Founded in 1973, Democritus University of Thrace is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Xanthi (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), East Macedonia and Thrace. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Komotini, Alexandroupolis, Orestiada. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, Greece, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 43 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. DUTH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.