The NTUA Library and Information Center dates back to 1837, while the official operation of the library began in 1914 under state law. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious Academic Libraries in Greece. Today the Library offers many electronic services, 240.000 books and 1500 scientific journals. All the members of NTUA, as well as the public, may use the Library services and material. The public has no right to borrow books.
Since April 2000 the Library is housed at Zografou Campus (Central Library), in a new building with a total area of 7500m2. The library includes a reading room with 500 seats, six (6) group study rooms which are available to groups of at least 3 persons for 3 hours per group, 2 computer workstations and 2 photocopiers which operate with magnetic cards. The same building houses the Historical Library of NTUA as a special collection, which is the result of a systematic effort to re-establish the original holdings of the University Library. Approximately 60,000 books and journals dating from the 17th century to 1950 have recently been classified. The main bulk of the collection consists of old and rare books, pamphlets, maps, prints and encyclopedias.
Thomaidion Center / Meals Card
All incoming students at N.T.U.A. holders of the Erasmus+ scholarship are entitled to a Meals Card. It allows them to have three meals per day for free (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at both Student Restaurants, depending on the School of inscription: students from Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & computer, Chemical, Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Mining & Metallurgical, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, as well as students at the School of Applied Mathematical & Physical Sciences can use their card at Zografou Campus, while Architects can eat at the Patission Complex Restaurant. The Card is issued upon acceptance by the Student Support Office and is to be collected at the Restaurant by giving one’s name.
For further information you can contact Mrs Κ. Bakou ( (+)30 210 772 4052, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
University Computer Center
The University Computer Center, at Zografou Campus, equipped with a modern complex of computing facilities supports all the academic activities (education, research and development) of NTUA. State – of – the art software development tools, libraries and advanced engineering packages are available to all authorized users. Members of the academic community including students from the first year of their study are entitled to use the UCC facilities, through a personalized and secure scheme. The implementation and integration of information and communication technologies in the university curricula, is greatly supported by the operation of ten computing labs, nine of them are installed since 1999 in each one of the nine Schools. The Computer Center through the inter-school computing lab, coordinates the distribution and use of the software packages to the nine PC labs.
Additionally: interdepartmental personal computer laboratories (PC labs), access to licensed commercial scientific software, open source software, e-learning environments, seminars, high performance computing.
The Sports Centre has two gyms: one on Patission Street (on the 5th floor of the Bouboulina Building) and one on the Zografou Campus (near the student flats). Students who belong to sporting associations may join the university teams and take part in inter-university matches. Other students may use the sports facilities of NTUA and other facilities such as the Municipality of Athens swimming pool, the tennis courts in the same area, yacht clubs etc.
The sports available to NTUA students include fitness training, aerobics, volleyball, football, handball, table tennis, tennis, swimming, water polo, rowing, sailing, windsurfing, sub-aqua diving, mountaineering, fencing, karate, judo, kendo, shooting, gliding, climbing, track and field, horse-riding, skiing, chess, bridge, rafting and paintball.
Participation in sporting events is free, with the exception of some expensive sports for which students are required to pay a small part of the cost.
In 2004, a 4 Km long bicycle path was constructed at the Zografou Campus. This green route connects all NTUA Schools and infrastructure (such as the restaurants, the library, etc.) and is dotted with benches, arbors, bicycle stands and fountains that can provide rest and relaxation. The bicycle path goes through the two main squares of the campus and then reaches the administration buildings. Plans to connect NTUA with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Goudi Park are currently being processed.
At the National Technical University of Athens, a group of experts-counselors provide their services to students who face difficulties in relation to their studies, stress and anxiety, difficulty in dealing with student life or living in the city, or other problems such as those related to social relations (conflicts with the family, or friends), feelings of isolation and mood change, health problems, and other personal issues. For further information, contact the Career Office and specifically Ms E. Paspaliari and Ms S. Nika at (+) 30 210 772 1089/ email@example.com.
Career Office, Zografou Campus, 9, Iroon Polytechniou str.
15772 Athens, Greece
The restaurant at the Zografou Campus is open all day and every day except holidays (Christmas, Easter and summer break). It has reduced prices and serves university students and staff. The operation of the restaurants is monitored both by the Restaurant Committee, which has been established specifically for this purpose, and the Head of the Institution’s Health Service to ensure sanitary standards are met. Furthermore, it is inspected by representatives of the Public Health Services.
Zografou Restaurant: (+) 30 210 772 3068
Patission Restaurant: (+) 30 210 772 3832
At the Zografou Campus there are canteens at the Electrical, Chemical, Surveying and Mining Engineering school buildings, and at the Applied Sciences School building.