The Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.) was established in Athens, Greece, in 1929 as the research arm of the Greek Forest Service.
In its more than 90 years of operation, the Institute has produced excellent research always focusing on the research needs of the practicing foresters of the Forest Service.
In 1989 the Institute was integrated into the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) and its official title became “Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products Technology”.
Both the historic name and the official title are currently in use.
FRIA is located in a park-like stand of pine trees, in the area of Ilisia, near the center of Athens.