Hellenic Open University

4.3 out of 5 (39 ratings / 37 reviews) Pátrai, Greece
The Hellenic Open University was founded under the Act Ν.2552/97, as a  self-administered State University with its premises located mainly in Patras Greece.  The University accepted its first students in 1998. It has four Schools (Social Sciences, Applied Arts, Science and Technology and Humanities). Currently, over 30.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are registered in.



The HOU was legally founded with article 27, par. 1, pas. a of Act 2083/1992 as an independent and wholly self–governed higher education institute. It operates as a Legal Person of Public Law under the supervision of the Hellenic State, as exercised by the Minister of Education. 


The HOU Educational material consists of books, readers, supplementary p/c material and/or CDs and DVDs.The printed material is especially adapted to meet the needs and standards of Distance Education. In the HOU textbooks each chapter clearly states its particular aims and objectives, and also contains lists of key concepts and expected outcomes as well as a synopsis, bibliography and in some cases a guide for further reading.


The HOU's mission is to provide distance education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For that purpose, it develops and implements appropriate learning material and methods of teaching. The promotion of scientific research as well as the development of the relevant technology and methodology in the area of distance learning fall within the scope of the HOU's objectives.

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Too early to review.
Stavros Mantzekis rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is quite early to review, but until now it has been an interesting few months. I have pushed myself and learned a lot in a short amount of time.

Now, I am looking for my theme
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very interesting lessons, good teachers, not good enough communication with university services.

wouldn't go for it if i didn't have to work
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great for studying while working, there no online classes like in every other european open university, the contact with the teachers is through mail, and we have meetings once for every assignment , it is a horrible aproach to teaching but hey, you get to do it while you are working!

Pátrai, Ditiki Ellada, Greece


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