University of Patras

4.0 out of 5 (310 ratings / 185 reviews) Pátrai, Greece
The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the academic year 1966?67. Its creation contributed vastly to the decentralization of academic education in Greece.

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The University Campus is located 12 km East of the city of Patras, in the municipality of Rios, covering a flat area of 4.500 acres . It is a self?contained campus at the foot of mount Panachaico with a view over the Gulf of Corinth to the mountains of Central Greece across the water.

University of Patras is the third largest University in Greece concerning the size of students potential, the faculty members, administrative personnel, number of departments, and accredited students titles.

The University of Patras includes 22 Departments, with a large number of sectors and consequently a great range of disciplines, which operate 112 laboratories and 14 clinics fully equipped.

The University of Patras has 21,200 undergraduate and 3,260 postgraduate students. It enumerates 754 of faculty members, 238 of teaching staff, and 481 administrative personnel.

Besides its distinguished path in ecucation, the University of Patras has made excellence in the fields of basic and applied research. The University of Patras has acquired international prominence for pioneering and wide ranging research in areas such as Environment, Health, Biotechnology, Mechanics, Electronics, Informatics and basic science. A number of its Departments, Laboratories and Clinics have been designated as Centers of Excellence, on the basis of international assessment. The University of Patras has a reputation for quality and innovative research and presents an effective participation in a plethora of research projects, scientific organizations, and research groups.

Together with its educational and research work, the rich cultural activity of the University of Patras, attracts many candidate students every year as their first and foremost choice for their High degree studies.

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Student Reviews

My review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

A friendly environment but with lack of equipment or facilities

Tough university but advanced way of thinking
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University of Patras is one of the best universities in Greece, mostly in engineering departments. It is a very demanding environment and the students have a high academic level. My experience in this university was good and I definetely earned a structured, logical and smart way of thinking.

Could be better
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The cost of living is good, Patras is cheap. We also don't pay the university. The programme is a bit harder because we do 5 years instead of 4 with more subjects. I also think that some subjects are quite irrelevant or are very specialized. A lot of subjects are also obligatory and we don't have the option to choose a lot of subjects. The infrastructure is bad, we should...

Pátrai, Ditiki Ellada, Greece


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