Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus

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Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
Type University
Established 1983
President Lazaros Vrizidis
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 20.000
Location Agios Ioannis Rentis, Attica, Greece
Campus Agios Ioannis Rentis

The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Greek: Ανώτατο Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Πειραιά Τεχνολογικού Τομέα, A.E.I. Πειραιά Τ.Τ.), also known as Technological Education Institute of Piraeus (TEIPIR), is a public higher education institute supervised by the Ministry of Education and Research. It was created by a special law in 1976 as a merging result of the Anastasiadis School(founded in 1947) and the Sivitanidios School (founded in 1957), and was established with the 1983 related law (Ν.1404/1983).[1][2]

On 1 March 2018 it was announced that TEI of Piraeus will be merged with TEI of Athens forming the newly established University of West Attica (Greek: Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Αττικής).[3][4]


The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences provides a high level of technological education and applied research in the equivalent taught areas, offering more than twenty different degrees that range from Engineering to Economics and Business Administration.[1][5]

The university is one of the independent and self-administrated Applied Sciences Universities (also known as Technological Education Institutes) in accordance with the related Greek laws 2916/2001, 3549/2007 and 4009/2011. Technological Education Institutes differ from other Greek Universities in the applied character of their studies, placing emphasis on laboratory courses and internships.

Schools and departments[edit]

The university includes two Schools, consisting of nine Departments.[6]

Schools Departments
School of Engineering
  • Department of Automation Engineering [7]
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering [8]
  • Department of Civil Engineering [9]
  • Department of Electronics Engineering [10]
  • Department of Electrical Engineering [11]
  • Department of Computer Systems Engineering [12]
  • Department of Textile Engineering [13]
School of Business and Economics
  • Department of Accounting and Finance [14]
  • Department of Business Administration [15]

Postgraduate education[edit]

The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences offers several approved graduate courses independently or in cooperation with universities and abroad.[2]


The university campus is in a grove 100,000 sq.m in the wider area which housed the Academy of Plato. The facilities are near the port of Piraeus with bus services and metro connection to the metropolitan area of Athens.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "TEI of Piraeus - External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2016. "PUAS is a modern, forwarding looking institution with a clear vision, committed to a process of continuous improvement. Recent successes in developing a research culture and running a wide range of MSc programs have paved the way for the potential introduction of third-cycle degree programs."
  2. ^ a b "TEI of Piraeus Internal Evaluation Report" (PDF). 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ministry of Education - University of West Attica" (in Greek). 
  4. ^ "Questions and Answers about University of West Attica" (in Greek). 
  5. ^ "Piraeus University of Applied Sciences - General Information". 
  6. ^ "TEI of Piraeus - Schools and Departments". 2017. 
  7. ^ "Department of Automation Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Department of Mechanical Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "Department of Civil Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Department of Electronics Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Department of Electrical Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Department of Computer Systems Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "Department of Textile Engineering - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Department of Accounting and Finance - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 
  15. ^ "Department of Business Administration - HQA External Evaluation Report" (PDF). 

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Coordinates: 37°58′41″N 23°40′19″E / 37.978°N 23.672°E / 37.978; 23.672