Education and Research activities
The undergraduate Food Science and Technology curriculum is five-years long and it is designed so that the students graduating from the program should be able to meet the expectations and demands of the Food Inspection Agencies and of the Food Industry.
The undergraduate program is divided into two study cycles. The first 5 semesters represent the first one and the next 5 semesters represent the second cycle. Also there are two Graduate-level programs.The educational activities of the Department personnel are mostly related to the second cycle of the undergraduate studies as well as the two graduate programs.
Research activities and collaborations
The Department personnel and students are involved in a wide range of research projects, in collaboration with other Greek and European Universities or research institutes. The research performance (number of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and number of citations) is very significant as indicated by the inclusion of a member of the Department personnel in the highly cited researchers list, where only two Greek scientists serving in Greek institutions on any research discipline have been included. This list identifies individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
The Department offers many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student mobility programs within the European Union for course attendance or thesis elaboration within the Socrates / Erasmus framework.
Moreover, the Department is actively involved in European Thematic Networks aiming at the standardization of Food Studies across the European Union.