The University of Patras is a nationwide and internationally renowned and acclaimed Higher Education Institution, thanks to its multifaceted and innovative work in both the sciences and health sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences. Its geographical location on the outskirts of the city of Patras, Rio, allows for its contact with a rich natural environment and its multifaceted contribution to the flourishing of the wider area.
In Patras is located the University of Patras and some departments of University of Peloponnese.
The University of Patras has 5 Schools, 24 Departments, 24 Undergraduate Courses, 47 Postgraduate Degrees, 2284 Digital Courses and 251 Open Courses. Particularly: School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, faculty of Health Sciences, School of Science, School of Business Administration and Management.
The University of Peloponnese has 3 departments in Patras. These are: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical engineering Of civil Engineers.
Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.
Every year, in February, the city hosts one of Europe’s largest carnivals: notable features of the Patras Carnival include its mammoth satirical floats and balls and parades, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors in a Mediterranean climate. Patras is also famous for supporting an indigenous cultural scene active mainly in the performing arts and modern urban literature. It was European Capital of Culture in 2006.