Agricultural University of Athens


The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the third oldest university in Greece. Since 1920, it has been making valuable contributions to Greek and European agricultural and economic development, by conducting basic and applied research in the agricultural sciences, and by producing high quality graduates as well as cutting edge scientific knowledge.

The University is situated on a 25-hectare green campus that straddles both sides of the historic Iera Odos (the Sacred Way of antiquity), close to the Acropolis, at the heart of the ancient Olive Grove. Its sixteen buildings comprise: auditoriums, 41 fully equipped laboratories, a modern library, computer rooms, extensive agricultural facilities (an arboretum, vineyard, experimental fields, flower garden, greenhouses, cowshed, sheep pen, chicken coop, dairy installations, aquaculture tanks), museums, student center, indoor gym, and sports fields. In these idyllic surroundings, students are taught the principles of Agricultural Science over the course of ten semesters.

AUA has seven departments:

  •        Crop Science
  •        Animal Science and Aquaculture
  •        Agricultural Biotechnology
  •        Agricultural Economics & Rural Development
  •        Food Science & Technology
  •        Natural Resources Management & Agricultural Engineering
  •        General Sciences

The first six confer Bachelor’s Degrees in Agriculture in their corresponding fields. Instruction during the first nine semesters includes lectures, laboratory work and field trips, while the tenth is devoted to completion of a graduate thesis. The undergraduate curriculum is structured as a common core program for all departments in the first six semesters, with specialized department programs for the remaining semesters. Four months of practical training are required to ensure familiarization with current developments.



Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece