Hellenic Mediterranean University (GREECE)
Founded in 1983, Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) is a Public Educational Institution. The Institute, one of the 36 Higher Education Institutes of Greece, offers quality undergraduate and postgraduate studies) to more than 14,500 students in the fields of Informatics, Engineering, Health, Agriculture and Food, Economics and Management, Environment. Education is delivered at the base campus in Heraklion city and at 5 branches in towns of Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Aghios Nicolaos, Ierapetra and Siteia). All courses are completed within a four year period and they conclude off lectures both in theory and laboratories. HMU is constantly being ranked at the top of the list of its peers, while it has received wide recognition for its direct contribution to the development of both Crete and Greece.
The studies at HMU are of particular high standards, as proved by the External Evaluations carried out by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency. The teaching and research qualifications and the consistency of the staff, the modern Study Programmes, the connection to the trade and social bodies and the way we supervise and support our graduates, guarantee a complete education providing our graduates with the appropriate guidelines, so that they follow the correct profession or continue with further studies, dependent on their aptitudes. Institution's several collaborations with numerous Greek and more than 120 European Higher Education Institutes contribute drastically to the internationalization of the provided studies. The students of the institution are encouraged to travel to other countries for completing part of their studies. Those who study at the Institute also come in contact with foreign students and are often being taught by European professors. The Department has received awards for its international relations in Europe and, of course, in Greece.
At HMU, the Administration and the staff work tirelessly, focusing always on its institutional goals with regard to quality education, excellence, real education and the wider interest of their current 15.000 active students. HMU continue to transfer its main principles to its students, which are transparency in making and implementing its decisions, equality and respect. HMU encourages the free way of thinking and the expression of new ideas, self-motivation and cooperation: they seek to create complete Scientists – Citizens.