Athens University of Economics and Business

Athens, Greece
Athens University of Economics and Business is the third oldest Higher Education Institution in Greece and the first in the fields of Economic Science and Business Administration. Its reputation is a reflection not only of the high caliber of its scientific staff, the quality of research and teaching output, its contemporary programs of study, but also of the scientific expertise of its graduates.

About

History

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was originally founded in 1920 under the name of Athens School of Commercial Studies. It was renamed in 1926 as the Athens School of Economics and Business, a name that was retained until 1989 when it assumed its present name, the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Education

AUEB consists of three Schools, which are comprised of a total of eight Departments, and offers degree programs at three (3) cycles of study: (a) Undergraduate, (b) Master's and (c) Doctoral. The University’s experienced teaching staff , its facilities, together with the high quality of the students who choose to study at AUEB; all contribute to a continuous improvement in the studies offered. 

Research

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is well-known for its research orientation. The activities undertaken by its members in the research field are twofold:

  • Basic theoretical research, which aims at the production and advancement of scientific and technological knowledge. This type of research is published in international scientific journals, proceedings of scientific congresses etc.
  • Applied research and consulting, which aims at the resolution of major problems of the economy and society, and of the firms.

Career

The Career Office has been a pioneer in the development of this service by being established in 1992. The career service intends to support students and graduates of our University in matters regarding career development and seeking of employment. The aim of the office is:

  • To provide a picture of the job market by offering a commentary on the trends which are emerging in the market
  • To give advice on career planning
  • To identify and promote new employment opportunities for students and graduates
  • To help students to have their first contact with employees using a data-base tool which includes CVs and job advertisements
  • To provide information about postgraduate studies and scholarships and endowments.

Services

Student services

AUEB provides a series of services to its students, which have two objectives: to broaden students’ intellectual horizons and to ensure high quality standards within the University premises. 

The International Relations Office of the University was established in 1989. The main objectives of the Office are:

  • European Union educational programs,
  • participation in international student fora and exhibitions,
  • representation at international conferences and congresses,
  • organization of seminars, educational visits and cultural meetings,
  • promotion of the University activities abroad,
  • creation of new cooperation with foreign higher education institutions,
  • counselling to incoming and outgoing students.

Library services

The Library and Information Center of the Athens University of Economics and Business was founded in 1920 and is the oldest economics academic library in Greece. It is located on the first and second floors of the main building. It offers a rich collection of printed and digital material that covers all the academic subjects offered by the university.

ICT services

AUEB has one of the largest and most up-to-date computer center facilities in the country. It occupies an area of approximately 700 m2 and holds an extensive library of educational, scientific and business software.

Student Life

Campus life

AUEB is located in the heart of Athens, the densely populated greek capital, near the intersection of two large streets: Patission Street (also called 28th of October) and Alexandras Avenue. It is right next to Pedion Areos Park and the Panellinios Athletics Club. Situated in the center of a constantly changing city and a country in motion, the University strives to improve its infrastructure in order to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and the advancement of science.

Sports facilities

Training sessions are held daily at the facilities of the Panellinios Athletics Club, which are rented by the University on an annual basis. The facilities include indoor gymnasiums and an indoor-outdoor swimming pool. 

Students have the opportunity to take part in the following sports: basketball, volleyball, swimming, athletics (track and field), and table tennis, for which championships are organized during the course of the year. In addition, students can participate in shooting, water polo, chess and tennis. AUEB students show outstanding moral character and sportsmanship and have repeatedly honored the University.

Student clubs

Students and graduates of AUEB participate in university and international organizations. Examples of these organizations are:

  • "Sotiris Petroulas" Students' Association
  • Erasmus Student Association (ESA)
  • AEGEE - ATHINA
  • AIESEC
  • AUEB Alumni
  • Students’ Entrepreneurship Club ThinkBiz

Accreditation

Some of AUEB’s Graduate Programs hold very important accreditations, which demonstrate the high quality of their studies, as well as their international nature:

  • AMBA
  • ACCA
  • CFA Institute

Other Degrees