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Technical University of Crete

Overview

Soon after the end of the German occupation of Greece, the issue of establishing a University on Crete was brought up and reached its peak during the 1960’s. However, although public demand for the establishment of a university on Crete was unanimous, there was also an intense rivalry between the two major cities on the island on which one would become the seat of that university. Finally, the solution to the problem was given in 1977 by the then Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, who made a balanced decision approving both the establishment of a University with faculties in Heraklion and Rethymnon and the establishment of a Technical University in Chania. The Technical University of Crete was established by the Law 545/77 on the “Establishment of a Technological Institution under the title Technical University of Crete and other provisions”. On July 17th 1977, the first Executive Committee of the Institution convened under the presidency of Professor Perikles Theoharis and in the presence of the then Minister of National Education G.

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