ERASMUS Academic Mobility at PSIR

Erasmus Academic Mobility Programme

Erasmus Academic Mobility Programme

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
2 Sabanci
University
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
5 Yasar
Universitesi
Turkey www.yasar.edu.tr Yes Yes International Relations
6 Tallinn
University
Estonia www.tlu.ee Yes Yes Political Sciences and Civics,
International Relations
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.

Accommodation/Meals

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.

Studies/Offered Courses

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 :  ilianafoti@uop.gr  tel. 0030 27410 40040

Should you have any academic query, contact PSIR’s Erasmus Committee: