AUTh was founded in 1925 and is the largest comprehensive university in Greece. The main campus is in the center 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, outside the city of Thessaloniki, or even in other cities for practical and operational reasons. About 88,283 students study at AUTh, 77,198 in undergraduate programs, and 6,588 in postgraduate programs. There are also 3,952 at the Doctoral level). There are 1,682 faculty members. There are also 311 members of the SLTP (Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel). Faculty members are also assisted by 144 members of the STLP (Special Technical Laboratory Personnel). The Administration Office consists of 278 permanent employees and 256 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. Most of its academic personnel have been trained in reputable Universities in Europe, the United States, and as far afield as Australia and Japan.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications has in recent years repeatedly featured among the top 50 Media/Communications Schools of Europe and is a member of the European Journalism Teaching Association (EJTA).
Since its establishment in 1991, SJMC offers full-time, four-year-long BA degree programs both in Journalism and Mass Communications. The long-term aim of the School operations is to provide students with theoretical and practical training in journalism, promote research in journalism and mass communications, as well as uphold the rights and responsibilities of Greek journalists. Its English-taught MA program builds on its 15-year long experience in training international students in its tailor-made English-taught program for Erasmus students. Above all, it is based on the School’s 25-year long success in promoting learning through theory-building, cutting edge technical skills, and professional training, and reflects its steadfast commitment to innovation, excellence, interdisciplinary education, and international outlook.
Last, but not least, the Department was awarded twice the Jean Monnet Chair on European Public Diplomacy (2020) and European Integration Journalism (2016) for providing a coherent postgraduate teaching program in European Journalism.
Located at 46 Egnatia Street, outside the University Campus the School occupies a six-story neoclassical building in the center of the city. The school’s current student population includes almost 700 undergraduates, 64 postgraduates, and 57 Ph.D., 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.