List of universities in Greece

Universities in Greece form one part of constitutionally-recognized institutions[1] with degree awarding powers. According to Greece's Constitution, higher education institutions (HEIs) include universities, polytechnics, some specialist HEIs, and formerly technological educational institutes. In Greece, all universities are publicly owned and funded having state-accredited university title and authorization of university degree awarding powers at level 6 (first cycle qualification, bachelor's level) under the Bologna Process[2][3] and the National Qualification Framework of Greece which is officially named Hellenic Qualification Framework (HQF; Greek: Ελληνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων).[4] The power to award Greek university degrees is regulated by law and it is an offence for an institution to award a Greece university degree if it is not public and state-owned. The State University System of Greece is on a term system, having two semesters per academic calendar year, shares a common national academic curriculum set forth by the Ministry of Education.

Higher education institutionsEdit

Higher education institutions' (HEIs; Ανώτατα Εκπαιδευτικά Ιδρύματα) undergraduate programmes in Greece are government funded and have free education without any payment of tuition fee. About one-fourth of postgraduate programmes are offered without tuition and 30% of students can be entitled to attend tuition-free postgraduate programmes after they are assessed on individual criteria.[5] The National Qualification Framework (NQF) of Greece which is officially named Hellenic Qualification Framework (HQF; Greek: Ελληνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων),[4] sets out the different levels of education qualifications and the requirements for each of these and is linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)[6], and thus to other qualifications frameworks across the European Union. The regulated framework for Greece higher education qualifications, which is tied to the HQF, covers degree-levels qualifications of Greece degree-awarding bodies and is linked to the Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA) established by the Bologna process where Greece is a full member since 1999.[7] The programmes of higher education in the EHEA are set at three levels of study which are usually referred to as the three cycle system.

First (entry level), a four year (previously three and a half) cycle of study at EQF level 6 to attain a bachelor's degree or equivalent (Greek: πτυχίο, romanized: ptychion).[8] A second cycle of study follows at EQF level 7 lasting one or two years to attain a master's degree (Greek: μεταπτυχιακό δίπλωμα ειδίκευσης, lit. 'postgraduate specialized diploma') or equivalent, which is distinguished from a postgraduate diploma, typically having 120 ECTS, as opposed to a full master's degree which usually has 180. The third cycle of study at EQF level 8, lasting three years, awards a doctorate's degree (Greek: διδακτορικό δίπλωμα) or equivalent.

Universities and technical universitiesEdit

Universities (Greek: Πανεπιστήμια) can grant one or more of bachelor's, master's, integrated master's and doctorate's degrees. The greek university's degree is titled Ptychio (Greek: Πτυχίο; in dhimotiki, 1976–present) or phased out Ptychion (Πτυχίον; in polytonic, katharevousa, up until 1976). The undergraduate programme of study for most disciplines is four years with awarded qualification in line with the Bologna process legal equivalent to a bachelor's degree, 240 ECTS, at level 6 of Greece's National Qualification Framework (NQF),[9] European Qualifications Framework (EQF), or International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).[10][11]

Technical universities, also known as polytechnics (Greek: Πολυτεχνεία), grant degrees at the integrated master's,[5] master's, and doctorate level. In specific disciplines, only the undergraduate programme is five years with awarded qualification (Greek: δίπλωμα, Latinised version: Diploma) that is legally equivalent to an integrated master's degree. The integrated master's degree is a specialized degree corresponding to a master-level degree which has integrated part of an undergraduate degree. It is also called an undergraduate master's degree, where instead of studying for two separate degrees, a student will study for a single, longer programme. The most common integrated master's is in engineering, for example a Dipl.-Eng or Dip.Arch.Eng/M.Arch, and also others along with some programmes in the fine arts.

In medical schools, six years of studying are required to earn a bachelor's degree.

In addition to earning an academic degree in specific disciplines only, state license is required to work within the country of Greece, and some disciplines have further licensing requirements to bestow a recognized appellation (chartered accountant, attorney at law, doctor of medicine, etc.). The diploma is a prerequisite for registration as a chartered professional, so it is also known as professional degree. The use of specific professional titles for some professions is legally regulated. For a regulated profession, access to professional practice requires holding a particular specific degree (e.g. professional degree), a period of apprenticeship/internship time working under supervision, special exams such as state practice exams, and/or registration with a professional body.

University rankings in GreeceEdit

The following universities rank in at least one of the four major global rankings:

University THE World [40] QS World [41] ARWU World [42] CWTS Leiden [43]
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 501–600 349
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 601–800 341
National Technical University of Athens 601–800 454 199
University of Patras 801–1000 157
University of Crete 351–400 112
University of Ioannina 601–800 109
Athens University of Economics and Business 801–1000
Democritus University of Thrace 1001+
University of the Aegean 801–1000
University of Thessaly 601–800 83

The following table summarizes Greek university rankings from the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities,[44][45] including universities which have integrated former technological education institutes. By clicking on the "show" below, the Greek university rankings are set out:

Webometrics Ranking of Universities including the formerly Technological Education Institutes (TEIs), 2019
National World Rank University National World Rank University
1 271 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) 21 2173 University of Western Macedonia
2 256 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 22 2296 TEI of ThessalonikiIHU
3 354 National Technical University of Athens 23 2583 Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences
4 532 University of Patras 24 2969 TEI of LarissaUTH
5 557 University of Ioannina 25 3143 TEI of PiraeusUniversity of West Attica
6 638 University of Crete 26 3768 TEI of Central Greece Main CampusUTH
7 1010 University of Thessaly (UTH) 27 3993 TEI of KozaniUniversity of Western Macedonia
8 1106 University of the Aegean 28 4275 TEI of Western Greece
9 1106 Democritus University of Thrace 29 4654 School of Pedagogical and Technological Education
10 1241 Athens University of Economics and Business 30 5457 TEI of EpirusUniversity of Ioannina
11 1322 Technical University of Crete 31 5843 International Hellenic University (IHU)
12 1408 University of Piraeus 32 6126 TEI of KavalaIHU
13 1432 University of Macedonia 33 6639 TEI of SerresIHU
14 1697 Agricultural University of Athens 34 6707 TEI of PatrasUniversity of Patras
15 1697 Ionian University 35 6766 TEI of the Ionian IslandsIonian University
16 1728 Hellenic Open University 36 8451 TEI of Chalkida – NKUA
17 1806 Harokopio University of Athens 37 8767 Athens School of Fine Arts
18 1930 TEI of Crete – Hellenic Mediterranean University 38 9270 TEI of Central GreeceUTH
19 2086 University of Peloponnese 39 13314 TEI of PeloponneseUniversity of Peloponnese
20 2112 TEI of AthensUniversity of West Attica

Technological educational institutesEdit

Technological educational institutes (TEIs; Greek: Τεχνολογικά Εκπαιδευτικά Ιδρύματα) was a classification of Greek public HEIs from 1983 to 2019, also called technological institutes, institutes of technology, and universities of applied sciences.

The undergraduate degree programmes consisted of four years and 240 ECTS-credits, previously a three and a half years and 210 credits, in line with the Bologna Process equivalent to a Level 6 ISCED bachelor's degree; the postgraduate degree programmes were one-and-a-half years full-time or three years part-time with 90 credits and awarded qualification equivalent to a master's degree, ISCED 7. All TEIs in Greece were reformed between 2013 and 2019 and their departments incorporated into existing universities.

Former HEIsEdit

This section is for HEIs that are defunct due to either closure or merger.

The progressive education reforms of the "ATHENA" reform plan restructured higher education from 2013 to 2019.[46][47]

Mergers of TEIs in 2018-2019:

Specialist HEIsEdit

Military HEIs offer 4-year undergraduate programs which lead to a bachelor's degree-level in military studies. They have been called Higher Military Education Institutions (ASEI; Greek: Ανώτατα Στρατιωτικά Εκπαιδευτικά Ιδρύματα). Since 2010, they have offered studies for master's degree-level specialized diplomas and doctoral degrees. They conduct officer training for the Hellenic Armed Forces and have been considered national defense universities since 1961. Students at Military Forces Academies are referred to as cadets and receive a monthly stipend during education. All cadets reside on campus and receive meals in dining halls. Cadets are not referred to as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors but instead fourth class, third class, second class, and first class cadets, respectively. All foreign cadets are commissioned into the military forces of their home countries. Upon graduation, all cadets become commissioned as second lieutenants, entry-level rank, and are employed in the Hellenic Armed Forces for a compulsory minimum term of duty service.


In Greece, private colleges are not considered universities and are not recognized as HEIs or degree-awarding bodies by the Greek government.

Nevertheless, the bodies of "non-typical education" (φορείς μη τυπικής εκπαίδευσης) are fully or partially regulated by the state and lead to officially recognized qualifications. They are considered non-formal education include the Institute of Vocational Training[63][64] which has adult vocational education and training, the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training Centres, and private colleges.

According to the State Constitution of Greece, "education at university level must be provided exclusively by institutions which are fully self-governed public law legal bodies".[65][66][67][68] This prohibits private companies from operating post-secondary education that provides studies at Level 6 and higher on the Greek Qualifications Framework. However, it does not prohibit colleges from collaborating in Greece with foreign universities to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.[69][70]

Private colleges are accredited by the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth of the Ministry of Education.[71][72] Founded in 1998, the Hellenic Colleges Association (HCA; Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ιδιωτικών Κολλεγίων) is the representative official body for the Greece located private colleges.[73] All the private colleges located in Greece are for-profit. Generally, any individual who wants to found a college in Greece must obtain a Higher Education Accreditation by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (Αρχή Διασφάλισης και Πιστοποίησης της Ποιότητας στην Ανώτατη Εκπαίδευση)[74] and a license by the Ministry of Education, but has no obligation to become a participatory member of HCA.[75]

The vast majority of colleges are offering programmes of study under franchise or validation agreements with universities established in other European Union countries, primarily in the UK, leading to degrees which are awarded directly by those universities. The monitoring of those agreements as well as of additional provisions for the operation of colleges is carried out by the Ministry of Education and confirmed by Parliament by a 2008 law.[76] Amendments were passed in 2010[77], 2012[78], 2013,[79], and 2014.[80] They are also monitored by the respective educational authorities of the countries of the partnered universities, for example QAA and NARIC for a British university.

One example of a college which neither operating as a franchise nor was validated through arrangements in the UK was the University of Indianapolis – Athens Campus, which ceased operations in July 2014. By contrast, this college was wholly owned and operated by its home campus, and is therefore accredited by the same agency which accredits the home campus. Consequently, students of the University of Indianapolis could switch between campuses at any time.

Degrees, diplomas, certificates, and any other type of attestation awarded by universities in European Union and European Free Trade Association countries to students that have completed their studies in an accredited private college located in Greece, can be recognized as professionally equivalent "in terms of the professional rights only" (Greek: επαγγελματικής ισοδυναμίας) to higher education titles awarded in the formal Greek education system. Recognition of professional equivalence permits access to a specific economic activity that the title-holder can exercise on the same rules, rights, terms as holders of comparable titles of Greece HEIs education system.

Recognition of professional degree rights in Greece can only be granted by the Greek Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Συμβούλιο Αναγνώρισης Επαγγελματικών Προσόντων) of the Ministry of Education, as of the 2005 Directive of the European Parliament and Council,[81] implemented domestically by a presidential decree in 2010.[82]

NAHE authorityEdit

The Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (HQAA; Greek: Αρχή Διασφάλισης και Πιστοποίησης της Ποιότητας στην Ανώτατη Εκπαίδευση),[74] established by Law 3374/2005,[83][84] keeps the competent bodies of the state and the HEIs informed on current international developments and relevant issues. The HQAA was reformed by law 4653/2020 to form the National Authority for Higher Education (NAHE; Greek: Εθνική Αρχή Ανώτατης Εκπαίδευσης (ΕΘ.Α.Α.Ε.)).[85][86] At the end of each year, a Higher Education Quality Report is submitted to the Minister of Education. A "Quality Assurance Unit" (QAU) is established in every HEI in order to coordinate and support evaluation procedures. QAU meetings are chaired by the Vice-Rector or Vice-President of Academic Affairs of the relevant HEI and representatives of the staff and students take part in the QAU.

The internal evaluation is carried out with the responsibility of each academic unit (faculty or department) in cooperation with the Quality Assurance Unit. The academic units appoint Internal Evaluation Groups or Special Evaluation Groups (if undergraduate or postgraduate programmes are separately evaluated) and these groups compile the Internal Evaluation Report and submit it to the Quality Assurance Unit of the institution. The external evaluation process is repeated at longest every four years with the cooperation of HEIs and the NAHE. The evaluation is carried out by the External Evaluation Committee, which consists of five members from an NAHE register of independent experts.

See alsoEdit


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  20. ^ "International Hellenic University – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."IHU should intensify efforts for the recruitment of international students. Some study programmes are rather overspecialized. A crucial step for the IHU’s future development would be to improve and expand the university campus. For this reason it is important that IHU acquires the ownership of the campus and buildings."
  21. ^ "Ionian University – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."The Ionian University after 27 years of operation is one of the newest institutions of Higher Education in Greece, offering unique study programs for the new generation of Greek scientists ensuring high-level research in sectors with high social, scientific and economic added value and performance. The University needs important improvements in the strategic plan for high-level quality of research and a clear vision and policy of a coordinated process. The EEC finds that the Internationalization Strategy of the Institution needs further development."
  22. ^ "University of Athens – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."The EEC’s assessment is that UOA is worthy of merit. We conclude by pointing out that the recommendations indicated in our report are intended as ways to improve an already excellent Institution. The culture of excellence in research and teaching that the Institution has established for itself was appreciated by every member of the EEC."
  23. ^ "National Technical University of Athens – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."For the most part, NTUA appears to be well organized. It enjoys outstanding reputation thanks to a subset of its top-notch students and faculty that pursue a broad range of high-caliber research. Over the years, such a top-notch human capital has made major contributions to the Nation, and serves as shining ambassadors of Greek Science and Technology worldwide."
  24. ^ "Panteion University – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."Panteion University is a very strong academic institution in teaching and research. The structure of the institution provides a perfect environment for the evolution of intrainsitutional interdisciplinary research and education structures. However, there are still dormant possibilities that have to be exploited, in order to secure the future and the prosperity of the Institution in a rapidly changing world."
  25. ^ "Technical University of Crete – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."Two members of the EEC give a lower evaluation (positive) due to the fact that QA of the Institution is actually not in place and also that the absence of a feasible strategic plan hampers the Institution’s operation and its readiness to change."
  26. ^ "University of the Aegean – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."Very limited infrastructure. Insufficient welfare and social services for students. Insufficient personnel (academic, administrative, and technical support) and low ratios of faculty members to students and administration members to faculty members. Limited financial resources from the state, affecting the general development of the institution. There is a general lack of certified procedural approaches, although it is clear that procedures at the UoA are increasingly systematized and formalised. The University should insist on the implementation of its strategic plan despite external adversities and further emphasize internationalization, intensify and systematise quest for external funding, both from the EU and from the private sector. Capitalize on their assets and good name of the University, its alumni, as well as on its unique geographical location-rebranding."
  27. ^ "University of Crete – External Evaluation Report of Institution" (PDF). 2015."Overall, the external evaluation committee was impressed by the commitment to excellence permeating all levels of the institution. For a relatively new university, UoC has made remarkable achievements in the Greek academic world and beyond. While there is a general acceptance of both internal and external evaluation, the institution needs to develop "tighter" formal processes for monitoring and recording the progress and implementation of changes. The institution needs to consider introducing mechanisms to further support faculty development and move expeditiously to further communicate and develop the strategic goals associated with the “2020-2025” vision statement."
  28. ^ "University of Ioannina – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."Overall, the University provides a positive and supportive environment for students and faculty. Further development of a mid-term strategic plan including feasibility studies, timelines, implementation plans, responsibilities and metrics (inclusive bottom up approach and stakeholders). Accelerate the pace of implementation of digital technologies for teaching and learning. Improve financial accounting and reporting."
  29. ^ "University of Macedonia – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."The UoM endeavours to play a central role as an academic institution in the Balkans. The general operation has been very positively evaluated and the EEC feels that the Institution has the potential to evolve into a major educational and cultural pole for northern Greece and the Balkans."
  30. ^ "University of Patras – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."The EEC evaluated and scored according to our estimate of where UPatras stands in relation to our understanding of an international norm of excellence. Although we are conscious of the severe constraints imposed by the Greek State, we have not used them as an excuse for not identifying areas of improvement. Please note that an EEC member gave a worthy of merit vote by taking into account with a heavier weight the negative influence of the external environment on the ability to plan, strategise and operate."
  31. ^ "University of the Peloponnese – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."The UoP has high quality teaching staff. Also, the Institution has established good relationships with the community and its stakeholders. The Institution will benefit by developing more systematic approaches in the collection of data for the improvement of its programmes and internationalization strategy."
  32. ^ "University of Piraeus – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."University of Piraeus offers some unique programs in the undergraduate and Masters level that specifically address the needs of the economy, specific needs of important industries and those of the public sector. Specific strategies should be incorporated in the mission statement associated with specific measurable goals and objectives."
  33. ^ "University of Thessaly – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2015."UTH provides a positive and collegial work environment. The EEC believes that with hard work and dedication, the University of Thessaly will be able to reach its full potential in the near future."
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  39. ^ "School of Pedagogical and Technological Education – External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."Several research units at ASPETE are productive, visible, and deliver good-quality research. However, strategic planning designed with clear goals and timetables, though considered as crucial in all aspects, does not exist at the moment. There is no coherent research orientation as a whole and research policy."
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