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University of Macedonia

The University of Macedonia (UoM; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας (Πα.Μακ.), Panepistímio Makedonías (Pa.Mak.)) is located in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece.

University of Macedonia
Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας
University of Macedonia logo.svg
Former names
School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki (in Greek: Ανώτατη Βιομηχανική Σχολή Θεσσαλονίκης)
MottoUniversity of Economic and Social Studies
TypePublic
Greece University System
Higher Education Institution
Established1957; 62 years ago (1957) in Thessaloniki
RectorStelios Katranidis
Academic staff
147
Studentsapprox. 15,339 registered
approx. 6,000 active
Location, ,
CampusUrban (approx. 40.000 square meters)
ColoursDark blue, Yellow, Orange
NicknameUoM, Pa.Mak. (Πα.Μακ.)
Websitewww.uom.gr
The campus of the University of Macedonia

Founded as School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki (in Greek: Ανώτατη Βιομηχανική Σχολή Θεσσαλονίκης), it is the second largest university in the city (following the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). It currently consists of eight departments which deal mainly with social, political and economic sciences.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Graduate School of Industrial Studies was established in 1948 by decree No 800/1948 under the surveillance of the Ministry of Education. In 1958 it was renamed to "Graduate School of Industrial Studies in Thessaloniki and became equivalent with all the other Universities in Greece. During that period, the curriculum changed from a three-year program to a four-year program. From the Academic year 1971/1972 the Graduate School of Industrial Studies had two departments the Department of Economics and the Department of Business Administration. In 1990 the Graduate School of Industrial Studies in Thessaloniki was renamed to University of Macedonia Economic and Social Sciences.[2]

CampusEdit

The University of Macedonia is located on 156 Egnatia Street. The campus is made up of 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 also host cultural events of the city.

Schools and DepartmentsEdit

The University of Macedonia is divided into four academic Schools, which are further divided into eight Departments.[3]

Schools Departments
School of Business Administration
School of Economic and Regional Studies
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
  • Department of International and European Studies (1990)
  • Department of Educational and Social Policy (1998)
  • Department of Music Science and Art (1998)
School of Information Sciences
  • Department of Applied Informatics (1992)

Academic evaluationEdit

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave University of Macedonia a Positive evaluation.[4]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[5]

  • Department of Economics (2014)[6]
  • Department of Business Administration (2010)[7]
  • Department of Accounting and Finance (2014)[8]
  • Department of International and European Studies (2014)[9]
  • Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies (2014)[10]
  • Department of Music Science and Art (2014)[11]
  • Department of Educational and Social Policy (2013)[12]
  • Department of Applied Informatics (2013)[13]

LibraryEdit

University of Macedonia has created two new departments, the Technology Management Department in Naousa, and the Marketing and Operations Management in Edessa, where the respective departmental Libraries also operate.

University of Macedonia also supports the development and enrichment of the Library of the Experimental School.

Academic and athletic activitiesEdit

A Local Committee of AIESEC, the first one in Thessaloniki, is in operation and is active with promoting AIESEC's scopes.

Also a local section of Erasmus Student Network, ESN UOM Thessaloniki (the first section in Thessaloniki) is active in promoting, developing and supporting the Erasmus community.[14]

Academic reputation and rankingsEdit

The University of Macedonia is a good business school with strong regional influence according to Eduniversal, it has received 2 palmes of excellence by the ranking agency.[15]

Memberships and cooperationsEdit

University of Macedonia is currently member of the following associations/organizations:

  • Member of European University Association (EUA)
  • Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link)
  • EMAS - Green University
  • OLYMPIA - Summer seminars

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Macedonia Internal Evaluation Reports" (in Greek). modip.uom.gr.
  2. ^ "Brief history | University of Macedonia". www.uom.gr. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. ^ "Departments - University of Macedonia". University of Macedonia.
  4. ^ "University of Macedonia - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). www.adip.gr. 2016."The UoM endeavours to play a central role as an academic institution in the Balkans. The general operation has been very positively evaluated and the EEC feels that the Institution has the potential to evolve into a major educational and cultural pole for northern Greece and the Balkans."
  5. ^ "Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency". Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  6. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, 2014
  7. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, 2010
  8. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, 2014
  9. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, 2014
  10. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, 2014
  11. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, 2014
  12. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, 2013
  13. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, 2013
  14. ^ ESN UOM Thessaloniki Section in University Of Macedonia[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "University and business school ranking in Greece". www.eduniversal-ranking.com. Retrieved 2019-04-23.

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Coordinates: 40°37′31″N 22°57′36″E / 40.6253°N 22.9600°E / 40.6253; 22.9600