University of West Attica

Details

Rector & Vice Rectors

Rector

Professor Panagiotis Kaldis

Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Lifelong Learning

 Professor Petros Kalantonis

Vice Rector for Administrative and Economic Affairs – Sustainable Development

Associate Professor Aristides Papagrigoriou

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance

Professor Stavros Kaminaris

Vice Rector for Internationalisation and Extroversion

Professor Theodoros Xanthos

History

UNIWA was founded in March 2018 by the National Law 4521. The foundation of the newly established University came from the merging process of the former Technological Educational Institute of Athens and Piraeus University of Applied Sciences. In 2019, the National School of Public Health joined the newly established university.

UNIWA operates with high educational and research standards and strives to respond to the ever-increasing demands of a modern society for the creation of executives that have attained a solid scientific and technological background.

The newly established university is the third largest in the country in terms of student numbers. It has approximately 52,000 undergraduate, 1,150 postgraduate and 210 doctoral students. UNIWA has expanded to three Campuses within the metropolitan region of Athens. The Egaleo Park Campus lays in the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Egaleo, surrounded by the streets Milou, Agiou Spyridonos, Dimitsanis, and Edessis. The Ancient Olive Grove Campus is also located in the Municipality of Egaleo, on Petrou Ralli and Thivon Streets, on the border of the historic Athens Olive Grove, where Ancient Athenian Philosophers gave academic lectures. Finally, the Athens Campus is located in the Municipality of Athens on Alexandras Avenue and is housed in the premises of the former National School of Public Health in a building of particular historical value that underwent restoration works a few years ago. The operation of the institution is supported by its highly-qualified and experienced administrative staff.

Today, UNIWA includes twenty-seven departments, organized into six Schools, covering a wide range of disciplines. The School of Public Health, the School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, the School of Food Sciences, the School of Health and Welfare Sciences, the School of Applied Arts and Culture and the School of Engineering. The Schools’ fields of study cover a wide range of modern science, including social, administrative and economic sciences, engineering sciences, health and welfare sciences, food sciences and art studies.

Our University maintains permanent partnerships with other domestic and foreign educational and research institutions, with the aim of continually improving the level of study. In addition, it is highly involved in various European Union Programs aiming for international collaborations, development of innovation and dissemination of knowledge.

Postgraduate programs are a high priority at UNIWA as it offers a wide range of programmes (departmental, interdepartmental, inter-institutional and interstate ones), covering a variety of scientific fields, thus enabling graduates to promote science and claim their place in the labor market.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of West Attica comprises six Schools :

  • School Of Public Health
  • School Of Administrative, Economics, And Social Sciences
  • School Of Food Sciences
  • School Of Health And Care Sciences
  • School Of Applied Arts & Culture
  • School Of Engineering

International Profile

Our University, despite its recent establishment (in 2018), originates from three historical and dynamic educational and research entities in the region of Attica: the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, and the National School of Public Health, which have produced thousands of graduates and contributed decisively to the development of the country, but also at a worldwide level. The first two institutions have had a remarkable 45 years course since their establishment, nearly 20 years of which in higher education. The National School of Public Health was founded in 1929 by Eleftherios Venizelos, preserving an outstanding contribution of 90 years.

The new University of West Attica (UniWA) was thus founded, bringing forth high academic standards, capitalizing on individual attributes of the former institutions and creating economies of scale and scope. It consists of 6 Schools (the School of Public Health, the School of Administrative, Economic & Social Sciences, the School of Food Sciences, the School of Health & Care Sciences, the School of Applied Arts & Culture, and the School of Engineering) and 27 Departments, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines.

The University has three Campuses (two in the Municipality of Egaleo—at Egaleo Park and the Ancient Olive Grove—and the third in Athens) while a fourth Campus is currently being developed in the area of Moschato. UniWA has approximately 55,700 undergraduate, 5,500 postgraduate and 460 doctoral students enrolled, a rapidly increasing number considering the fact that the preexisting institutions did not have the authority to provide doctoral studies.

Our strategy is to invest in people and our practice is to cooperate with the academic community based on a system of values, trust, stability and credibility with ethics and justice, providing equal opportunities and applying the University’s meritocracy and accountability to society. At the same time, we are encouraging the intensification of digital transformation, innovation and academic cosmopolitanism.

We strive for the entire academic community to work harmoniously and creatively, with a common vision: for UniWA to be established as a first-choice, modern, and progressive University, with a publicly recognized and competitive role in worldwide education and research. A pleasant and multicultural higher education institution where all of us, along with our students, can live and socialize. A University that prioritizes health, self-determination, dignity, culture, sport and ecology.

The Rector,
Professor Panagiotis E. Kaldis

Schools

Department: Public and Community Health
Location: Athens
Website: http://pch.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2132010219

Department: Public Health Policies
Location: Athens
Website: http://php.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2132010207

Department: Early Childhood Care and Education
Location: Athens
Website:
http://ecec.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105387092

Department: Archival, Library and Information Studies
Location: Athens
Website:
http://alis.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385203

Department: Business Administration
Location: Athens
Website:
http://www.ba.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105381197

Department: Tourism Management
Location: Athens
Website:
http://tourism.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105385211

Department: Social Work
Location: Athens
Website:
http://sw.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105381173

Department: Accounting and Finance
Location: Athens
Website:
https://accfin.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 5381125

Department: Food Science and Technology
Location: Athens
Website:
http://fst.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105385506

Department: Wine, Vine and Beverage Sciences
Location: Athens
Website: http://wvbs.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105385504

Department: Biomedical Sciences
Location: Athens
Website: http://bisc.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 210 5385690

Department:  Occupational Therapy
Location: Athens
Website: http://ot.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105387456

Department: Midwifery
Location: Athens
Website: http://midw.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105387481

Department: Nursing
Location: Athens
Website: http://nurs.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105385613

Department: Physiotherapy
Location: Athens
Website: http://www.phys.uniwa.gr/
Telephone: +30 2105387485

Department:Graphic and Visual Communication Design
Location: Athens
Website:
http://www.gd.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 5385409

Department: Interior Architecture
Location: Athens
Website:
http://ia.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385405

Department: Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art
Location: Athens
Website:
http://cons.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385407

Department: Photography and Audiovisual Arts
Location: Athens
Website:
http://phaa.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385410

Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Location: Athens
Website:
http://eee.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 210 538-1225

Department: Biomedical Engineering
Location: Athens
Website: http://bme.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385303

Department: Industrial Design and Production Engineering
Location: Athens
Website:
http://www.idpe.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30  2105381219

Department: Informatics and Computer Engineering
Location: Athens
Website:
http://www.ice.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 210538-5382

Department: Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering
Location: Athens
Website: http://www.geo.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385854

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Athens
Website:
http://mech.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105381227

Department: Naval Architecture
Location: Athens
Website: http://www.na.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105385310

Department: Civil Engineering
Location: Athens
Website:
http://civ.uniwa.gr
Telephone: +30 2105381719

International Studies

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Health and Caring Sciences | Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Sector of Aesthetics and Cosmetic science intends to establish a postgraduate program in its field entitled “Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Science: Development-Quality Control and Safety of new cosmetic products”. The under development postgraduate program specializes in:
a) the treatment of aesthetic problems with innovative cosmetic products and the use of modern devices of Biomedical Technology,
b) the management of aesthetic problems by the beautician on patients with pre-existing cutaneous diseases according to current legislation and the development from the Cosmetologist of cosmetic products that are recommended as an adjunct to skin diseases,
c) deepening to the mechanisms of action of bioactive ingredients incorporated in cosmetic products,
d) the formulation of various cosmetic forms and the solution in matters that arise during development and production of the products,
e) the quality control, quality assurance and clinical safety and efficacy studies of cosmetic products.
This postgraduate program aims to teach the postgraduate students about the ongoing developments in the field of biomedical technologies for the improvement of skin problems and about the development, research, production, quality control, effectiveness, and safety of cosmetic products.
The postgraduate program results to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in “Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Science: Development-Quality control and Safety of new cosmetic products”, after the complete and successful integration of the studies based on the study program.
The titles are awarded by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the School of Health and Welfare Sciences of the University of West Attica.

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School of Public Health| Department of Public and Community Health

The purpose of the master is to provide a high level of postgraduate education in the scientific field of Environmental Communication and Health Promotion by providing them with specific information and critical assessment skills on environmental issues that undoubtedly cause a variety of public health effects. These skills will enable them to participate in and lead decision-making processes, thus determining the quality of health and the environment for decades to come.

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School of Engineering | Department of Mechanical Engineering

This course examines the latest developments in digital product development and manufacturing. You will gain hands-on experience of the latest computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing applications, including 3D modeling techniques, 3D laser scanning, and 3D printing and computer numerical control machining.

You will also gain knowledge of analytical computer-aided engineering design tools to assist the product validation process by applying advanced design simulation and finite elements’ analysis techniques. Through an individual project, you will be able to extend your knowledge in a field of your choice, establishing yourself as a specialist.

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School of Engineering | Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Departments of Industrial Design and  Production Engineering

The Departments of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Industrial Design & Production Engineering of the University of West Attica (UNIWA), Athens, Greece, offer this Master of Science Program (MSc) to give the students both the theoretic backbone and the practical, hands-on experience in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.

The MSc (in greek “ΠΜΣ – Τεχνητή Νοημοσύνη και Βαθιά Μάθηση”) aims to address the market demand for professionals capable of designing, developing and applying artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms in various sectors of the economy including health, industry, education (e.g., emotional intelligence and affect cognition), engineering (e.g., unmanned vehicles) and culture.

Graduates will be able to combine artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques with other technologies like big data and analytics, for decision making.

Emphasis of the curriculum is placed on providing the students with hands-on experience: educational material, projects and tools from the Deep Learning Institute of NVIDIA are integrated in the curriculum, while students are given direct access to GPU infrastructure and hardware throughout their studies.

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School of Engineering | Departments of Computer Engineering

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School Of Engineering | Department of Biomedical Engineering

The program’s goals are the following:

  1. intensive introduction to biomedical engineering
  2. problem-solving skills development
  3. active interaction with the biomedical engineering industry
  4. prepare students for PhD studies

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School Of Engineering | Department of Biomedical Engineering

The program’s goals are the following:

  1. intensive introduction to biomedical engineering
  2. problem-solving skills development
  3. active interaction with the biomedical engineering industry
  4. prepare students for PhD studies

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Cooperation with the University of  Patras

The main purpose of the MSc is to train graduate scientists of various expertise in the fields of production, distribution, clinical evaluation and clinical implementation of CGTs, study both the biological substrate of CGTs and the regulatory framework for their production and their application. The key aims are:

  • The promotion of knowledge and the scientific development of research in the field of CGTs.
  • The high-level training of health and bio related scientists with medical direction in CGT products in the fields of clinical research, translation research and their application for treatment of incurable diseases
  • The high level interdisciplinary training of young scientists to empower their skills towards employability as executives in private or public sectors in the areas of Biotechnology and Health.
  • The preparation of graduates for PhD studies

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School Of Engineering | Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering

Upon graduation, all participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic terms of the circular economy and value chains and business models
  2. Familiarize with the methodologies of sustainability strategies in business and human needs
  3. Develop skills of how circular economy can positively affect the environment
  4. Learn how to adopt modern technology for recycle/reuse in industrial environments
  5. Understand waste management significance in environmental and economy challenges

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School Of Engineering | Department of Computer Engineering

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School Of Engineering |Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering

The Master of Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s programme in the field of textile engineering. The programme was developed in the framework of and with full support of the Erasmus programme of the European Union. It was and still is a unique programme offering advanced education in Textile Engineering in which the latest developments in the textile field as well as contemporary teaching methods are incorporated. The most renowned specialists in the multidisciplinary domain of textiles in Europe and beyond are brought together. The programme benefits from significant industry participation. Graduates have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes that ensure their impact on technological innovation, creativity, quality and management in industry as well as in academia.

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