Monday, 29 August 2011

Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης / University of Crete

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Το Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης ιδρύθηκε το 1973 και άρχισε να λειτουργεί το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 1977-78. Σήμερα φοιτούν περίπου 10.000-11.000 φοιτητές. Στο Ρέθυμνο λειτουργούν η Φιλοσοφική Σχολή, η Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και η Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής, ενώ στο Ηράκλειο η Σχολή Επιστήμων Υγείας και η Σχολή Θετικών-Τεχνολογικών Επιστημών (ΣΘΤΕ). Στη ΣΘΤΕ λειτουργούν τα τμήματα Βιολογίας, Φυσικής, Χημείας, Μαθηματικών, Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών, Εφαρμοσμένων Μαθηματικών και Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Υλικών.

Επιδίωξη του Πανεπιστημίου είναι να γίνει ένα κέντρο Εκπαίδευσης, όχι μόνο για την Ελλάδα αλλά και για ολόκληρη τη Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη, την Ανατολική Μεσόγειο και τη Μέση Ανατολή.

University of Crete
Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης
Logo of the University of Crete
Established 1973
Admin. staff 544
Undergraduates 11,011
Postgraduates 2,130
Location Rethymnon and Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Campus Voutes, Galos, Knossos
Affiliations FO.R.T.H[6]

The University of Crete (UOC) is the principal higher education institution on the island of Crete, Greece.
The University of Crete, is a multi-disciplinary, research- oriented institution, located in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. It is a University well-known both nationally and internationally for its state-of-the-art research, undergraduate curricula, and graduate programmes. The University was established in 1973 and started functioning in the academic year 1977-78. Since its establishment, it has developed considerable research activity and has undertaken innovative initiatives that reflect its dynamic. As a higher education institution, it is a legal entity of public law, i.e. it operates under the supervision of the State. The seat of the University is in Rethymnon.
The supreme administrative body of the University is the senate, which is presided over by the Rector of the University. The Head of the University is the Rector who is assisted by three Vice-Rectors in the exercise of his duties; all four together form the institution's high authority. They are elected for a period of three years by the teaching staff and representatives of the student body. The current rector is Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris.
The University of Crete has 13,141 students (11,011 at the undergraduate level and 2,130 at the postgraduate level), more than 900 Faculty members and researchers as well as approximately 240 administrative staff, in Schools and their Departments in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. On several research topics the University of Crete collaborates closely with FO.R.T.H.
The School of Letters, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Education are based in Rethymnon. The School of Letters consists of the Departments of History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Social Studies, and Philology; the School of Social Sciences consists of the Departments of Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences; the School of Education consists of the Departments of Primary Education and Pre-Primary Education.
The School of Sciences and the School of Health Sciences are based in Heraklion, the School of Sciences includes the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Science and Technology, and Physics, while the School of Health Sciences includes the faculty of Medicine.
The Natural History Museum of Crete, established in 1981 at Heraklion, is also part of the University of Crete.
Although still very young, the University of Crete has already shown its commitment in the evolving process of European integration, and it operates as an integral member of the European Research and Education Areas. It is currently coordinating and participating in European Union programs and activities such as ERASMUS, LINGUA, TEMPUS etc. and has important links and cooperations with other Mediterranean and Eastern European countries as well as with many U.S. Universities and Colleges, through international Programs.
The student union also operates a radio station.
The University of Crete is reputed to be the best research university in Greece


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