Democritus University of Thrace

The Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) was established in July 1973 and accepted its first students in the academic year 1974–1975. It is based in Komotini, Greece and has campuses in the Thracian cities of Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupoli and Orestiada. The University today comprises 8 Schools and 18 Departments. As of 2020, there is a student population of 25,919 registered undergraduates and 5,071 registered postgraduate and PhD students, a research and teaching personnel of over 600. As a university it is state-owned and fully self-administered. The University plays an important role in strengthening the national and cultural identity of the region of Thrace, and contributes to the high level of education in Greece. The emblem of the Democritus University of Thrace represents the influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus. He was born in Abdera, Thrace and is primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of matter. 

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thrace was founded in 1977 and began operating in the academic year 1984-1985 in Alexandroupolis, Thrace. Faced with the adversity of the acritic University, today it offers an impressive Medical Education, with a medical curriculum that fully meets the current requirements of undergraduate education and postgraduate specialization, with a research work internationally renowned and  a significant presence in Scientific Journals. With continuous efforts of scientific and technological upgrade, the Faculty has become a pole of attraction for prestigious scientists from Greece and abroad. Today, there is a constant increase in the number of collaborations with research and academic institutions on a national and international level, as well as in the participation in funded research and development programs. 

University Hospital

The University Hospital of Alexandroupolis is a decentralized and independent service unit, with administrative and financial autonomy, and is under the supervision of the Minister of Health and Welfare. The Hospital of Alexandroupolis was founded in 1939 under the name “Alexandroupolis State Hospital”. In December 2002, it was moved to a new facility in the Dragana area of the N. Makris Alexandroupolis farm and is about 6 km from the city center. It is the largest on-site hospital ever built in Greece and is designed to meet the needs of the wider region of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Access to the Hospital is easy, due to the frequent urban transport that exists.

The city of Alexandroupolis

With its strategic position, a crossroad of sea and land routes, Alexandroupolis connects Europe and Asia, the East with the West. This beautiful seaside city, whose trademark is the Lighthouse, forms the center of a truly fascinating region full of nature, culture and friendly people. While visiting the city one should have a walk around the city center and visit the Ethnological Museum of Thrace, the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Ecclesiastical Art in order to discover the cultural heritage of Alexandroupolis. A great number of different events, exhibitions, feasts and conferences give to the city a vivid cultural colour, especially during the summer months. Υοu can enjoy greek shots and live performances with local bands in cafes and bars in the centre of the town where the heart of the youth beats. It is highly recommended to travel to nearby destinations as well, such as the island of Samothrace, the Delta of Evros and Xanthi, where the famous carnival and the celebrations of the Old Town take place every year.