Technological Educational Institute of Crete

The Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI CRETE; Greek: Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Κρήτης) was founded in 1983 to provide higher technological education to the students of Greece. It is located in Heraklion and has branches in other towns of Crete, Chania, Rethymnon, Ierapetra, Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.

Technological Educational Institute of Crete
Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Κρήτης
Higher Education
Educational Institution
Greece University System
Established2019 – Abolished
1983 – TEI of Crete
RectorEvangelos Kapetanakis
Location, ,

According to laws Ν.2916/2001, Ν.3549/2007, Ν.3685/2008, Ν.3794/2009, it is a higher educational institute (Greek: Α.Ε.Ι.) with full University status.[1] The TEI of Crete abolished in May 2019 by law 4610, article 23, Government Gazette 70 A'/07.05.2019, and founding the newly established Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) in Crete (Greek: Ελληνικό Μεσογειακό Πανεπιστήμιο).[2]


TEI Crete, with its 400 teaching staff and technical and clerical staff, provides education to more than 14,500 students. Education is delivered at the base campus in Heraklion city and at five branches in towns of Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Aghios Nicolaos, Ierapetra and Siteia). Degree Courses comprise Engineering and Informatics, Business Administration and Economics, Agriculture, Health and Welfare.[3]

The Institute and Schools administration concentrate of the efficacy of the study programmes, learning outcomes, publicity of the degrees, successful graduate placements, the student halls and the six restaurants of the Institute. Local communities fully support the branches of the Institute and the resident students. There are opportunities for active student participation in research and development projects, 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 TEI 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 TEI Crete. Personal care and advice is provided to new incoming students by the International Office and skilled staff at the Schools.

Schools and departmentsEdit

The university includes five Schools, consisting of fifteen Departments, to be reduced to thirteen by 2018.[4][5]

Schools Departments
School of Engineering


  • Department of Electrical Engineering [6]
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering [7]
  • Department of Informatics Engineering [8]
  • Department of Civil Engineering
School of Management and Economics


  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Business Administration (Agios Nikolaos)
  • Department of Marketing (Ierapetra)
School of Applied Sciences


  • Department of Electronic Engineering [9]
  • Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering [10]
  • Department of Music Technology and Acoustics (Rethymno) [11]
School of Health and Welfare Services


  • Nursing Department [12]
  • Department of Social Work [13]
School of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (Sitia) [14]
  • Department of Agriculture (Heraklion) [15][16]

Language of instructionEdit

The language of instruction at the TEI is Greek. Therefore, a good knowledge of Greek is essential for regular students. However, special arrangements are made for a certain number of courses for Erasmus students who wish to follow regular courses. After consultation with the teaching staff, students can register for certain courses, must study from English literature, and will be given a separate examination at the end of the term. Additionally, a few courses are taught in English, and there are plans for more.

Academic evaluationEdit

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave Agricultural University of Athens a Positive evaluation.[1]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA).[17]


TEI of Crete has always welcomed foreign students, participating in all major European programmes (Socrates, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus, Alpha, EC/US and others). The ECTS grading system and the Diploma Supplement (DS) have been successfully implemented in all of their Departments and facilitate the recognition of studies for both incoming and outgoing students. Today it is cooperating with more than a hundred and fifty foreign Universities and other Institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States.[18]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "TEI of Crete - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016."TEI Crete is blessed with a number of highly qualified academic faculty with internationally recognized research outputs.In general terms, there is a healthy underdog mentality to strive for improvement in research output and the institution appears to have a competitive status vis-à-vis other institutions. By design, the TEI of Crete overall deviates grossly from "model 1 campus/HEI". The Institution needs to resolve the inconsistencies in operations created by the dispersal of academic departments in different geographical areas. The mission of the Institution should be stated concisely."
  2. ^ "Law 4610, Government Gazette 70 A'/07.05.2019" (in Greek). Hellenic Parliament. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help), "Synergies between Universities and TEIs, admission to Higher Education (Tertiary), Experimental Secondary Education Schools, General Archive of State and other provisions”
  3. ^ "TEI of Crete - At a glance". 2018.
  4. ^ "TEI of Crete - Schools and Departments". 2018.
  5. ^ "MODIP TEI of Crete - External Evaluations". 2018.
  6. ^ "Department of Electrical Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Department of Mechanical Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Department of Informatics Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Department of Electronic Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Department of Music Technology and Acoustics - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Nursing Department - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Department of Social Work - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  14. ^ "Department of Nutrition and Dietetics - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  15. ^ "Department of Organic Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Department of Crop Production - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  17. ^ "Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency - External Evaluation Reports".
  18. ^ "TEI of Crete - International Relations Office". 2018.

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Coordinates: 35°19′05″N 25°06′07″E / 35.318°N 25.102°E / 35.318; 25.102