The faculty is the main unit that coordinates teaching, scientific research and cultural development in teaching-research, related or interrelated fields. The research areas of the academic staff are in accordance with and in function of the study programs, which are largely dictated by the nature of the subjects. U_Polis aims to position itself as a regional and local epicenter, with the aim of implementing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary research platform. The faculty responsible for this study program is the Faculty of Architecture and Design, which is organized into three basic units, two of which are departments
- Art and Design Department
- Architecture and Engineering Department
- Research Center in Architecture, Engineering and Design
These departments “take care” of fulfilling the teaching requirements and standards together with the academic staff. In accordance with the Statute of U_POLIS and the General Regulation, the staff acts in full and independent academic freedom to provide, the highest quality of teaching and the increase of engagement in scientific research. The department is the basic unit of teaching development and research-scientific work of the faculty, which includes related research fields and groups the respective teaching disciplines.
The Faculty of Architecture and Design makes available all the auxiliary academic staff for the realization of teaching, laboratory practices and research and study projects. Here we can mention the assistance offered by the Research Center in Architecture, Engineering and Design as well as by the Inter-departmental unit IF Innovation Factory. The personnel of these centers assist students in their laboratory work by enabling the use of the most advanced equipment in the field of design and digital production, rapid prototyping and the use of new technologies in design such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. This laboratory work is encouraged by the units to turn into genuine research and application projects.