The Department of GEOtechnology and ENVironmental Engineering (GEOENV) is part of the School of Technological Applications based in Kozani. It was founded in 1999 and is the only department in Greece from which 'Geotechnology and Environmental Engineers' graduate. It was developed from the Department of Mining Technology (founded in 1988) of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia as an expansion of the academic subject and reforming of the studying programme. The Department's mission is the transfer and development of knowledge in technology and science of the Department's subject, through teaching and applied research. The Department provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required for their professional and scientific development. The academic subject of the Department of Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering consists of the knowledge areas of applied geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, etc.), mining and quarrying, geotechnical mechanics, environmental and industrial management.
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