University of Patras • Patras, Greece
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.