The University of Piraeus was founded as a "School of Industrial Studies" in 1938 by the Association of Industrialists and Craftsmen. In June 1989, prescribed the renaming of the School to "University of Piraeus", and the creation of three more academic departments, namely:
Banking and Financial Management.
Maritime Studies Technology and Production Systems. In the academic year 1990-1991, two of the three departments started to operate:
the Department of Banking and Financial Management and
the Department of Maritime Studies.
The Department of Informatics began operating in the academic year 1992-1993.
The University of Piraeus Security Research Lab (SRL) was founded on 2002 to support the research and educational activities of the Department of Informatics related with information and network security & privacy. On March 2015 it was officially established and it is financially managed by the University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC). The Security Research Lab consists of faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, PhD candidates and other research associates. The vision of the Lab is to reach academic excellence in the areas of cybersecurity, cyber defence, sectoral security (maritime and energy security) and privacy and to advance the skills, knowledge, capabilities and values of our students. Our innovations result from our scientific research activities and relevant publications, our broad collaborations with national/EU/international public/private organizations and SMEs, our participation in numerous R&D cyber security EU projects, as well as in numerous national and international cyber security exercises. SRL aims to continuously produce research, innovation and academic excellence in various fields of cybersecurity and privacy.