The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece and in Balkans. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki. It comprises 7 faculties which consist of 33 schools, 5 faculties which consist of one school each, as well as 4 independent schools. Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons.
The Aristotle University has a strong commitment in research and getting EU funding. Indicatively, in this financial year the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki participates in 10 EU funded projects, whereas there have been already submitted 19 proposals for funding by the EU.
The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (DPESS) was founded in 1982 and since then has participated in various research projects funded by national and international agencies. Towards advancing research on the field, the Department covers postgraduate studies at master, doctoral, and post-doctoral level.