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Collaborating Departments

The departments collaborating for the Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies are the following:

Department of Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration first offered undergraduate studies during the academic year 1985-86. Gradually the department developed various educational forms and innovations unknown to the Greek academic reality. Examples of the above educational forms and innovations introduced by the Department of Business Administration are the Study Counselling (1985), the Summer Practical Training of students (1986), the Association Committee to promote university-enterprise relationship (1990), the educational visits of students to enterprises in Greece and abroad and the organisation of weekly lectures held by senior officers of various corporations. Among other goals of the research activities of the Department of Business Administration is creating new knowledge that can be used to improve the social and economic environment of regions other than the capital of Greece and to modernise the enterprises engaging in said regions. In the past few years, the Department has experienced a dynamic development and now it has the following laboratories: “Quantitative Methods”, “Tourism Research and Studies”, “Application of New Informatics and Communication Technologies in Polymorphic Distance Learning and Training”, “Logistics and Modelling of Enterprise Systems”, two Postgraduate Study Programmes and an important number of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Department of Environment

The Department of Environment admitted its first postgraduate students, graduates of other Greek academic institutions, in 1986. In 1987 the first undergraduate students were admitted. In the years to follow, the department developed rapidly, had an increasing number of admitted students and graduates and an expanding logistical infrastructure. The Department of Environment is the only department of a Greek Higher Academic Institution, the educational and research object of which is the environment in its entirety. The seat of the department is in Mytilene, it offers an innovative educational and research work, which involves both the area of the Aegean Sea and the rest of the country. At the same time, it aims at operating as a dynamic cultural and spiritual factor to bridge the isolation of the islands in the Aegean Sea and to act as a lever of development.

Department of Social Anthropology and History

The Department of Social Anthropology and History, which supports multidimensional interscientific approaches for the study of social, historical and cultural aspects of human life, admitted its first postgraduate students during the academic year 1987-88; during the academic year 1988-89 it admitted its first undergraduate students. The Department’s two-year Postgraduate Study Programme “Social and Historical Anthropology” deals with the interscientific study of modern and historical societies and cultural systems and awards a Specialist Postgraduate Degree in two specialties: anthropological and historical. Furthermore, the Department offers also a Postgraduate Study Programme called “Women and Genders: Anthropological and Historical Approaches”, which deals with gender study as an analytical tool for a thorough understanding of issues related to politics, economy, health, education, language and art.

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean operates in the town of Mytilene, on the island of Lesvos. It is the first Department of Geography in Greece. It was established in 1989 and commenced its operation during the academic year 1994 – 1995.  The objective of the Department is to offer an integrated programme of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Geography that keeps up with and considers the international developments in this scientific field, while meeting the demands and taking into account both the particularities related to the study of spatial issues in Greece and the role of Greece in the Mediterranean and Europe. The Department of Geography offers a full Programme of Undergraduate Studies that is constantly adapted to meet the scientific and professional demands of the field. In 2005 the Department established the Postgraduate Study Programme “Geography and Applied Geoinformatics”, which operates until today, while the Department also participates in the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programs “Management of Coastal Regions" and “Tourism Planning, Management and Policy”. The Department also offers a Doctoral Study Programme in Geography. The Department of Geography houses a range of well-organised laboratories supporting the teaching and research. The educational laboratories are the following: Geoinformatics Laboratory, Physical Geography Laboratory, and Human Geography and Spatial Planning Laboratory.