University of Patras


The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras on 11 November 1964 as a self-governed Academic Institution under the supervision of the Greek Government. The University was initially established with the intention to focus on natural sciences, technology, economics, business administration and social sciences.

The role of the University of Patras was to set an example of a highly qualified Higher Education Institution, thus serving as a stimulus for the modernization of the entire Greek Higher Education System, with priority given to the fields where highly trained personnel would be able to contribute to the economic development of the country. In the course of time, the above objectives had to be adapted to the new prospects arising from the recognition of the key role of knowledge and technology in social and cultural growth and of the contribution the University was expected to make towards addressing major regional, national and even international challenges.

The inauguration of the University of Patras took place on 30 November 1966, on the same day as the celebration of Saint Andrew, the patron Saint of the city of Patras. For this reason, the emblem of the University is an X-shaped cross symbolizing the one on which St. Andrew was crucified.

Initially, the administration of the University was assigned to a Steering Committee. The main purpose of this Committee was to organize the Departments of the University, to determine their operating procedures and to supervise the formation of the organizational structure of the University. The initial Steering Committee was appointed on 9 January 1965 and had its seat in Athens. After a short period of time, the seat of the Committee was transferred to Patras. This Committee ceased to operate its functions in 1974, when new policies concerning the administration of higher education institutions were established, resulting in the formation of the first Senate of the University of Patras which consisted of Professors elected by the University for a one-year term of office.

Grayscale photo of meetingIn the last 50 years since the establishment of the University of Patras, many distinguished Academics have served as members of the Rectorate Authorities. Presently, the University of Patras remains one of most prominent Universities in Greece with an excellent reputation among the International and European Scientific Community, in line with the vision that led to its establishment.

Scientific profile

Disciplines & Departments

University of Patras comprises seven Schools :

  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Economics and Business
  • School of Agricultural Sciences
  • School of Health Rehabilitation Sciences
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Professor Christos I. Bouras

Vice Rectors

Vice Rector for Academic and International Affairs
Professor Dionissios Mantzavinos
Vice Rector for Finance and Planning
Professor Dimitrios Skuras
Vice Rector for Research and Development
Professor Panagiotis Dimopoulos
Vice Rector for Student Affairs
Professor Markos Marangos



International Profile




Location: Patras
Website: http://www.biology.upatras.gr
Telephone: +30 2610 969201203204

Department: Geology
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.geology.upatras.gr/index.php/en/
Telephone: +30 2610 997922

Department: Material Science
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.matersci.upatras.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2610 996301

Department: Mathematics
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.math.upatras.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2610 996735

Department: Physics
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.physics.upatras.gr/index.php?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2610 996098

Department: Chemistry
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.chem.upatras.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 2610 996013

Department: Architecture
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 969354

Department: Electrical Engineering
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 996492

Department: Computer Engineering and Informatics
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 996941

Department: Environmental Engineering
Location: Agrinio
Telephone: +30 26410 74112

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610969401

Department: Civil Engineering
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 9965003

Department: Chemical Engineering
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 969502

Department: Faculty of Medicine
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 969 100 108

Department: Pharmacy
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.pharmacy.upatras.gr/index.php/en
Telephone: +30 2610 962300

Department: Education and Social Work
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 969704

Department: Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.ecedu.upatras.gr/
Telephone: +30 2610 969310

Department:Theatre Studies
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.theaterst.upatras.gr/
Telephone: +30 2610962906

Department: History and Archaeology
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 26410 74233

Department: Museum Studies
Location: Pyrgos
Website: http://museology.upatras.gr/
Telephone: +30 2610 962886

Department: Philology
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 969757

Department: Philosophy
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.philosophy.upatras.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2610 997817

Department: Business Administration
Location: Patras
Website: https://www.bma.upatras.gr/index.php/en/
Telephone: +30 2610 969974

Department: Business Administration of Food and Agricultural Enterprises
Location: Agrinio
Website: http://www.deapt.upatras.gr/en/
Telephone: +30 26410 74121

Department: Tourism Management
Location: Patras
Website: http://tourism.upatras.gr/?lang=en
Telephone: +30 2610 969999

Department: Management Science and Technology
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.dept.upatras.gr/en/homepage/
Telephone: +30 2610369210

Department: Economics
Location: Patras
Website: http://www.econ.upatras.gr/en
Telephone: +30 2610 969999

Department: Agriculture
Location: Amaliada
Telephone: +30 26220 390012

Department: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Location: Messolonghi
Telephone: +30 26310 58413

Department: Food Science and Technology
Location: Agrinio
Telephone: +30 26410 741301

Department: Crop Science
Location: Messolonghi
Telephone: +30 26310 58346

Department: Animal Production, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Location: Messolonghi
Telephone: +30 26310 58353

Department: Speech and Language Therapy
Location: Patras
Telephone: +30 2610 962801

Department: Nursing 
Location: Patras
Website: https://nurs.upatras.gr/index.php/en/
Telephone: +30 2610369130

Department: Physiotherapy
Location: Egio
Telephone: +30 26910 61270

Postgraduate programs

The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in Greek!

Department of Theatre Studies

Ancient Greek Theatre and its Reception

Department of Pharmacy

Cosmetology — Preparation and Evaluation of cosmetic products
Drug Discovery and Development

Department of Geology

Earth Sciences and the Environment
MSc in Environmental Sciences

Department of Management Science and Technology

Education Management

Department of Business Administration

MBA Graduate Program in Business Administration

Department of Philology

Linguistics: Language and Communication
Modern Approaches to Texts: Readings and Interpretations

Department of Architecture

Master in Architecture and Urban design

Department of History and Archaeology

Master in Contemporary Approaches to the History and the Archaeology of Cities

Department of Education and Social Work

Master in Education

Department of Philosophy

Master of Arts degree in Moral and Political Philosophy/Metaphysics and Epistemology

Department of Chemical Engineering

MSc in Chemical Engineering

Department of Speech and Language Therapy

MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Physiotherapy

MSc in Therapeutic Exercise
Msc in Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

MSc in Civil Engineering

Department of Material Science

Materials Science

Department of Chemistry

Medical Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics

MSc Data Driven Computing and Decision Making (DDCDM)
Human – Computer Interaction
MSc in Informatics for Life Sciences
Msc in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Infrastructures
Intelligent Systems in Transportation and Construction Management

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MSc program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

Faculty of Medicine

Biomedical Sciences
Medical Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Medical Physics – Radiation Physics

Department of Mathematics

Theoretical and Applied Mathematics “Thema”
MSc Data Driven Computing and Decision Making (DDCDM)
Computational and Statistical Data Analysis (MCDA)

Department of Economics

MSc Applied Economics and Data Analysis

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and

Master in Human-Computer Interaction


The  Postgraduate programs that are taught in foreign languages!

Masters (MSc)

Applied Optoelectronics

School of Natural Sciences  | Department of Material Science

The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate course “Applied Optoelectronics” is a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree designed to prepare students in the subject of Optoelectronics Science and Technology. The subject of this course includes its applications in industry, information technology and communications, energy, biomedicine, environment and citizen security, covering these areas in both theoretical, technological and practical dimensions.

Public Health

School of Health Sciences| Faculty of Medicine

Providing a high level of postgraduate education to graduates of universities and technical institutes, in the field of Public Health

Τhe Postgraduate Program in “Public Health” was re-established in 2018 and is valid, as approved by the Senate of the University of Patras and the Assembly of the Department of Medicine. The MPS is subject to the regulations governing the Postgraduate Studies at the University of Patras.