About Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus)

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute 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 (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus)  for the first level degrees are lasting four years typically and are equivalent to 240 ECTS, according to the Bologna Process Guidelines.

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.

Nine (9) Departments exist in Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus) , grouped in two schools:

Engineering School (7)

  • Automation Engineering Department
  • Civil Engineering Department
  • Computer Systems Engineering Department
  • Electrical Engineering Department
  • Electronic Engineering Department
  • Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Textile Engineering Department

School of Business and Economics (2)

  • Accounting and Finance Department
  • Business and Administration Department

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus) had been may awarded a DS label for the system of Higher Education alignment procedures.

There are also fifteen (15) Postgraduate Programs at the second level (Master). Some of them are autonomous and are governed by the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus) rules. There are also programs that are organized in collaboration with several Universities in the European area and the United States.

Each year approximately 1500-2000 new students are enrolled in Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute 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 approximately 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 (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus)  maintains 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.