National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

By onceuser33, 4 December, 2022
Central Greece
University Type
Public university
University Badge
Blue Badge
Contact person name
Prof. Georgios Kouroupetroglou
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The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is a research University that builds on foundations which were laid over 183 years ago. The NKUA has attained recognition as an Institution of educational and scientific excellence and as a source of intellectual wealth for our country. According to the «Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations» rankings by Webometrics, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is ranked 41st in the world, 10th in Europe and 1st not only among Greek Universities but also among Universities of the Balkan and Mediterranean areas. We believe that universities are about knowledge, innovation, as well as the pursuit of excellence. We are committed to work towards the advancement of critical human capacities, contribute to sustainable development and social cohesion and promote our country's cultural heritage, with respect to the principles of democracy, ethics and cultural diversity. NKUA offers a wide range of study areas; 68,500 students are currently enrolled in 43 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate programs or pursue doctoral studies. Our University was the first University in Greece to launch an program all the courses of which are taught in English, exclusively for international students, the “BA program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece” by the School of Philosophy and more such programs in various fields of science and arts, like medicine, economics etc are soon anticipated. In accordance with the University’s mission, we host international scientific and cultural events covering a wide range of activities carried out by academic staff, researchers and students.  We invest in cooperation between Higher Education Institutes worldwide which is essential also for strengthening the relations of the respective countries. We aim at a consistent development of our University's international profile and its fundamental role in student and staff mobility. 7,600 international students currently study at undergraduate or postgraduate level programs. The mobility activities foreseen for the academic year 2020-21 are based on 888 Erasmus and bilateral international cooperation agreements between the NKUA and 466 Universities from 62 countries worldwide. The policy of the NKUA for students with disabilities is to actively realize coequal access to academic studies, through built environmental modifications, advanced Assistive Technologies and access services. This main entity to achieve the targets of this policy is the Accessibility Unit for Students with Disabilities. You can find more for the relevant services in its website.

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Key Institutional Policies

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Accessible buildings and spaces One star - standard
Accessible transportation Two stars - above standard
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The university has specific regulations or guidelines to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are catered for Two stars - above standard
Plan for the inclusion of students with disabilities Two stars - above standard
Student service protocol Two stars - above standard
Coordination between services and resources Two stars - above standard
Disability office, unit or services Two stars - above standard
Tuition and fee waivers Two stars - above standard
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Community awareness Two stars - above standard
Teaching staff training and innovation Two stars - above standard
Training and guidance for administrative, technical and service personnel Two stars - above standard


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Accessible admission tests Two stars - above standard
Information on students with disabilities enrolled One star - standard

University Life

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Accessible content and materials One star - standard
Inclusive assessment systems Two stars - above standard
Counselling service Two stars - above standard
Peer support systems Two stars - above standard
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Physical activity and sports Two stars - above standard