School Foundation

The School of Rural and Surveying Engineering (SR&SE), Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) was founded in 1961 and it is the third oldest School of the Faculty of Engineering, after Civil Engineering and Architecture. The School started its operation in the academic year 1962-63 and In its first years the School was supported by two Chairs only, the "Chair of Geodetic Astronomy" and the "Chair of Photogrammetry", while most of the geodetic-surveying courses were offered by the Chair of Geodesy (meaning Surveying) of the School of Civil Engineering. Additional Chairs were founded in 1974 (Chair of Surveying), 1976 (Chair of Cadastre and Land Consolidation, Chair of Agricultural Hydraulics), 1977 (Chair of Higher Geodesy and Surveying) and 1981 (Chair of Geodetic Statistical Methods).

The Chairs have been abolished when the New University Act of 1982 took effect and the School took its present organizational form with three Departments (Department of Geodesy & Surveying, Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Department of Transportation and Hydraulic Engineering).