The University of Patras demonstrates a significant research activity and a reputation for quality and innovative research. Its faculty members are very active in publishing their research results and groundbreaking achievements in international scientific journals of the highest quality. Based on measurements for the period 2004-2008 the University of Patras holds the third position in number of publications among Greek Universities with a percentage of 12,4%, where the University of Athens holds the first position with 27,5% and Aristotle University of Thessanoniki the second with 21,4% (source National Documentation Centre).

Important role in the support of the research work derives from scientific projects where University of Patras demonstrates a boom of funding reaching the 257,1 MEuro for the last decade, as clearly stated by the following diagram.

Χρηματοδοτήσεις Προγραμμάτων 1984-2013

Nowadays the scientific programs are the major funding resource for more than 3000 research personnel. The management of research projects is carried out by the Research Committee and its administration unit. The financial management of research projects produces resources for the University, which are used for specific educational and developmental activities, as well as for funding young researchers.

The University of Patras participates in all major European and National Scientific Programs. Finally the university receives funding from the State, the private sector or the European Union for the development and promotion of the scientific research. The following diagram presents the sources of funding for the period 2007-2012.

Πηγές Χρηματοδότησης 2007-2013