Panepistimio Kritis (UoC)

The University of Crete (UoC) is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit higher education and research organization. It has 5 Schools (Medicine, Sciences and Engineering, Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic and Political Sciences,) as well as a number of affiliated research-oriented institutions including the University Hospital. Currently, over 16,000 undergraduate and 2500 postgraduate students are registered. They are educated by an academic faculty of around 500 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory support staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative support staff.

The School of Medicine of the UoC was established in 1983. Since 1989 the Medical School has been operating at the Voutes Campus, Heraklion, adjoining the University Hospital which was inaugurated in the same year. The School of Sciences and Engineering was established in 1976 comprising five departments, namely Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology. Today, it includes six departments namely, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Materials, Computer Science and Chemistry, which operate at the Voutes Campus, Heraklion.


The Medical Physics department possesses strong expertise in scientific topics related to medical radiation protection and medical dosimetry. It has a permanent staff of 8 medical physicists supported by post-doctoral researchers and research collaborators. The department employs all the dedicated equipment in order to carry out dose measurements in diagnostic/interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.

Role in project

UoC is responsible overall for the development of the WP2 work plan, for coordinating meetings and communication within the work package and with coordinators and administrators. It is also responsible for ensuring scientifically sound, accurate and timely completion of milestones and deliverables.


UoC also contributes to Tasks 2.1-2.6 within WP2 (Analysis of existing approaches of SRAs and related documents in the field of medical radiation protection and medical use of radionuclides), Task 3.4 within WP3 (The health perspective and risk benefit approach), Task 4.2 within WP4 (Infrastructures, digitisation and digitalisation: approaches and ethics), Task 6.2 within WP6 (SRA, roadmap and the interlink document) and Tasks 7.1 and 7.2 within WP7 (Education and Training in medical application of ionising radiation and related radiation protection).

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