University of Piraeus
The University of Piraeus is a public, business-oriented university, founded in 1938 by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association (www.unipi.gr). Nowadays, it consists of four schools and ten departments. It has 200 Bilateral Erasmus+ Agreements and an ERASMUS+ Charter (31704-EPP-1-2014-1-GR-EPPKA3-ECHE). It is also a member of several associations (EUA, IAU, the Community of Mediterranean Universities, the Universities Association of Southeastern Europe, UNIMED, AASB). Research at the University of Piraeus is supported by the University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) that was established in 1983 and has fulfilled more than 1,000 research and educational programs, conferences, and executive seminars funded by the EU and other sources. The University of Piraeus awards degrees equivalent to a four years BSc, master’s degrees MSc and Doctorates in the respective fields. The Department of International and European Studies (DIES) of the University of Piraeus promotes excellence in teaching and research in EU studies and is ranked first in students’ preference during the national entrance exams. The DIES, belongs to the School of Economics, Business and International Studies; it offers all three cycles of study (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral), based on three pillars: international political economy, international relations, and European issues. The DIES runs successfully two Master Programmes in English language: MSc in Energy, Strategy, Law & Economics and a MSc in American Studies, as well as two Master Programmes in Greek Language: MSc in International and European Studies and MSc in International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research.