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Exploring the University of Crete - Highlights from 2023

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Exploring the University of Crete - Rethymno

Highlights from 2023!

Welcome to the University of Crete in Rethymno, where we are excited to share the highlights of the university 2023 activities.

With a 46-year history, our institution has earned recognition both in Greece and internationally. Rethymno is dedicated to constant growth and development, with a mission to offer knowledge and services to our community.

University of Crete Newsletter2023


World Tourism Day 2023

A Warm Welcome to Our International Students

For 2023, the University of Crete extended its warmest welcome to all international Erasmus students through the Department of International Relations as well as from the municipality of Rethymno.

In the current winter semester, Rethymno opened its doors to approximately 60 students from various higher education institutions worldwide. These students will be studying at the Schools of Philosophy, Social Sciences, and Education, making the university campus a truly international hub for learning.

Digital Humanities Program: An Interdisciplinary Adventure

Starting in the academic year 2023-2024, the University of Crete will introduce a short program in Digital Humanities. Organized by the Department of Philology under the framework of the "Talos" project, this program offers a wide range of courses in diverse interdisciplinary fields.

These fields include Digital Classics, Digital Literature Studies, Digital Archaeology, Computational Linguistics, Education Technology, and Ethics of Technology. It's an excellent opportunity for students to explore the intersections of technology and the humanities.

University of Crete - Talos project
University of Crete Library

University of Crete Library

University of Crete library in Rethymno is a gem!

It houses a staggering 484,121 volumes of monographs and 110,059 volumes of periodicals, as per the 2022 statistics. These resources are available to our 21,125 registered users and to visitors who come to study on-site.

Moreover, the library offers breathtaking views from its location in Gallos .

Celebrating Alumni at "Civitas Rethymnae"

In 2023, the University of Crete had the honor of hosting the "Civitas Rethymnae" alumni network meeting between July 26 and 30 in Rethymno.

This network is composed of UoC graduates who were part of the institution's first 20 years, from 1977 to 1998.

It was a special event, celebrating the journey and achievements of our alumni.

University of Crete Alumni Network
University of Crete Summer schools

University of Crete  Summer Schools 2023 -  A Unique Educational Adventure

Our University of Crete Summer Schools for 2023 offer an exceptional educational experience. It's a chance to delve into intensive and stimulating subjects while enjoying inspiring activities.

These activities include exploring the rich history of Minoan and modern Cretan civilization, all set against the backdrop of the spectacular scenery of Crete. It's not just learning,  it's an adventure waiting to happen.

In conclusion, the University of Crete is thriving and offering a diverse range of opportunities for students, whether you are an international scholar,  an enthusiast of the humanities.

Our library is a treasure trove, and we take pride in celebrating the achievements of our alumni.

The UoC Summer Schools promise a unique blend of education and exploration.

We look forward to sharing these exciting experiences with you in 2023 and beyond.

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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