The University of Patras is one of the leading higher education institutions and the third largest in Greece. Its success is based on a strong partnership with its students and academic staff and a clear focus on high results, reinforcing the University of Patras' position as a world-class university with a strong academic reputation and commitment to excellence. It consists of 7 schools with 35 departments and a total of 180 laboratories. It currently employs 693 faculty members, 232 research staff members, 368 administrative staff members and 2,742 researchers. In addition, there are currently 30,185 undergraduates, 1,704 postgraduates and 2,051 PhD students.