University of Patras

The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the Academic year 1966-67. The establishment of the University contributed vastly to the decentralization of Academic Education in Greece. The University is situated in 6 different cities of southern Greece. The campus in Patras is located in the suburb of Rion. It is a self-contained campus located at the foot of mount Panachaico with a view over the Gulf of Corinth and the mountains of Central Greece across the water. The university’s international policy is achieved through the cooperation with universities and research institutions worldwide. Cooperation includes activities related to research, teaching, intensive programmes and the development of common curricula, establishment of bilateral agreements, as well as the participation in international organizations, networks and associations. The University consists of 8 Schools, 37 Departments with Undergraduate Study Programs and 49 Postgraduate Study Programs

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of Patras was established in 1977 and is recognized amongst the best faculties in Greece for its higher education and training of the next generation of physicians. The School of Medicine of Patras is dedicated to its mission to offer outstanding patient care, high quality education in both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to promote  the development of research. The research incorporates all basic science and clinical disciplines with special respect to translational appliances that generate innovation and advancement in medical care. The school of Medicine of Patras is built in a beautiful campus located in the suburbs of the exciting and highly culturally active city of Patras which is the third largest urban center of mainland Greece. 

University of Patras

University Regional General Hospital of Patras is a public general Hospital located next to the University of Patras in Rio, just a few kilometers away from the city of Patras. The construction of the hospital was completed in 1988 and a few months later it started operating. It is part of the National Healthcare System of Greece. It is the largest Hospital in the region of Peloponnese and one of the largest hospitals in Greece with over 10,000 operations performed, and over 300,000 cases handled each year. It provides the citizens from the southwestern part of Greece with secondary and especially tertiary care. It supports the operation of university clinics, workshops and special units of the University of Patras’ Faculty of Medicine and provides training to doctors and other health care professionals and research development in the health sector.

The city of Patras

Patras is the third most populated city in Greece. It’s the regional capital of Western Greece. Patras is located in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km west of Athens and it’s at the foot of Mount Panachaikon overlooking the Gulf of Patras. The most important sights of Patras are the Archaeological Museum, inaugurated in 2009, the Roman Odeon, in Patras’ hilltop upper town, the Cathedral of Saint Andreas, which is the largest church in Greece and the third largest Orthodox edifice in the Balkans and the castle of Patras, from which one can enjoy the view of the whole city. Also, the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, spanning the western end of the Gulf of Corinth between Peloponnese and Western Mainland Greece, Voundeni Mycenaean Cemetery, an area with signs of habitation going back 3,500 years, the Achaia Clauss Winery and many more. The most characteristic event in Patras is the carnival, when you can catch one of Greece’s most famous street spectacles. The Patras Carnival is unique in the country, and is one of the largest in Europe. However, Patras maintains its vivid and youthful vibes all over the year and one can realize this by having a walk in the city center and the pedestrians with the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.