The University of Patras, founded in the city of Patras in 1964, is the third largest University in Greece. Consisting of 5 Schools, the University of Patras offers a large number of sectors and consequently a great range of disciplines through its 24 Undergraduate Programs of Studies and 34 Programs of Postgraduate Studies. It is ranked in the 601-650 group position according to QS World University Ranking, offers an exciting and dynamic learning environment that provides its students with high level programs of studies. Additionally, the University of Patras operates three educational centers: Foreign Language Teaching Unit, Intercultural Education Centre, and Center of Vocational Training (CTV/UP). The main activities of the CTV/UP are focused on the materialization of complete programs, programs of Continuing Training, EU initiatives, programs for combating social exclusion from the labor market etc.
Research wise, the university is ranked 62 in the list of the European Research Ranking 2013 Top100 – a ranking based on the data published by the European. The university runs an undergraduate and graduate program in business administration aimed at enhancing the employability of new graduate in organizations of the private, public and non-profit sector.