The University of Western Macedonia was founded under the Presidential Decree No. 92 / 11 - 4 - 2003. The first members of the Provisional Administration Committee / Body were appointed under the Ministerial decision F . 120.61 / 132/61865 / B2 / 25.6.2003.In 2015, after the first elections for a Rector, the University of Western Macedonia became a self-governing institution, and ran courses in 2 cities, Kozani and Florina, with 3 Schools (Education, Engineering and Fine Arts) and 6 Departments. In 2019 under the Presidential Decree No. 70/2019 the new University of Western Macedonia was founded. The new University of Western Macedonia runs 7 Schools and 22 Departments in 5 cities (Kozani, Florina, Kastoria, Ptolemaida, and Grevena). The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), located in Kozani, belongs to School of Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia.
The School of Engineering and therefore the ECE Department is going to be soon relocated to a new campus on the outskirts of Kozani.
Professor Pantelis Aggelidis is the Head of the Department