University of Central Greece
|Πανεπιστήμιο Στερεάς Ελλάδας|
The University of Central Greece (UCG; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Στερεάς Ελλάδας) was a public university located in Central Greece, which was founded by the Greek Government in April 2003 in Lamia. It comprised two departments, the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Regional Economic Development.
The first students were admitted to the University of Central Greece in September 2004, at which time only the informatics department was in operation. A total of 71 students were enrolled to that department, of whom 11 graduated in October 2008. The Department of Regional Economic Growth, which was founded in 2005, began its operation in the academic year 2005-2006.
The University operated two campuses, in the municipalities of Lamia and Livadeia. The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics was housed in the former Lamia Academy, near the old municipal hospital and the public aquatics centre. Administrative functions and a cafeteria were housed in the ground floor to facilitate student access. The first floor housed facilities such as lecture classes, two labs, one computer cluster, as well as administrative services and the faculty offices. A library was also available, which was occasionally used by students and for faculty meetings.
The University was closed in June 2013. The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics was added to the University of Thessaly with the campus remaining in Lamia, while the Department of Regional Economic Growth was merged with the Department of Economic and Regional Development of Panteion University.
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.
- List of universities in Greece
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- University of Thessaly, established in 1984, in the geographical region of Thessaly
- Education in Greece
- "Greek Government Gazette - 11 April 2003" (PDF) (in Greek). usg.gr. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- Διοικούσα Επιτροπή (in Greek). usg.gr. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
- Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency
- Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA) (Greek) (English)
- "ATHENA" Plan for Higher Education (Greek)
- University of Central Greece Official Website (Greek)
- Departments' websites
- Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (Greek) (English)
- Department of Regional Economic Development (Greek) (English)