The Department of Agriculture belongs to the School of Agricultural Sciences of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (H.M.U.). It was established by Law 4610/2019, and its academic operation began in the fall semester of the academic year 2019-2020. The Department’s goal is to provide quality education to undergraduate students in key branches of Agricultural Science through its new 5-year Undergraduate Program (Bachelor’s) and relevant majors, as well as through its independent Master’s Degree Program. The Department has also offered doctorate (Ph.D.) degree programs both independent as well as in collaboration with other Universities since October 2019.
The Department aims at continuously improving the quality of the education it provides, in order to allow its graduates to secure competitive advantage in their field and increase their possibilities and opportunities to be integrated into the workforce. A key factor contributing to the quality of the Department’s education is its renowned Teaching and Research Staff members with their continuous involvement in research and close collaboration with the public and private production structures of Crete and Greece. Another contributing factor is the modern laboratory facilities and infrastructure of the School Farm, which covers a surface of over 300 acres on the University campus. You can find useful information regarding the operation and structure of our study programs on the new website of the Department. The Teaching and Research Staff members, as well as the personnel of the Department, can provide you with any information you may require.
Upon completion of their 5-year study program, the graduates of the Department of Agriculture of the H.M.U. can register in the Geotechnical Chamber and obtain an Agronomist license in order to open a store selling seeds, plant materials, pesticides, fertilizers and other farm supplies. They can also be employed as members of the geotechnical staff of certain public services (Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Directorates of Agricultural Economy and Veterinary Medicine, etc.), Research Institutions (“DIMITRA” Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Hellenic Food Authority, etc.), and Local Government Organizations (Regional Units, Municipalities). Another possibility is to work in Education as well as in private entities as agronomists/agricultural consultants for the production of safe and quality products; in companies that market and distribute agricultural supplies (fertilizers, seeds, plant protection products); in cooperatives; in producer groups or even for individuals; in companies that produce and distribute propagating material; in certification bodies for agricultural products, etc.