University of Crete - UOC • Rethymno, Greece; Heraklion, Greece

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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