Democritus University of Thrace

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Democritus University of Thrace
Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης
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Established 1974
Type Public
Students 27,000
Location Xanthi, Komotini, Alexandroupoli, Orestiada, Greece

Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), [in Greek: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης], was named after the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus who was born in the city of Avdira. Established in July 1973, it 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 2014 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.

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Academic Evaluation[edit]

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.

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (2011) [4]
  • School of Medicine (2011) [5]
  • Department of Forestry Management of the Environment and Natural Resources (2011) [6]
  • Department of Environmental Engineering (2008) [7]
  • Department of Architectural Engineering (2013) [8]
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (2011) [9]
  • Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood (2013) [10]
  • Department of Primary Level Education (2013) [11]

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