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Hellenic Open University

4.4 out of 5 (11 ratings / 10 reviews) Patras, 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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



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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What you need to know for Patra's Open Univercity (in Greece)
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university offers the opportunity to gain a lot of knowledge as it has many qualified teachers and a rich online library. As it is a distance study with some linguistic lectures it is important to mention that the necessary guidance is provided. The only downside is the lack of printed books. Everything is in electronic form.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I feel very honoured to be able to pursue my educational aims through master studies

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it's the best gift you can give yourself always to search for more knowledge !

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