The University of Ioannina
(Panepistimio Ioanninon) is a university lying in the plains 5 km southwest of Ioannina, Greece
. The campus is linked to the town by Greek National Road 5. It now hosts over 20,000 students in 17 faculties (2006). The university was founded in 1964, as a department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and became a university at 1970. There is a medical school that performs research and provides doctors to the local University Hospital.
The University Campus is located 6 km from the centre of Ioannina and is one of the largest University campuses in Greece. It can be easily reached from the city either by public transportation or by car.