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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

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:
 under current construction
Telephone: +30 22650 72268

Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate programs that are taught 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

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*

MSc in Natural Resources, Geoenvironment, Geoinformatics and Agricultural Engineering

Department of Biotechnology*

MSc in Systems Biology

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

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*

MBA Food & Agribusiness

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

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)*

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*

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*

MSc in Viticulture-Oenology and Alcoholic Beverages

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

MSc in Cultivations under cover- Hydroponics

The  Postgraduate programs that will be taught in English!

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).

Visit the program’s website

Media

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