The University of West Attica (UNIWA) is a newly established university in the Athens urban area. It is the result of the merge between the two major Technological Educational Institutes of Greece located in Athens and Piraeus. The new University is the third bigger in Greece.
The University based on the long and successful tradition of the constituting institutes provides a high level undergraduate and postgraduate education combined with intensive research activities in specific areas. UNIWA reserves standing partnerships with other domestic and foreign educational and research institutes in order to continuously improve the level of the studies and research. UNIWA participates actively in several national and European Union programs for international cooperation, research and dissemination of knowledge. Departments are formed, many of which cover new cognitive fields, consistent and compatible with the developments in science and the corresponding international study programmes, but also intertwined with the local and national needs at cutting-edge economic and social sectors for the country. Hence, the academic units will have the prospect of a strong presence in the Greek and International arena.