The primary mission of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (AOA) of the Agricultural University of Athens is to train scientists specialized in research and in tackling issues regarding the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of sustainable rural development both within the framework of European Integration and the adjustment requirements of the Greek agri‐food system to the global market of agricultural products and services.
The Quality Assurance Policy of the Department of AE&RD is shaped based both on its mission and the professional rights that have been granted to its graduates.
Moreover, the Department’s Quality Assurance Policy aligns completely with the Quality Assurance Policy of the Agricultural University of Athens in the framework of the continuous assurance of high quality educational, scientific, research and administrative work, all identified by the international academic standards and especially those of the European Higher Education Area and in compliance with the Principles and guidelines of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE).
Quality Assurance Procedures of the AE&RD Department are subject to the coordination of the Department’s OMEA Committee (Internal Evaluation Team) in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Unit (MODIP) of the Agricultural University of Athens. All studies and evaluations are being discussed amongst the members of the General Assembly of the Department, who make specific decisions regarding actions that should be taken for the continuous monitoring and improvement of the produced work.
The Internal Evaluation Team of our Department consists of:
- Zografakis Stavros – Professor
- Koutsouris Alexandros – Professor
- Costopoulou Constantina – Professor
- Georgakopoulos George – Associate Professor
- Drichoutis Andreas – Associate Professor – Internal Evaluation Team Coordinator
- Karanikolas Pavlos – Associate Professor
- Chatzimichael Konstantinos – Assistant Professor