National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Officially founded in April 14th, 1837, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the first University not only of Greece but also in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide, NKUA is Greece's premier higher education institute.
NKUA is a research University and, as a leader since 1837, aims to advance knowledge and educate students who will best serve the nation and the community of the twenty-first century.
Here at NKUA, we are committed to innovation and academic excellence, seeking to instill into the members of our academic community the passion of research and knowledge gain. We encourage creativity and social awareness along with critical thinking, by supporting free and open dialogue and a culture of integrity and diversity.
Schools and Departments
Our 9 schools of studies and their 44 departments form the academic heart of our institute:
- Law School
- School Of Economics And Political Sciences
- School Of Philosophy
- School Of Science
- School Of Health Sciences
- School Of Education
- School Of Physical Education And Sport Science
- School Of Agricultural Development, Nutrition, And Sustainability
- School Of Theology
- Currently, at NKUA, there are 42 undergraduate programs, 188 postgraduate programs, and 415 e-learning programs
There are also: 5 University Research Institutes, 3 University Hospitals, 70 Departments under the auspices of the School of Health Sciences, 224 University Laboratories, 11 Libraries, the History Museum of NKUA, the Historical Archive of the University and 13 thematic museums.
Our University's student population consists of:
- 44,658 undergraduates,
- 13,257 graduate students at Master level
- 8,015 Ph.D. candidates
- We also have 5,795 Undergraduate, 211 Graduate (Master level) and 121 Ph.D. international students
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