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President's welcome message

Dear Autex members and members of the international textile academic community,

It’s my pleasure to welcome you in our communication platform.

AUTEX has been established almost 30 years ago and its continuous growth indicates its essential role in bringing together and networking the Universities with textile studies and research activities all over the world.

In parallel, AUTEX supports actively the textile research potential by the organization of the annual World Textile Conference and the publication of the AUTEX Research Journal.

AUTEX operates with full administrative and financial transparency and with respect to the democratic rules preserving the rights of its members.

We are open to welcome new member Universities enriching our network and bringing them in contact and cooperation with the rest member Universities for their benefit.

AUTEX as a dynamic organization is ready to face the future challenges by continuously adapting its activities to the new world environment. The enthusiasm and the active participation of our members is our power and the best guarantee to achieve our goals.


Prof. Dr. Savvas Vassiliadis
President of AUTEX
University of West Attica, Athens, Greece