The Summer Schools of the University of the Aegean constitutes a unique opportunity for researchers around the world to participate in state-of-the-art research activities and exchange innovative ideas while exploring the Aegean Islands. At the same time, it is a unique opportunity for the University of the Aegean, an international research-oriented University, to showcase further its academic activity to the international academic community while supporting the sustainability of the local communities.

Research and education tightly interlinked: A sunny learning experience @ Greek Islands!

University of the Aegean Summer Schools consists of a portfolio of programs functioning in English usually at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Environment, Science, and Business.

In 2017, it is running 13 programmes in 9 different locations offered by the academic staff of the University of the Aegean, and supported by researchers from other Greek research institutions and international guest lecturers from all over the world. There is a richness of teaching and learning methods of each program, consisting of highly interactive activities (seminars, workshops, round tables, panels, hands-on activities etc), often animated by more than one lecturer. All the discussion topics, methods and outcomes of University of the Aegean Summer Schools are based on the frontiers of research and have a strong interdisciplinary perspective.

Each Summer School provides a unique academic programme intertwined with an attractive social programme for both lecturers and students, to cater the needs of each research theme. This year’s programme includes sessions on Cultural Trauma (Department of Sociology, Lesvos, 1 Jul 2017 to 8 Jul 2017), Cultures, Migrations, Borders (Department of Social Anthropology and History, Lesvos, 4 Jul 2017 to 13 Jul 2017), Summer School in Ecological Data Analysis (Department of Environment – Department of Marine Sciences, Lesvos, 10 Jul 2017 to 15 Jul 2017), Shipping Finance & Risk Management (Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, Chios, 5 Jul 2017 to 7 Jul 2017), Industrial Product Design and Concept Development (Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Syros, 3 Jul 2017 to 10 Jul 2017), e‑Business (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Syros, 18 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2017), The Modern Greek language in its Mediterranean Context (Department of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes, 23 Aug 2017 to 30 Aug 2017), Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences (Department of Environment, Rhodes, 28 Aug 2017 to 1 Sep 2017) Mediterranean Foods: Nutritional Benefits and Values (Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Lemnos, 25 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017), Archaeological Excavations in Delphi Late Mycenaean Settlement (Department of Mediterranean Studies, Delphi, 19 Jul 2017 to 1 Aug 2017), Qualitative Methods in Applied Social Research & Mental Health (Department of Sociology, Metsovo, 20 Aug 2017 to 25 Aug 2017), Cultural Management, Education and Local Development (Department of Geography, Naxos, 17 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017), and Visual and Participatory Research Methods for Social Change (Department of Sociology, Pelion, 24 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017)

Accommodation, transfer, local information, and registration (including needs in visas and payment) is provided at each individual summer school site.

Highlighting its interdisciplinary research and international character, the University of the Aegean Summer Schools provide the academic rigour, the educational infrastructure, and the expertise in the subject matters for participants to enjoy while indulging the Greek summer time!

The University of the Aegean: a unique environment for modern studies

The distinct character of the University of the Aegean is that offers a unique network of “academic ports of studies and research” into a dynamic and competitive institution. Situated in 6 beautiful islands in the Aegean Archipelago, the University of the Aegean challenges the prevailing limitations of the academic endeavour in Greece, both in terms of educational approach and in terms of organizational structure. In less than thirty years, the University has evolved into an international research –oriented University offering 18 undergraduate (BA or BSc) and 40 postgraduate (MA or MSc) programmes in modern interdisciplinary thematic areas such as environment, communication systems, cultural informatics, product design, food and nutritional sciences, education design  and Mediterranean studies.