Hellenic Mediterranean University


University & Society

The HMU of Crete was established in 1983 aiming at offering technological education
The Institute is a part of the higher education system of Greece and it provides undergraduate and postgraduate education services. It offers 15 Bachelor degrees and postgraduate studies leading to Master of Science degrees. It focuses on research and innovation as well as lifelong learning and it offers technological and consultancy services of high quality.
The Hellenic Mediterranean University employs around 400 qualified academic and technical staff and serves more than 14.500 students. H.M.U Crete has campuses in all major cities of Crete: Chania, Rethymno, Ierapetra, Agio Nikolao and Sitia.
Its’ aim is to make sure study programs are well structured and efficient, that there are successful graduate placements and that student services such as accommodation and restaurant facilities.
There are limitless opportunities for active student participation in research and development projects (HMU of Crete has the top success rate and recognition in research among its peers), for student exchanges with over 100 foreign universities and for paid work at the Institute laboratories. Graduates can also continue with Postgraduate Studies at the Institute or at cooperating Universities in Greece and abroad, with the active support of HMU Crete professors.
Spiritual, artistic and entertainment activities in and around the Institute are varied and shared by students and staff, with the financial support of HMU Crete. Personal care and advice is provided to new incoming students by the International Office and skilled staff at the Schools.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

Hellenic Mediterranean University comprises five Schools :

  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Management and Economics Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Music and Audiovisual Technologies







Professor Nikolaos Katsarakis

Vice Rectors

Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs and Student Welfare
Professor Emmanouil Drakakis
Deputy Rector of Finance, Planning and Development
Professor Thrasyvoulos Manios
Deputy Rector of Administrative Affairs
Professor Nektarios Papadogiannis




Department of Agriculture

Established: 2019
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810 379411

Department of Business Administration and Tourism

Established: 2019
Location: Heraklio, Crete 
Telephone: +30 2810 379613

Department of Management Science and Technology

Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete
Telephone: +30 302810 91101, +30 302810 91103

Department of Accounting and Finance

Established: 2018
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810 379636

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Established: 1999
Location: Sitia, Crete
Telephone: +30 2843029497

Department of Social Work

Established: 1973
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810379536

Nursing Department

Established: 2019
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810379538

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Established: 1986
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810379816

Department of Electronic Engineering

Established: 1965
Location: Chania, Crete
Telephone: +30 2821023008

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Established: 1986
Location: Heraklio, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810379848

Department of Music Technology and Acoustics

Established: 1999
Location: Rethimno 
Telephone: +30 2831021902

Postgraduate programs​

Postgraduate programs in Greek

Department of Agriculture

  • MSc in Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production

Nursing Department

  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Health Sciences

Department of Business Administration

  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Administration

Department of Accounting and Finance

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting & Auditing

Department of Electronic Engineering 

  • Inter-Foundational Postgrad Program on Nanotechnology for Energy Applications
  • Lasers, Plasma & Applications
  • Geoenvironmental Resources & Risks
  • Telecommunication & Automation System

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Energy Systems
  • Advanced Production, Automation, and Robotics Systems

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

  • Inter-Foundational Postgrad Program on Nanotechnology for Energy Applications
  • Lasers, Plasma & Applications
  • Geoenvironmental Resources & Risks

Department of Music Technology and Acoustics 

  • Sound and Music Technologies

Postgraduate programs in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

School of Engineering | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Scope and objective

The postgraduate program ‘nformatics Engineering’ has duration 18 months (3 semesters) and aims to provide candidates with high quality theoretical and practical knowledge on established and emerging topics in Informatics and Multimedia. The program is organized around modules (courses) comprising theoretical and laboratory work which is undertaken in the first and second semesters. The final semester is devoted to submitting a research-oriented thesis proposal on a competitive subject which is developed into a Masters thesis and submitted for approval. At the end of the postgraduate program successful candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in a selected domain of Informatics and Multimedia as well as competence in defining, organizing and conducting research.

Studies Program’s innovations
Since the academic year 2015 -2016, the study program has been improved and enriched, offering a range of privileges and advantages making it one of the most competitive programs in the academic field of our country.

Elective Courses – Specialization
From offered courses of the first two semesters of study, two (2) of them are required (one per semester) and six (6) are elective (three per semester) from the total of 14 courses of this study program.

Furthermore, there are 3 specializations
1st Network Engineering and Multimedia
2nd Software Technology and Applications
3rd Intelligent Systems and Computer Architecture
In order for a student to obtain a specialization 4 out of the 6 courses must be from the specialization.

i) Possibility of full or part time attendance of the courses
There is a choice of full or part-time study, depending on availability and time are able to spend every student to complete the MSc. The part-time course attendance needs two (2) courses per semester and doubling time of completion of the monitoring of the MSc in three years.

ii) Possibility of acquiring additional patented degree (MSc) in collaboration with the University of Burgundy (France).
There is also the ability – after agreement with the University of Burgundy to those who would attend an additional semester (English courses) at the University of Burgundy in France and on condition that they will accomplish also a common postgraduate project (Master – Thesis), to acquire and a second a recognized postgraduate degree <> University of Burgundy from the partner institution.

Time Period
The Master Program ‘Informatics Engineering’ has a duration of 18 months (three semesters) and leads on a recognized postgraduate degree approved by the Ministry of Education, Life-long Learning & Religious Affairs (Government Newspaper Issue (2094/08.06.2018 in Greek).

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School of Engineering | Department of Electronic Engineering 

The MSc program in “Lasers, Plasma & Applications” promotes scientific knowledge and research by providing a high level of specialized knowledge to its students to meet the research and development needs of the international academic and labor market environment. In particular, the purpose of the MSc program of study is to offer its students a high level of postgraduate education in a theme related to the science and applications of Lasers and Plasmas, which in recent years has been rapidly and continuously advancing internationally. The training of young scientists in this extremely important field will enable the students to participate actively in the international developments concerning such innovative technologies and cutting-edge knowledge.

Objectives of the MSc program of study “Lasers, Plasma & Applications”: 

  1. The education and preparation of its students for the acquisition of the necessary knowledge so that upon graduation they are ready to join a Ph.D. program of study in the field, 
  2. The staffing of the academic and research institutions (Higher Education Institutions, Research Centers) with highly trained scientific personnel of specialized knowledge 
  3. To enable its students and graduates to broaden their horizons by acquiring new knowledge, strengthening their competitiveness in the European and international labor market, 
  4. To strengthen the skills of its graduates aiming to independently or in collaboration with other scientists establish new innovative small and medium enterprises

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Master of Science
Master of Science Presentation