The Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) is a Public Higher Educational Institution, has been part of the Hellenic Tertiary Education since 1983, and is one of the 40 Higher Education establishments as of 2011. Its Mission includes Undergraduate Education consisting of 15 First Degree Courses, 6 Postgraduate Degrees, and Education & Research, directly contributing to regional and broader development, through lifelong learning, high profile technological and consultancy services to industry, and technology and knowledge transfer.
The HMU, with its more than 200 highly qualified permanent academic staff members, 200 part-time associated lecturers and c.150 skilled technical and clerical staff, provides high quality education (documented by all external evaluators) to c. 15,000 students. Education is delivered at the main campus in Heraklion and at 5 branches in all the other cities of Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Aghios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Siteia). There are limitless opportunities for active student participation in R&D projects (the HMU has the top success rate and recognition in research among its peers), for student exchanges with over 250 foreign universities and for paid work at the HMU laboratories. Graduates can also continue with Postgraduate Studies at the Institute or at cooperating Universities in Greece and abroad, with the active support of the Professors of the HMU. Spiritual, artistic and entertainment activities in and around the Institute are varied and shared by students and staff, with the financial support of the HMU. Personal care and advice is provided to new incoming students by the multi-lingual staff of the International Office and the skilled staff at the Schools, and by the newly established Student Advice Centre.
The HMU has demonstrated great success on a European stage in the academic year 2013-2014 with many activities in the framework of the different activities of the Programme LLLP-ERASMUS. Thus we had the opportunity to organize 6 Intensive Programmes and 2 Curriculum Development Programmes. It is also funded for a KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education Erasmus + programme.
For these activities in the previous years, the HMU was awarded with the Silver European Award for Good Practice in ERASMUS and 6 out of 12 awards from IKY (State Scholarship Foundation) for our IPs on a national level. These activities and successes help the recognisability of the HMU at a European level and thus for the choice of the HMU by many students and professors in order to carry out a period of study or to present lectures in the framework of the Erasmus Programme. The HMU is committed to offering quality Higher Education and research at a Regional, National, European and International level.
Contact Person: John Fasoulas, jfasoulas[at]hmu.com