In Greece, Higher Education is divided into two sectors: the University Sector and the Technological Sector. Higher Education University Sector aims at establishing, producing and developing science and technology, achieving our country's future scientists’ high level, comprehensive, theoretical and applied training while promoting and developing scientific research.
Higher Education Technological Sector aims at developing the scientific and technological research and at providing programmes of more applied character.
The mission of University and Technological Sectors Institutions comprises the following:
a) Universities give emphasis to high quality education according to the demands of science, technology and arts taking into account the international scientific practice and the corresponding professional fields.
b) The TEIs and the School of Pedagogical and Technological
Education (Technological Sector Institutions) give emphasis to high
quality education as well as to the applied character of science,
technology and arts. In this framework they promote the development of
the appropriate theoretical background together with the development of
high standard practice.
In the country there are twenty-two (22) University Sector institutions
(Universities, Technical Universities, the School of Fine Arts),
including the Hellenic Open University and the International Hellenic
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