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Conference Venue: Tower of Education - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Conference Dates: July 15th – July 19th, 2019

Conference Topic:

Re-introducing science: Sculpting the image of science for education and media in its historical and philosophical background

Conference chair

Conference chair is Prof. Fanny Seroglou,

associate professor in science education at the School of Primary Education at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Head of the ATLAS Research Group (ATLAS - A Teaching and Learning Approach for Science) of the Digital Analysis and Educational Design (DiDes) Research Lab.

Conference details

The conference will take place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the largest university in Greece and Southeastern Europe with 11 Faculties organized into 41 Schools. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1925 and the main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares.


The city of Thessaloniki

The city of Thessaloniki, having a population of 1,200,000 people, is the second biggest city in Greece and a very important commercial civic centre of the Balkan area. It is built on the edge of the gulf of Thermaikos and from the city’s sea front one can see mount Olympus. Thessaloniki is more than 2,300 years old and is named after the sister of Alexander the Great. The city was founded by a general of Alexander named Kassandros in 316 BC. The city has been an administrative and financial centre during the Roman and the Byzantine years. Nowadays, Thessaloniki is a modern cosmopolitan city of particular charm with distinct signs of its long eventful history. Thessaloniki is also a cultural centre (in 1997 it was the Cultural Capital of Europe) with the Aristotle University, many important Museum and Galleries, theatres and vivid art life not to mention the International Film Festival, Photosynkyria (the international photography exhibition), the International Book Festival that take place annually. Thessaloniki is also known as the “Capital of Immigrants” as most of the population of the city has always been multicultural. Therefore, tastes from different cultures have met in this city and created a colorful cuisine that Thessaloniki is famous for. For more about Thessaloniki visit:


The conference will open on Monday afternoon with registration, an opening session and a welcome reception. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there will be full day presentations (parallel sessions, PhD-students summer school sessions, poster sessions as well as one plenary session each day) with opportunities to visit cultural sites and events in Thessaloniki


Tower of Education

The conference will take place in the Tower of Education at the Faculty of Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Faculty consists of the School of Primary Education and the School of Early Childhood Education. The School of Primary Education was founded in 1983. There are about 2,000 undergraduate students and 100 post-graduate and PhD students currently attending.

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School of Primary Education

Faculty of Education


The Faculty of Education provides for the conference three lecture rooms (for 150-300 people) and four seminar rooms (for 50 people), as well as two network-media rooms for participants work, preparation and communication. All coffee breaks and lunch breaks will be served at the big entrance hall of the Tower of Education offering the opportunity to participants to rest, re-charge and refresh without leaving the conference site.

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Faculty of Education

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