The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences was established by a special law in 1976 from the merger of the Anastasiadis School, founded in 1947, and the Sivitanidios School founded in 1957. The institution provides a high level of technological education combined with applied research in selected areas. The TEI Piraeus reserves standing partnerships with other domestic and foreign educational and research institutions in order to continuously improve the level of study. The Foundation also participates in several European Union programs for international cooperation and dissemination of knowledge.The degrees of TEI PiraeusThe TEI of Piraeus has more than twenty different degrees ranging from the fields of arts and social sciences to those in applied sciences and engineering. Registered students reach the 20000 and the regular and temporary faculty lists 2000 people. The operation of the institution maintains its administrative staff consists of two hundred fifty people or so. The graduate programs of TEI Piraeus enjoy the special attention of management and support staff from institutions of cooperationisis widely accepted by the market.TEI of Piraeus in Greek UniversitiesThe TEI Piraeus is one of the fifteen independent and self-TEI which, together with the universities are the national system of highest education in accordance with Greek laws 2916/2001,3549/2007 and 4009/2011.The TEI differ from Greek universities because of the more applied character aspects of their studies. Their degrees, and those of Greek universities, are the only degrees of higher education in the country recognized by the Greek Government and the EU. Graduates in "Universities" and "T.E.I." may continue their studies at postgraduate level, under the same conditions.