University of Patras was founded in 1964. Covering almost all the range of sciences, it includes 24 departments, which have 112 laboratories and 14 clinics fully equipped.28727 undergraduate and 3959 post graduate students are registered. The members of educational and didactic personnel are up to 727, while the members of the rest scientific personnel are 146, with 457 members of administrative staff.
Official website: http://www.upatras.gr
The University of Patras - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics offers a broad-based education for engineering, encompassing professional disciplines associated with current and future needs as well as with developments in both Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
As a research agent, it has wide experience in a significant number of projects such as the «Ex-post evaluation of the training programs in the framework of the Competitiveness Operational Program, Ministry of development, the Development of the «National Award of Business Excellence», the Leonardo da Vinci, Pilot Projects: “OPIFEX”, “AUTOQUALITE”, the ’Environmental Transport Policies and Rural Development’’(Concerted Action Program, FAIR6-CT98-4080) etc.
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics was founded in 1967, providing since 1972 five-year course program studies and PhD. It is organized educationally in the sectors: Design and Manufacturing, Energy- Aeronautics and Environment, Applied mechanics – technology of materials and Biomechanics, Management and Organization Studies.
Official website: http://www.mead.upatras.gr
This sector specializes in the following scientific areas: industrial management, operations research, design and supply chain management, management information systems, quality management, strategic management production, management technology and innovation, ergonomics, occupational health and safety and industrial ecology.