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The path of the Department of Animal Production begins in 1970 and is parallel to that of Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki. In 1970 by law 652/29-8-70, HTEC (Higher Technical Education Centres) are established and between schools operated is the HSAT (Higher School of Agricultural Technology) with three Departments:

• Department of Livestock Production

• Department of Crop Production

• Department of Farm Management

The curriculum lasts 6 semesters plus one semester of practical training (total 7 semesters). The administration of all three departments is performed by the Director of the School.

In 1977 by law 576 HTEC are renamed to HTEPC (Higher Technical Education and Professional Centres) but there were no significant changes in the functioning of various schools and departments. The Department of Livestock Production is now called Department of Animal Production.

The first big change happens a few years later in 1983. With the law 1404 HTEPC are renamed to TEI (Technological Educational Institutions), and belong, together with the Universities, in the unified Higher Education. In TEI of Thessaloniki, the School of Agricultural Technology continues to operate consisting of the same Departments. However, each Department now operates with its own Secretariat and headed by the Head of Department who is elected for three years.

Regarding the curriculum of the Department of Animal Production significant changes were made. New courses were added while others were replaced, all the equipment of laboratories has been improved enormously and the Department was staffed with worthy colleagues. The whole educational process was upgraded. In addition, with the law 1404 the credentials of candidates for vacant professor positions were particularly increased. The doctoral thesis and research activity are now obligatory for the ranks of Professor and Assistant Professor. In 2002 a new Law 1629 has been voted on the unified Higher Education that further consolidated the position of TEI in unified Higher Education. The educational ranks are now four (Application Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors) and qualifications needed to fill their respective positions are particularly high.

By 1995, the years of study remains the same (6 semesters of lessons and 1 semester of practical training). Since 1995, however, time attendance has increased to 7 semesters and the total years of study is now 8 semesters (7+1). As early as 1996, degrees granted 8 semesters of study duration.

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