Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands

The Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands (TEI ION; Greek: Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα (Τ.Ε.Ι.) Ιονίων Νήσων) is a fully self-governing higher-educational institute under state supervision, exercised by the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs. The institute is based in Argostoli on the island of Kefalonia, with satellite campuses in Lixouri, Lefkada and Zakynthos. The Technological Educational Institute offers also postgraduate courses in collaboration with other universities in Greece and abroad.[1] [2] In 2018 the TEI of Ionian Islands and the Ionian University will form a new University.[3] [4]

Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands
Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Ιονίων Νήσων
TypePublic
Greece University System
Higher Education Institution
Established2003
Location, ,
Websitewww.teiion.gr

HistoryEdit

The Ionian Islands have a long tradition in education. The Ionian Academy was the first university of modern Greece. In 1908 Panayis Athanase Vagliano donated the Agricultural School of Argostoli and in 1915 the Vallianos Vocational School in Lixouri. In 2003 these two schools and some others in the Ionian Islands were unified to the new TEI of the Ionian Islands.

Schools and departmentsEdit

The university comprises four Schools and six Departments.[5]

Schools Departments
School of Technological Applications
  • Department of Digital Media and Communication [6]
  • Department of Environmental Technology [7] [8]
School of Music Technology
  • Department of Sound and Musical Instruments Technology [9]
School of Administration and Economics
  • Department of Business Administration [10] [11]
School of Agriculture Technology and Food and Nutrition Technology
  • Department of Food Technology [12]

The ATHENA Reform Plan restructured the institute's departments in 2013.[13] [14]

The language of instruction at the TEI of Ionian Islands is Greek. Therefore, a good knowledge of Greek is essential for regular students. However, special arrangements are made for certain number of courses for Erasmus students who wish to follow regular courses. Additionally, a few courses are taught in English and there are plans for some more.

Academic evaluationEdit

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave TEI of Ionian Islands 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).[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "TEI of Ionian Islands - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). www.adip.gr. 2016."Overall we have a positive view of the role of the institution while taking under consideration the short life of the institution and the major exogenous changes that have taken place over the last 13 years. Recommendations: Continue to leverage geographic location, cultural heritage, agriculture, and environment as areas of distinction for TEIION among Greek and European HEIs. Further align TEIION’s research with the needs of the wider community of the Regions of Ionian Islands, Epirus, and Western Greece."
  2. ^ "TEI of Ionian Islands - Internal Evaluation Report 2015" (PDF) (in Greek). modipsite.teiion.gr. 2015.
  3. ^ "New Ionian University - Presentation" (in Greek). www.minedu.gov.gr. 2018.
  4. ^ "Ionian University merge with TEI of Ionian Islands - Education Bill" (in Greek). www.opengov.gr. 2018.
  5. ^ "TEI of Ionian - Schools and Departments". www.teicm.gr. 2018.
  6. ^ "Department of Digital Media and Communication - MODIP Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF) (in Greek).
  7. ^ "Department of Environmental Technology - MODIP Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF) (in Greek).
  8. ^ "Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art - MODIP Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF) (in Greek).
  9. ^ "Department of Sound and Musical Instruments Technology - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Department of Business Administration - MODIP Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF) (in Greek).
  11. ^ "Department of Applications of Information Technology in Administration and Economy - MODIP Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF) (in Greek).
  12. ^ "Department of Food Technology - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF).
  13. ^ "ATHENA Plan - Ministry of Education" (in Greek). 2013.
  14. ^ "Press Release - ATHENA Plan" (PDF) (in Greek). www.minedu.gov.gr. 2013-01-31.
  15. ^ "Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency - External Evaluation". www.adip.gr. 2018.

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