The Technical University of Crete, one of Greece’s Higher Education Institutions, which places emphasis both on education and research, was established in 1977 in Chania Crete and admitted its first students in October 1984.
Today, the Technical University of Crete comprises 5 academic engineering departments, the Department of Production Engineering and Management, the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, the Department of Environmental Engineering and the Department of Architectural Engineering, assisted in their curriculum by the Sciences Department, all of which have set very high objectives.
The Campus is built on a panoramic location in Kounoupidiana, Akrotiri, 7 km northeast of the city of Chania, with a total area surface of 290 hectares. Off campus, the Department of Architectural Engineering is located at the former French School in Halepa whereas the Rectorate and the rest of the administration offices are located in the heart of the old city of Chania in the Venetian complex of the old barracks and prison.
The mission of the Technical University of Crete is to develop modern engineering specialties, to place emphasis on research in fields of advanced technology as well as to establish close cooperation with the industry and other production organizations in Greece. 57 laboratories with excellent equipment, high technology infrastructure and brilliant staff members and 129 faculty staff members with international academic careers testify to the high quality of the educational and research work conducted at the modern facilities of the campus. This profile ranks the Technical University of Crete amongst the most prominent research institutions in Greece.
The future goals of the Technical University of Crete include the further enhancement of basic sciences covered in the curriculum of the Departments, so that future engineers can benefit from the best possible quality of education and the best researchers in engineering-related fields may be challenged to work for this Institution.