Technological Educational Institute of Crete

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Technological Educational Institute of Crete
Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Κρήτης
Type Public
Established 1983
Rector Evangelos Kapetanakis
Location Heraklion Chania Agios Nikolaos Rethimno Siteia, Crete, Greece
Campus Heraklion

Located in Heraklion, the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI CRETE; Greek: Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Κρήτης) was founded in 1983 to provide higher technological education to the students of Greece. According to laws Ν.2916/2001, Ν.3549/2007, Ν.3685/2008, Ν.3794/2009, it is a higher educational institute (Greek: Α.Ε.Ι.) with full University status.

Since then, it has expanded considerably and now comprises the following Schools and Departments:

School of Management and Economics

  • Department of Business Administration (Heraklion)
  • Department of Accounting & Finance (Heraklion)
  • Department of Business Administration (Agios Nikolaos)
  • Department of Marketing (Ierapetra)

School of Health and Welfare Services (Heraklion)

  • Department of Social Work
  • Nursing Department

School of Applied Sciences

  • Department of Electronic Engineering (Chania)
  • Department of Music Technology and Acoustics (Rethymno)
  • Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering (Chania)

School of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (Siteia)
  • Department of Agriculture (Heraklion)

School of Engineering (Heraklion)

  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Informatics Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering

These courses include lectures and practical work in laboratories. In addition, they complete work placement and dissertations before graduating.


TEI Crete, with its c. 400 teaching staff and barely adequate technical and clerical staff, provides education (documented by all external evaluators) to more than 14,500 students. Education is delivered at the base campus in Heraklion city and at 5 branches in towns of Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Aghios Nicolaos, Ierapetra and Siteia). Degree Courses comprise Engineering and Informatics, Business Administration and Economics, Agriculture, Health and Welfare.

The Institute and Schools administration concentrate of the efficacy of the study programmes, learning outcomes, publicity of the degrees, successful graduate placements, the top quality student halls and the 6 restaurants of the Institute. Local communities fully support the branches of the Institute and the resident students. There are opportunities for active student participation in research and development projects, for student exchanges with over 100 foreign universities and for paid work at the Institute laboratories. Graduates can also continue with Postgraduate Studies at the Institute or at cooperating Universities in Greece and abroad, with the active support of TEI Crete professors.

Spiritual, artistic and entertainment activities in and around the Institute are varied and shared by students and staff, with the financial support of TEI Crete. Personal care and advice is provided to new incoming students by the International Office and skilled staff at the Schools.

Language of instruction[edit]

The language of instruction at the TEI is Greek. Therefore, a good knowledge of Greek is essential for regular students. However, special arrangements are made for a certain number of courses for Erasmus students who wish to follow regular courses. After consultation with the teaching staff, students can register for certain courses, must study from English literature, and will be given a separate examination at the end of the term. Additionally, a few courses are taught in English, and there are plans for more.

Academic evaluation[edit]

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.[1]


TEI of Crete has always welcomed foreign students, participating in all major European programmes (Socrates, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus, Alpha, EC/US and others). Today we are cooperating with more than a hundred and fifty foreign Universities and other Institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States. The ECTS grading system and the Diploma Supplement (DS) have been successfully implemented in all our Departments and facilitate the recognition of studies for both incoming and outgoing students.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency
  2. ^ International Relations Office TEI Crete

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°19′05″N 25°06′07″E / 35.318°N 25.102°E / 35.318; 25.102