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University of Piraeus

University of Piraeus
Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς
Established 1938
Type Public
Rector Nikolaos Georgopoulos
Undergraduates 8000
Postgraduates 1300
Location Piraeus, Greece
Website http://www.unipi.gr/

The University of Piraeus (Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς) is a university located in Piraeus, Greece with a total of nine academic departments focused mainly on Statistics, Economics, Business Management and Information Technology.

This institution is also home to the University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) which, since its founding in 1989, has participated in technological research on a national and international level, particularly in areas related to networking and internet technology.[1]

History

University of Piraeus main entrance.

The university was founded in 1938 by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association under the name "School for Industrial Studies" and its original aim was the advanced training of managerial executives. In 1945 it was renamed to "Higher School for Industrial Studies" while latter in 1958 it was again renamed as "Graduate School for Industrial Studies" and its seat was established in the area of Piraeus. Since then the university has evolved from its original sole focus on business management and added additional academic fields such us statistics and informatics. In 1966, it became a public university, and in 1989 it received its present name.

Academic structure

Each of the following departments [2] offers an undergraduate program with a corresponding 4-year Bachelor of Science degree at its completion:

Academic Evaluation

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities will be conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA) in the following years.[3]

  • Department of Economics (2012) [4]
  • Department of Financial Management and Banking (2012) [5]
  • Department of Business Administration (2013) [6]
  • Department of Industrial Management and Technology (2012) [7]
  • Department of Informatics (2011) [8]
  • Department of Digital Systems (2013) [9]

Postgraduate studies

University of Piraeus primary campus.

Each of the following postgraduate programs offers an M.B.A. or a M.Sc. degree at its completion:[10]

  • M.B.A. (specializations: Finance & Accounting or Marketing) [11]
  • M.B.A. – TQM (Total Quality Management) [12]
  • M.B.A. – Tourism Management.[13]
  • Executive M.B.A. (Part Time) [14]
  • M.Sc. in Finance and Banking Management [15]
  • M.Sc. in Applied Statistics [16]
  • M.Sc. in Actuarial Science and Risk Management [17]
  • M.Sc. in Organization and Management of Industrial Systems [18]
  • M.Sc. in Maritime Economics [19]
  • M.Sc. in Economic and Operational Strategy [20]
  • M.Sc. in International and European Studies [21]
  • M.Sc. in Informatics [22]
  • M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems [23]
  • M.Sc. in Technology Education and Digital Systems [24]
  • M.Sc. in Techno-economic Management and Digital Systems Security [25]

Programmes in collaboration with other universities

Governance

Study room in the university library.

The university as of 2014 is managed by the Institutional Council, the Rectorial Council and the Senate.[27]

The Senate consists of the rector, the two vice rectors, the departments' chairmen, one representative from each department's students, two representatives from the postgraduate students and special postgraduate scholars, one representative from the assistant tutors and scientific contributors, one representative from the special teaching staff, one representative from the administrative staff, and one representative from the special administrative technical staff. There are also representatives of the associate professors, the assistant professors and the lecturers.

Meetings of the senate are overseen by the general secretary of the university, although the secretary does not participate in voting.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ University of Piraeus Research Center UPRC. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ University of Piraeus Student Guide, 2013–2014
  3. ^ Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency
  4. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of Piraeus, 2012
  5. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Financial Management and Banking, University of Piraeus, 2012
  6. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, 2013
  7. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, 2012
  8. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 2011
  9. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 2013
  10. ^ University of Piraeus, postgraduate programmes
  11. ^ M.B.A. with specialization in Finance and Accounting or in Marketing
  12. ^ M.B.A. TQM focused in Total Quality Management
  13. ^ M.B.A. focused in Tourism Management
  14. ^ Executive M.B.A. (Part Time)
  15. ^ M.Sc. in Finance and Banking Management
  16. ^ M.Sc. in Applied Statistics
  17. ^ M.Sc. in Actuarial Science and Risk Management
  18. ^ M.Sc. in Organization and Management of Industrial Systems
  19. ^ M.Sc. in Maritime Economics
  20. ^ M.Sc. in Economic and Operational Strategy
  21. ^ M.Sc. n International and European Studies
  22. ^ M.Sc. in Informatics
  23. ^ M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems
  24. ^ M.Sc. in Technology Education and Digital Systems
  25. ^ M.Sc. in Techno-economic Management and Digital Systems Security
  26. ^ M.Sc. in Health Management
  27. ^ University of Piraeus Council and Senate members, 2013–2014

External links

  • University of Piraeus – Official website
  • University of Piraeus Student Guide (2014)
  • University of Piraeus Central Library (Greek) (English)
  • University of Piraeus Research Center (Greek)
  • University of Piraeus DASTA Office (Career Office & Innovation Unit) (Greek)
  • University of Piraeus Student Services & Clubs (Greek)
  • Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA) (Greek) (English)
    • Department of Informatics, HQAA Final Report, 2011 (English)
    • Department of Financial Management and Banking, HQAA Final Report, 2012 (English)
    • Department of Economics, HQAA Final Report, 2012 (English)
    • Department of Industrial Management and Technology, HQAA Final Report, 2012 (English)
    • Department of Digital Systems, HQAA Final Report, 2013 (English)
  • "ATHENA" Plan for Higher Education (Greek)
  • Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) (Greek) (English)
  • okeanos (GRNET's cloud service) (Greek) (English)
  • synnefo – Open Source Cloud Software (GRNET) (Greek) (English)
  • Kallipos (e-books Greek academic publishing) (Greek) (English)
  • Job Fair Athens (Greek) (English)

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