Democritus University of Thrace

Democritus University of Thrace was established in July 1973. It's based in Komotini, Greece and also has campuses in the Thracian cities of Xanthi, Alexandroupoli and Orestiada. The University accepted the first students in the academic year 1974-1975. It was named after the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus who was born in the city of Avdira.

Currently there are two Faculties and eighteen Departments in four cities - seven in Komotini, five in Xanthi, four in Alexandroupoli and two in Orestiada. The total number of students is approximately 13,000.

As a university it is state owned and fully self-administered. It is thus, supervised and subsidized by the Greek State and the Ministry of Education and Religious Afairs.

Faculties and Departments


  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Department of Environmental Engineering
    • Department of Architectural Engineering
    • Department of Production and Management Engineering


  • Department of Law
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
  • Department of History and Ethnology
  • Department of Greek Literature
  • Department of Social Administration
  • Department of International Economic Relations and Development
  • Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries


  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Department of Primary Level Education

Department of Education Sciences in Pre-School Age


  • Department of Agricultural Development
  • Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

Democritus University of Thrace

Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης

Established 1974
Type Public
Students app. 13,000
Location Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupoli, Orestiada, Greece


Democritus University of Thrace

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    List of universities in Greece

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