About Piraeus the University of Applied Sciences



Τhe Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus) is an independent and self governed Institute of higher education. The operation of the Institute is based on the Greek laws 4009/2011, 4076/2012, 3549/2007, 2916/2001. The degrees offered are recognized by the Greek state and EU and are fully evaluated. The studies in the Departments of Piraeus University of Applied Sciences for the first level degrees are lasting four years typically and are equivalent to 240 ECTS, according to the Bologna Process Guidelines.

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences offers technological theoretical and practical education directly applied to the needs of the market. Courses last for eight semesters, which includes a six-month period of Practical Training and writing a dissertation. Piraeus University of Applied Sciences also offers post-graduate programs that are officially incorporated into the educational system. The study at Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, is provided free of tuition and education material and is supervised by the Ministry of Education.

After graduation, the new scientists may continue their studies in the second level (MSc) programs that last one to two years weighted 90-120 ECTS. Then, a third level course is possible for PhD studies in collaboration with several Universities in Greece or in European region.

The campus is extended on an area of about 100.000 m2 in the middle of an olive grove, which includes some of the very same olive trees that used to shade Plato's Academy. The campus is near the center of Athens and the port of Piraeus and includes several buildings with the equivalent of 50.000 m2 space. Among them the Conference Center and the library are encountered. There are facilities that cover all students’ needs and support academic activities.

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences has the following Faculties – Departments

School of Engineering
School of Business and Economics
There are also 20 Postgraduate Programs at the second level (Master). Some of them are autonomous and are governed by the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences rules. There are also programs that are organized in collaboration with several Universities in the European area and the United States. The Postgraduate Programs of the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences are:

School of Engineering
School of Business and Economics

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences has been awarded a DS label for the system of Higher Education alignment procedures.

Each year approximately 1500-2000 new students are enrolled in TEI of Piraeus and the total number of the active students is approximately 12.000. The permanent Academic Staff is encountered to 160 Professors. The teaching staff is enriched with approximately 300 part time professors. The academic operation is supported by 160 permanent members of the administration staff. These operations are also supported by approximately 30 additional persons that are engaged in several R&D programs.

There are 25 Laboratories in Engineering Scholl and 10 Laboratories in the School of Business and Economics that support the teaching and research and development activities. They are engaged in several research and development programs that are funded by the Greek Government and European Union.

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences keeps permanent links with other and foreign educational and research institutions and participates in numerous programs of the European Union, while encourages international cooperation and improvement of knowledge diffusion.