Centre of Training and Lifelong Learning (ΚΕΔΙΒΙΜ)

The Centre was established in 2018 with the aim of organizing the University of Crete’s continuous education, professional training, and lifelong learning activities.

Utilizing distance learning technologies, face-to-face teaching/learning, and blended course modules, the Centre oversees a wide range of professional training programmes in the following areas

     -  Pedagogics – including

- Cinema, audiovisual and digital media

- music and dance

- e-learning, blended learning, e-creativity  

     -  Culture & Environment 

     -  Tourism

     -  ICT

     -  Life Sciences

     -  Medicine & health care

[Current programmes available here – in Greek]



The Centre issues Certificates of Training to trainees who successfully complete a programme. Additionally, for continuing vocational education or training programmes, ECVET credits are allocated. The number of ECVET credits awarded varies between programmes, reflecting the effort made and the learning outcomes obtained. In special cases of short-term seminars, which do not lead to the award of a training certificate, a certificate of attendance may be issued.



The Centre is managed by an advisory council comprising the Centre’s President (Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs, Lifelong Learning, International Relations & Outlook, Professor Georgios Kossioris) representatives from each of the University’s five Schools, and the Centre’s Director (Nikolaos Papadakis, Professor, Dept. of Political Science)


  • Aikaterini Tsalimi, Maria Partali
  • e-mail: kedivim [at] uoc.gr
  • Tel: +30 2810 393660 / 1

Other Opportunities

Throughout the year on both University campuses there is a kaleidoscope of conferences, workshops, short courses, public lectures and other events organized by the UoC Departments that run alongside the degree programmes.  Check the University News and the  Departments homepages for announcements – don't miss the opportunity to hear international scientists and scholars talking (in English) about the latest developments and applications in your field.


The EC ERASMUS+ programme for Education & Training offers a wide range of opportunities for individual mobility, partnerships and alliances as well as joint degree programmes. Check the International Office site for announcements and updates.

Centre of Teaching and Learning Training of the Trainers (TOTT) (79)