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The National Technical University of Athens (Greek: Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, National Metsovion Polytechnic), sometimes simply known as Athens Polytechnic, is among the oldest higher education institutions of Greece, founded in 1836. Its campus is located in the center of the city of Athens.

It was named Metsovion in honor of its benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averof, whose origin is from the town of Metsovo in Epirus.

The National Technical University of Athens is divided into nine academic faculties (Greek: σχολές), which are furthermore divided into 33 departments (Greek: τμήματα):

Faculty of Civil Engineering

  • Department of Structural Engineering
  • Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering
  • Department of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Department of Transportation Planning
  • Department of Engineering Construction and Management

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Department of Fluid Mechanics Engineering
  • Department of Thermal Engineering
  • Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Constructions and Automatic Control
  • Department of Manufacturing Technology
  • Department of Industrial Management and Operational Research

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Department of Electroscience
  • Department of Electric Power Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics

Faculty of Architecture

  • Department of Architectural Design
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Department of Interior Design and Landscaping
  • Department of Building Technology-Structural Design and Mechanical Equipment

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Process and Systems Analysis, Design and Development
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes

Faculty of Rural and Surveying Engineering

  • Department of Topography
  • Department of Geography and Regional Planning
  • Department of Rural Technology and Development

Faculty of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy

  • Department of Geological Sciences
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgy and Materials Technology

Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Physics

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

The university comprises about 700 of academic staff and a total of 10,000 students, 15% of them are post-graduates.

NTUA, Zografou, Athens

The National Technical University of Athens has always been a place of vibrant political life, being closely associated to the Greek student movement and the struggles for peace and democracy in Greece. The most obvious example of this was the Athens Polytechnic uprising on November 17, 1973, which was the first step to overthrow Greece's military dictatorship.

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