University of Thessaly
The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984, and it is one of the youngest Universities in Greece. Its administrative center being in the city of Volos, the University has expanded in the four biggest cities of the region of Thessaly, i.e., Volos, Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa. It consists of 6 Faculties (Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Physical Education and Sport Science) comprising 18 Departments. Its student population is approximately 10.000.
The main mission of UTH is the promotion of scientific knowledge through research and contribution to cultural and economic development locally and nationally. The members of its academic and research staff participate in European research networks and have a strong presence in innovative research for the European Community.
Social Anthropology is one of the three Sections of the Department of History-Archaeology-Social Anthropology. It offers a strong interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on cross-cultural analysis of social and cultural phenomena, as well as on contemporary cultural theory.
The Department is very strong in migration research and in Oral History methodologies.