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The largest College for University Studies in Greece
UNIVERSITY STUDIES OF EXCELLENCE
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INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES
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STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMPUSES
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OUTSTANDING FACULTIES
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BACHELORS, MASTERS & PHDS
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The Metropolitan College started out in 1982 and is today the largest College for University Studies in Greece. In addition, it is consistently the first choice in private higher education, both for students as well as their parents. In collaboration with prestigious Universities abroad, it offers the widest range of contemporary courses which are in high demand in the job market.

The Metropolitan College stands out for its high quality of university courses offered and its renowned academic personnel. It places the provision of university studies of excellence at the centre of its philosophy and its mission is to shape the landscape of Greece’s higher education to resemble that of the best universities abroad.

Furthermore, it is the only College in Greece that is a member of the International University Network Compostela Group of Universities. Being a member of this network offers international academic recognition and networking with top universities around the world.

It is the largest and most comprehensive College in Greece with 10 Faculties and more than 70 Bachelors, Masters and PhDs, which are provided in state-of-the-art campuses in 8 locations throughout the country (Centre of Athens, Maroussi, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Heraklion – Crete, Rhodes and Patra). The courses lead to the acquisition of recognised university degrees of international stature and diplomas are awarded directly by the collaborating International Universities.

The Metropolitan College has obtained an official establishment and operating licence by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

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OUR HISTORY

1982
1998
2004
2011
2012
2013
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Establishment of the Metropolitan College
Collaboration with Queen Margaret University
The Metropolitan College in Maroussi with privately owned building facilities of an area of 7,000 sq.m.
Collaboration with the University of East London

The 1st private School of Engineering in Greece is founded
Extension of the Maroussi Campus with the addition of 2,000 sq.m.

New Campus in Thessaloniki
New Campus in Piraeus
New Campus in the centre of Athens

New collaboration with the University of Portsmouth
Collaboration with Solent University in Southampton

Inauguration of a new 2,000 sq.m. wing in Maroussi

Member of the International University Network Compostela Group of Universities

Collaboration with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia

Two Awards, “Buildings - Facilities” & “Extroversion”, at the Education Business Awards
Establishment & commencement of operation of an Academic Council

Establishment of an International Students Department

Gold “Link with Society” Award at the Education Business Awards
Establishment of a Maritime Academy in collaboration with the leading Maritime Academy Warsash of Solent University in Southampton

New building facilities in Athens & Piraeus

The largest provider of British University Education in Greece

“Dynamically Growing Entrepreneur" Award in the Greek Entrepreneur of the Year Contest
1st among Private Colleges in the International Ranking System Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

Collaboration with the No 1 Hospitality Management School in the world

Collaboration with Oxford Brookes University.

New Campuses in Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Larissa

“Protagonist of the Greek Economy" Award

Honorary Award at the Greek Yachting Awards

Safety4sea Training Award
Establishment of the IOSR Research Institute

Establishment of Graduate School

“Best Hotel Education Provider”, for the 5th consecutive year, at the Greek Hospitality Awards

Bronze Award at Tourism Awards
Collaboration with the University of Arizona

Establishment of an International University Centre, Global University Hub

New Campus in Patra

Gold Awards at Tourism Awards

IDENTITY

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The largest College for University Studies in Greece

One of the first Greek Colleges (since 1982) and the College with the widest range of collaborating Universities, Faculties and courses offered.

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Member of the Educational Group METROPOLITAN - AKMI

The most authoritative and largest educational organisation, with more than 25,000 students throughout the country.

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The largest provider of British University Education

The largest provider of British University Education in Greece and Europe (UK TNE provider).

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Collaborations with International Universities

Exclusive partnerships with 7 renowned International Universities – from Great Britain, Switzerland and the USA – for the provision of accredited courses.

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State-of-the-art Campuses in 8 locations throughout Greece

A 13,000 m2 building (campus) strategically located in Maroussi, an 11-storey building with an area of 3,500 m2 in the heart of Piraeus (Terpsithea Sq.), a 7-storey 2,700 m2 building in the centre of Athens (on Akadimias Street), a historic, restored 2,000 m2 building in the centre of Thessaloniki (on Tsimiski Street), as well as state-of-the-art facilities in four more cities in Greece: Heraklion – Crete, Rhodes, Larissa and Patra.

The university campuses throughout Greece feature auditoriums, laboratories with equipment of cutting-edge technology, libraries with thousands of titles, sport facilities and recreational areas, thus creating a unique educational environment of international standards.

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Specialised laboratories

State-of-the-art university laboratories, purpose-built for each scientific field, fully equipped with cutting-edge machines and all the necessary equipment.

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Libraries with thousands of titles

Libraries with thousands of titles for all scientific fields, with online access to the libraries of collaborating Universities. The Library of each campus features computers, free wireless WiFi as well as access to the library network of Greek Public Educational Institutions.

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Advanced e-learning platform

E-learning platform for all students (MOODLE), with innovative functions and distance learning support using the most modern tools.

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Renowned Academic Personnel

Expert Academic personnel with extensive academic and research background, many years of teaching experience and continuous training offered by collaborating Universities.

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Connection with the labour market

Strong links with the labour market through the Career Office and the annual event “DevelopingU” held by the Metropolitan College. “DevelopingU” contains a series of specialised seminars for the development of students’ professional skills as well as Career Days, with the participation of dozens of businesses and organisations offering work placements and permanent jobs.

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Research Activity

Emphasis placed on promoting research through a number of activities: organising international conferences, research collaborations with institutions from around the world, establishment of research institutes, participation in European research programmes and presentation of our students’ and academics’ work in international research projects and scientific conferences.

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BAC certification

Certified by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an educational organisation providing Higher Education.

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QAA evaluation

Institutionalised quality control of studies, in accordance with the standards of Great Britain’s Quality Assurance Agency.

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Accredited Studies

Accreditation of the degrees provided by the Independent Department for the Implementation of European Legislation (ΑΤΕΕΝ) of the Greek Ministry of Education and Lifelong Learning, by international scientific and professional bodies, as well as by UK ENIC (British body, similar to the Hellenic National Recognition and Information Centre (DOATAP).

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