Welcome of Rector

The University of Macedonia. Destination: excellence

achilleas-zapranis-rectorIn its sixth decade of operation, the University of Macedonia, the continuity of the historical Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki, is a modern state Higher Education institution, renowned for the ambience of quality, freedom, democracy, meritocracy and individual development it provides to all its members: students, Academic and Research Staff and university employees.

Our mission has long been to contribute to society, to the socio-economic development of our country through the subjects we offer in our four Schools, the research conducted and the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

Thousands of University of Macedonia graduates pursue successful careers in Greece and abroad. On our part, given the current adverse economic situation affecting the Greek youth, plagued by unemployment, we at the University, do our best to support our graduates and our students to enhance their prospects of entry in the labour market by means of our Careers and Internship Offices and through updating the programs of study in all our departments.

The positive evaluation results received by the overwhelming majority of the Departments of the University of Macedonia, its smooth operation throughout the entire academic year, the prudent economic management of its funds and the knowledgeable, ambitious, and talented human resources, guarantee the quality of the University today and vouch for our future development into a dynamically growing medium-sized university not only in Greece but also in the surrounding regions.

Our University community sets Excellence as its non-negotiable objective. Our daily endeavours to respond to the demands of University Evaluation processes are by far the best means of achieving our goals.

I truly believe that universities as institutions, in general, and the University of Macedonia, in particular, can assume a leading role in this turning point for our country. Development is directly associated with research and the advancement of knowledge. Only through the close collaboration of government agencies, the private sector, Universities, and Research Centres can we succeed.

My aim during my term of office as Rector is to instill the attitude of excellence in all members of the University: students, Academic and Research Staff and university employees in order to achieve the maximum possible cooperation with public and private entities. In this way the University of Macedonia will be open to all and will fulfill on a daily basis its social mission as a state university, making us all proud.

The Rector of the University of Macedonia
Achilleas Zapranis