The Hellenic Institute of Nuclear Physics (HINP) was established in December 2008 and was put into action in April 2010.

It is a virtual Institute of non-profitable character that constitutes a form of collaboration between three Nuclear Physics Laboratories, from the Univeristy of Ioannina, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. The statutes of HINP represent the memorandum of understanding, signed by 22 members from the three sides and further supported by the Rectorships of the University of Ioannina and the University of Thessaloniki.

The main goal of the Institute is to promote the synergy between its members and between the Institute and other European Nuclear Physics Groups. It will also promote convergence on similar research subjects and contribute to the training of young fellows on new technology. Last but not least, HINP aims to achieve representation, on a rotary basis, of all Greek Nuclear Physics Laboratories to International fora.