Democritus University of Thrace

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Democritus University of Thrace
Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης
File:Democritus University of Thrace.jpg
Established 1974
Type Public
Students 27,000
Location Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupoli, Orestiada, Greece
Website www.duth.gr
File:Democritus University of Thrace logo.PNG

The Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH; Greek: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης), established in July 1973, is based in Komotini, Greece and has campuses in the Thracian cities of Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupoli and Orestiada.

The university accepted its first students in the academic year 1974–1975. As of 2016 DUTH comprises 8 schools — School of Humanities, Engineering School, Law School, School of Agricultural Sciences, School of Education Sciences, School of Economic and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Physical Education and Sport Sciences.[1] The total number of students is 27,000[2] (2014).

As a university it is state-owned and fully self-administered. It is thus supervised and subsidized by the Greek State and the Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs.

Name and emblem

The emblem of the Democritus University of Thrace represents the influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus. He was born in Abdera, Thrace and is primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of matter.

Schools and departments

Academic evaluation

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities is being conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[3] The following DUTH departments have been evaluated.

  • School of Health Sciences
    • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (2011) [4]
    • Department of Medicine (2011) [5]
  • School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
    • Department of Forestry and Management of Environment and Natural Resources (2011) [6]
    • Department of Agricultural Development (2014) [7]
  • School of Engineering
    • Department of Environmental Engineering (2008) [8]
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013) [9]
    • Department of Production Management Engineering (2013) [10]
    • Department of Civil Engineering (2013) [11]
    • Department of Architecture (2013) [12]
  • Law School
    • Department of Law (2014) [13]
  • School of Classics and Humanities
    • Department of History and Ethnology (2014) [14]
    • Department of Philology (2014) [15]
  • School of Education Sciences
    • Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood (2013) [16]
    • Department of Primary Level Education (2013) [17]
  • School of Physical Education and Sports Science
    • Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (2011) [18]

See also

References

  1. "Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης". Retrieved 24 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Διορία στους 3.000 αιώνιους φοιτητές του ΔΠΘ - Ο Χρόνος". Retrieved 24 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "HQA". Retrieved 24 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. HQAA Final Report - Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DUTH, 2011
  5. HQAA Final Report - School of Medicine, DUTH, 2011
  6. HQAA Final Report - Department of Forestry and Management of Environment and Natural Resources, DUTH, 2011
  7. HQAA Final Report - Department of Agricultural Development, DUTH, 2014
  8. HQAA Final Report - Department of Environmental Engineering, DUTH, 2008
  9. HQAA Final Report - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, DUTH, 2013
  10. HQAA Final Report - Department of Production Management Engineering, DUTH, 2013
  11. HQAA Final Report - Department of Civil Engineering, DUTH, 2013
  12. HQAA Final Report - Department of Architectural Engineering, DUTH, 2013
  13. HQAA Final Report - Department of Law, DUTH, 2014
  14. HQAA Final Report - Department of History and Ethnology, DUTH, 2014
  15. HQAA Final Report - Department of Philology, DUTH, 2014
  16. HQAA Final Report - Department of Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood, DUTH, 2013
  17. HQAA Final Report - Department of Primary Level Education, DUTH, 2013
  18. HQAA Final Report - Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, DUTH, 2011

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