University of Crete
University of Crete was established in 1973 and welcomed its first students in 1977-78. It now has 16 Departments in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine) as well as a number of affiliated research-oriented institutions.
Currently, almost 19,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduate students are registered at the University of Crete. They are educated by an outward-looking academic faculty of around 450 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory support staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative support staff.
Since its establishment, the University of Crete has been geared towards the development of research on all the scientific fields covered by its 16 Departments. Today, new knowledge and technological innovation is produced in a wide range of research areas.
The University of Crete, in its 40 years of operation, has emerged as a highly extrovert and innovative educational and research institution with significant scientific distinctions and a unique presence in international rankings.
Located at campuses in Heraklion and Rethymnon on the island of Crete, a site rich in ancient and modern Mediterranean cultures, the University offers a vibrant social and intellectual environment for research and education. As such, whether your contact with the University is brief or long-term, we trust it will be rewarding.