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University of Crete

The origins of the University of Crete are international. Following its official foundation, it was shaped by established scholars and scientists of Greek origin who held professorial positions in HEIs in the USA and Europe and who in turn attracted promising young researchers from the Greek Diaspora to join the endeavors of creating a modern, research-led higher educational institution in Crete. This international orientation continues to characterize the University’s faculty as well as educational programs and research at all levels.

Technical University of Crete

The Technical University of Crete, one of Greece’s Higher Education Institutions, which places emphasis both on education and research, was established in 1977 in Chania Crete and admitted its first students in October 1984. Today, the Technical University of Crete comprises 5 academic engineering departments, the Department of Production Engineering and Management, the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, the Department of Environmental Engineering and the Department of Architectural Engineering, assisted in their curriculum by the Sciences Department, all of which have set very high objectives.

Technological Educational Institute of Crete

The TEI of Crete was established in 1983 as the TEI of Heraklion, comprising the Schools of Applied Technology, Health and Welfare Services, Management and Economics and Agricultural Technology. The TEI of Crete has a well-known reputation on a National, European and International level and offers up to date training in technological subjects preparing students to develop into responsible skilled members of the community.

Foundation for Research & Technology

The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide. FORTH reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh)

MAICh, established in 1985, is the 4th constituent institute of CIHEAM, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, an Intergovernmental Organisation which was founded at the joint initiative of the OECD and the Council of Europe on 21 May 1962 under an agreement signed by the governments of seven southern European countries: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Yugoslavia.

The students that follow one of the five post-graduate programmes are provided with a M.Sc. (Master) diploma in: Business Economics and Management, Geo information in Environmental Management, Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology, Food Quality and Chemistry of Natural Products and Sustainable Agriculture Along with its academic activities MAICh has developed a sophisticated Conference Center (ISO9001:2008) conceived with respect to the environment, a completely organized total of infrastructures and services based on international criteria.

Address: Alsyllio Agrokepiou, Makedonias 1 str, 73100
Telephone:+30 28210 35000,  Fax: +30 28210 35001


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