The mission of the department of Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture is to promote Horticulture and Floriculture science and train professionals able to apply modern methods in the cultivation, protection and management of greenhouse and floriculture crops as well as to carry out studies and conduct research on these subjects. Students in the department of Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture receive education and training in Horticulture and Floriculture science as well as in associated scientific disciplines. During their studies they are attending classes of basic and applied sciences such as Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Nutrition, Genetics, Plant Protection, vegetable production, Greenhouse construction, Garden and Landscape Architecture, etc. The department graduates are well trained in the cultivation and handling of vegetable and ornamental crops. They are also specialized in new technological advances and have the ability and skills to project these developments to the agricultural community. The department has well equipped facilities such as teaching rooms with audio-visual systems, laboratories, greenhouses and controlled environment chambers, research stations etc. The duration of studies is seven (7) semesters followed by one semester of practical training. The studies are completed after the elaboration and submission of a dissertation thesis on a subject related to their field of studies.
REGULAR TEACHING PERSONNEL
Thanks to their specialized scientific and technical knowledge, the graduates of the department of Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture can be engaged in the study, research and application of Technology to modern and specialized sections of the Agricultural Science and the process of the dynamic horticulture such as the intensive cultivation of vegetables, floriculture and arboriculture and especially of those which are grown in greenhouses. The graduates can be engaged in these activities either on their own or in cooperation with other scientists. They can also deal with the post-harvest handling and storage, standardization, transport, trading, management of arboricultural and floricultural products, protection and reproduction of these products. Furthermore, the above graduates have the right to work as executives or self employees in the whole range of cultivations and can participate and be promoted throughout the managerial and technical hierarchy related to the sections of the production of fruit, flowers and especially those grown in greenhouses. In addition, they can register at the Manufacturers Record of Experience which belongs to the Ministry of Public Works and according to the current legislation, they can be employed in all levels of the Educational System and Agricultural Training. View the department' s guide for studying