At present time, the advantage of choosing a higher
education institution lies with five cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Rethymno,
Among the best universities of the country is featured the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which was founded in 1925.
Originally, the name was slightly different, but in 1954 it was renamed and since then the university proudly bears the name of the ancient Greek philosopher.
At the moment, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university not only in Greece but also in the entire Balkan region.
Today, it has 12 faculties, which, along with the faculty of law, economics and political science, offer training in engineering, theology, philosophy, pedagogy and medicine. There is a faculty of agriculture, forestry and environment as well as the Department of Veterinary Medicine.
There are also several independent departments, such as pharmaceuticals, a School of Journalism and Media and School of Physical Education and sport disciplines.
Currently, the university has 95,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 students receive postgraduate education.
As the university bears the name of Aristotle, there is a proverb that if a student before an exam rubbed his thumb on the left bronze foot of Aristotle statue, located on the waterfront in Thessaloniki, it would definitely guarantee a high exam score.