University of Peloponnese

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University of the Peloponnese
Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
University of Peloponnese logo.PNG
Motto Επένδυση στη Γνώση
("Investing in Knowledge")
Type Public
Established 2002
Chancellor Theodoros Papatheodorou
Location Corinth, Kalamata, Nafplion, Sparta, Tripolis, Peloponnese, Greece
Colors      &     
Nickname UOP

The University of the Peloponnese (UoP; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου) is a university with locations in different cities of Peloponnese, Greece. It was founded in 2002 and comprises five schools in Tripoli, Corinth, Kalamata, Nafplion, and Sparta.[1]

It was established as a public university with the Presidential Decree 13/2000. Its seat is Tripolis and is being developed at the level of complete schools in the five capitals of the Prefectures of the Region of Peloponnese.

The university was inaugurated on 20 September 2002 with the beginning of operations of the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the Department of Telecommunication Science and Technology of the School of Science and Technology.


The emblem of the University of Peloponnese is Pelops.


The University of Peloponnese is divided into six academic schools (Greek: Σχολές), which are further divided into departments (Greek: Τμήματα):

  • School of Humanities and Cultural Studies in the city of Kalamata.[2]
    • Department of Philology [3]
    • Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management [4]
  • School of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences in the city of Sparta.[2]
    • Department of Sports' Organization and Management [5]
    • Department of Nursing [6]
  • School of Economy, Management and Informatics in the city of Tripoli.[2]
    • Department of Informatics and Telecommunications [7]
    • Department of Economics [8]
  • School of Fine Artsin the city of Nafplion.[2]
    • Department of Theatre Studies [9]
  • School of Social Sciences in the city of Corinth.[2]
    • Department of Political Science and International Relations [10]
    • Department of Social and Educational Policy [11]

HQAA evaluation[edit]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[12]

Modern Greek classes[edit]

The university offers summer Greek classes in the Kalamata campus. The program is directed at Greeks living abroad, especially in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. For people of Greek descent who have at least one grandparent from the Messenia province, the classes are free as are room and food during the one-month program. The World Council of Messenians Abroad provides the funding for the scholarship program.

Erasmus programme[edit]

The University of the Peloponnese participates in LLP Erasmus Program (Studies and Placement). They welcome students from:


  • Reunions – annual gathering of alumni held the weekend before graduation.
  • Lawnparties – parties that feature live bands that are held simultaneously by all of the eating clubs at the start of classes and at the conclusion of the academic year.
  • Student elections

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Coordinates: 37°31′38″N 22°22′10″E / 37.5271°N 22.3695°E / 37.5271; 22.3695