Ioannina University

Located 6km Southwest of the town, the University of Ioannina, one of the leading academic institutions in Greece, became an independent university in 1970. As of 2014, there is a student population of 15,000 enrolled at the university (11,000 at the undergraduate level and 3,500 at the postgraduate level).

The campus is one of the largest university campuses in Greece. It is linked to the town by Greek National Road 5 and can be reached from the city either by public transportation or by car. It covers an area of almost 850 acres (3.4 km2) with many green open spaces and buildings consisting of lecture halls, offices, laboratories, libraries, amphitheaters, etc. Large classes are held in auditoriums, while scientific meetings and exhibitions are held in the Conference Centre located in the Medical Sciences complex.

One of the most attractive places of the campus is the old Monastery of Dourouti, an 18th-century building, which is being renovated to serve as a guest house for visitors to the university.

The Halls house almost 650 students on two sites, while a number of rooms has been adapted for disabled students.

The University of Ioannina has exchange agreements with universities in mainland Europe through the Erasmus programme of the European Commission and welcomes foreign students who wish to expand their academic horizons by spending a semester or a year studying in Ioannina.

Schools and departments

School of Philosophy

Department of Philology

Department of History and Archaeology

Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology

School of Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Department of Physics

Department of Chemistry

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

School of Education

Department of Primary School Education

Department of Pre-School Education

School of Health Sciences

School of Medicine

Department of Biological Applications and Technologies

School of Economics and Social Sciences

Department of Economics

School of Fine Arts

Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences