The University of Patras was founded in 1964 and has been delivering excellent education ever since. It is widely recognized as an Academic institution that has a worldwide impact. Due to this fact, it attracts students from near and far, who want to study at this innovative establishment. More than 30,000 undergraduate students and 3,825 postgraduate students have chosen to study at the University at Patras. The university has two campuses- one in Patras and the other one in Agrinion. The university has played an important part in decentralization of academic education in Greece. With modern facilities and 161 laboratories and 17 clinics, the school offers a great learning environment, where students can get hands-on training. The university is made up of 24 different departments, which offers prospective students the chance to choose from a variety of degree courses in all fields of knowledge. 672 faculty members and 155 scientific staff members are on site to make sure that students receive the best training possible. The beautiful campus is spread across 4,5km². The school prides itself in being a multicultural institution that welcomes international students. Its international policy is achieved through working together with universities and research institutions abroad. Students are encouraged to take part in exchange and work placements programmes, since the school has established bilateral agreements with international organisations, networks and associations. Upon graduation, students are well-equipped with the necessary skills and tools to become successful in their chosen fields of expertise and are therefore ready for a global career. The university is also proud to be “green”- it is its goal to transform the university into a more sustainable establishment, in order to help save the planet. Due to this fact, ten postgraduate programmes have been established in the fields of renewable engergy sources and environmental awareness.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the University of Patras rating is 3.7. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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Picturesque location however the facilities are poorly designed and do not take advantage of natural light and ventilation. There is a lack of modern equipment and the amphitheaters are usually overcrowded. Facilities like the cafeteria seem to be operating with very low standards. Overall a pleasant place to spend time and have a high profile education, however as a student you have to put in extra effort to overcome disadvantages like the ones stated.View more
The University of Patras is located in the greek city of Patras. Its facilities leave a lot to be desired and it’s faculty has its problems and deficiencies too. However, its curriculum is of high quality and, at least in the dept. of engineering, capable of producing professionals that can be just as competitive as their EU counterparts.
The lecture halls are nice, but they are definitely not taking into account the local climate. They are claustrophobic with little natural lighting, as they are built following Scandinavian standards. The laboratories, in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, are… lacking to say the least. They are old, out of date and insufficiently staffed to a large degree.
Most professors are capable, with some shining examples. Some are more than deserving of their position, with lectures that are interesting, captivating and highly focused. They show great expertise in their subject and they definitely know what they are talking about. Others are, uhm, useless. Put in place by bureaucrats, through corruption and having the right connections rather than their worth as researchers and teachers.View more
In my opinion University of Patras is one of the best universities in the world and it has many departments to choose from! Teachers are really helpful during your studies and laboratories are a great addition! Definitely a University you’ll like, in a city you will enjoy!View more
I finished an integrated master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The only good thing I have to say about the programme is that the academic level of the degree is pretty high. But every other aspect of academic life is terrible. Labs are understaffed and lack supplies and the classrooms and buildings are very old, dirty and in many places destroyed to the point that they might be dangerous. It is a very rare case that a professor will be a good person that actually cares about his/her job. Finding opportunities to continue your career after your degree is something you have to do on your own and none will assist you or provide paths for you. Overall, achieving my degree was a very difficult and exhausting journey and if I could summarize it I would say “It’s not worth it”. There are other schools in the University and other Universities in Greece and Europe that might share some problems with my school but at least there are people working there that actually love their work and want to cooperate with the students to build their future together and improve the science.View more
After having attended my program for quite a while, I can say that the level of knowledge expected from the students is high enough to make it be at the top in my country. Nevertheless, there is a shortage of new professors which means the quality of the lessons is okay but not amazing. Moreover, the different labs have big developmental differences, with the material research sector being the most prominent and the fluid mechanics lab being a relic of what it used to be.
The food at the cafeteria is quite mediocre but edible. However, the queue for it can become quite long. On campus accommodation is available.
The University of Patras is located on a beautiful campus and is always bustling with students. It offers many STEM related groups so students can learn more of what interests them and professors always help them achieve their greatest potentials. Professors are supportive and actively engage with students to help them decide their next steps in the academic career.View more
Great Program great job title that opens doors to projects for Greece and other countries. If you follow the programme with the plan you can finish on time and work fast and for good pay. I would recommend it.View more
I am Giannis Kotsiris and I am studying electrical and computer engineering in University of Patras. I have graduated here since 2019. The ece part in Patras is one of the best in Greece and has a lot of opportunitiesView more