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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is one of the oldest and largest Universities in Greece and covers a wide range of humanities and applied sciences. Its 33.4 hectares campus is located in the middle of Thessaloniki’s central area. AUTh consists of 10 faculties and a total of 41 schools. More than 65,000 undergraduate and 8,500 postgraduate students (3,952 at Doctoral level) are enrolled at the University, and approximately 2,300 faculty members and other teaching and research staff.


School of Spatial Planning and Development - Faculty of Engineering

The School of Spatial Planning and Development is the newest addition to the Faculty of Engineering and was established in 2004. The Faculty of Engineering consists of seven Schools:

  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
  • School of Chemical Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • School of Spatial Planning and Development

The School of Spatial Planning and Development is one of the two schools of Spatial Planning in Greece which provide an undergraduate degree (diploma) in planning (along with the Department of Planning and Regional Development – University of Thessaly) and has been a full member of AESOP since its establishment.

The School’s mission is to provide knowledge in various fields and topics that relate to planning, development and management of cities and regions, and more specifically:

a. Regional planning and regional development: national and regional spatial development plans, transport and other infrastructure plans, local development programs, evaluation of investment plans, environmental management and sustainable development.

b. Urban planning and urban development:  master plans, general urban plans, urban planning and urban design projects, integrated urban development and renewal plans, plans for the location of economic activities, environmental management of spatial organization.


The School awards a Diploma of “Spatial Planner and Development Engineer” after the successful completion of a 5-year curriculum. The number of incoming students per year was approximately 75 in the past, with a remarkable increase to an average of 130 students per year over the last two academic years. Recently the School started a doctoral (PhD) program that counts 18 doctoral students and in the near future it plans to start its first Postgraduate Programme as well as to participate officially in one of the interdepartmental Postgraduate Programmes of the Faculty of Engineering. The School’s faculty members also support other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes held in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Contact Info

  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki Greece
  • Dimitra Konstantinidou +30 2310 995470