03. University of Crete

Established in 1973, the University of Crete is a young public educational institution with about 20000 students located in a region rich in ancient and modern Mediterranean cultures. It consists of Schools of Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology, and Medicine, taught by an outward-looking academic staff committed to quality in teaching, research, and community partnerships. The University of Crete is a founding member of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Education for Sustainable Development and Social Transformation (UNiESD&ST) and also hosts the UNESCO Chair ICT in Education for Sustainable Development. International orientation characterizes the University’s faculty as well as educational activities and research at all levels. It is reflected in an international academic culture on campus, joint degree programmes, Erasmus mobility, research networks, and other research and educational collaborations with academic institutions in Greece, Europe, and worldwide. UoC is ranked among the top 500 universities worldwide in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and second on the list of the 11 Greek Universities included in the 2023 ranking. In one particular area, citations, used as an indicator of research impact and influence, the UoC continues to punch above its weight – ranking #279 world. The UoC is particularly proud of the efforts of staff and students in their best practice contributions to SDG4 Quality Education, with UoC recognized as being among the top 100 institutions globally.

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