T.E.I. Crete is a Public Educational Institution. Its constitutional mission is the Bachelor’s degree in 15 specialties, Postgraduate Education, research and direct contribution to the development of Crete and the Country, with Life Learning, offering technology and consulting services and transferring know-how. The Foundation, with around 400 educators, with high performance and recognition in research and education and with specialized Technical and Administrative Staff, provides high quality education (as recorded by external evaluations) to more than 12,000 active students. The courses are offered at the headquarters of the TEI of Heraklion and 5 other cities in Crete (Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra and Sitia) in subjects of Engineering and Informatics, Administration and Economy, Agriculture and Health and Welfare. The Foundation’s and School’s Management is constantly taking care of the effectiveness of the study, the visibility of the Graduates and the professional rehabilitation of the alumni, the top quality student halls, and the 6 restaurants and canteens of the Foundation. Local communities in the six cities surround and support the student communities. As of June 2013, the faculties at TEI of Crete were formulated as follows: School of Administration and Economics, based in Heraklion. School of Health and Welfare Professions, based in Heraklion. School of Applied Sciences, based in Chania. School of Technology of Agriculture and Food Technology, based in Sitia. School of Technological Applications, based in Heraklion.
The Natural interaction LEarning Games Lab (NiLE gamelab) is an innovative and self-contained research unit of the Department of Informatics Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI Crete). The lab was established in 2011 and until 2016 was part of iSTLab. Since December 2016 is an independent research laboratory of the Department of Informatics Engineering of TEI Crete.