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The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest Greek university. The main campus is located in the city center and covers an area of ​​about 430,000 m2, while some of its facilities, whether educational or administrative, are located outside the campus or in other cities.
It includes a total of 10 faculties, consisting of 40 departments and 1 one-part faculty.
There are 61 Clinics (Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine), 295 institutionalized Laboratories and 23 Study Centers. The Central Library of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, one of the largest in the Balkans, together with the 45 regional libraries of the Departments and Schools (17 of which are institutionalized) constitute the library system of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
At AUTh there are 41 study programs and 92 postgraduate programs in individual departments, but also interdepartmental, inter-university and international. There are still 23 collaborations with foreign Institutions for the elaboration of doctoral dissertations, Greek and foreign doctoral candidates under co-supervision.
There are currently 73,930 students in its Schools and Departments, of which 65,026 attend undergraduate programs and 8,472 postgraduate programs (of which 3,952 are PhD candidates).
The Teaching and Research Staff (Faculty) amounts to 2,024 people, the Laboratory Teaching Staff to 287 people and the Special Teaching Staff to 53. The educational work is assisted by another 134 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Staff, 245 permanent employees and 294 with an indefinite Private Law relationship.


The Laboratory of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is one of the 4 laboratories established by law of the Department of Surveying Engineering. It is equipped with all the necessary instruments, computer workstations and software to solve all the complex problems that the modern Surveyor Engineer is called to face today. The scientific staff of the laboratory has extensive educational and research experience in capturing, displaying and interpreting photographs and digital images for the production of diagrams, maps and 3D models of the natural environment, urban space and individual objects in different sizes and in a variety of different scales (from 1: 1,000,000 to 1:1). Indicatively, a few areas of activities of the Laboratory are mentioned below:
  • Photogrammetric mapping of monuments and areas
  • Cartography, Remote Sensing, Photo Interpretation and Land Use Management
  • Aerial and satellite photogrammetry and digital terrain and orthogonal modeling
  • Creation of 3D models of small objects and works of art
  • Creation of virtual museums


University excavation of Toumpa, Thessaloniki

The university excavation of Toumpa Thessaloniki is a research project of the Department of Archeology of the Faculty of History and Archeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1984-present).

Management: Stelios Andreou (2006-2019). Sevi Triantafyllou (2020 et seq.)

The main goal was and remains the investigation of the various aspects of prehistoric habitation in the area where the important city of Thessaloniki was later founded, the investigation of social, political and economic structures and the processes of their transformation into a long prehistoric community. At the same time, emphasis was placed on completing the image of the material culture and the sequence and detailed dating of the phases of prehistoric Central Macedonia.

The excavation also functions as an educational one, while its findings have been and are the subject of numerous postgraduate and doctoral dissertations.

The excavation in Toumpa, Thessaloniki is carried out every year with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and the supervision of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki.