A Greek university located six kilometres south of the city of the same name, the University of Ioannina was founded in 1964 as part of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, becoming a university in its own right in 1970.
Ioannina is one of Greece’s largest universities, and students here can enjoy the sunny Mediterranean climate of the area.
The city itself can be traced back to the sixth century when it was founded by the emperor Justinian, and flourished after wealthy nobles fled to it following the sacking of Constantinople in 1261. Located in northwestern Greece, the Ioannina is a one-hour drive from a coastline facing the popular holiday islands of Corfu.
Ioannina’s campus sprawls an incredible 170,000 m². Within this campus is expansive student accommodation, research centres and laboratories. As well as its state of the art facilities, the Monastery of Dourouti is located on the university grounds, a building which dates to the 18th-century and has been redeveloped as a guest house for visiting lecturers.
Highly rated at Ioannina are the the School of Sciences and the School of Philosophy. There is also a focus on teacher training, with undergraduate courses offered in primary and pre-school education. In the city of Agrino in southern Greece the university also has an established department in Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies.
International students can apply to study at Ioannina through the Ministry of National Education in Greece. Ioannina also has exchange programmes with over a hundred universities in Europe through the Erasmus schemes, including University College London and the University of Hamburg.