In 2014, the University of Patras celebrated 50 years of Academic operation, marked by continuous development and constantly emerging new achievements. The University presently stands well ahead of its original goal, which was to set “a firm model of an Academic institution providing Greece with a highly qualified Alumnae contributing to the society’s development and growth”. Today, the University of Patras enjoys recognition as an Academic Institution with a worldwide impact, attracting thousands of students and a large number of Academic and Research Personnel actively involved in the cutting-of-edge science, Innovation and Excellence.

The University

The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the Academic year 1966-67. The establishment of the University contributed vastly to the decentralization of Academic Education in Greece. In June 2013 the University of Western Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras. In 2019 the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras {N.4610/109, ΦΕΚ 70/7,5,2019 (Α' 70)]

Location and campus

The University is situated in Patras, Messolonghi, Agrinio, Aigio, Pyrgos, Amaliada. The campus in Patras is located in the suburb of Rion. It is a self-contained campus located at the foot of mount Panachaico with a view over the Gulf of Corinth and the mountains of Central Greece across the water.

International Relations

Our international policy is achieved through the cooperation with universities and research institutions worldwide. Cooperation includes activities related to reasearch, teaching, intensive programmes and the development of common curricula, establishment of bilateral agreements, as well as the participation in international organizations, networks and associations.

Corporate Identity and Publications

The University has a specific corporate identity and logo, under the auspices of which university publications and a monthly magazine @UP are published.

At a glance

  • Foundation: 11 November 1964
  • Rector: 
    C. J. Bouras
  • Vice Rectors:
    • P. Dimopoulos
    • D. Mantzavinos
    • M. Marangos
    • D. Skuras
  • Six-city campus: Patras, Messolonghi, Agrinio, Aigio, Pyrgos, Amaliada
  • 30.185 Undergraduate students,
  • 3.755 Postgraduate students,
  • 35 Departments
  • 180 Laboratories
  • 17 Clinics
  • 693 Faculty members
  • 232 Scientific Staff members 
  • 438 Administrative Staff members

(as of 09.2020)