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Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece and its population is 112,486. It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 metres above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis (Παμβώτις).
Ioannina is located 450 km northwest of Athens, 290 kilometres southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea. The islet of the lake, which houses a small settlement and various monuments and sights such as the last house of Ali Pasha, is also worth mentioning.
The Epirus Region is located in the western part of Greece, and is divided into four regional units (formerly prefectures), which are: Thesprotia, Ioannina, Arta and Preveza. The biggest prefecture is this of Ioannina and the main city is Ioannina with merely 1/3 of the population.
Set on the bank of Lake Pamvotis in 500m altitude, it fascinates everyone with its beauty and its warm atmosphere, despite the generally cold climate. It is a lively city of 130,000 inhabitants, which carries a history of centuries. Each alley and square, each part of the
city echo its great tradition. The combination of innumerable historical monuments and museums with the unbelievable natural beauty of the landscape is a guarantee for the visitors. The castle of Ioannina, Lake Pamvotis with the island, the cave, the fabulous ancient city with its traditional stores and its exceptional market give no other choice to the visitors but attract their attention and captivate them. It is a city that combines just about everything.
You can arrive to Ioannina by:
- Bus: There are daily routes to Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities inside Greece
- Airplane: There is a national airport with daily flights from/to Athens
University of Ioannina
The University of Ioannina is a university located 5 km southwest of Ioannina, Greece. The university was founded in 1964, as a charter of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and became an independent university in 1970. As of 2014, there is a student population of 15,000 enrolled at the university (11,000 at the undergraduate level and 4,000 at the postgraduate level). The University of Ioannina is one of the leading academic institutions in Greece. You can find more information here.
Medical School of Ioannina
The Medical School of Ioannina is considered to be among the best in Greece and is completely public. Its buildings are unique in the University Campus and the facilities are modern and respond to the contemporary Medical Student’s needs. You can find more information about it here.
The available departments for Professional Exchanges are:
- Anatomic Pathology
- Intensive and Critical Care
- Internal Medicine-Cardiology
- Internal Medicine-Endocrinology
- Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
- Internal Medicine-General
- Internal Medicine-Nephrology
- Internal Medicine-Pulmonary
- Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
- Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery
The available projects for Research Exchanges are:
|Biophysics and Medical Physics||Biophysical characterization of bone tissue using spectroscopic and/or scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techiques|
|Radiology||Correlation of meningioma aggressiveness assessed by flow cytometry with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI|
|Pediatrics||Diagnostic tests for celiac disease|
|Biology||Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation in breast cancer stem cells|
|Epidemiology||Overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating the effectiveness of behavioural physical activity interventions|
|Pediatrics||Vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents|
For more information, please check the IFMSA Explore Pages of Ioannina here!
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