Agricultural University of Athens
The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the 3rd oldest university in Greece. Since 1920, contributes consistently and continuously to Greek and European primary sector development, by conducting basic and applied research in agricultural related sciences. AUA conducts 1/3 of the agricultural research in Greece.
The University is situated on a green campus that straddles close to the Acropolis, at the heart of the ancient Olive Grove. AUA counts 178 academic stuff, 300 supportive stuff, 3,000 students, 450 MSc students and 250 PhD students.
AUA research funding comes from the private sector as well EU and Greek research programmes. In particular, AUA the last 4 years has participated, as a leader or partner in 53 EU projects. AUA contributions address a wide range of issues related to food safety and environmental protection significantly affecting the daily lives of Greek and Europeans citizens: food quality and safety, water resource conservation, organic farming, alternative energy sources, biotechnological applications in agriculture, information and communications technology.
AUA team in Smart-AKIS has been involved in the coordination and successful implementation of the Farm of the Future project (FP7, KBBE 20017-1) and it has been participating in 2 ICT-AGRI projects with emphasis on the application of robotics and precision farming technologies in agriculture (RoboFarm and USER-PA). Members of the team have been participated in several National R&D programs on the application of novel / smart technologies in agriculture and in several European and bilateral programs.