The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) was founded in 1925. Ιt is the largest Higher Education Institution in Greece and Southeastern Europe. It comprises in total of 41 Schools organized into 11 Faculties, of which 1 single-School Faculty (Law). In total 64.000 undergraduate and more than 10.000 postgraduate and PhD students, of which 3.966 are international students, are registered in the Faculties and Schools of AUTh. At AUTh are operating 61 Clinics (Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Faculties), 295 Laboratories and 23 Study Halls. AUTh operates 41 bachelor’s degree programmes and 68 master degree programmes in individual Faculties and Schools, as well as interdisciplinary, inter-university and international. The key characteristic of AUTh that differentiates it from the other Greek Universities is its multidisciplinary nature, since it covers the whole range of sciences and arts. AUTh participates in 48 Research Networks, implements more than 1.400 national, European and international research projects per year and cooperates closely with many universities, research institutions and enterprises in Greece and abroad.
GEP's Strategic Objective
The Gender Equality Plan (GEP) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) seeks to integrate gender mainstreaming into all the functions of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, its structure, practices, human resources management, curricula, research, participation in governing bodies, and to eliminate all forms of gender-based discrimination and violence, by laying the foundations for the creation of an inclusive and gender-sensitive academic environment.
GEP's Thematic areas and prioritized fields
A.1 Form the appropriate institutional conditions and infrastructures promoting gender equality and inclusivity at AUTh and implement the GEP in a sustainable way.
A.2 Overcoming sexist language
A.3 Develop a safe and supportive work and learning environment for all LGBTQI+ members of the university community
A.4 Work-life balance
B.1 Gender mainstreaming in curricula
B.2 Gender mainstreaming in research; assess the impact on each gender while designing and implementing new research proposals
C.1 Increase female recruitments in leadership and decision-making positions
D.1 Address horizontal and vertical occupational segregation
E.1 Record the extent of the phenomenon at AUTh
E.2 Establish the capacity to report gender-based violence and harassment incidents, and to support and guide victims
E.3 Reduce the number of gender-based discrimination, violence and sexual harassment incidents