University of Macedonia

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

University of Macedonia
Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας
University of Macedonia logo.svg
Other name
University of Macedonia Economics and Socials Sciencies
Former names
School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki (in Greek: Ανώτατη Βιομηχανική Σχολή Θεσσαλονίκης)
MottoAt the forefront of a changing world
TypePublic
Established1957; 63 years ago (1957) in Thessaloniki
RectorStelios Katranidis
Academic staff
201
Studentsapprox. 15,965 registered
Undergraduates12,981
Postgraduates3,074 (including PhD candidates)
Location, ,
CampusUrban (approx. 40.000 square meters)
ColoursDark blue, Yellow, Orange
NicknameUoM, Pa.Mak. (Πα.Μακ.)
AffiliationsEUA

IAU

BAUNAS
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) in 1948 and started its first operation during the academic year 1957-1958, 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

OriginsEdit

In 1930 the evening Business School is founded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki which can be considered the antecedent of the Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki. In 1948 the three-year Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki is founded in accordance with Emergency Law 800/1948 as a legal entity governed by private law under the authority of the Ministry of National Economy.

In 1954 the first Council of the Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki is established under the Ministerial Decree 70139/15-1-1954 of the minister Director- General of Northern Greece. In 1956 the “Internal Rules of Procedure of the Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki” got approved. The internal rules specify in detail all administrative and education matters for the organization of the School. One year later, the operation of the School starts with the admission of the first students. In 1958 the school is renamed as “School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki”, attendance is for four years, “the degree is equivalent to those provided by all four-year attendance Schools of Higher Education”, operation is under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry. 4 years later, the School is governed by a Council appointed by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. Thus, the School operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. Specializations are introduced for the first time in the school’s curriculum. In 1966 the school is renamed as “School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki” and it operates as a legal entity governed by private law. Until the issuance of the Royal Decrees provided for by the relevant Decree-Law, the School is temporarily governed by a five-member Senate. In 1973, the first PhDs are awarded. Shortly before the collapse of the dictatorship, the administrative bodies are established within the School. The school’s administration is now carried out by the Rector and the Senate.

Contemporary historyEdit

In 1985, the School is divided into two departments: the Department of Economics and the Department of Business Administration. In 1990 the School of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki is renamed to “University of Macedonia Economics and Social Sciences” and three new departments are founded: Department of International and European Economic Studies, Department of Accounting and Finance, Department of Applied Informatics. 8 years later, the first Department of Educational & Social Policy is founded. The Department receives its first students in September 1997. In 1996, two new departments are founded: the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, and the Department of Music Science and Art. Those new departments received their first students in September 1998. In 2004, two more decentralized departments are founded: The Department of Marketing and Operation Management based in the city of Edessa and the Department of Technology Management based in the city of Naousa.

In 2013, with the “Athena” reform plan the designation “Economics & Social Studies” is removed from the University’s official title, the decentralized departments (in Naousa and Edessa) are merged with the departments based in Thessaloniki and for the first time Schools are founded. Today, the University of Macedonia has four Schools which consist of a total of eight Departments based in Thessaloniki (School of Economic and Regional Studies, School of Business Administration, School of Information Sciences and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts).

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 library, a basketball court, 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.[2]

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.[3]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[4]

  • Department of Economics (2014)[5]
  • Department of Business Administration (2010)[6]
  • Department of Accounting and Finance (2014)[7]
  • Department of International and European Studies (2014)[8]
  • Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies (2014)[9]
  • Department of Music Science and Art (2014)[10]
  • Department of Educational and Social Policy (2013)[11]
  • Department of Applied Informatics (2013)[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

Memberships and cooperationsEdit

University of Macedonia is currently member of the following associations/organizations[15]:

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Macedonia Internal Evaluation Reports" (in Greek). modip.uom.gr.
  2. ^ "Departments - University of Macedonia". University of Macedonia.
  3. ^ "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."
  4. ^ "Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency". Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  5. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, 2014
  6. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, 2010
  7. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, 2014
  8. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, 2014
  9. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, 2014
  10. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, 2014
  11. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, 2013
  12. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, 2013
  13. ^ ESN UOM Thessaloniki Section in University Of Macedonia[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "University and business school ranking in Greece". www.eduniversal-ranking.com. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  15. ^ "Partnerships- Memberships". Retrieved 2020-07-10.

External linksEdit

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