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Students’ Welfare Office and Counseling Department

Central Administration of Studies and Students' Welfare
University of the Aegean
Administration Building, University Hill
81100 Mytilene
Phone number: 22510-36164, 36046 | Fax: 22510-36169

Students’ Αssociations

In every Department of the University of the Aegean, the community of students is represented through their Associations. Students’ Associations are the institution through which students are represented in an orderly way and the “fields” where political, social, cultural issues are discussed and where actions / interventions are organised for a series of issues concerning studies and the improvement of students’ quality of life.

The General Assembly is the decisive body of Students’ Associations. The highest possible participation in General Assemblies safeguards the highest democratic representation of the opinions/ views of students’ communities. The active participation of students (women and men), the elaboration of views, ideas, and proposals in a creative and critical spirit in order to make joint decisions about how to manage issues regarding the community of students is a precondition.

Students' Association - Department of the Environment “Mihalis Myrogiannis”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36291

Students' Association - Department of Social Anthropology and History “Odysseas Elytis”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36391

Students' Association - Department of Geography “Pittakos”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36491

Students' Association - Department of Sociology “Nikos Poulantzas”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36591

Students' Association - Department of Marine Sciences “Nikos Kavadias”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36891

Students' Association - Department of Cultural Technology and Communication “Eleftheriadis – Tériade”

Εmail: Tel: +30 22510 36691

Cultural groups

With the initiative of students and other members of the academic community, a multitude of students’ groups/societies have been created in the UAegean. Students groups are the nucleus of life and culture for both the University and the local communities of the islands where the University is located. Student portals have also been set up to provide useful information and communication opportunities. These channels provide students the opportunity to participate in groups involved with dance, theatre, music and multitude activities framing the development of actions and initiatives based on their interests.

The astronomical society was established in 2009 and is a non-profit group aiming to open discussion and disseminate information about astronomy, astrophysics, quantum mechanics and other relevant fields in order for them to become accessible to outer space lovers and amateur astronomers. Every week there is a projection of an astronomical documentary, followed by presentations and discussion and telescope observation. Telescope observations are also organised whenever there is an astronomical phenomenon taking place (e.g. the transit of Venus across the Sun in 2012, a lunar eclipse, a planetary conjunction, etc.).  


Person responsible: Maximos Parolini

Phone number: 6970882010




Involved mainly with diving, this group consists of students who are trained or novice divers. The group does not provide diving lessons as this is forbidden. However it cooperates with a diving school which provides special prices for students. It is an Association (having a statute), involved in diving activities and aiming to get to know and protect the ocean floor, and be involved in recreational activities. Group members participate in research projects as for example in the preliminary oceanographic environmental study for submarine areas of Lesvos aiming to develop scuba diving parks implemented by the Department of Marine Sciences. Taking photos of the seabed is another very interesting activity of “Triton”, whereas the interest of the group for marine ecosystems is also targeted at participating in initiatives to clean the sea floor.

Address: Diving Group “Triton” Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, University Hill, P.C. 81100 Mytilene


Person responsible: Erasmia Tsanaki


The environment is our most precious resource. It is our home and we must therefore protect it. This was the basic idea that led to the establishment of the Pan-Gaia Group. As students of the Department of the Environment of the University of the Aegean, we recorded the fields in which we could offer help, we set our targets and started implementing them one by one, with the assistance of volunteers and professors (Green University of the Aegean).

You can see all our activities of the University’s webpage.

Persons responsible: Kaliakoudas Dimitris, tel.: 6970038670,  Kossyfidis Lazaros, tel. : 975838639

“Dryades” is a new inter-departmental group of students of the University of the Aegean, interested in the natural environment.

Person responsible: Petra Anastopoulou

In this theatrical group we start with drama games which help us familiarize with one another and get to know what the theatre is all about. Then we choose a theatrical play which we prepare in order to have it staged.

Person responsible: Lydia Aristidou

Phone number: 6987922393

The students’ theatrical group “Prova” (i.e. rehearsal) was established 24 years ago. It is an Association of the University of the Aegean and a member of the Panhellenic Union of Students’ Theatrical Groups. “Prova” began its course in 1997 with the play “Snow White” and continued with the staging of the following play

“Santa Claus is a stinker”

  • “Save”
  • “Assemblywomen” (Ekklesiazousai by the Greek playwright Aristophanes)
  • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams
  • …”Better on all fours”
  • “Ten Little Niggers”, by Agatha Christie
  • “Steal less”
  • “Scenes from a dead world”
  • “Domestic news”
  • “The misadventures of uncle McBuck” by Augusto Boal
  • “The concert at Saint-Ovide Fair” by Antonio Buero Vallejo
  • “”
  • “Killing game” by Eugene Ionesko
  • “Diachronic synchrony”
  • «Devilish web”
  • “Crying was born in paradise”


Watch on YouTube

Person responsible: Maria Avramidou

Phone number: 6986095318




“Technites” is a students’ theatrical group orientated towards classical and quality theatre. By participating you will acquire the necessary basic knowledge and stimulus for aesthetic cultivation. You will also gain experience by being part of theatrical plays.


Persons responsible: Manolis Normand Psillas, Katerina Mihou

Phone number: 6947561213, 6986629114


Person responsible: Marios Tzagatzis

Phone number: 6987922699

The cinematographic group of the University of the Aegean in Mytilene known as Cinematographic Gang has during the past year been activated again and started organising projections and a two-day noir film festival. The movies shown at the Paparisvas Building every Sunday are selected by all the members of the group during their weekly meetings.


The group has an archive consisting of 150 movies on VHS originally granted by the Department of Social Anthropology and History. The group also borrows films from the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication and organises special tributes to specific directors, actors or thematic areas as well as mini-festivals. The group is open to all students interested, from all semesters and Departments.


Person responsible:  Andreas Votzakis

Phone number: 6983070432


This group is interested in the art of photography and more particularly black and white photography – at least for the time being. It is accommodated in a venue at the Students’ Club (on the University Hill), which is fully equipped and has a darkroom. The group organises photo exhibitions with every chance. Group members, whether novices or experienced in photography, are trained through closed meetings and discussions. The group also organises excursions in order to get its members acquainted with various techniques and taking photos of specific themes. What is of particular interest is the engagement of the group with “experimental photography”, i.e. taking photos with makeshift mechanisms (e.g. matchboxes).

Person responsible:  Evi Guida

Phone number: 6986095318

The music group consists of several bands (and other groups) playing rock, punk, reggae, metal and other kinds of music. The size of the group is not steady. It may include 7-8 active music ensembles and at times may even host up to 17 bands.

Having no strict rules, various bands meet at the beginning of the year to determine how to use their venue at the Students’ Club. The venue is a set and insulated studio with drums and the appropriate equipment (amplifiers, etc) to support the voice and instruments of students. All groups get together to discuss organisational issues every two months or more often when they are preparing a gig or a concert. Concerts usually take place in various areas of the University or in city squares. There are groups which play on a systematic basis and some of these groups are getting ready to release a record.

Person responsible:  Nitsa Tsipizidou

Phone number: 6986053092


The radio station started broadcasting in 2012. Its main aims are to entertain and inform.


Person responsible:  Marios Psilopoulos

Phone number: 6943282224



Person responsible: Nassia Kefala

Phone number: 6955005930

Person responsible: Harikleia Oursoutzidou

Phone number: 6974613194

“Erotokritos” was established in 2008 and has a statute. Its aim is to teach Cretan dance. Students and non-students from all over Greece can get to know the Cretan tradition and take part in performances organised by the association and the University.

Person responsible: Nikos Mihalakis

Phone number: 6982943392


“Orfeas” has been active since 1992 and has a long tradition in the organisation and participation in dance events taking place on the Aegean islands, in other parts of Greece and abroad. It is an organised association with a statute and is mainly involved with traditional Greek dances. The group is accommodated at the Students’ Club and has its own traditional costumes which are necessary for performances. The regular meetings and rehearsals are an opportunity for students not familiar with these dances to get to know them and become full members of the Association. When it comes to active members “Orfeas” is one of the largest groups of the University.

Person responsible: Gabriela Tsagaraki

Phone number: 6979432009



Person responsible: Izabella Diakomihali

Phone number: 6981019886

Person responsible: Irini

Phone number: 6974066491

Person responsible: Lydia Aristeidou

Phone number: 6987922393

Counseling Center

+In collaboration with the Psychologists Office of “Vostanio” General Hospital of Mytilene

The University of the Aegean, constantly aiming to support the members of the University community and especially its students to complete their studies smoothly, tries to provide multiple services among them the psychosocial care services.

Within this framework, the “Network of Counseling and Psychological Support Centres” with its administrative headquarters in Mytilini, was established by decision of the Senate No. 17 on the date of 04.06.2008. The Network, through the establishment of 6 branches in its respective units, provides the students with counseling services and primary psychosocial support, as well as the employees at the University and the local community and moreover handles educational needs and research programs in collaboration with other agencies, in matters of psychosocial needs, clinical and counseling psychology.

All services are provided free of charge and in strict confidence, in accordance with the principles of confidentiality.

Counselling Centre of Lesvos          


In collaboration with the Psychologists Office of “Vostanio” General Hospital of Mytilene


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Academic coordinators

  • Chiou Varvara, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences of the University of the Aegean
  • Chatzigeorgiou Triada, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, School of Social Sciences of the University of the Aegean

Psychologist of the Councelling Center

  • Spyrou Stella, “Vostanio” General Hospital of Mytilene
  • Giakoumi Eytichia, “Vostanio” General Hospital of Mytilene
  • Vynichaki Marina, General Hospital of Mytilene

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Aegean University Sports

The “Aegean University Sports” sector enables students to participate in a variety of sports activities and events based on their interests and sports preferences. By participating in the representative university groups of individual and group sports, students have the opportunity to represent the University in national university sports competitions and in European or world university competitions.

Activities for specific sports are organised on a regular basis in all the islands where university units are located. Depending on the interest the students show, activities are also organized in additional sports, often with technical support from students with proven experience and championship course in the respective sport.


Persons responsible for physical education:


Nikolaos Mastrogiannopoulos


Phone number: 22510 36016

Address: Hatzigianni Building, 13 Patriarchou Grigoriou, Mytilene, 1st floor