECTS), as well as a doctoral program (3 years/180 ECTS).
The School’s current student population includes almost 700 undergraduates, 64 postgraduates and 57 Phd candidates. In addition, every year the School receives an average of 15 Erasmus students while, at the same time, it trains scores of mid-career professionals through a wide range of specially designed Lifelong Learning Programs.