The University of Crete is a young and dynamic academic institution committed to excellence in research & teaching.
The University was established in 1973 and accepted its first students in 1977-78. It now has 17 Departments in 5 Faculties : Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, around 13,000 undergraduate and 2,000 postgraduate students study here, taught by an outward looking faculty and support staff of over 630 with experience in higher education institutions worldwide.
The international orientation of the University is reflected in its track record of collaborations with many of the leading research and educational organizations in Europe and by the opportunities offered to students and staff through its active participation in mobility and exchange programmes.
Located at campuses in Heraklion and Rethymnon on the island of Crete, a site rich in ancient & 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.