Does summer school sound like a boring idea? What if it’s by the sea? Even better: On a sunny Greek island, everyone’s ideal summer destination! University of the Aegean Summer Schools give researchers around the world the unique opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art research activities and exchange innovative ideas while exploring the Aegean Islands. The various programmes cover a vast array of research areas, each one lasting for several days, taking place throughout the summer and until early September. Registration is still open for most of them.

University of the Aegean

The University of the Aegean, founded in 1984, is situated in 6 picturesque islands in the Aegean Archipelago; introducing new approaches to higher education, it offers a unique natural, cultural and human environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge.   Its summer school programmes are addressed at international students, junior and senior researchers but also the general public. “Class” sizes range from 15-30 participants, depending on the particular focus of each summer school. Everyone taking part is certain to enjoy a unique natural, cultural and human environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge.

The Summer Schools

University of the Aegean Summer Schools consists of a portfolio of programmes functioning in English usually at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Environment, Science, and Business. 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. Accommodation and transfer information and application forms (including needs in visas and payment) are provided at each summer school site.

In July-September 2018, the University of the Aegean is running 13 programmes offered by its academic staff, and supported by researchers from other Greek research institutions and international guest lecturers from all over the world. There is a variety of teaching and learning methods in each programme, 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. Research and education are tightly interlinked to ensure the quality and depth of the programme.


Some of the offered programmes still open for registration are: Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security – IPICS2018 (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, Department of Digital Systems – University of Piraeus, Lesvos, 2 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018), e‑Business – eBiz2018 (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Syros,9 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2018), European Union as an international actor – Govart2018 (Department of Sociology, Lesvos, 9 Jul 2018 to 19 Jul 2018), Summer Academy of Environmental Educators 2018 – EnvAcademy2018 (Department of Environment, Skyros, 9 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2018), Environmental, Cultural Management and Local Development – INNOVIS2018 (Department of Geography, Naxos,16 Jul 2018 to 29 Jul 2018), Cultural Trauma – CuTrau2018 (Department of Sociology, Lesvos, 1 Aug 2018 to 7 Aug 2018), Qualitative Methods in Applied Social Research & Mental Health- LaQualAp2018 (Department of Sociology, Metsovo,20 Aug 2018 to 26 Aug 2018), EUROPE AS A COMMON: Let us start thinking about it! THE DIALOP SUMMER SCHOOL’S PROJECT – EAAC2018 (Department of Mediterranean Studies, Syros, 1 Sep 2018 to 8 Sep 2018) and Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences – EarthBiAs2018 (Department of Environment, Rhodes,3 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018).

univofaegeanStudy in Greece

If you want to explore more possibilities and opportunities to study and engage in academic activities in Greece, visit the Study in Greece website, the official web portal of the Greek state, providing information and support regarding studying and living in Greece, addressed at domestic and international students who wish to, or already study in Greece for a higher education degree, students who participate in exchange programmes, such as Erasmus +, refugees , immigrants and those who need international assistance, in order to foster integration into the Greek education system.

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