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Department of Environment

Ionian University
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Short Description

The Department of Environment of the Ionian University is located on Zakynthos island, and owns state-of-the-art scientific equipment and teaching facilities. Students can acquire a range of professional skills based on theory, laboratory teaching and field exercises. The five established research laboratories reflect the areas of staff interests and expertise:

  1. Chemistry and Environmental Protection
  2. Environmental and Sustainable Development Management
  3. Environmental Physics, Energy, and Environmental Biology
  4. Mathematical Physics and Computational Statistics
  5. Software Technology and Geoinformatics





3D Illustration: Spyridon Verykios, Assistant Professor


Studies

We offer one Undergraduate (BSc) programme in Greek language: BSc Environmental Science.  The program aims to offer, understanding on the processes affecting the environment and ecosystems, and a critical understanding of the technologies involved. The degree takes 8 semesters and 240 ECTS teaching units to complete. Students can complete part of their degree in other European Universities using the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and can obtain professional experience via an optional scheme of practical training in the workplace. Our taught Masters Programmes are listed here: https://envi.ionio.gr/en/studies/postgraduate-studies/

We offer PhD Research programs in English. We are also part of the Erasmus + Teaching and Research network, and we accept English speaking students at our undergraduate studies. Our two MSc taught programs also accept foreign students:
1. New Technologies in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
2. Preservation & Management of Cultural Heritage

Location and Facilities

The Department of Environment is located in the city of Zakynthos and it has a state-of-the-art building built in 2012, with a total covered area of 5500 m2, in addition to c. 3000 m2 peripheral operating areas.



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Academic Activities

- New International Collaborations
- Develop International Collaborations
- Enhance existing networks



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Summer Schools

We offer lifelong training programs in Greek via the Ionian University Lifelong Learning Center [ https://kedivim.ionio.gr/gr/curriculum/ ] . Summer schools which are organised by the department include:

In the past several summer schools have been organised:

[1] Power Python in cooperation with the University of Patras and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(2017, 2018, 2019)
Zakynthos,
Power Python Summer School is a summer school in the form of programming laboratory courses for advanced subjects and powerful language libraries, with emphasis on data analysis and processing.

[2] Information and Communication Technologies in the Promotion and Management of Natural and Cultural Resources for Tourism Development
(2012, 2013)
Zakynthos,
The purpose of the Summer School is to introduce participants to the information and communication technologies that can be used to highlight, promote and manage the natural and cultural environment. The total duration of the Summer School was two (2) weeks, six (6) hours per day.

[3] Summer School in Sustainable Tourism in Island Protected Areas - Design & Management.
(2013)

[4] Dynamics and Management of the Mediterranean Marine Environment”
(2011, 2012, 2013)

In collaboration with the Universities of Aegean and Piraeus, the Marine Park of Zakynthos, and tutors participation from the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, and the Universities of Algarve, Cardiff, and Lille-1. The educational lectures were given in English.



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International Collaborations

Apart from the Erasmus+ collaborations with European Universities, recent collaborations include collaborations with other universities and research centres e.g. the Balkan Heritage Foundation in Bulgaria, University of Barcelona; SEO/BirdLife; Island Biodiversity Research Initiative (IRBI); National Institute of Agronomy in Tunis (INAT); BirdLife Malta; University of Oxford (United Kingdom); the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research-ISPRA (Italy), CIMA, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Algarve; Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); Biosfaira, Environmental Studies & Wildlife Services.

Official Website: envi.ionio.gr
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