The University of Ioannina (UoI) was established in 1964. Presently it has more than 15.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 550 Members of Academic Staff, 170 Teaching Fellows and 130 members of Technical Laboratory Staff. The University Administrative Services are staffed with more than 280 employees.

UoI has participated in many National and European funded activities and as a result it has a proven long-term experience in managing, monitoring, and coordinating research, educational and development projects. Furthermore, it has coordinated activities related to infrastructural development and equipment acquisition projects as well as many education and training activities. Additionally, UoI has successfully undertaken industrial contract research projects both on a National and International level. For this reason UoI has implemented and established a Quality Management System in conformance with the International Management System Standard ISO 9001:2008, as well as the Greek Management Efficiency Standard, with a scope of “Project Management of Research and Development of Technological and Other Related Programs and Activities”.

UoI engages in high quality interdisciplinary applied research activities of high importance to the Greek industry, economy and society. Research is mainly financed by the European Commission, the Greek Authorities, as well as the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology as well as other funding sources.

Other research funding sources are the Ministry of Development (now Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change) as well as bilateral agreements and research grants given by International Organizations to promote specific research areas by research staff and their postgraduate students. Furthermore many research groups from both the University of Ioannina and other Greek or foreign institutions are collaborating under several international research programs.

Today, the University of Ioannina participates in the development of several research projects in the research areas of science, chemistry, new materials, biochemistry, biology, biomedicine, environment, education technologies and science, arts, as well as information and communication technologies.