The University of Crete
, is multi-disciplinary,
research- oriented Institution, situated in the cities of Rethymnon and
Heraklion. It is a University with a well-known reputation both
nationally and internationally, with state-of-the art curricula and
graduate programmes, considerable research activity and initiatives
that reflect its dynamic character. It was established in 1973 and
operated during the academic year 1977-1978. Today, approximately 10628
students attend the University. The University''s staff consists of 580
Teaching and Research Staff members. Its'' operation is supported by
more than 400 administrative staff.
The University of Crete is developed in two cities and three campuses:
Faculties operate in the recently constructed
University Campus, located in the area of Gallos. The buildings cover
an area of approximately 30,000 square meters.
The Institute of Mediterranean Studies
(IMS) was established in 1985
(P.D 7/21.1.85) and started operating in its current organizational form in
1986 as one of the five Institutes, along with the University of Crete Press
and the Cretan Research Centre (EKEK). It is part of the Foundation for
Research and Technology, one of the largest national research centers.