The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984. Though
newly founded, it has demonstrated remarkable work
in the course of its life. Since its founding 18 years
ago, it has been operating with 4 faculties, 16 undergraduate
departments, 3 elective study programs and 5 post-graduate
The seat of the university, the Faculty of Human
Sciences, the Polytechnic department, and the Faculty
of Agriculture, Crop Production and Agricultural
Environment are established in the city of Volos.
Other faculties and departments operate in other
cities of Thessaly, such as the Faculty of Health
Sciences, which is seated in the city of Larissa
where the University Hospital operates in parallel.
The Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
operates in the city of Trikala, and the Department
of Veterinary Medicine operates in the city of Karditsa.
The Department of
Planning and Regional Development of
the University of Thessaly (DPRD) is the first department
in Greece offering an undergraduate professional degree
in Planning and Regional Development. Graduates of the
department are certified engineers qualified for employment
under Greek law.
The department offers a five-year professional diploma,
a one-year master's degree, and a doctorate degree in
Planning and Regional Development. This prospectus aims
to brief students on issues related to their studies.
It provides, a short introduction to the Department
and the field of Planning and Regional Development as
well as a description of the University, its development
and information concerning the organization of the department,
courses, and the academic activity record of the faculty.