University of Peloponnese

The University of Peloponnese (UoP; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου) is a Greek tertiary educational institution, composed of campuses in Tripoli, Corinth, Kalamata, Nafplio, Sparta, and Patras[1] with 24,000 students in 9 schools across the campuses, with the former being in turn composed of 22 departments.[2]

University of Peloponnese
Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
University of Peloponnese logo.PNG
MottoInvesting in Knowledge
TypePublic university system
ChancellorAthanasios Katsis
Vice-ChancellorGeorge Andriomenos, George Lepouras, Asterios Tsiaras, Sofia Ziga
Location, ,
Campus6 campuses under direct control


UoP was established as a public university system with the presidential decree 13/2000.

The Tripoli campus was the first to open, on 20 September 2002 with the beginning of classes of the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the Department of Telecommunication Science and Technology, both part of the School of Science and Technology.

By Law 4610/2019 the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece was abolished and its School of Engineering was absorbed by the University of Peloponnese, and the Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese was also absorbed by the University of Peloponnese.

The Rectorate of the university is near the city center, once home to the poet Kostas Karyotakis. Its flagship campus is in Tripoli and is being developed at the level of complete schools across the six capitals of the Prefectures of the Region of Peloponnese.


The emblem of the University of Peloponnese is Pelops.


The website of the University of the Peloponnese provides the following description of its mission:

  • Generating, disseminating and promoting scientific knowledge through teaching, research and the contribution to the cultural and economic development of the local community and wider society.
  • Strengthening interdisciplinary cooperation and synergies among Departments within the university and with other institutions in Greece and abroad.
  • Expansion and qualitative upgrading of all academic programs at all levels.
  • Closer cooperation with local and regional authorities.
  • Strengthening links with alumni and external stakeholders.
  • Internationalization of research and teaching.
  • Effective administrative structures and practices.
  • Integration of information and communication technologies.[3]

Schools and departmentsEdit

The University of Peloponnese is divided into 9 schools (Greek: Σχολές), which are further divided into 22 departments (Greek: Τμήματα).

Undergraduate Programs
Schools Departments
School of Economics and Technology[4]


School of Humanities and Cultural Studies[4]


School of Social and Political Sciences[4]


School of Fine Arts[4]


School of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences[4]


School of Agriculture and Food


School of Management


School of Health Sciences


School of Engineering


Postgraduate programsEdit

24 Postgraduate programs (6 in English and 8 in collaboration with Greek and foreign universities)


About 160 competitive research projects are in progress (participation in 7 H2020 & 20 Erasmus+).

  • 70 internationally funded projects
  • 85 nationally funded projects

Outward orientationEdit

  • Collaboration with 8 national and 13 foreign Universities
  • Collaboration with 30 national and 3 international organizations (Ministries, Regions, Municipalities, Chambers, Institutes, Research centres, Charity organizations, etc.)

Social contribution via:

  • The collaboration with the Region of Peloponnese
  • Staff, students and alumni involvement in a wide range of activities

Erasmus+ and UoPEdit

250 Interinstitutional Agreements in 26 countries

Students’ Mobility

  • 306 students have studied and 221 have trained abroad
  • 171 students have studied and 99 have trained in Greece

Teaching Staff Mobility

  • 103 members of teaching staff have gained new teaching experiences in an international context and 119 came to the University of the Peloponnese

Administrative Staff Mobility

  • 89 members of administrative staff have undertaken learning and/or professional experience in another countries and 66 came to the University of the Peloponnese.

Academic evaluationEdit

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave University of the Peloponnese a Positive evaluation.[13]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[14]

Modern Greek classesEdit

The university offers summer Greek classes in the Kalamata campus. The program is directed at Greeks living abroad, especially in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. For people of Greek descent who have at least one grandparent from the Messenia province, the classes are free as are room and food during the one-month program. The World Council of Messenians Abroad provides the funding for the scholarship program.

Erasmus programmeEdit

The University of the Peloponnese participates in LLP Erasmus Program (Studies and Placement). They welcome students from:

Student lifeEdit

Modern, multidisciplinary,regional and multi-campus university

  • Reunions – annual gathering of alumni held the weekend before graduation.
  • Student elections

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The University". University of Peloponnese. Retrieved 16 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Schools - Departments". Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Mission". Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Faculties and Departments". University of the Peloponnese.
  5. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of the Peloponnese, 2011
  6. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  7. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Philology, University of the Peloponnese, 2011
  8. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  9. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  10. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  11. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  12. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Sports' Organization and Management, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  13. ^ "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.."
  14. ^ Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency

External linksEdit

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