Welcome to the Program of Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Physics
The Program of Postgraduate Studies (PPS) in “Environmental Physics” is being offered by the School of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, since 1993. Its main goal is to educate and instruct scientists who will be able to work and evaluate issues related to environmental protection. The Program aims to produce skilled scientists capable of responding to market demands for current and future environmental problems, such as local and global air pollution and air quality, sustainable development, global climate change and environmental problems caused by industrial activities.
After successfully completing two years of studies, the graduates receive their MSc title and have the potential to continue further with their studies with the aim of obtaining a doctorate degree (PhD), with a minimum duration of three additional years.
Graduates acquire the essential scientific background in various subjects of environmental physics in order to be successfully employed by private companies, public organizations and educational institutions. Most of our graduates are involved in research activities internationally on issues related to tropospheric and stratospheric ozone, solar ultraviolet radiation and its effects on photochemistry, air pollution models, climate models, data processing algorithms for satellite applications and the development of remote sensing techniques to monitor the field of radiation and atmospheric composition changes.
The PPS in Environmental Physics has an interdisciplinary structure within the School of Physics, combining teaching staff from various laboratories related to environmental issues. The main teaching role belongs to the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, which is complemented by staff from other scientific fields such as Optics, Astronomy and Nuclear Physics. Teaching staff from the School of Geology and the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are also part of the teaching group. The curriculum includes: Lectures in Environmental Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Atmospheric Optics, Meteorology, Environmental Chemistry, Applied Statistics, Environmental Status Reporting, and so on.