University of Piraeus

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University of Piraeus
Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς
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Type Public
Established 1938
Rector Aggelos Kotios
Undergraduates 8000
Postgraduates 1300
Location Piraeus, Greece
Website http://www.unipi.gr/

The University of Piraeus (UniPi; Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς, ΠαΠει) is a Greek public university located in Piraeus, Greece with a total of nine academic departments focused mainly on Statistics, Economics, Finance, Business Management and Information Technology.

University of Piraeus is the second business school established in Greece, while the department of Banking and Financial management is the oldest academic department in the area of finance in the country.[1]

History[edit]

University of Piraeus main entrance.

The university was founded in 1938 by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association under the name "School for Industrial Studies" and its original aim was the advanced training of managerial executives. In 1945 it was renamed to "Higher School for Industrial Studies" while latter in 1958 it was again renamed as "Graduate School for Industrial Studies" and its seat was established in the area of Piraeus. Since then the university has evolved from its original sole focus on business management and added additional academic fields such us statistics and informatics. In 1966, it became a public university, and in 1989 it received its present name.[2]

Academic structure[edit]

Each of the following departments[3] offers an undergraduate program with a corresponding 4-year Bachelor of Science degree at its completion:

School of Economics, Business and International Studies
School of Finance and Statistics [4]
School of Maritime and Industrial Studies [5]
  • Department of Maritime Studies
  • Department of Industrial Management and Technology
School of Information and Communication Technologies [6]
  • Department of Informatics
  • Department of Digital Systems

Postgraduate studies[edit]

University of Piraeus primary campus.

Each of the following postgraduate programs offers an M.B.A. or a M.Sc. degree at its completion:[7][8]

  • M.B.A. (specializations: Finance & Accounting or Marketing), M.B.A[9]. – Total Quality Management, M.B.A[10]. – Tourism Management, M.Sc. in Maritime Economics, M.Sc. in Banking and Finance, M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, M.Sc. in Actuarial Science and Risk Management, M.Sc. in Economic and Business Strategy, M.Sc. in International and European Studies.
  • M.Sc. in Industrial management and Technology, M.Sc. in Informatics, M.Sc. in Advanced Information Systems, M.Sc. in Digital Systems and Services, M.Sc. in Techno-economic Management and Digital Systems Security.

Research[edit]

The institution is home to the University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) which, since its founding in 1989, has participated in technological research on a national and international level, particularly in areas related to networking and internet technology.[11]

In addition, many cooperation agreements under the Erasmus +, as well as other bilateral cooperation agreements and interuniversity provided, exchange of students and staff, exchange of teaching and research material and conduct joint research projects and conferences. Moreover, the university is a member of international organizations such as European University Association, AACSB, International Association of Universities, etc.

Academic evaluation[edit]

In 2016 the external evaluation committee gave University of Piraeus a Positive evaluation.[12]

An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities was conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA).[13]

  • Department of Maritime Studies (2014) [14]
  • Department of Economics (2012) [15]
  • Department of Financial Management and Banking (2012) [16]
  • Department of Statistics and Insurance Science (2014) [17]
  • Department of Business Administration (2013) [18]
  • Department of International and European Studies (2014) [19]
  • Department of Industrial Management and Technology (2012) [20]
  • Department of Informatics (2011) [21]
  • Department of Digital Systems (2013) [22]

Governance[edit]

Study room in the university library.

The university as of 2014 is managed by the Institutional Council, the Rectorial Council and the Senate.[23]

The Senate consists of the rector, the two vice rectors, the departments' chairmen, one representative from each department's students, two representatives from the postgraduate students and special postgraduate scholars, one representative from the assistant tutors and scientific contributors, one representative from the special teaching staff, one representative from the administrative staff, and one representative from the special administrative technical staff. There are also representatives of the associate professors, the assistant professors and the lecturers.

Meetings of the senate are overseen by the general secretary of the university, although the secretary does not participate in voting.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Piraeus Student Guide 2017" (PDF) (in Greek). 
  2. ^ "History of the University of Piraeus". www.unipi.gr. 
  3. ^ "University of Piraeus Departments Student Guides" (in Greek). 
  4. ^ "University of Piraeus, School of Finance and Statistics". 
  5. ^ "University of Piraeus, School of Maritime and Industrial Studies". 
  6. ^ "University of Piraeus, School of Information and Communication Technologies". 
  7. ^ "University of Piraeus Postgraduate Studies in Finance and Statistics". 
  8. ^ "University of Piraeus Postgraduate Studies in Information and Communication Technologies". 
  9. ^ "University of Piraeus Master of Business Administration". 
  10. ^ "MBA TQM". 
  11. ^ "University of Piraeus Research Center". 
  12. ^ "University of Piraeus - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). www.adip.gr. 2016. "University of Piraeus offers some unique programs in the undergraduate and Masters level that specifically address the needs of the economy, specific needs of important industries and those of the public sector. Specific strategies should be incorporated in the mission statement associated with specific measurable goals and objectives."
  13. ^ "HQA". Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Economics, University of Piraeus, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  16. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Financial Management and Banking, University of Piraeus, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus, 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  19. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  20. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  21. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  22. ^ "HQAA Final Report - Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "University of Piraeus Senate". 

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Coordinates: 37°56′30.10″N 23°39′10.92″E / 37.9416944°N 23.6530333°E / 37.9416944; 23.6530333