I would like to welcome you to the website of the Speech and Language Department of the University of Ioannina, Greece. Browsing through our website you will find useful information about the Staff, our Study Program, administrative services and our educational and research activities.
The Department of Speech and Language Therapy, which today has an enrolment of 1061 undergraduate students, prepare students to work as Speech and Language therapists and to treat, support and care for those with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing disorders, as well as opening up a path into postgraduate research and/or research career.
The Professors of the Department are distinguished for their excellent studies and high level of theoretical knowledge and experience as well as for their internationally recognized research work which is posted on the Department’s website. Many of the graduates of our Department have completed their postgraduate studies in prestigious European and American Universities and today they are employed within Greece and the EU or internationally. Additionally, a large number of the Department’s graduates have successfully started their own private practice or they work in Schools, Hospitals and other organizations.
The Study Program of the Department is modern and comparable to European and American University Programs, due to the fact that it was designed in accordance with the standards of those study programs, a few years ago. The Department’s policy is to update its Study Program on a regular basis in accordance with scientific developments of the field in order to meet the needs of Speech and Language Pathology.
In addition, the Department gives students the opportunity to study at EU Universities, within the framework of the European Erasmus student exchange program which subsidizes the cost of living for students in these countries. Furthermore, students of the Department have the opportunity of a paid employment in private or public institutions and clinics for 3 months as part of our University student internship program. The internship program gives our students the opportunity to get in touch with real working conditions.
To conclude, I would like to highlight the commitment of teaching, research and administrative staff of the Department of Speech and Language Therapy towards an ongoing effort for the improvement of attendance conditions and academic environment of our Department.
I wish all the best for our current and future students.
Nafsika Ziavra, MD, PhD
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Head of the Speech and Language Therapy Department
School of Health Sciences
University of Ioannina, Greece