Re-organization puts NTUA at the top of the league

Central universities made more sophisticated proposals in relation to provincial institutes, with the NTUA’s winning top marks. Dean of the Athens Technical University Themistoklis Xanthopoulos attributed this success to its achieving second place out of all European universities, on the basis of the performance of its scientific staff in competitive research programs announced by the EU and the warm welcome given to all NTUA graduates in today’s demanding job market. During intense efforts over the last six years to reorganize and mobilize all of its institutions, both state funding and that of CSF II were deployed to good result to upgrade undergraduate education, scientifically, educationally and functionally. The NTUA was thus able to further: the rationalization of program structure and reach; delivery of lectures to smaller numbers of students with greater emphasis placed on undergraduate project work; the expansion of laboratory work, using modern equipment with emphasis on computer labs; progress in expanding building facilities (today, 28 square meters of facilities, 10 square meters of classrooms and 100 square meters of surrounding area correspond to each student); the implementation of modern regulations laying down in detail the structure and specifications of courses.