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So, as it stated in the title, if I was to choose a university for my undergraduate studies again, this university-faculty would still be my 1st choice. I feel privileged to have studied here, since it is an internationally recognized university and a faculty with a lot of potential, both for students and for alumni. The level of the theoretical knowledge acquired is top; however there is room for improvement in terms of practical applications and linking with the business world. The professors are friendly and cooperative in their majority, and willing to help students who show true interest in their studies and a potential for further development and contribution to the university. The services offered to students need to be modernized a bit, however steps are being taken towards that direction. It is in general a strong degree, which is appreciated by companies and universities and offers a lot of career opportunities. Recommendations by the professors are highly appreciated and thanks to them a large number of students is able to continue their studies abroad, in top universities in Europe and/or America. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in building a strong academic background and use it to contribute in advancing technology.
I consider my university as a great place to gather theoretical knowledge but it has room for improvement in hands on experience. Our professors are really good at their field and most of them communicate easily their knowledge. In a theoretical basis our university is really challenging but doable because of the professors. Also there are many different fields you can study, from computer science and robotics to renewable sources of energy and bioengineering (in total there are 12 different fields through which you can choose). However when it comes to hands on experience through labs there are a lot of things to be improved. Labs are few and the equipment is outdated. However the overall experience is positive and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a strong theoretical background through his career.
Although the university offers a high level of academic knowledge, both professors and students are few of the best in Greece, the University stills has to make a huge way in order to catch up with the great European Universities. The lab hours are very few, equipment is slightly outdated and the classes are usually overcrowded. Still, NTUA is considered the most prestigious school for engineering in Greece due to high level of knowledge provided.
The National Technical University of Athens is located in Zografou, a municipality where many university students live. The campus, on the one hand is full of trees which helps you to relax and detach from the courses but on the other hand the appearance of the buildings is not so good due to the political parties and mainly to the posters that they stick on them. The university offers you a wide variety of extracurricular activities since there is a fully equipped gym, an acting team, a music team etc.There are many associations and technical projects which help you to connect with people that have the same interests as you and to implement the knowledge that you gain in the university.
The Mechanical Engineering faculty gives you the opportunity to study most of the fields that a Mechanical Engineer is interested in. Most of the professors are more than welcome to answer all your questions even outside the class. Many of them have published a lot of papers and have achieved great renown and good reputation even outside Europe.
The university that I study is the National Technological University of Athens. At first, it must be said that it provides general and specific knowledge to the students. Also this knowledge is not given only in theoretical form but in practice also (workshops, projects etc). The university also provides useful tools like software, 3d printers and books. It includes a library, a gym and a restaurant so it easy for the students to have what they need during their daily life. In the end, one of the most important things to say is that studies in this university are free.
NTUA is a faculty not very close to the city center, making it a good spot to abstain from the daily chaos of a megalopolis. Even though it suffers from some issues that all universities face in Greece, its academia is of the highest level, with a big highlight on the opportunities being given to students thanks to the various student organizations and NGOs that have engineering students as their target group
Our university is located on a hill in Athens and most of the faculties are surrounded by nature. There are highly qualified professors with wide knowledge in the field of Electrical Engineering. However, the university lacks equipment and students do not have many opportunities, especially for their bachelor, to work in a laboratory and gain practical experience on what they are studying in the class. One advantage is that everything is free – there is no fee for courses or books. When you finish your course, you are considered as an Engineer with much knowledge in the field, but without specific projects and practical experience.
Another thing that it’s missing is the connection with the labor market. Students face a big difficulty in finding a proper job when they finish studying, unless they are proactive and they have starting building their career by themselves. However, there are some Students’ Associations where students have opportunities to participate in seminars/competitions and develop their soft skills along with their hard skills.
To sum up, I would recommend this university to students who are interested in academic careers mostly – the ones who seek for advanced knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and computer engineering.
All in all, studying at NTUA is quite an experience. Our study programme holds a variety in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering and it wouldn’t be a lie stating that someone can think of themselves as a qualified engineer after their time in the university. Decent facilities, some world-class professors and many top-class students compose a student experience which is totally worth living.
I am an Electrical & Computer Engineering student. This university is of great value because it is free, as it is state-funded. Moreover, the books are free, if it is your first degree. It is a 5-year diploma, counting outside of Greece as Master’s degree. As others already mentioned there is a heavy focus on theory and the labs are scarce and outdated. The professors are mixed. Some of them are great teachers and researchers, while others are just the worst in transferring knowledge you could ever meet. Our buildings were built on 2004, so they are relatively new, compared to the other faculties on the campus.
When it comes to technical studies you cannot find a more academical supreme university in Greece. It has been the most prestigious university in the country from the beginning of its existence, 150 years ago. The biggest advantage of studying in this university is the stong academical knowledge, taught by some of the best professors in their fields, with no tuition, since universities in Greece are solely state-funded. I’d like to concentrate my review on the bright and optimistic view of the university and not referring to the numerous problems that affect our whole educational systems. Something that it would be problematic is the absence of courses in English.