University of Peloponnese

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University of the Peloponnese
Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
University of Peloponnese logo.PNG
MottoΕπένδυση στη Γνώση
("Investing in Knowledge")
TypePublic
Established2002
ChancellorTheodoros Papatheodorou
Location, ,
Colors     &     
NicknameUOP
Websitewww.uop.gr

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][2][3]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Emblem[edit]

The emblem of the University of Peloponnese is Pelops.

Schools[edit]

The University of Peloponnese is divided into six academic Schools (Greek: Σχολές), which are further divided into nine Departments (Greek: Τμήματα).

Schools Departments
School of Humanities and Cultural Studies [4]

(Kalamata)

  • Department of Philology [5]
  • Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management [6]
School of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences [4]

(Sparta)

  • Department of Sports' Organization and Management [7]
  • Department of Nursing [8]
School of Economy, Management and Informatics [4]

(Tripoli)

  • Department of Informatics and Telecommunications [9]
  • Department of Economics [10]
School of Social Sciences [4]

(Corinth)

  • Department of Political Science and International Relations [11]
  • Department of Social and Educational Policy [12]
School of Fine Arts [4]

(Nafplion)

  • Department of Theatre Studies [13]

Research[edit]

Academic evaluation[edit]

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave University of the Peloponnese a Positive evaluation.[14]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[15]

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:

Student Life[edit]

  • Reunions – annual gathering of alumni held the weekend before graduation.
  • Student elections

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internal Evaluation Report, 2016" (PDF) (in Greek). University of the Peloponnese.
  2. ^ "External Evaluation Reports of UoP Departments". modip.uop.gr.
  3. ^ "University of the Peloponnese history". University of the Peloponnese. Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Faculties and Departments". University of the Peloponnese.
  5. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Philology, University of the Peloponnese, 2011
  6. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  7. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Sports' Organization and Management, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  8. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Nursing, University of the Peloponnese, 2013
  9. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of the Peloponnese, 2011
  10. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  11. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  12. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  13. ^ HQAA Final Report - Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese, 2014
  14. ^ "University of the Peloponnese - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). www.adip.gr. 2016."The UoP has high quality teaching staff. Also, the Institution has established good relationships with the community and its stakeholders. The Institution will benefit by developing more systematic approaches in the collection of data for the improvement of its programmes and internationalization strategy.."
  15. ^ Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency

External links[edit]

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