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The University of the Aegean (UAegean) was founded in 1984 aiming to introduce new approaches in higher education in Greece and worldwide and to promote regional development. Situated in 6 picturesque islands in the Aegean Archipelago, the UAegean offers a unique natural, cultural and human environment for modern studies in the ancient cradle of knowledge.
From its earliest days, the UAegean challenged the prevailing limitations of the academic endeavor in Greece, both in terms of educational approach and in terms of organizational structure. These challenges were soon transformed into advantages which have culminated in academic achievements and the rapid development of the institution.
The UAegean is experienced in collecting and managing large databases including good practices in many scientific fields with a direct input in the most diverse industry segments such as tourism, shipping, trade and transport, models to prevent environmental hazards, early warning systems, forecasting methodologies, environmental protection and humanities.
The UAegean has created a strong international academic and research profile, having been an active member of the European Universities Association (EUA), a founding partner of the Cremo network, member of the EMUNI Senate, partner in many academic and research networks and participant in more than 210 bilateral and LLP Erasmus academic agreements.
The UoA has established since 2004 the Greek Center for Heritage Interpretation, as a result of transnational cooperation within C.I. Leader+. Through a best practice database for interpretive products, UoA implemented 22 Leader+ Projects in 2008 with a total budget of 892.000,00€, redefining policy context in the field of heritage interpretation.
The UAegean has received consistently excellent feedback in evaluations that have taken place at national, European and international level, as a result of the study programmes offered by the institution and its competitive research programs.

Last Update: December 14th, 2017
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