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Greek Scientist to Receive Prestigious Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal

Greek scientist and professor Spyros Pandis will be awarded the Vilhelm Bjerknes medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in 2021. Pandis, a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, will receive the prestigious award...

Students Assault Rector and Teachers at University of Patras

The Rector of the University of Patras said that he and other Heads of Departments were assaulted by a group of students during an open meeting to discuss operational and academic issues. In a press statement the Rector said that...

Mass Cheating at the University of Patras Uncovered

More than 100 Greek university students have been caught in a mass cheating scandal at the University of Patras, in western Greece. The group; mostly first-year students, submitted the same paperwork in four separate coursework exercises, the head of the...

'Byblos and the Sea' Project Turns to University of Patras for Help Locating Ancient Harbor

Excavations at the ancient coastal town of Byblos, Lebanon, have been ongoing since the 1960s. Recently, the two lead scientific supervisors in the “Byblos and the Sea” project asked for help from experts at Greece's University of Patras in locating...

Greek and Greek-Australian Scientists to Patent First MS Treatment

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This disrupts the communication in certain parts of the nervous system, resulting in...

International Kart Circuit in Patras this Weekend

The international Kart circuit will be held for 7th consecutive year in the streets of the historic center of the city of Patras on the 3rd and 4th of October. The organisers estimate 40,000 spectators will watch the 70...

Patras University Student Develops Eye-Typing Technology App

The University of Patras in Greece has once again been put under the spotlight, thanks to Evangelos Skodras’ double distinction for the development of EyeType. Skodras is a PhD student at the Wire Communications Laboratory of the Department of Electrical...

Greek Scientists to Develop Cancer Drug

Greek scientists from the University of Patras are making a significant effort to help in the battle against cancer by developing an innovative drug. The research team has been working at the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory of the Department of...

Gyaros May Become Refuge for Monachus Monachus

A maritime ecosystem of exceptional natural beauty and unique ecological value was revealed by scientific research that was held on Gyaros island seabed by the Sea Geology and Natural Oceanography laboratory of the University of Patras for WWF Hellas...

Greek Students from Patras Build Electric Car

An electric car designed and built by Greek students was presented at the Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens on October 23. The presentation follows the University of Patras team victory in the “Formula Student Czech 2014” international competition. For almost two years, the Laboratory...