Extroversion, synergies with universities abroad, the assimilation of experience and knowledge, interaction with other cultures, societies and civilizations are important priorities for the Department of Political Science and international Relations (PSIR). To this end, we take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the ERASMUS Academic Mobility Programme of the European Union. The PSIR Department has developed an extensive ERASMUS exchange network with universities abroad for students and faculty staff.
|Univerity||Country||Web Page||Undergraduate||Postgraduate||PHD||Teaching Staff||Sector
|1||University of Cyprus||Cyprus||www.ucy.ac.cy||Yes||–||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics, Sociology and Cultural Sciences|
|Turkey||www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr||Yes||–||Yes||–||Political Sciences and Civics, Sociology and Cultural Sciences|
|3||INALCO – Institut National Des Langues et Civilizations Orientales||France||www.inalco.fr||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||Arts & humanities|
|4||University of Zagreb||Croatia||www.unizg.hr||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||Political Sciences and Civics, Sociology and Cultural Sciences|
|Estonia||www.tlu.ee||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics,
|7||Mykolο Romeris University||Lithuania||www.mruni.eu||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||Law/Political Sciences and Civics|
|8||Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin||Slovakia||www.tnuni.sk||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics|
|9||Instabul Esenyurt Universitesi||Turkey||http://www.esenyurt.edu.tr||Yes||–||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics|
|10||Universidade Nova de Lisboa||Portugal||http://www.fcsh.unl.pt||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics|
|11||Universidade de Vigo||Spain||http://www.uvigo.es||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics|
|12||Universite de Cergy-Pontoise||France||http://www.u-cergy.fr||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Science|
|13||Kingston University||UK||http://www.kingston.ac.uk||–||–||–||Yes||Political Science & IR|
|14||Scoala Nationala De Sudii||Romania||http://www.snspa.ro||Yes||Yes||–||–||Political Sciences and Civics|
|15||Universita de Bologna||Italy||http://www.unibo.it||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|16||International Antalya University||Turkey||www.antalya.edu.tr||Yes||No||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|17||University of National and World Economy||Bulgaria||www.unme.bg||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|18||Universitatea Babes-Bolyai||Romania||www.ubbcluj.ro/ro/||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|19||University of Catania||Italy||http://www.unict.it/||–||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|20||Heythrop College||UK||www.heythrop.ac.uk||–||–||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|21||Universidad Alfonso X EL SABIO (UAX)||Spain||http://www.uax.es/||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|22||University of Malta||Malta||www.um.edu.mt||–||Yes||–||Yes||European Studies|
|23||University of Pecs (HU PECS 01)||Hungary||www.erasmus.pte.hu||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
|24||Aston University (UK BIRMING01)||UK||www.aston.ac.uk||–||–||–||Yes||Politics and International Relations|
|25||University of Salerno||Italy||https://web.unisa.it/||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Political Sciences and Civics|
Useful Practical Information
PSIR is based in Corinth or Korinthos. Corinth is a coastal city, near the Isthmus of Corinth.
Access to the PSIR Department (Corinth)
Corinth is easily accessible from the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport (1h 50 min) and Athens city center via the Athens Suburban railway (Proastiakos).
- From the Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos to Corinth
The boarding station of the suburban railway (“Proastiakos”) is situated in the building (next to Sofitel Athens Luxury Hotel) at the Airport’s international arrival level. Upon arrival at the airport, take the Proastiakos with a direction to “Piraeus” station. Get off the train at connection station “Kato Acharnai” (after approximately 30 min) and board on the train with a direction to “Kiato”. Get off at the “Corinth” station (in approximately 45 min). Trains to Piraeus/Kiato run hourly.
Take a taxi from the Corinth Railway Station to the University at Leoforos Athinon and Aristotelous 1 (5 min drive) or walk 30 min.
More info on “Proastikos”:
- From Athens city center
Via the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos). Athens city center is connected to Corinth directly via the suburban railway (Proastiakos). See timetables and connections here.
Via Bus (KTEL). Athens city center is connected to Corinth directly by bus (KTEL). For the KTEL express services (Bus) see information and timetables here.
Important Note: The PSIR Department is located opposite to the final stop of the KTEL bus in Corinth.
For hotel accommodation in Corinth see online recommendations and reviews here. You can also rent a house on a short-term basis.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered at the university restaurant to Erasmus students studying at PSIR, free of charge.
Erasmus students must choose one of PSIR’s compulsory courses:
- Topics on Political Studies (winter semester)
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with a series of topics in the field of Political Studies. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have generated in-depth knowledge of Political Studies and be familiar with the major theories and the analytical frameworks in the field. In addition, they will have studied important political issues in the European Union and in Greece.
- Topics on International Studies (spring semester)
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with a series of topics in the field of International Relations. Students will be presented with case studies exploring the interface of actors, agency and processes in international affairs. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have generated in-depth knowledge of International Studies, main theories and analytical frameworks in the field. In addition, they will have acquired a broad perspective on current issues in contemporary global politics.
Erasmus students can also opt for one (1) or two (2) postgraduate courses from the MA in Mediterranean Studies program. The language of instruction of which is English.
Assessment: On the above mentioned courses, Erasmus students will be assessed by an essay or by final exams at the end of each semester (in English).
More info: Information on the courses offered at the PSIR department is available in the Study Guide.
General Assistance: For assistance on administrative and practical matters, contact Mrs Iliana Foti : firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 0030 27410 40040
Should you have any academic query, contact PSIR’s Erasmus Committee: