The University of Crete was founded in 1973 and accepted its first students in 1977. Ever since then, it has been offering excellent education. The public educational institution is committed to providing excellence in research and teaching. The university is based in the island of Crete, Greece, in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. The school has now 16 Departments in 5 Schools. The schools cover the fields of Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine. Today, more than 16,000 undergraduates and 2,500 postgraduate students are enrolled in programmes at the University of Crete. The great teaching approach, attracts many national and international students. The teachers are highly qualified and eager to pass on their knowledge. The faculty is made up 500 academic staff, who are supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, as wells as laboratory support staff and technical and administrative support staff. The school strives to provide an international learning experience, and in order to so, works closely together with many leading research and educational institutions in Europe and in the world. It is an active promoter of mobility and exchange programmes. In addition to being to presenting the students with an international environment, the school also places special value on cultural and athletics activities and on site clubs and groups; the student union also has its own radio station. The university offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes: there are 16 main undergraduate programmes, which have two or more directions, with a variety of courses / specializations to choose from. 36 Master programmes are on offer, many of those benefit from the collaboration between many of the University’s research groups. Approximately 60% of undergraduate students are studying towards a degree in humanities and social sciences, and 35% in physical, mathematical, technological and life sciences.
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With a long tradition on research based studies and a long established relationship with FORTH, UoC is simply the university to invest your academic years in. Almost all the professors are American-educated (bringing also the bad effects sometimes), making an environment of high efficient and work ethics people
I have been studying to Uoc the last 5 years. I graduated last year and took my Biology Degree, and currently I am doing my Master in Medicine Department again in Uoc. During this period I must admit that I had great assistance and guide from my Professors in order to plan my future. Also the studying program was suitable enough and covered many Biology fields. In Uoc there is always the chance to join a lab and work as an assistant researcher either in Biology or Medicine Departments, in IMMB FORTH, at the Aquarium or the museum of Natural History. Moreover it has worldwide collaborations with decent Universities. The building is new and well conserved and the equipment is fine, considering the economic crisis in our country. I strongly recommend it to those who want to learn the latest findings in science and have a chance to explore the excitement of Research.
Emphasis on research. I would prefer more practical experience and more organized administrative departments, which would be updated with the existing job finding frameworks etc. It would be better to have more organized housing structures and better food, as well as a reduced fare for the buses.
One of the best universities in Greece located in two nice cities (Heraklion und Rethymno) with modern campuses in both of them. Many good professors with experience mainly from Europe and North America provide high level studies in applied, theoretical und medical sciences. Combined with the high quality of life on the island of Crete, the students have many different opportunities to have a pretty good time during the studies. Really good choice especially for Erasmus students!
We are one of the few countries with the privilege of free public education. Having graduated from the University of Crete, in all working environments, I can see the difference in the quality of my education compared to the graduates of other universities. Qualitative training that focuses on the very good up-to-date theoretical basis. All that was missing was a better organized practice at an undergraduate level.
the University of Crete is a modern university at least in terms of Heraklion’s departments. has new facilities in the standards of foreign universities and is quite clean. the teaching staff is well trained and has plenty of work motivation, which is very important in my opinion as it enhances the students will for work and research. so I suggest my University.