The Department of Environment provides the requisite laboratory facilities for undergraduate experimental training and research. The available educational laboratories include computer science, chemistry, biology and soil science. In addition, the Department maintains a meteorological station.


Computer Science Laboratories

The department has two computer science laboratories, the main computer room and the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) laboratory. These laboratories have a total of forty six (46) work places, (18 in the main computer room and 28 in the GIS laboratory) and students can use them for personal purposes or for completing assignments in relevant courses. In addition, both laboratories are utilized for lectures and seminars concerning the use of hardware and software as well as the overall laboratories’ operation procedures. Students are provided with a personal access code allowing them to access the Internet and correspond through e-mails.


Laboratories are open for the students every day from 9:00 until 21:00, except weekends. The laboratories’ personnel are responsible for proper operation procedures and for helping students with their questions and problems.


Chemistry Laboratory

The Chemistry Laboratory has thirty (30) work places for performing chemical analyses as part of undergraduate laboratory courses.

The laboratory’s instrumentation include:

  • Apparatus for COD analyses

  • Constant temperature incubator for BOD analyses

  • Apparatus for total nitrogen analyses (Kjehldahl  method)

  • Spectrophotometer

  • Florescent spectrophotometer

  • Apparatus for suspended solids analyses

  • Field instruments for pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity determinations

Biology Laboratory

The Biology Laboratory has thirty two (32) work places and is primarily used for experimental assignments in the courses offered by the Ecosystems Management sector.

The laboratory’s instrumentation include:

  • Optical microscopes

  • Stereoscopes

  • Spectrophotometer

  • Incubation chamber

  • Constant conditions chamber

  • Field instruments for determination of environmental parameters

Soil Science Laboratory

The Soil Science Laboratory is equipped with all necessary instrumentation for the training of both undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as soil science and agro-ecosystem management.

The laboratory’s instrumentation include:

  • Kjehldahl apparatus for total nitrogen determination

  • Field instruments for determination of environmental parameters

  • Vortex mixer

  • Mixers

  • Soil moisture sampler

  • Undisturbed soil sampler

  • Disturbed soil sampler

  • Hot plates

  • Stirring Hot Plates

  • Soil moisture analyzer

  • Humidity analyzers

  • Hach spectrophotometer

  • Flame spectrophotometer

  • Hach portable soil analyses kit

Meteorological Station

The Meteorological Station is situated on the roof of the Xenia A building and is equipped for measuring total solar radiation on three levels, diffuse solar radiation, humidity and wind speed and direction.