A large number of students are actively involved in independent groups which enhance the social life of students, enabling them to make new friends, try out new pastimes and enjoy themselves in a creative way, while studying at TUC. Students are encouraged to participate in and to promote all artistic and creative initiatives developed within the university. Over the years, these groups have managed to become an integral part of the city’s social and cultural life.
There are several creative student groups that are involved in music, theatre, photography, dancing, sailing and other recreational activities.
BEST is a non-profit and non-political organisation for students, managed by students, to promote communication, cooperation and exchange between students of technology throughout Europe. BEST helps make technology students more internationally-minded by encouraging their mobility and intercultural communication. BEST connects students from 70 technical universities in 29 countries in a network of approximately 1400 active members, which is held together by common projects, common interests and friendship. The activities of BEST include a variety of academic events such as 1-2 weeks courses and international seminars, and other events such as cultural exchanges, ski weeks, sailing meetings internal meetings. TUC became the local BEST group of Chania in 1995. The culminating point of the BEST activities in Chania is its annual seminar, held on campus and combined with cultural events and leisure activities. More Information https://www.facebook.com/LBGChania/
The Dance Group took its name from two greek words which mean Dance and Art. The Dance Group gives performances in Chania, Athens and abroad, in various events, seminars and festivals.
The group "Entasi Live" was founded in 1994 and is one of the many cultural groups of TUC. The purpose of the group is to promote university students' bands and musicians. You may fine more information at http://www.entasilive.tuc.gr/ and https://www.facebook.com/entash.live
ESN TUC is part of Erasmus Student Network, the biggest non-profit interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. They are here to help the Erasmus students in Chania! ESN TUC Facebook Page
The IEEE Technical University of Crete (TUC) Student Branch is a local organization of IEEE, consisting of students from all the departments of TUC. By organizing and taking part in various events, we have been trying to promote knowledge, academia and technological progress within the students’ community, leaving aside religious or political aspirations. More information at http://ieeesb.tuc.gr/ and https://www.facebook.com/IeeeTucStudentBranch
Photoskiasi is the photography group of TUC. Its group members develop photographs in their own dark room, organise seminars on artistic photography for beginners as well as on development and printing techniques and organise many exhibitions. More info at http://fotoskiasiblog.blogspot.gr/ and https://www.facebook.com/fotoskiasi
The Radio Entasi group operates a radio station broadcasting locally, cooperates with local radio stations for the promotion of productions and organises music events and seminars on sound and music technology. More info at http://www.entasiradio.tuc.gr/ and https://www.facebook.com/RadioEntasi93.5FM
The Sailing group gathers both students and teaching staff. The group members learn sailing and take part in sailing competitions. More info at http://www.sailingteam.tuc.gr/
The Theatre group consists of theatre-loving students. It is a very active group which puts up one or two theatrical representations every year with great success. More info at www.tuc.gr/theater.html and https://www.facebook.com/tuctheatricalteam
This group is the Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The mission of SPE is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources. SPE provides opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Student chapters provide an operating framework for society activities at a university level. More information at https://www.spe.org/chapters/?6293