Telecommunication Systems Research Institute (TSI)
The Technical University of Crete (TUC) was founded in 1977 in Chania, Crete. Its purpose is to provide high quality education and research to modern Engineering specialties. TUC has five Schools. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has been receiving students since 1990. The School offers a modern undergraduate and postgraduate program, focusing on current and emerging subjects in the fields of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics and Systems.
The Telecommunications Systems Research Institute (TSI) is a non-profit legal entity of Private Law, based in Chania, Crete. It is supervised by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, operates within the Technical University of Crete and has administrative and financial autonomy. It is directed by a faculty member of the Telecommunications Sector of the ECE School. Its purpose is to conduct basic and applied research, to train postgraduate and doctoral students, to conduct studies, to produce products and to offer services. It has produced and is currently working on a large number of competitive research projects funded by the European Commission, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and international and national private companies.
Neurocom is a software development and IT solution for critical business operations focusing on addressing and solving data management and processing issues with high volume requirements and high performance features on precision, security and reliability. Its main objective is the design, development, adaptation and maintenance of integrated IT systems as well as the provision of advanced IT services with emphasis on data management and processing. It offers innovative, competitive value-added solutions, mainly in line with the requirements of the telecommunication market in which it is primarily targeted, but also for the needs of other activities such as the financial sector, transport and tourism. It seeks high-performance and scalable capabilities utilizing cloud infrastructures to meet the growing demands of data-driven management needs in many activities. In this context, he has participated in research projects, such as IoLanes and CoherentPaaS, with the sole object of developing and evaluating big data technologies.
The University of Crete (UOC) stated its operation in 1977 with the aim of promoting learning and achieving academic and research excellence. In 2011, the magazine The Times Higher Education ranked UOC in 145th place in the world and 2012 in the 50 best new Universities in the world. The University of Crete was the first Greek university that has adopted the principles of the 'Charter of Ethics in Researchers' Recruitment' and today belongs to the group of European institutions that have been recognized with the European HR Excellence in Research logo.
The Medical School is associated with the University Hospital of Heraklion, the largest health care center in Southern Greece, and conducts clinical studies of phase I, II, and III.
The Magnetic Resonance Unit of the Radiology Department of the University of Crete has been operating since its inception at the University Hospital of Heraklion. It is the only public clinic apart from Attica's that maintains an active fMRI clinical and basic research program. Over the last 5 years, the Unit has received funding from co-funded research (Interreg-III, Excellence II, Thalis) for the development and implementation of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) applications in the diagnosis of neurological diseases.