Democritus University of Thrace

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

The old building of the Deanship.

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[edit]

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.

  • 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]

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