BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-political student organization aimed at technology students across Europe. Its aim is to help technology students acquire an international mentality and a deeper understanding of different cultures and ideas, in order to develop their ability to operate in a multicultural environment. BEST Thessaloniki is addressed to students of all levels of the Polytechnic and the School of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is one of the most active local groups, organizing numerous activities annually.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is the largest professional association in the world and is dedicated to promoting technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE student branch at AUTh is the largest IEEE branch in Greece with more than 100 members and operates both in Greece and abroad, with seminars, conferences, lectures, workshops, events, competitions and educational excursions.
The student branch of the Democritus University of Thrace has been active since 2000, organizing annual projects, groups and various educational events related to the STEM field. Its purpose is to provide participating students with additional opportunities for academic, technological and professional development. With six active chapters the student branch is recognized for consecutive years as an exemplary branch in Region 8 of the IEEE World Wide Web.
Aristotle University Racing Team Electric, also known as Aristurtle, is the student research team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that designs, develops and manufactures electric racing cars. Aristurtle's vision is to contribute to research around innovative technologies and to promote electrification in Greece and abroad, implementing innovative high quality products.
Democritus Racing Team is the research team of Democritus University of Thrace. Our purpose is to design and manufacture single-seat, formula style race cars and compete in international student engineering competitions.
Our vision is to create an incubator of knowledge and technological advancement within our university, from which our members, our supporters and society can benefit.
ACM AUTH Student Chapter is the official student chapter of the ACM in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and it is based at the School of Informatics. The team was first established in 2008 with an aim to encourage students to get involved in computer science, inform them about the latest accomplishments of technology, promote research on both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and create a team of people that are interested in exploring the broad field of computer science. The past few years we have organized a variety of events such as workshops, hackathons, and talks that take place in the university and around the city of Thessaloniki.
BEAM [Beyond Earth Aristotle Missions] is a student space team, which undertakes and implements innovation and research projects related to space technology and its modern applications.
The idea for the creation of the team was born in April 2018 by students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Members of the group are students of any level (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral) from any university, but also graduates who have the appetite to apply their knowledge to new ideas and expand them both theoretically and practically.
The objectives of the group are the study and implementation of innovative ideas in the field of space technology, the acquisition of knowledge and experience on space missions from their launch to their final completion, the strengthening of interest and promotion of the space sector in Greece, the promotion of the Aristotle University in the relevant space services and not only.
Electrical Engineering STudents' European assoCiation (EESTEC) is a voluntary, non-
profit, non-governmental and non-political organization that currently has Local
Committees in 54 Universities, in 25 countries across Europe, with a vision of
networking and improving ECE students. their academic and social life through the
development of know-how, contact with the labor market and the exchange of cultural
elements and ideas.
The EESTEC branch in Thessaloniki (EESTEC LC Thessaloniki) was established in
September 2015 and operates under the auspices of the ECE department of AUTh.
Today it has 80 members from the departments of ECE, Informatics and in general
STEM schools of the universities of Thessaloniki. So far, he has completed five local
events (Soft Skills Academy, EESTech Challenge) and two pan-European Workshops.
Team Info: The Aristotle Space & Aeronautics Team (ASAT) is the largest research, student aerospace team in Greece. The first step in this effort was made by 5 ambitious students of AUTh in 2015 creating the Aeronautics project. ASAT's project is mainly supported by the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, to which the team has belonged since its inception. Today, the ASAT family has grown to produce research work with two different projects, Aeronautics and Rocketry and has more than 40 active members.
1st aeronautics team in Greece in the Air Cargo Challenge 1 of the only 18 European teams admitted to a global competition in the USA
Aeronautics Project: The research of the Aeronautics project is the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as UAVs. This includes the design, aerodynamics and construction design and development of electronic systems. Its goal is to satisfy specific missions, such as lifting cargo or great autonomy in flight and now, detecting forest fires. From the participations of 2017 and 2019 in the Air Cargo Challenge, ASAT holds the first (2017 & 2019) and second (2nd participation 2019) position among the Higher Education Institutions of Greece and the Balkans, as well as now included in the 10 best aeronautical teams in the world! The main concern of the project at this time is the design of an unmanned aerial vehicle which will be powered by solar energy and will carry out humanitarian missions.
Rocketry Project: Rocketry's main vision is to spread rocket science nationwide, gain know-how and participate in the annual Spaceport America Cup (SAC), the world's largest student rocket competition. In fact, the acceptance of the project in the SAC for the year 2021 indicates high levels of commitment in achieving goals! Our goal in the competition is the design, construction and launch of a rocket at an altitude of 3 km and its safe recovery. Following the successful test launch of its models on March 22, 2019, ASAT is the first student team in Greece to fully design, build and launch its own rocket.
SpaceDotis a non-profit, volunteering and interdisciplinary student team, supported by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). The team was founded in December 2020 and consists of more than 40 students from AUTH and other universities across Greece and Europe.
Our goal is to pave the way for innovative research on space applications. We strive to actively support making space more accessible for the broad scientific and academic community as well as the general public. To achieve this, we are defined by an open-access, open-source philosophy; all experiment results, code, schematics and knowledge gained are available for anyone to use.
We believe and invest in the potential of Greece to constitute an incubator of space research. This is why we pursue the advancement of space engineering in our country through the organisation of educational activities and the expansion of relationships between academia and industry, while aiding in establishing the first space institute in Thessaloniki.
On the journey to accomplish all of the above, we are passionate about our highly collaborative work, active involvement and occasional tsipouro evenings. Because at the end of the day ...if it's not fun, why bother?
The main project in SpaceDot is AcubeSAT, a 3U nanosatellite. The space mission is realised with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office. The team is one of the three accepted in the “Fly Your Satellite! 3” ESA programme, a dedicated programme of the European
VROOM team was founded during the Fall of 2020 by 4 engineering students and
their mentors in Thessaloniki, Greece and is focused on developing autonomous
driving solutions for scaled vehicles (for now...).
We come from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki and the department of Automation Engineering at
International Hellenic University, while our mentors are postdoctoralresearchers in
the former department. The team is also powered by R4A Group, a research team of
AUTH, working on efficient and intelligent solutions forrobotics, devices and
Our first achievement is the team’s selection in the Bosch Future Mobility Challenge
2021, organized by the Bosch Engineering Centerin Cluj Napoca, Romania.
The Aristotle Racing Team (ART) was created in the summer of 2006 by a group of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University. The team aims to design, build and test racing cars that comply with FSAE rules. For the past 15 years, ART has counted more than 18 successful entries in FSAE competitions.
Prometheus Eco Racing is the energy efficiency racing team of the National Technical University of Athens – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our team’s members, undergraduates and PhD candidates, design and build high efficiency electric vehicles competing in the annual Shell Eco Marathon efficiency and innovation competition against universities from all over the world. Our vision is to bring light to sustainable and efficient solutions for the electric and generally the automotive industry as well as advance the battery – electric vehicle technology. With a hand-made, eco-friendly, prototype electric vehicle constructed from scratch, a 1.000 km trip will now cost less than 30 cents of a euro.
IGEM Thessaloniki is an interdisciplinary, research team, the first in Greece
which already since 2017 represents our country in the International Synthetic Competition
Biology iGEM, originally from MIT in Boston. This year and after a series of successes the team will represent the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at
IGEM International Competition, which will take place in the period October - November
2021 in Paris, for the fourth year.
The group consists of students from the departments of Biology, Molecular Biology and
Genetics, Physics, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Informatics and Electrical
Engineering and Computer Engineering and deals with the design and
implementation of innovative applications, aimed at solving current issues
problems, through the creation and modification of biological systems.
At the same time, iGEM Thessaloniki, through a number of actions, aims at
informing the public on issues related to synthetic biology and
its applications, as well as the establishment of cooperation with its iGEM teams
the rest of Greece and abroad.
"IGEMNOUS" is an interdisciplinary group of students from all over Greece, which aims to participate in the international scientific competition iGEM to be held in Paris in the fall of 2021. The members are from the fields of biomedical sciences, computer science, physics but also finance and graphic design. The team with the support of the Department of Medicine DUTH participates in iGEM 2021 proposing an innovative and painless treatment of osteoarthritis. Our goal: OneLessPainfulStep !!!
YX (reads soul in greek) is a new student volunteer group that aims to promote knowledge about the field of psychology, remove the stigma of mental illness, connect the soul with art and finally psychology in all daily areas of the activity of the individual.
The Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program numbers 56 Learn Ambassadors at 14 different universities in the country.
In the context of educational research and in order to develop collaboration between students, always serving the basic principle of education for sharing knowledge among students and organizing student groups, Microsoft created the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program.
The purpose of the program is to include students in the form of Learn Ambassador in the program with the sole purpose of educational research using Microsoft technologies. Members, who are selected through a transparent process, are invited during their stay to participate voluntarily in a series of educational activities such as events, bootcamps, educational calls and participation in official Microsoft courses and global technology competitions such as the Imagine Cup