Welcome to our School
Welcome to our School. We wish you a creative academic life. During your studies, you will be offered the opportunity to deepen your scientific knowledge and social sensitivity and by doing so, to broaden your horizons in both your professional and personal life.
The significance of a person’s becoming a member of the National Technical University of Athens becomes clear when one bears in mind its great historical contribution to the growth of our country, its freedom and democracy.
From the very beginning, the School of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy has been involved with subjects that have always interested man. From the earliest days, the need of survival led Homo Sapiens to discover the wealth of the earth, to utilize raw materials and to create products that were useful for his life. During this hard fight with nature , primitive man observed and interpreted physical phenomena and improved his production methods, thus developing technology and culture. It was then, that Mining and Metallurgy came into being.
Today’s technological, social and scientific advancements as well as new production requirements have broadened the School’s scope. Our graduates set out as engineers in new professional fields which have so far been occupied by other professionals.
The School’s objective is student’s training in fields related to exploration, production and exploitation of mineral and energy sources, the design, development and operation of underground pit mines, quarries and industrial plants, as well as the design and construction of underground and other geotechnical works. What is more, students study metallurgy of iron and non-ferrous metals, material science and technology such as metal-forming, industrial alloys, ceramics, glass, polymers and semiconductors, safety and quality management as well as environmental protection and remediation.
All the above is only an introduction to your tour. During the course of your studies you should try to capture every opportunity that the School has to offer. In order to gain this knowledge you are encouraged to develop your judging ability to everything that is of interest to you.
Prof. Sofia Stamataki