Welcome to the website of the School of Political Sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki!
Through its programmes of study (undergraduate and postgraduate) and its multiple research activities, the School of Political Sciences is concerned with the study of political phenomena: political institutions, processes and antagonisms. It cultivates and attempts to disseminate the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the scientific analysis of the structure of, and relationships between, collective and individual identities within organised society.
Its programmes of study are characterised by the required balance between theory and empirical analysis in order to achieve a rigorous and multi-layered approach towards political action and political structures. It aims at producing graduates capable of describing and interpreting identities, relations, ideologies and policies, and of supporting decision-making processes in the public sphere. Above all else, it serves and encourages the exercise of critical thought in the spirit of academic freedom that ought to characterise such a democratic institution as a public university.