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University of Crete

Location

University of Crete, Heraklion Greece

Ranking

# 601-610QS World University Rankings

About University of Crete


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 16 Departments in 5 Faculties: Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, over 18,000 undergraduates and 3000 postgraduate students are registered here. They are educated by an outward- looking academic faculty of around 450 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative staff.

The University offers 54 Masters programmes in subjects ranging from Byzantine Studies through to Molecular Biology and PhDs in all areas of the University's research expertise. Research and research training at all levels benefits from the de facto regional cluster of research institutions i.e. the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (IMBBC), the University General Hospital (PagNi) as well as the other HEIs in Crete.

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 worldwide, 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.

About University of Crete


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 16 Departments in 5 Faculties: Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, over 18,000 undergraduates and 3000 postgraduate students are registered here. They are educated by an outward- looking academic faculty of around 450 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative staff.

The University offers 54 Masters programmes in subjects ranging from Byzantine Studies through to Molecular Biology and PhDs in all areas of the University's research expertise. Research and research training at all levels benefits from the de facto regional cluster of research institutions i.e. the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (IMBBC), the University General Hospital (PagNi) as well as the other HEIs in Crete.

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 worldwide, 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.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

University of Crete is one of the top universities in Heraklion, Greece. It is ranked #601-610 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #451- 500
  • 2014
    #491-500
  • 2015
    #451-460
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #651-700
  • 2018
    #651-700
  • 2019
    #651-700
  • 2020
    #751-800
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #651-700
  • 2023
    #591-600
  • 2024
    #=534
  • 2025
    #601-610

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