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Τhe University of Western Macedonia (UoWM; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας) is a multi-campus university in Western Macedonia region of Greece.[1][2] It was established on 2004 by four departments that had previously formed part of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.[3]

University of Western Macedonia
Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας
University of Western Macedonia logo.gif
Greece University System
Higher Education Institution


Faculties and departmentsEdit

The University today consists of three Schools and six Departments, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes.[4][5]

Schools Departments
School of Engineering


School of Education


School of Fine Arts


  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts [11]


Research is conducted by graduate students and members of the faculty, as well as associated researchers.[12][13]

In April 2018, the students from the Hyperion Robotics team at the University of Western Macedonia presented an automated system with AI algorithms called "Cronus" claimed to be unbeatable at chess. The project took four months, the idea came from the Dean of the Polytechnic School, Professor Theodoros Theodoulides who is a chess player.[14]

In March 2019, it was announced that the University of Western Macedonia, among 18 research institutes and companies from seven countries (Denmark, Greece, Spain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland), takes part in the project of European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme for research and training in 5G mobile networks, named TeamUp5G.[15] Coordinated by UC3M, the project is being carried out, within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, between the year 2019 and 2022.[16][17]

Academic evaluationEdit

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave University of Western Macedonia a Positive evaluation.[18]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA).[19]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Internal Evaluation Report, 2014" (PDF) (in Greek).
  2. ^ "UoWM Evaluation Reports".
  3. ^ "History - University of Western Macedonia". University of Western Macedonia.
  4. ^ "Faculties - University of Western Macedonia".
  5. ^ "Postgraduate studies - University of Western Macedonia".
  6. ^ "Department of Mechanical Engineering, Internal Evaluation Report, 2015" (PDF) (in Greek).
  7. ^ "Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Internal Evaluation Report, 2015" (PDF) (in Greek).
  8. ^ "Department of Environmental Engineering, Study Guide, 2015" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Department of Primary Education, Internal Evaluation Report, 2015" (PDF) (in Greek).
  10. ^ "Department of Early Childhood Education, Internal Evaluation Report, 2015" (PDF) (in Greek).
  11. ^ "Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Internal Evaluation Report, 2015" (PDF) (in Greek).
  12. ^ "Research Committee - University of Western Macedonia".
  13. ^ "UoWM Research Committee Report 2010-2014" (PDF) (in Greek).
  14. ^ Kokkinidis, Tasos. "Greek Students Create 'Unbeatable' Chess Robot |". Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  15. ^ "The UC3M is coordinating a European project for research and training in 5G mobile networks". EurekAlert. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  16. ^ "Iniciativa internacional para investigar y formar en redes móviles 5G". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  17. ^ "New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks TeamUp5G". Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  18. ^ "University of Western Macedonia - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."The EEC has decided to give to UoWM a positive evaluation. UoWM has self-motivated, dynamic and recognized faculty. Several research units at UoWM are productive, visible, and deliver good quality research. The size, dispersion, and diversity of the Institution need to be thoroughly addressed, since they may produce serious obstacles to the viability of the Institution."
  19. ^ External Evaluation Reports of Departments 2013-2014 by the HQA.

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