Visiting Faculty

The academic visiting faculty of the Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology is compounded by highly qualified professors from internationally renowned universities who are considered leaders in their fields. The scientific faculty of MAICh selects and invites them on the basis of specialisation to the subject matter, their international reputation and experience in teaching and research, as recognised by the academic community. MAICh is committed to the constant reviewing of the visiting faculty by the students on a yearly basis, in order to ensure the high quality of the teaching program and a dynamic adaptation to new scientific developments. Additionally, the academic visiting faculty collaborates in the formulation of research and development projects, exchange of ideas and expertise for recent advances in science and encouragement for active participation in student’s MSc thesis research projects through consultation and/ or assignment of official supervising duties. Outstanding MSc MAICh graduates are subsequently recruited into their reputable PhD programs on a full scholarship basis. A considerable number of former MAICh graduates are now active and successful members of the international academic community.

The following academic quality indicators have been achieved, during the period 1985-2005.

Research Indicators

  • 39% of the total number of research Master theses have been published in peer review journals (256 publications);
  • 43% have been presented and published in international conferences and proceedings.

Academic Mobility Indicators

  • 28% of graduates have been accepted with full scholarships in PhD programmes by highly ranked universities;
  • 30 graduates and PhD holders serve as University Professors in their home country or abroad.

List of high profile teaching staff

Dr .Cathy Martin John Innes Center, Norwich, England
Dr. M. Bouzayen INRA/INP-ENSAT, Toulouse, France
Dr. F. Fiorani IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Julich, Germany
Dr. H. Poorter IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Julich, Germany
Prof A. Tsaftaris Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof P. Hatzopoulos Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Dr. E. Benkova VIB, Ghent, Belgium
Prof P. Tonutti Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Piza, Italy
Prof Christopoulos University of Patras, Patra, Greece
Prof A. Kanellis Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. M. Klapa FORTH/ICE-HT, Patra, Greece
Dr M. Aivaliotis FORTH/ITE, Heraklion, Greece
Prof A. Bozabalidis Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof G. Skarakis Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Prof K. Vlachonasios Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. A.J. Monforte Instituto de BiologĂ­a Celular y Molecular de Plantas, Valencia, Spain
Dr. P. Kalaitzis CIHEAM IAMC, Chania, Crete


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