(1) General

School:Social Sciences
Academic Unit:Geography
Level of studies:Undergraduate
Course Code:GEO 493Semester:F
Course Title:Summer School
Independent Teaching ActivitiesWeekly Teaching HoursCredits
Course total2.5
Course Type:Optional
Prerequisite Courses:None
Language of Instruction and ExaminationsGreek
Is the course offered to Erasmus students:No
Course Website (Url):

(2) Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Naxos Summer School will include both theoretical classes and field exercises during morning and afternoon. Naxos Summer School is an introduction to main principles of theory and practice for students in the fields of human-geography, cultural management, entrepreneurship, local development etc. The subject of Naxos Summer School varies yearly and aiming to assist and introduce the students of the Department of Geography in the fields of European and Greek regional economy. In particular, completing Naxos Summer School students will be able to:

  • understand the main principles and content of the human-geography topics
  • learn the new tools, techniques and methods in the human-geography

General Competences

  1. Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

  2. Adapting to new situations

  3. Decision-making

  4. Working independently

  5. Team work

  6. Working in an international environment

  7. Working in an interdisciplinary environment

  8. Production of new research ideas

  9. Project planning and management

  10. Criticism and self-criticism

  11. Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

(3) Syllabus

Naxos Summer School is included as academic module in the curriculum of the Department of Geography, University of the Aegean


Naxos Summer School is addressed to undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD candidates, as well as researchers and post-doctoral students. The number of eligible students will be selected under the designated selection process by the Steering Committee. The language of seminars will be Greek.

During the last 14 years the Naxos Summer School has successfully taken place in Paros (2003-2011) and Naxos (2011-2017) islands focusing on the topics of Economic Geography, Regional science and Spatial Economics, which are considered to be among the most important and influential topics of today’s scientific theory and research.

Naxos Summer School will focus on Issues of Local Development, as a pillar towards sustainable island development, especially within the today’s current international economic crisis framework. The Naxos Summer school will cover topics, such as:

  • Cultural Management
  • Education, Life Long Learning and Local Development
  • Education
  • Life Long Learning
  • Local Development: Current Issues of Theory, Applications and Cooperative Policy Planning
  • Island growth and sustainable development
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and cultural management
  • Cooperative Policy Planning
  • Regional growth with emphasis on island regions
  • Regional Planning Local Development
  • Cultural Management and Local Development during crisis
  • Current issues of economic geography, Cooperative Policy Planning, Management and Local Development
  • New advances in intercultural communication and cultural differences management
  • Managing culture towards regional development
  • Organizational practices of regional growth 

The seminars of the School will be accommodated in the famous Oursoulines French School, known as ‘The School of Nikos Kazantzakis’,, which has been kindly provided by the Municipality of Naxos and Small Cyclades and the Agency of Culture, Sports, Environment, Education and Solidarity of Naxos  (ΝΟ.Π.Π.Α.Π.Π.Π.Α).

Naxos Summer School will include both theoretical classes and field exercises during morning and afternoon classes.  

(4) Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation

The Naxos Summer School will include both theoretical classes and field exercises during morning and afternoon classes.
Use of Information and Communication Technology:
Naxos Summer School will use new technologies both in theoretical classes and in field exercises
Teaching Methods:
ActivitySemester workload
Non-supervised study5
Performance evaluation/Exams3
Course total75
Student Performance Evaluation
Evaluation of students will be through written assignments, exercises, and through projects  

(5) Attached Bibliography

References-Notes and Exercises will be available in classweb (open documents)