Established in 1999, University of Western Macedonia is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Kozani (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Western Macedonia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, Greece, University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) is a small (enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 17 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UOWM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.