TEI Crete is a Public Educational Institution. It provides  Undergraduate  and Postgraduate Education,  research and direct contribution to  the regional and broader development of  Crete and the Country, through lifelong learning, offering high profile technological and consultancy services to the industry, and technology transfer.

TEI Crete, with its ca. 400 highly qualified teaching staff and fully adequate technical and clerical staff, provides high quality education (documented by all external evaluators) to more than 14,500 students. Education is delivered at the base campus in Heraklion city and at 5 branches in towns of Crete (Chania, Rethymnon, Aghios Nicolaos, Ierapetra and Sitia). Degree Courses comprise Engineering and Informatics, Business Administration and Economics, Agriculture, Health and Welfare.

All courses are completed within a four year period and they conclude off  lectures both in theory and laboratories. Furthermore, Students are called before graduation to submit a dissertation and participate