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Νational Technical University of Athens

History

Founded in 1837, almost along with the modern Greek state, NTUA is the oldest Technical University in Greece. Initially established by a royal decree “on architectural education” it was a technical school operating on Sundays and holidays which offered instruction to those desiring to master in architecture. Though, at a remote location it soon attracted many students. Its popularity lead to the extension of courses and by spring 1840 to the operation of a regular day school along with the Sundays counterpart.

The urgent needs for infrastructure to support the ambitious plans of the school led to the 1871 transfer to new buildings on the Patission Street Complex. Their construction was first supported by Nikolaos Stournaris. In Greek, NTUA is called “Ethnicon M etsovion Polytechnion”. It was named “Metsovion” to honor the donors and benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averof, all from Metsovo, a small town in the region of Epirus.

The recent struggles against the military dictatorship of 1967-74 escalated with the student gathering at the NTUA Patission Campus on the 14th of February, 1973, followed by an unprecedented brutal attack by the police inside the campus and the arrest of several students. This was followed by demonstrations, the occupation of the Law School of the University of Athens on 23rd February, and again on 20th March. Each of these demonstrations was met by force. The protest culminated in the greatest blow against the Junta, the Polytechnion (NTUA) Uprising in November, 1973.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

National Technical University of Athens comprises nine Schools :

  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Chemical Engineering
  • School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
  • School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering
  • School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Established

1837

Location

Zografou Campus and Patission complex

Rector

 Professor Andreas G. Boudouvis

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector of Research and Lifelong Education
Professor Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou
 Vice Rector of Finance, Planning and Development
Professor Evangelos J. Sapountzakis
Vice Rector of Administrative, Academic and Student Affairs
Professor Drossos Gintides

Website

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Schools

Department: Civil Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website: www.civil.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210-7723451

Department: Mechanical Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.mech.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210-7721347

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.ece.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 7723997 

Department: Architecture 
Location: Tositsa building, ground floor, Patission complex 
Website:
www.arch.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 7723333 

Department: Chemical Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.chemeng.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 7721128 

Department: Rural and Surveying Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.survey.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 772 2761-2 

Department: Mining and Metallurgical Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.metal.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 772 2070-1 

Department: Naval Architctute and Marine Engineering 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.naval.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 7721938 

Department: Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
Location: Zografou Campus 
Website:
www.semfe.ntua.gr 
Telephone: +30 210 7722023 

Postgraduate programs

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in Greek!

School of Architecture

Architecture – Space Planning
Protection of Monuments

School of Chemical Engineering

Materials Science and Technology
Computational Mechanics

School of Rural & Surveying Engineering

Environment and Development
Geoinformatics

School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering

Design and Construction of Underground Works

School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Marine and Ocean Technology
Offshore Structures, Systems and Processes for the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Exploitation

School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Microsystems and Nanodevices
Mathematical Modelling in Modern Technologies and in Finance
Physics and Technological Applications
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Applied Mechanics

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Civil Engineering  | Department of Structural Engineering, Department of Geotechnical Engineering

Earthquake Engineering is a relatively new multidisciplinary and constantly evolving science encompassing structural analysis and design, computational methods and material science, both in a deterministic and stochastic context. This evolution of theoretical models, design procedures and construction technologies has evolved through and thanks to, the knowledge gained by observed structural performance in past devastating earthquakes worldwide. High quality training and education of professionals and researchers, in the field of analysis and design of earthquake resistant structures, is of paramount importance in reducing the seismic risk in earthquake vulnerable regions. Greece, being situated in the region where the African plate is subducting under the Eurasian plate, has the largest seismic energy release per sq. km compared to all other European countries. At the same time, Greece also has a long cultural recorded history of past damaging earthquakes in the region. As a consequence, seismic awareness and considerable experience are established among Greek structural engineers, who have adopted seismic design rules and advanced dynamic analysis practices since 1959. This demand for high quality training and education in the field of Earthquake Engineering has a strong impact on the content of both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the School of Civil Engineering, NTUA, as it is evident by the number of compulsory and elective courses given on the subject and is reflected in the theoretical and practical competence of its faculty members.

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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering & School of Mechanical Engineering

The M.Sc. in Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine is designed to prepare students to pioneer the transformation of innovative technologies into commercial devices and services with a significant socioeconomic impact in the field of Health. The program builds on NTUA’s decades of foundational work in biomedical engineering and science and focuses on cultivating deep knowledge and catalyzing interdisciplinary efforts to address urgent healthcare challenges.

Students study and work on cutting-edge topics in biomedical data science and artificial intelligence, neuroengineering, multiscale modeling, digital health, intelligent reality, healthcare robotics, and biomedical microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMs) among others. The curriculum focuses on instilling entrepreneurial and leadership skills in students as well as exposing them to all of the steps involved in translating research discoveries into innovative medical products and services. The program fosters a multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach through student internships in research labs, clinical departments, and industry.

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