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Department of Special Education (SED)

The Department of Special Education (SED) was founded in 1993 and started its operation in September 1998. It is part of the School of Humanities of the University of Thessaly and is located at the city of Volos, Greece. SED is the only public university department in Greece fully specialized in Special Education. SED’s main mission is to educate special teachers for pre-school and primary education, as well as advance research and development in special education. SED’s program of studies offers specialization in the education of the following categories of people with special needs:

  • students with learning disabilities

  • hard of hearing and deaf students

  • students with visual impairments

  • students with intellectual disability

  • students with autism spectrum disorders


Contact person: Dr. Vassilios Argyropoulos


cell: (+30) 24210 74860



Center of International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) of University of Thessaly contributes to the design and implementation of the University’s International Strategy. It promotes a sustainable educational landscape through the design and the implementation of a number of academic exchanges and study abroad initiatives.  Key among its objectives is to develop a viable and sustainable environment for professors, staff, researchers and other members of the broader academic community to engage with a range of international educational frameworks, develop intercultural competences and skills through innovative learning, and international training opportunities.


Contact Person: Charalampos Samantzis


cell: (+30) 24210 06473

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