Centres & Observatories

Skinakas Observatory

Skinakas Observatory is a joint research facility of the University of Crete and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH). Its prime objective is to conduct fundamental research in Astrophysics and to promote not only the science of astrophysics but also enjoyment of the wonders of the night sky among students and the general public in Greece.

Skinakas Observatory Image

University of Crete Research Centre for the Humanities, the Social & Educational Sciences (UCRC)

The University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences is an autonomous interdisciplinary research unit supervised by the UoC Senate. It is home to Research Laboratories and Research Projects, as well as self-funded Postgraduate Studies Programmes associated with the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Education Sciences. UCRC is committed to linking theory to practice, and science to society.

Finokalia Atmospheric Monitoring Station

Finokalia Atmospheric Monitoring Station Image

The Finokalia atmospheric monitoring station is operated by the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL) of the Department of Chemistry. The station is part of the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases (ACTRIS). It is a core observatory in the Panhellenic Infrastructure for Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change (PANACEA) for monitoring atmospheric composition and climate change not only for Greece, but also for southern Europe and eastern Mediterranean.

Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics

The University’s Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics (ITCP), founded in 1992, is housed in the facilities of the Department of Physics. Its principal goals are both theoretical and applied research in Plasma and Nuclear Physics.