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Research & Academia


The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies”, by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association.  The University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) facilitates the research activities of university members in different programmes and initiatives. In this context, the Department of Digital Systems (through UPRC) has been actively involved and coordinated a significant number of: (i) EU funded R&D projects, (ii) National projects funded by the Greek Ministry of Development and the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, and (iii) Projects developed in collaboration with enterprises (both international and national). 

Policy Cloud Role

UPRC focuses on research activities related to advanced distributed computing, dealing with topics such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Things, Application Modelling and Analysis and Quality of Service in service provisioning systems. It contributes to cloud provisioning of the PolicyCLOUD infrastructure, the cloud gateways & APIs for efficient data utilsation.