Quality Assurance Unit

      The Quality Assurance Unit at Democritus University of Thrace (QUA/DUTH) was initially founded based upon a decision of a Special Composition Senate meeting in compliance with Law 3374/2005 (article 2, par. 4). Its current structure was determined following the Senate decision DUTH/SENATE/2410/104/20-09-2016 in compliance with Law 4009/2005 (article 14, par. 2).
      QUA consists an advisory body for the administration of the University that gathers valuable information for its strengths and weaknesses and suggests further improvements aiming to ensure the provision of high-quality services for the benefit of the students, the human workforce of the institution as well as of the wider society. This is mainly achieved through the coordination of the processes concerning the internal and external evaluation of both academic and administrative units of the University, conducted under the auspices of QUA.
      The QUA at DUTH has already coordinated in the past the internal and external evaluation procedures carried out in all Departments and Schools at DUTH, all internal evaluations as well as the external evaluation process of the Institution that took place in December 2015 yielding a particularly positive result. Additionally, the Unit has formulated a System of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at the University aiming at its Quality Assurance and Improvement, that unfolds itself towards the following directions:

      • Shaping and documentation of the vision and strategy followed for the quality of the work and of the services provided within a framework of a culture quality.
      • Specification of quality standards for all component parts, necessary for the functioning of the institution (infrastructures, human resources, work and services) 
      • Ongoing monitoring, recording and evaluation of quality indices for the work produced, the services provided, and the activities taking place in the Institution.
      • Planning and implementation of actions aiming to support and improve the quality of the work, services and activities of the Institution.
      • Accreditation and regular evaluation of the System of Quality Assurance and Accreditation so that it can align with the strategic choices made by the Institution and the State.
      Quality Assurance Unit consists of the following members


      Maria Grigoriou Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, Student Care and Life-long Learning, as Director
      Aggelousis Nikolaos Professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sports, DUTH – UQA Member
      Sirakoylis Georgios Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UQA DUTH – Member
      Antonopoulos Konstantinos Associate Professor at the Department of Law, DUTH – UQA Member
      Markos Aggelos Associate Professor at the Department of Primary Education, UQA DUTH – Member
      Paschalidou Anastasia Associate Professor at the Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and of Natural Resources, UQA DUTH – Member
      Matziris Stavros Representative of the Special Scientific and Teaching Staff (Surrogate Member: Mr. Fotiadis Sideris)
      Albanis Markos Representative of the Special Technical and Laboratory Staff (Surrogate Member: Mr. Spartali Arilia)
      Lantzouraki Mirsini Representative of the Special Educational Staff (Surrogate Member: Mrs. Trigonis Ioannis)
      Kostelis Dimitrios  Representative of the Administrative Staff (Surrogate Member: Mr. Anagnostopoulou Eleftheria)
        Undergraduate Student Representative (has not been elected yet)
        Graduate Student Representative (has not been elected yet)