Since 1994, the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean serves the science of Geography, one of the oldest scientific disciplines. Geography, as a field of academic activity and professional practice, has obtained particular importance in contemporary times that demands integrated and multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis and management of the multidimensional environmental, social and economic problems of modern societies with an emphasis on their spatial and geographical dimensions.
Together with the other departments of the University of the Aegean, the Department of Geography has entered a dynamic development trajectory. There are 23 three faculty members at the moment (2014). The high academic profile of its academic staff, in Greece and internationally, has contributed to the development and implementation of a complete Programme of Undergraduate Studies which successfully competes with related academic programmes abroad as well as of a Programme of Postgraduate Studies entitled “Geography and Applied Geo-Informatics”.
The facilities of the Department of Geography are located at a building of circa 5000 sq. meters on the University Hill, i.e. the university campus that is located at the outskirts of the town of Mytilene. The main technological/technical infrastructure of the Department is continuously enriched with the aim to organize and equip modern educational and research laboratories to cover the diverse range of the thematic areas of Geography.