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Secretariat
Mrs. Andianna Lampropoulou (Bsc,Msc)
Secretary
Msc Applied Geophysics
 (+30) 2610 99 79 22
 (+30) 2610 99 19 00
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Members of the Department Secretariat
Mr. Adreas Nikolaou  (+30) 2610 99 79 21  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Sofia Bakopoulou  (+30) 2610 99 75 90  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Ioanna Papadopoulou  (+30) 2610 99 79 25
 (+30) 2610 99 60 26
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by Bus
Line number 6 or 9 bus to Rio, which leaves from the bus terminal located downtown, runs every ten to fifteen minutes connecting the University with the city. Since some buses to Rio bypass the University Campus, it is

 

by Car
The University is located about 8 km from the city of Patras.

Coming from the centre of Patras, you may follow Korinthou Street to its end, Panepistimiou Street and after the indoor athletic stadium "Dimitrios Tofalos" you turn on the right, following the signs.

Coming from Athens, follow the exit for Rio Bridge, keeping though the right lane. Exit towards the East Rio dock and turn right as soon as you reach the coast, following the signs driving you to the University Campus, through Egnatia street.

  by Taxi
There are about one thousand taxis available in the city of Patras. Many taxis work on a 24-hour basis. You can hire a taxi at a taxi stand. Taxis can also be requested by telephone using one of the following numbers: 1300, 2610-346700, 2610-450000
  by suburban railway
The Central Railway Station (OSE) is located in Patras downtown. From there the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) runs every one hour connecting the city with Kastelokampos Station (10 min. walking distance from the Stavropoulos Dormitory). From Kastelokampos Station, OSE bus takes the passengers to the University Hospital and the Campus and vice versa. Proastiakos runs every 1 hour between 06.30 - 22.30 the route St. Andreas - Patras - Kastelokampos - Hospital - University and every 1 hour between 06.57 - 22.57 runs the route University - Hospital - Kastelokampos - Patras - St. Andreas.
The ticket costs 1.4 Euro/trip and 1 Euro/trip for students. There is also a monthly student card, which costs 10 Euros for students. With Proastiakos the passenger has the possibility to carry also her/his bike.
 

Our landmark in googlemaps
The following map might help you reach our campus.

https://goo.gl/maps/P6kLxJwXiJo

University of Patras
Department og Geology
Postal Code 265 04 Rio Patra
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 (+30) 2610 99 73 00
 

 
University of Patras
Department of Geology
Postal Code 265 04 Rio Patra
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(+30) 2610 99 79 22
(+30) 2610 99 73 00

The Department of Geology at the University of Patras is internationally recognised for the quality and breadth of its research and its academic programme. It is dedicated to provide the highest quality teaching in classroom and field training, as well as research opportunities in Earth Sciences for students at all levels.

The Department, one of the three Geology Departments in Greece, was founded in 1977 in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Patras, replacing the pre-existing Chair of Geology. Undergraduate students were first admitted in 1978. Since the first 65 undergraduate students’ admission in 1978, 976 BSc, 156 MSc and 112 Ph.D. degrees were granted up to January 31, 2012.

The Department embraces an impressive variety of topics in Earth Sciences and is strongly linked to Greece’s unique geology. Presently, there are twenty three (23) full-time faculty members ranging from lecturer to professor. Support personnel consist of four research associates, a number of instructors and members of administrative and technical staff.

Current enrollment is 846 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate students.

The laboratories for research and teaching, the library, the computing center and the lecture rooms of the Department are housed in the Geology Building. The Seismological Laboratory is hosted at a separate building in the old sector of the University Campus.

Chairperson (from Sep. 1 2020, - Aug. 31 2022)
Dr Paraskevas (Paris) Xypolias, Professor
Tel.  +30 2610 99 7319
 Fax. +30 2610 99 7319
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Deputy-chairperson (from Sep. 1 2020, - Aug. 31 2022)
Dr Eythimios Sokos, Professor 
 Tel. +30 2610 99 7204
 fax. +30 2610 99 0639
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The Department of Geology consists of three Sectors
Sector of Earth Materials
Director (from Sep. 1 2020, - Aug. 31 2021)
Dr Ioannis Iliopoulos, Associate Professor
Tel. +30 2610 99 7710
fax. +30 2610 99 7560
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Sector of General, Marine Geology and Geodynamics
Director (fromSep. 1 2020, - Aug. 31 2021)
Dr Pavlos Avramidis, Associate Professor
 Tel. +30 2610 99 6163
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Sector of Applied Geology & Geophysics
Director (from Sep. 1 2020, - Aug. 31 2021)
Dr Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, Associate Professor
Tel. +30 2610 99 7592
fax. +30 2610 99 7944
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See bellow the full list of the available courses of our undergaduate curriculum:

http://www.geology.upatras.gr/images/pdf/semester/COURSE_SUMMARY_TABLE_2017_18.pdf

Since its establishment, the Department of Geology has received various donations and sponsorships from individuals and organizations. These sponsorships are either financial (amount of money) or material (equipment, sample collections, works of art).

Such sponsorships have strengthen the educational and research efforts of the Department and trigger its further development, especially during the economic austerity we are going through.

 

Ten educational/academic licenses of the MOVE software (equivalent of £ 1,601,838.98)

2020

Petroleum Experts Ltd. (Petex)

 

Sotirios Kokkalas 
Assoc. Professor

Department of Geology,
University of Patras
Scientific Textbooks 2020

Family of Late Professor of NTUA, I.E. Papageorgaki

Stavros Kalaitzidis, 
Assoc. Professor
Library of Section of Earth Materials and Ore Geology Lab
Volumes 1-40 of International Journal Coal Geology 2019

Dr. Harold Smith, University of Sheffield, UK

Stavros Kalaitzidis, 
Assoc. Professor
Ore Geology Lab
Supply and installation of video conferencing system 2018   Avraam Zelilidis,
Professor
Department's assembly room
"A. Panagos"
Ore Geology Textbooks and Frames with Minerals 2018 Family of Late Professor N. Melidonis Stavros Kalaitzidis, 
Assoc. Professor
Classroom 002 and
Ore Geology Lab
Providing a bus for student transportation and entry / tour to Kastania Cave  2003-2018

 monemvasia

Ioannis Iliopoulos,
Assoc. Professor
Students' Fieldtrip (3rd year)
Air conditioning unit 9000 BTU  2018   Stavros Kalaitzidis,
Assoc. Professor
 Classroom of graduate students of the Sector of Earth Materials (room 015)
Purchase of petrographic microscope (B-1000POL) 2017 Avraam Zelilidis, 
Professor
Laboratory of Sedimentology
Photographic artwork entitled "Sconfinamenti"
(dimensions 1.20 m x 1.00 m)
2017

Thalassini Douma,
(φωτογράφος/φωτορεπόρτερ)

George Papatheodorou, 
Professor
Department's assembly room
"A. Panagos"
Collection of Greek and foreign language science books and complete series of scientific journals in the field of the Geological Sciences 2017 Dr Leonardos Tiniakos (ex. Director of the Water resources of the Decentralised Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and Ionian islands) George Papatheodorou, 
Professor
Departmental Library
Leica DML coal petrographic microscope system with automated stage, integrated Basler camera and PC with Hilgers Fossil software 2016

Mikroskopische Untersuchungen Gisela Bieg
(Research company, Germany)

Kimon Christanis, 
Professor
Geo-Energy resources Laboratory
(room 201)
Collection of Greek and foreign language science books and complete series of scientific journals in the field of the Geological Sciences 2012

Sotirios Kokkalas 
Assoc. Professor
Library of the Sector of General Geology, Marine Geology and Geodynamics
Sponsorship - Donation
Year Sponsor/ Donor Scientist in charge Beneficial laboratory