The University of Macedonia (UoM) was established in its current form in 1990 and is located in Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. It is a State University under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. It is a dynamic institution with four faculties consisting of eight undergraduate academic departments covering thirty graduate programs (Master Degrees) in disciplines with a high demand in the labor market. About 16.000 undergraduate and 2.000 graduate students attend courses at UoM. Their key areas of interest are related to the fields of economics, administration, applied informatics and social and political sciences. UoM has 241 people as teaching and research staff of various academic levels and 187 as technical and administrative employees.
UoM has implemented projects under most of the former Erasmus programmes (Tempus, Life Long Learning and Jean Monnet chairs), former framework (FP7) and Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue programmes as well as many European Territorial Cooperation Programmes. In the present it participates as a coordinator or a beneficiary in projects under the Erasmus+ programme, as well as the Horizon 2020 programme. UoM has experience generated in the framework of successful EU funded projects (TESS, GEMCONBIO, Intelligent Energy – Europe), EU COST Actions (IS1101 Climate Change and Migration, IS1309 Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects) among others.