University Leadership

The University Senate, the Rector's Council and the Rector are the main decision- making bodies of the University.

Decision Making Bodies

AUEB is a State University under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. Its main decision-making bodies are the following:

  1. The University Senate,
  2. The Rector's Council, and
  3. The Rector.

The University Senate is a representative body consisting of the Rector, the two Deputy Rectors, the Chairmen and faculty representatives of all Departments, as well as representatives of students appointed by the students' council and the administrative staff. The University Senate constitutes the highest body for decision making at the University.

The Rector's Council is the body consisting of the Rector, the two Deputy Rectors, the Secretary General, a representative of the administrative staff, and a representative of the student' council. The Rector's Council constitutes the body for taking the key operational decisions for the running of the University.

The Rector is the key decision maker and the representative of the University. He/she has the responsibility of developing the strategy to be followed by the University, and for implementing the decisions taken by the Senate and the Rector'€™s Council. He/she is the person who can represent the University in all decisions, international and state bodies, and official functions. According to the Greek law, the Rector and the two Deputy Rectors are elected in University-wide elections that take place every 4 years, where all the faculty, student representatives and staff representatives vote.

Decisions on academic affairs of each Department are made by the Department's General Assembly, which consists of faculty members and student representatives. Decisions on academic, financial and administrative matters usually involve the formation of ad hoc committees. Standing committees are also formed on an annual basis, e.g. for the Library, the Computer Center, etc. The Director of each graduate program is a professor appointed by the General Assembly of the corresponding Department.

The following diagram shows the basic organizational structure of the University.

The Rector and the Deputy Rectors

The current Rector and Deputy Rectors of the University, are:

Rector
Professor Emmanouil Giakoumakis
Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs
Professor Dimitris Bourantonis
Deputy Rector for Economic Affairs
Professor Dimitris Gritzalis