The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the academic year 1966-67. The University has two campuses, one in Patras and one in Agrinion. The campus at Patras is located 12 km East of the city of Patras, in the area of Rion. University of Patras is the third largest University in Greece concerning the size of potential students, the faculty members, administrative personnel, number of departments, and accredited students titles.
The University of Patras includes 24 Departments, with a large number of sectors and consequently a great range of disciplines, which operate in 112 laboratories and 14 fully equipped clinics.
Besides its distinguished path in education, the University of Patras has made excellence in the fields of basic and applied research. The University of Patras has acquired international prominence for pioneering and wide ranging research in areas such as Environment, Health, Biotechnology, Mechanics, Electronics, Informatics and basic science. A number of its Departments, Laboratories and Clinics have been designated as Centers of Excellence, on the basis of international assessment. The University of Patras has a reputation for quality and innovative research and represents an effective participation in a plethora of research projects, scientific organizations, and research groups.
Together with its educational and research work, the rich cultural activity of the University of Patras attracts many candidate students every year as their first and foremost choice for their High degree studies.