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The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The Postgraduate Programme «Athens International Master's Programme in Neurosciences» is administered by the department of Biology of the Νational and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). NKUA was founded in 1837 and was the first University of the newly established Greek state. It offers high level undergraduate studies with 42 undergraduate programmes. It includes 9 Schools and 43 Departments that organize and operate 42 Undergraduate Programmes, 205 Postgraduate programmes (of which 26 in a foreign language of instruction) and Doctoral Dissertation Programmes.

NKUA has been actively participating in the European Erasmus training programme since 1987 and is a member of the European University CIVIS. CIVIS, is part of a wider European Union effort to create a new type of University in the 21st century Europe. This is the European University that will be supported by the closest possible cooperation between the traditional University institutions. In addition, NKUA includes 15 Centers of Excellence, 5 University Research Institutes, University Hospitals, 70 University Clinics, 243 Laboratories, Libraries and Museums. NKUA is the first Greek university to be included in the 200 best universities in the world according to the results of the world ranking of Universities "WebometricsRankingWebofUniversities". In addition, it ranks 49th among the 3262 Universities of the European Union. It is a University that is constantly improving its position in the World Rankings, which indicates its dynamism. Its continuous evolution is based on the steady production of new knowledge but also on the international collaborations that it establishes to develop methods and strategies for the improvement of their educational and research activities. All this is reflected in the significant number of high-quality scientific papers published. In addition, NKUA has significant research infrastructure which is constantly improving.