University Of West Attica
UNIWA was founded in March 2018 by the National Law 4521. The foundation of the newly established University came from the merging process of the former Technological Educational Institute of Athens and Piraeus University of Applied Sciences. In 2019, the National School of Public Health joined the newly established university.
UNIWA operates with high educational and research standards and strives to respond to the ever-increasing demands of a modern society for the creation of executives that have attained a solid scientific and technological background.
The newly established university is the third largest in the country in terms of student numbers. It has approximately 52,000 undergraduate, 1,150 postgraduate and 210 doctoral students. UNIWA has expanded to three Campuses within the metropolitan region of Athens. The Egaleo Park Campus lays in the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Egaleo, surrounded by the streets Milou, Agiou Spyridonos, Dimitsanis, and Edessis. The Ancient Olive Grove Campus is also located in the Municipality of Egaleo, on Petrou Ralli and Thivon Streets, on the border of the historic Athens Olive Grove, where Ancient Athenian Philosophers gave academic lectures. Finally, the Athens Campus is located in the Municipality of Athens on Alexandras Avenue and is housed in the premises of the former National School of Public Health in a building of particular historical value that underwent restoration works a few years ago. The operation of the institution is supported by its highly-qualified and experienced administrative staff.
Today, UNIWA includes twenty-seven departments, organized into six Schools, covering a wide range of disciplines. The School of Public Health, the School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, the School of Food Sciences, the School of Health and Welfare Sciences, the School of Applied Arts and Culture and the School of Engineering. The Schools’ fields of study cover a wide range of modern science, including social, administrative and economic sciences, engineering sciences, health and welfare sciences, food sciences and art studies.
Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos is the legal counsel of the University and he will be the leader of the project at UNIWA. He teaches “Health Ethics” and “Sociology” at the School of Health And Care Sciences. Dr. Spyropoulos holds a PhD in Criminal Law and Criminology from the Law School of University of Athens (“Heiravleitus II scholarship). He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of West Attica performing an H.F.R.I (Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation). He has given dozens of lectures in Greece as well as to foreign universities as a Visiting Professor or Researcher (e.g. HdM University in Stuttgart, Germany, ADA University of Azerbaijan on legal and health ethics issues). He has also delivered lectures to scientific conferences in Greece and abroad, he has published or edited the publication of four scientific books and has written over 40 scientific articles in scientific journals.
George Pierrakos is Professor (Organisation and Management of Primary Healthcare Services) in the Department of Business Administration and director of Social Policy Division at the Athens University of West Attica Greece. He is also visiting professor at Leeds Beckett University. He holds Ph.D from the Faculty of Political Science & Public Administration of the Kapodestrian University of Athens. He holds also a MSc from the Faculty of Political Science & Public Administration of the Kapodestrian University of Athens and BSc from Nursing department of the Kapodestrian University of Athens. He has participated in several Research Programs of the European Union as a member or coordinator of various research teams such as Central Support Mechanism of the development and promotion of Social Coopeative Enterprises Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, and Primary Health Care Services evaluation in local community Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and Development of a Total Quality Model in the Health Education concerning Cancer rehabilitation and palliative care Ministry of health. He has substantial teaching experience in the topics of Health Systems Organization, Health Management, and Health Economics in Postgraduate programs and has been the author and co-author of several publications.
Dr. Christos Troussas (Mr) is an Ass. Professor in the Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering of the University of West Attica (Greece). He has received a PhD degree in Informatics, a MSc degree with specialization in “Intelligent Technologies of Human-Computer Interaction” and a BSc degree in Informatics from the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus (Greece). He has participated in national and international research projects. He is Academic Editor of the journal “Advances in Human-Computer interaction” (Hindawi) and has been Editorial Board member of many other international journals. Also, he has been Technical Program Committee member in many international conferences. He has published extensively in international journals, books and conference proceedings and is co-author of two monographs in the areas of artificial intelligence in education and personalized software engineering (by Springer and IOS Press).