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International Computer Music Conference

September 25th-30th 1997




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Some history

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925 during the First Greek Republic by a Decree introduced into the Fourth National Convention in Athens by Alexander Papanastasiou. The University originally consisted of five schools: Theology, Philosophy, Law and Economics, Physics and Mathematics, and Medicine.

The School of Philosophy opened its doors in the academic year 1926. The School of Physics and Mathematics started in 1927, with only one faculty in operation, that of Forestry; in 1928-29 the Faculties of Physics, Mathematics and Agriculture were added. In the same year the School of Political and Economic Sciences was opened, and in 1929-30 the Faculty of Law was formed. Since then a great number of University Faculties have started functioning, covering the whole spectrum of Arts and Sciences.



Today the main campus extends over an area of 137 acres in the heart of the city. The number of enrolled students is about 56,000 in 35 faculties that cover the full range of scientific disciplines - some of them unique in Greece.

The teaching and research staff consists today of over 300 professors, 250 associate professors, 600 assistant professors, 520 lecturers and approximately 700 teaching and research assistants. There are also approximately 2,000 special technical and administrative personnel. Because of its size, its structure, and its activities the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is today the largest and most complex of Greek institutions of higher learning.


List of Schools

School of Philosophy, School of Theology, School of Law and Economics, School of Technology, School of Sports Science and Athletic Education, Fine Arts, AHEPA University Hospital, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Earth Sciences and Technology, School of Sciences, Astronomy Observatory, Laboratory of Meteorology.