The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the third oldest University in Greece. For over eighty years, it has been serving agricultural sciences producing high quality graduates, as well as scientific knowledge through basic and applied research. Its educational programmes combine harmoniously the theoretical teaching with the laboratorial and practical practice that spring from the inquiring experience and the observance of problems and prospects of Greek agriculture. The University consists of seven faculties: Crop Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Biotechnology, Rural Economics & Development, Food Science & Technology, Natural Resources Management & Agricultural Engineering, and General Science.
The Informatics Laboratory of AUA was established in 1989, as part of the Division of Informatics, Mathematics & Statistics which belongs to the Faculty of General Science. It has as its mission to support the research and educational needs of all faculties of the university. Its main activity is the education of students on topics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), so that the graduates of AUA can effectively use ICT in their everyday jobs. Moreover, its activities include research in topics of Agricultural Informatics and the application of ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development.