The departments of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens operating in Chalkida are: Digital Arts and Cinema, Port and Shipping Management, Rural Development, Nutrition and Natural Resources Management, Aerospace Science and Technology, Digital Industry Technologies.
Chalkida is the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, situated on the Euripus Strait at its narrowest point. The name is preserved from antiquity and is derived from the Greek χαλκός (copper, bronze), though there is no trace of any mines in the area. In the late Middle Ages, it was known as Negropont(e), an Italian name that has also been applied to the entire island of Euboea.
The town is now connected to the mainland Greece by two bridges, the “Sliding Bridge” in the west at the narrowest point of the Euripus Strait and a suspension bridge.