According to the Presidential Decree No 104 (Official Government Gazette 137/5-6-13, vol. A), the Department of Crop Production and the Department of Biological Greenhouse Crops and Floristry have merged into the newly established Department of Department of Agriculture, which began to work during the winter semester 2013-2014.
The Department is aiming at studying and promoting the Agricultural science, focusing on strengthening the knowledge of modern agricultural technology. The studies cover a wide range of fields related to Agricultural Science and Technology with regard to crop production and the quality and safety of food of plant origin. The training of the Department provides its graduates with the necessary knowledge so that they can either be self-employed or work in public or private agricultural institutions.
The study programme of the Department includes basic compulsory courses, courses related to three fields of specialization (Crop Production, Greenhouse Crops and Floristry, Food Quality and Safety), plus elective courses. The studies are completed after 8 semesters and include theoretical classes, laboratory exercises (in the lab, in the greenhouse or at the farm), seminars, educational trips and projects. The last semester is intended for practicum and completing the undergraduate thesis.
The Department offers Master Programmes in cooperation with Universities abroad, while its graduates quite often continue with their studies (PhD) and stand out in the academic world. Moreover, the Department coordinates doctorate programmes in cooperation with Universities in Greece and abroad.
Under the Presidential Decree No 109, Official Government Gazette 47/Vol. A/10-2-89, the specialized and technical knowledge acquired by the graduates of the Department of Department of Agriculture enables them to be engaged – on their own or in collaboration with other scientists – in the research related to specific fields of Agricultural Science, and in the application of modern technology to the process of crop production.
The Head of Department
Further information on the website of the Department