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National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

NTUA is divided into nine academic Schools, eight being for the engineering sciences, including architecture, and one for the general sciences. The personnel of the nine Faculties include more than 700 people as academic staff, 140 scientific assistants and 260 administrative and technical staff. The total number of NTUA employees is about 1350. The total number of undergraduate students is about 8500 and the graduate students 1500.
The nine Faculties are divided into 33 Departments, as follows:

  • School of Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering
Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Transportation Planning
Engineering Construction and Management

  • School of Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics Engineering
Thermal Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Constructions and Automatic Control
Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Management and Operational Research

  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electric Power Engineering
Computer Engineering and Informatics

  • School of Architecture

Architectural Design
Urban and Regional Planning
Interior Design and Landscaping
Building Technology-Structural Design and Mechanical Equipment

  • School of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Sciences
Process and Systems Analysis, Design and Development
Materials Science and Engineering
Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes

  • School of Rural and Surveying Engineering

Geography and Regional Planning
Rural Technology and Development

  • School of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy

Geological Sciences
Mining Engineering
Metallurgy and Materials Technology

  • School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science
    Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
    Postgraduate Studies

There are currently 19 Departmental or Inter-Departmental Postgraduate Courses, coordinated by N.T.U.A. Departments, leading to the respective "Post Graduate Specialisation Diploma", with a minimum duration of 17 months. Moreover, N.T.U.A participates in 9 Post-graduate Programmes coordinated by other Greek Universities. After the acquisition of the "Post Graduate Specialisation Diploma", the student can proceed towards submitting a Doctorate Thesis.
There are Currently about 1.500 Ph.D. candidates working on their doctorate thesis at N.T.U.A. The time required for the completion of a Ph.D. programme, including the eventual obtainment of a Postgraduate Diploma, ranges from a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years. There are approximately 60 Ph.D. nominations every year in the N.T.U.A.
Research Activities
The scientific staff in the Schools, together with post-graduate researchers, apart from their teaching and related educational activities, conduct research work assisted by post-graduate students and a considerable number of external collaborators; the amount and the high standards of this research are proved by the numerous publications in International Scientific Journals and Proceedings of International Conferences as well as by the prominent place of NTUA among all Europeans Universities, due to the increasing number of research projects financed by the EU and other Greek and foreign organizations of the public and the private sector.
NTUA operates many of its Laboratories also as "service laboratories", which provide expert advice, tests and measurements and all specialized services in general, within the framework of its technological competence, which can be useful for the development of the country.

Bioresource Technology Unit – BTU, School of Chemical Engineering (NTUA):

It is a research group at The National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering. BTU specialises in biomass resources, biomass technologies and biosystems. To optimise the critical feedstock characteristics for efficient conversion to various bioproducts, BTU applies its expertise on: bioresource assessment(evaluating the resource base, intelligent characterisation techniques); development of biorefineries(fractionating and upgrading feedstocks for optimal conversion); and integrated biosystems modelling (design of logistic chains, feasibility and diffusion of new agro-bio-technologies); bio-economy and bio-society; bio-based development, bioresource technologies for non-food market outlets; management of technology and innovation; strategic intelligence of technical change (technology assessment, evaluation, foresight); policy- and decision-support systems).
These skills have already successfully contributed to tailoring bioresources for specific bio-processes. The group has been involved in many EU (e.g., FP6 HYVOLUTION, FP5 BIOHYDROGEN, ICARUS, BIORAF) and national projects in these areas.

For further information:

Bioresource Technology Unit – BTU
Emmanuel Koukios
School of Chemical Engineering
National Technical University
Iroon Polytechneiou 9, Zografou 157 80, Athens, Greece
Telephones: +30 210 7723191, 7723287, 7723288
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