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Agricultural University of Athens

History

University & Society

The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the third oldest university in Greece.It was established by law in 1920 (Law 1844/1920) as an Independent Higher Education Institute with university status under the name of the Highest Agricultural School of Athens (H.A.S.A.).In 1989, the H.A.S.A. was renamed the Agricultural University of Athens and organized into seven independent academic departments (Presidential Decree 377/1989) and although its Greek title was modified in 1995 (Presidential Decree 226/1995), the English one (AUA) remained unchanged.

Scientific profile

AUA provides integrated education in Earth and Life Sciences. Accordingly, Land Cultivation, Animal Production, Management of both Natural Resources and Natural Environment, Foods Processing, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics, as well as Regional and Economic Development, constitute fundamental Objects of Activity amongst the Disciplines of the University.

The Programmes of Studies enable the connection and interaction of the above scientific fields so that Graduates have a regulated profession and a valid scientific role in high-interest sectors, both in Greece and abroad, thus contributing to the progress of Greek economy and society, along with the advances in Agricultural Sciences.

Undergraduate Studies last five years, except for the Programme of Studies of the Department of Regional and Economic Development, headquartered in the Campus of Amfissa city in the Regional Unit of Phocis, leading to an Integrated Master’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences, in compliance with the Official Government Gazette, No.3945/Β΄ of 11.09.2018, Level 7 of the National and European Qualifications Framework with specialization according to each Department separately.

Duration of Studies: (Ten) 10 Semesters, at least 300 ECTS.

The Courses of Study include both compulsory and optional courses, inasmuch laboratory courses, comprising the laboratory, either work or field surface exercises, the four-month internship and the elaboration of the dissertation thesis, pursuant to the Undergraduate Studies Internal Regulations of every single Department.

Disciplines & Departments

Agricultural University of Athens comprises six Schools :

  • School of Plant Sciences
  • School of Animal Biosciences
  • School of Environment and Agricultural Engineering
  • School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • School of Applied Biology and Biotechnology
  • School of Applied Economics and Social Sciences

Established

1920

Location

Votanikos, Athens

Rector

Professor Spyridon Kintzios

Vice Rectors

 Vice Rector for Finance, Programming and Development
Professor  Iordanis Chatzipavlidis
 Vice-Rector for Administrative, Academic and Student Affairs
Professor Nikolaos Dercas
Vice Rector for Research and Lifelong Learning
Professor  Stavros Zografakis

Website

Map

International Profile

Info about AUA Erasmus+

Erasmus Student Network – AUA Athens is a non-profit, non-political, student organization created by former outgoing Erasmus students of the Agricultural University of Athens working voluntarily. Everything is planned and achieved under the motto “Students Helping Students”, which is the main principle of the International Erasmus Student Network.

The mission of this newly founded Society is to build an Erasmus friendly environment in order to improve and foster Students Mobility towards the Agricultural University of Athens.

Its Actions include:

  • Welcoming and picking up incoming students from the airport upon request
  • Helping them arrange all the details of living and studying in Athens
  • Organizing an orientation day in AUA
  • Providing guidance and help to incoming students, concerning academic matters in AUA
  • Working together with the European Programmes Office, in order to facilitate the transition of foreign students to our University
  • Organizing events for the social integration of international students
  • Promoting the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme to prospective incoming and outgoing students.

For more information about ESN-AUA Athens, please either send an email to , or visit the website http://aua.esngreece.gr

The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) has been running exchange programmes for students and academic staff for many years. The most well-know is Erasmus+/KA1: Learning Mobility of Individuals.

These collaborations allow student exchanges for studies and faculty staff exchanges for teaching, making the most of these opportunities as well.

The list of partner Universities is available here.

In order to facilitate incoming students’ mobility, courses are offered in English exclusively to Erasmus students.

The course catalogue is regularly updated and can be accessed here.

Schools

Department Of Crop Science

Established: since 1989
Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website:
http://efp.aua.gr/en
Telephone: +30 210 5294524

Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management, in the Regional Unit of Evrytania

Established: since 2019
Location: Dimokratias 3, Karpenisi
Website:
under current construction
Telephone: +30 22370-23282, +30 22370-25063

Department Of Animal Science

Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website:
http://zp.aua.gr/en-gb/home/
Telephone: +30 210 529 4414, +30 210 529 4426

 

Department of Natural Resources Development & Agricultural Engineering

Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website: http://www.afp.aua.gr/?page_id=4783&lang=en
Telephone: +30 210 529 4122

 

Department Of Food Science And Human Nutrition

Established: since 2013
Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website:
http://fst.aua.gr/en
Telephone: +30 210 529 4664

Department Of Biotechnology

Established: since 1989
Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website:
http://gbt.aua.gr/index_en.html
Telephone: +30 210 529 4662, +30 210 529 4363

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

School:School of Applied Economics and Social Sciences
Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens
Website:
http://www.aoa.aua.gr/en/Default.aspx/
Telephone: +30 210 529 4742

Department of Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management

Established: since 2019
Location: 1st km of Old national road of Thebes-Elefsina, Thebes in the Regional Unit of Boeotia 
Website:
https://agribusiness.aua.gr/en/home/
Telephone: +30 22620 22569

Department of Regional and Economic Development, in the Regional Unit of Phocis

Established: since 2019
Location: New Building – New Town Amfissa
Website:
 https://w1.aua.gr/poa/en/home/
Telephone: +30 22650 72268

Οut of a total of thirteen (13) Academic Departments, the nine (9) Academic Departments have been operating until now. Τhe beginning of the educational functioning of the four (4) Academic Departments of the Agricultural University of Athens – described below- established by Law 4589/2019 (art. 20), taking into account the pertinent current logistical infrastructure and teaching staff, has been in suspension pursuant to Law 4653/2020 (art. 33).

  1. The Department of Hydrobiology and Aquaculture, of the School of Animal Biosciences, headquartered in ΑUA central premises in Athens
  2. The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Informatics, of the School of Environment and Agricultural Engineering, headquartered in ΑUA central premises in Athens
  3. The Department of Dietetics and Quality of Life, of the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, headquartered in ΑUA central premises in Athens
  4. The Department of Culture and Agritourism, of the School of Applied Economics and Social Sciences, headquartered in the campus of Amfissa city.
 

The General Department covers the educational needs of the AUA Departments, in particular of the former four – year – degree Study Programmes of the Technological Education Departments in Central Greece, without awarding Degrees of Undergraduate Studies.

However, that Department provides the opportunity for the elaboration of Post Graduate Programme Studies (2nd and 3rd Cycle of Studies), namely MSc and PhD Programmes respectively.

Indeed, the Master of Science Programme in Ecology and Management of the Environment has been coordinated for the current academic year 2021-2022, by the General Department, in close connection with the competent academic staff, headquartered at the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management, in the Regional Unit of Evrytania (Karpenisi Campus).

From next year, this MSc will be functioning at the infrastructure provided in the above Regional Unit.

Location: Iera Odos 75, Votanikos Athens.

Telephone: +30 2105294833

Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs in Greek

*There are 3 categories of Masters degree programs:

Departmental/Autonomous Master’s Degree Programs, Interdepartmental Master’s Degree Programs, and Inter-Institutional Master’s Degree Programs. Click here to see more

Department of Crop Science *

  1. MSc in Landscape Architecture
  2. MSc in Top Sectors and Innovative Applications in Production
    and Preservation of Fruit, Vegetable and Floricultural Species
  3. MSc in Innovative Applications in Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Breeding and Agrometeorology
  4. MSc in Integrated Plant Protection and Environmental Management Systems
  5. Plant-Rhizosphere-Soil: Integrated Crop Nutrition Management

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition*

  1. MSc in Food Science and Technology
  2. MSc in Current Food Technology: I) Dairy Science & Technology, II) Oenology
  3. MSc in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Department of Natural Resources Development & Agricultural Engineering*

  1. MSc in Natural Resources, Geoenvironment, Geoinformatics and Agricultural Engineering
  2. International MSc in Digital Technologies and Smart Infrastructure in Agriculture

Department of Biotechnology*

  1. MSc in Systems Biology

Department of Animal Science in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition*

  1. MSc in Integrated Production Management of Milk and Dairy Products

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition*

  1. MBA Food & Agribusiness

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development in collaboration with the Department of Animal Science*

  1. MSc in Farm Business Management and Consulting in Rural Development

Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management in the Regional Unit of Evrytania (Karpenisi Campus)*

  1. MSc in  Ecology and Management of the Environment

Department of Chemistry of the School of Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition*

  1. MSc in Organic Synthesis and Applications in the Chemical Industry

Department of Chemistry of the School of Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the Department of Crop Science*

  1. MSc in Viticulture-Oenology and Alcoholic Beverages

School of Science & Technology of Hellenic Open University and Department of Crop Science

  1. MSc in Cultivations under cover- Hydroponics

Department of Business Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with the Department of Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management of the Agricultural University of Athens

  1.  MSc in Techno-economic Systems Management

Postgraduate programs in English!

Masters (MSc)

School of Environment and Agricultural Engineering | Department of Natural Resources Development & Agricultural Engineering

The Master of Science Program “Digital Technologies and Smart Infrastructure in Agriculture” is in English and its objective is the specialization in the scientific domain of smart technologies and infrastructure across the agri-food supply chain and the protection of the environment.

It will allow the graduates to be trained in new knowledge and acquire skills in modern agriculture, which are of high importance globally. They will obtain a good combination of hard and soft skills that will better prepare them for their future professional careers as experts in many critical operations of the agricultural sector in the digital era.

People involved with modern agriculture should be familiar with and able to exploit the plethora of cutting-edge technologies that have recently appeared in this area. Towards this direction, the educational curriculum of this MSc incorporates various interdisciplinary activities in order to encourage the learners to participate in the design, implementation, and testing stages of actual systems. Thus, the students of this MSc will be able to understand the way that smart systems operate, in order to become better prepared for their role in a digitally transformed agricultural sector.

Through the MSc, students will acquire skills related with innovative technologies reshaping the agricultural processes, like precision agriculture, Internet of Things, robotics, automation, optimization and machine learning, cyber-physical system design, reduction and replacement of fossil fuels in agriculture and introduction of renewable energy. Furthermore, they will build capacities toward a more efficient management of resources and of supply chain processes, and they will be encouraged to develop a better understanding of controlled environment agriculture or deploy enhanced agricultural machines and structures.

The program spans three semesters, which include compulsory and elective courses, as well as the elaboration of a thesis during the third semester. In parallel, students will have the opportunity to follow an internship, of one to three months, in companies of the agri-food sector, in order to become familiar with the real market trends and challenges and to practice on the knowledge acquired during the previous two semesters.

Visit the program’s website

Τhe Agricultural University of Athens along with the European University EU-CONEXUS – concerning Smart Urban Coastal Zone Sustainability, upon the completion of the first one and a half year of its implementation, has fulfilled a great achievement, namely the planning and creation of a Joint Master Programme, entitled Marine Biotechnology, amongst the eight (8) partners of that European Alliance.

The beginning of the academic functioning of the foreign-language Master Programme is due to take place in September 2022.

With reference to the structure of the Joint Master Program, entitled Marine Biotechnology, it is composed of a two-year full-time Programme of Studies, taught in English, which leads to the awarding of a joint Master Degree (Master of Science) in Marine Biotechnology, organized in the following courses/content and location:

1st Semester: Core Courses in Marine Biotechnology (30 ECTS) – UCV Spain.

2nd Semester: Core Courses in Marine Biotechnology (24 ECTS) – LRUniv France.
Internship available in any Company (6 ECTS) -In any Country.

3rd Semester: Specification Courses of the selected track (16 ECTS), including the Course entitled “Academic Research Integration- ARI”, according to which groups of students from different tracks are going to collaborate on joint research programs (14 ECTS) – in any EU-CONEXUS University Partners.

4th Semester: Master Thesis (30 ECTS) – in any EU-CONEXUS University Partners, namely: La Rochelle Université (France), University of Zadar (Croatia), Agricultural University of Athens (Greece), Klaipeda University (Lithuania),Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest (Romania), La Universidad Catolica de Valencia (Spain), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), and University of Rostock (Germany).

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Third Cycle of Studies

Doctoral and Post – doctoral Research Studies

AUA Departments offer eight (8) Postgraduate Study Programs leading to PhD Degrees with specialization disciplines, as described below:

 

Doctoral and Post – doctoral Research in fields that fall within the Research areas of the AUA Departments such as Agri-food, Biotechnology, Natural Resources, Agro-economic sectors, etc.

The target of Post – doctoral Research involves improvement of the agricultural production processes, development of innovative agricultural technologies, safety and quality of products and processes achieving a substantial contribution to sustainable development of natural resources, environmental integrity, in addition to effectively addressing current challenges in the integration of agriculture and society.

Media

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