The University of Crete aims to build on both the tradition created by the quality of its academic activity and its close relationships with the research and innovation ecosystem of Crete, as well as the exceptional quality and diversity of life in Crete, in order to become one of the world’s top 200 Universities by 2025.
We recognize that global trends in wealth and power, labor market diversification and rapid changes in the world of research and technology are intensifying international competition between universities to attract high-quality staff and students as well as public and private resources. These trends also raise questions about the social mission of the university at local, national and international levels.
In this context, the UoC will adhere to the principles governing its functioning: democratic governance, excellence in cutting-edge research, linking research and education, international orientation and developing partnerships with leading institutions in the world as well as attracting high level staff with open procedures as well as excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students. At the same time, measures will be taken to increase productivity and better organize UoC operations, while also seeking to resolve institutional issues that make it difficult to achieve its strategic goals.
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