University Campus, 26504 Rio Achaia
Dr. Maria Rigou
Computer Engineer and Informatics Department
University of Patras is one of the leading higher education institutions, and the third largest in Greece. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and academic staff and a clear focus on high performance, enhancing UPATRAS position as a world-class university with a strong academic reputation and a commitment to excellence. It currently employs 672 Faculty members, 155 Scientific staff members, 368 Administrative staff members and 2,742 Researchers (as of 01.2017). It comprises 5 Schools with 24 Departments in total, offers 24 Undergraduate Programs of Studies, 45 Postgraduate Programs of Studies, 2,284 Digital Courses and 251 Open Courses.
UPATRAS is ranked well inside the world's 601-650 Top Universities, it has the 259th position worldwide regarding citations per faculty according to the QS World Ranking system, and the 570th in general and 558th for excellence, according to Webometrics.
UPATRAS Special Account for Research Grants has received an accreditation for Managerial Competence since 2009, issued by the Ministry of Education, certifying the administrative efficiency and capacity for the implementation of co-funded projects and programmes.
The Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of UPATRAS was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading departments in the field of Computers and Information Technology in Greece. CEID currently has a faculty of 27 members, 20 external teaching staff, 1000 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate students, 13 Laboratories and a fully equipped computer center. It is organized in 3 divisions, namely Software, Hardware and Computer Science Foundations and Applications, offers 3 postgraduate programmes and has long experience in R&D projects.