The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is one of the major higher degree public educational institutions in Greece. NKUA is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe and in the top-200 universities in the world (Webometrics, 2021). With a student body of about 125,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, over 2,000 members of academic staff and approximately 1,300 administrative and secretarial staff and specialized personnel, NKUA aims at excellence in both teaching and research in a significantly varied range of disciplines. NKUA participates in RAMONES with two of Departments of the School of Natural Sciences: (i) Department of Physics and (ii) Department of Geology and Geoenvironment. 

The Department of Physics (NKUA-PHYS, is the oldest and highest-ranked department of Physics in Greece. It is among the highest-ranked universities worldwide (rank 101-150 in ARWU Shanghai 2019). The Department has currently 64 faculty members distributed among five (5) Sections (Condensed Matter, Nuclear and Particle, Astrophysics-Astronomy-Mechanics, Environment-Meteorology and Electronics and Systems).

The Department of Geology and Geoenvironment (NKUA-GEOL, has a declared and established ever growing interest and involvement in basic and applied research concerning contemporary environmental problems and geohazards. It continues to develop and expand by establishing new academic units to accommodate the cascading development of Earth and Earth Observation Sciences.