Established in 1973, the University of Crete (UoC) is a young public educational institution committed to excellence in research and teaching. The seat of the University is the Gallos Campus in Rethymnon, where the Schools of Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences are located. The Voutes Campus in Heraklion is home to the School of Sciences & Technology and the School of Medicine, as well as several affiliated research-oriented infrastructures and facilities, including the University General Hospital. Currently, over 18,000 under-graduates and 3,000 postgraduate students study here, taught by an outward looking academic staff committed to excellence in research and teaching, of around 450 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative staff.
The University of Crete will lead WP7 which focuses on understanding of welfare needs and setting standards and tools to advance fish welfare on farms. SH integration through a Delphi consultation process and through exploring possible relationships among farmer’s wellbeing, fish welfare and farms expansion. UoC will be also involved in setting up in vivo fish trials and challenge tests (WPs 3, 4 & 5). Participation in dissemination, communication and training activities.