EASTERN MACEDONIA AND THRACE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - EmaTTECH
The Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (initially called Kavala Institute of Technology) was founded in 1976, and its current form is a result of many institutional reforms and changes. Originally, it was established as an Educational Centre for Vocational Studies. In 1983, it was recognised as an Institute of Technology. In 2001 it was upgraded to a Higher Educational Institute and since 2007 it is a University level institute.
In its earlier (1976-1983) forms, the institute consisted of six departments, known today as the ‘Ancient Departments’. These are: 1) the Department of Electrical Engineering, 2) the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3) the Department of Petroleum Engineering, 4) the Department of Sciences, 5) the Department of Accounting, and 6) the Foreign Languages and Physical Education Centre. In 1983, the first four of these departments were allocated to the newly-formed School of Engineering Sciences and the remaining two, to the School of Business and Economics. In 1985 the first campus outside of Kavala was established in the nearby city of Drama; the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management was the first department that established there.
In 1986, the Department of Business Administration, was founded and integrated into the School of Business and Economics. During the period 1999-2007, the institute underwent an expansion with the creation of four more departments, known as the ‘New Departments’. Originally, these departments were financed by the European Union through the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. The departments are listed below in chronological order of their foundation: 1) the Department of Industrial Informatics (1999) and Information Management (2000) located in Kavala, the Department of Landscape Architecture (2003) located in Drama, the Department of Nursing (2007) located in Didymoteicho. Following the establishment of the Department of Landscape Architecture (2003) in Drama, a 3rd school, the School of Agricultural Technology was founded in the institute. In 2009, the Department of Oenology and Beverage Technology (third department in Drama) was founded and integrated into Drama branch.
TheInstitutesmain campus in Kavala andis approximately 132,000 m2 with buildings covering an area of 36,000 m2. The Drama Campus is located in the area of Microchori, Drama. The Departments of Forestry and Natural Environment Management and Oenology and Beverage Technology, and the administration services, the Museum of Natural History, as well as the Botanical Gardens are located within the campus area of 100,000 m2 with buildings covering an area of 6,000 m2, while the Department of Landscape Architecture is located in the city of Drama, in facilities granted by the Prefecture of Drama. The Didymoteicho Campus is accommodated in the historic Primary School in the centre of Didymoteicho, located in the eastern part of the Evros Prefecture of Thrace.
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
The Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management is part of the School of Agricultural Technology of the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology at Drama. The Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management aims at offering Forestry and Natural Environment Works education at the highest level of applied scientific knowledge, while promoting modern forest technological skills.
The Department actively participates in European Research Programs and makes a valuable contribution to applied forest research in Greece. It also develops collaborations with other higher Education Institutes in Greece and other countries, as well as collaborations with Agencies and businesses related to the forestry field.
The Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management consists of two Sectors:
1. The Sector of Natural Environment Works
2. The Sector of Natural Environment Protection and Management
Zaimes George, Hydrologist, Professor of Technological Applications
Emmanouloudis Dimitrios, Hydrologist, Vice President, Professor
Kaziolas Dimitrios, Civil Engineer, Associate Professor
Papadopoulou Giota, Financial Management
Demirtzi Despoina, Communication Responsible
Ioannou Konstantinos, Geoinformatics and ITC Administrator
Mallinis Georgios, Remote Sensing, Assistant Professor