The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece, with 11 Faculties organized into 41 Schools. Almost 73,000 under- and postgraduate students study at the Aristotle University, the Teaching and Research Staff numbers 2,500 people. AUTH holds 146 International Scientific Agreements with Universities in Russia, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, the Near, Middle and Far East. Also, it has currently approximately 538 bilateral agreements with European Universities and it has suported the implementation of TEMPUS, JEAN MONNET projects, etc. It also participates actively in several ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1 & 2 consortia. AUTh ranks first among Greek higher education institutions in terms of mobility. In addition, since 2015, Aristotle University runs an Erasmus+ ICM programme in the framework of which 60 agreements have been signed with universities in 29 countries all over the world. AUTH participates in 25 HORIZON 2020 projects in diverse research areas. Ever mindful of rapid change and progress, AUTh constantly update its strategy, policies and everyday practices, in order to meet contemporary local and global demands.
The University has been able to determine its strengths and weaknesses and to adopt a holistic internationalisation strategy. Research Policy AUTh’s Research Policy has two main objectives: first to promote quality and then to foster excellence. Having the quality as a priority and driven by the principals of measurement, correction, evaluation and redefinition, the University aims at its distinction in the international research arena.