AUEB for its Students


The primary objective of the Athens University of Economics and Business is to produce and transmit new knowledge resulting from its active participation in society.

AUEB's curricula are largely inspired by the values of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in organisations. At the same time, its research, in collaboration with many companies and social partners, focuses on issues of sustainable development and proper management of environmental resources.

AUEB plans a series of actions aimed at its students, to improve their quality of life but also to cultivate a culture of solidarity and social awareness.








The Social Benefits of AUEB’s Library


AUEB’s Curricula


AUEB staff Publications on topics that fall under the Sustainable Development Goals


Social Welfare and Psychological Support Seminars


Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability Research Laboratory (ReSEES)


ACEin Business Idea Competition


Career Days


Nikos Analytis Competition





An extensive scholarship program operates, aimed at students, especially postgraduate students, as well as financial support programs.
The University based on own resources supports students financially, but also through other sources as well as in collaboration with the State Scholarships Foundation (SSF).
The Secretariats of the Departments announce the SSF candidates and set the deadlines within which the interested parties must present their supporting documents. For the financial management of all scholarships, the SSF management model is followed. The resources are allocated to the Departments and / or the Postgraduate Programs by decision of the Rector's Council.
The following scholarship programs operate at the University today:
• The "Georgios Chalkiopoulos Foundation", which grants scholarships depending on the academic performance and the financial status of the candidates.
• The "Foundation for European Studies Eleftherios Venizelos" established by professors of AUEB, NKUA and other prominent personalities of letters and arts.
•  "Faidonas G. Chatzigeorgiou"
•  "Georgia Nikolakopoulou"
• Support of AUEB’s Social Welfare Interventions: The aim of the program is to help different groups of students who need special support to meet the needs of the study programs, to make full use of the services of the institution and to complete their studies on time. The program is aimed at three groups of students: students with disabilities, students belonging to low-income groups and students who postpone the completion of their studies.
For students with disabilities, actions are provided to facilitate their physical access to the facilities of AUEB (ramps, special signage) but also their access to the services provided by the University (special equipment and accessibility software) and, finally, financial support to meet the increased cost of their living expenses during their studies at AUEB.
Provisions are made for the low-income students to meet the increased costs imposed by their studies at AUEB.
For students who postpone the completion of their studies due to health ailments, the service of prevention, diagnosis, counselling & treatment of mental problems that lead to dropouts and an extension of studies, has been reinforced.
In the framework of the implementation of the project "Improving the possibilities of access to student life at AUEB", financial aid was given to undergraduate students belonging to sensitive social groups. The first category of aid concerns students with disabilities for whom 20 grants were offered in 2018-19. The second category of aid concerns low-income students for whom 67 grants were offered in 2018-2019.
• SSF: The undergraduate program of the Department of Accounting & Finance grants five 5 SSF scholarships to its diligent & dedicated undergraduate students belonging to vulnerable social groups in 2017-18
• In 2022, the Athens University of Economics and Business gives graduates of the postgraduate program "Shipping, Finance and Management" the opportunity to study in France, choosing among four postgraduate programs. This is a new collaboration between AUEB and EDHEC Business School, which aims to encourage students' academic development and enable them to study abroad, without the financial burden of tuition.






Through the organisation of thematic events, we instil in our community the values and ideals of volunteerism. The 17 UN objectives for a better, fairer, and more sustainable world are the compass of AUEB’s Volunteers.
Already 3 OPA RUNS have been completed with great success and we are planning the 4th in Pedion of Areos to propose a healthy lifestyle and promote quality neighbourhood life.
Gen Z designs future applications, starting from AUEB’s desks. It brings technology to your… nightstand and the world suddenly becomes so simple…
The little HERMES was adopted by the big HERMES and will host its bazaars and exhibitions, will receive technological assistance for its operation and training practices in handling people with disabilities. In this context, the university complements and modifies its facilities so that they are largely accessible to people with disabilities also contributing to the improvement of the environment (traffic lights).
The Social Tutoring Centres organized by the Archdiocese and the Municipality of Athens recruit every year AUEB students who tutor children from low-income families.
Every year in the framework of the Voluntary Blood Donation Days, many members of AUEB’s Community contribute to the strengthening of the blood bank of the Panagiotis and Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital, offering the invaluable gift of life for many of our fellow citizens.
Emergency services are provided whenever deemed appropriate for the relief of our fellow citizens who become victims of natural catastrophes or other disasters (floods, fires, earthquakes, etc.).





The Social Benefits of AUEB’s Library

In AUEB’s Library there is online access to the Greek bibliography of the courses taught at the University by students who suffer from defective or impaired vision and generally to students who due to a disability are not able to read a printed text or perceive the content of a work using their physical senses. For this purpose, a multimodal electronic library called AMELib has been developed within the Association of Hellenic Academic Libraries, accessible to students who face vision problems. In addition, books are collected in the main reading room and then sent to libraries throughout Greece, to meet their current reading requirements.





AUEB’s Curricula

According to the basic principles of the international organization PRME (Principles for Responsible Management and Education), AUEB aims to transform education in administration matters and sensitize tomorrow’s decision-makers in the promotion of sustainable development.


Undergraduate Courses taught in AUEB’s Departments


Department of International & European Economic Studies

• Economics of Environment and Natural Resources,

• EU Market Competition and Surveillance Law,

• Environmental Economics

• Economics and Social Policies

Department of Business Administration

•  Labour law

•  Competition Law

Department of Marketing and Communication

•  Corporate Ethics and Responsibility,

•  Intercultural Communication and Business Administration,

•  Human Resource Management,

•  Marketing of Social Enterprises and Non-Profit Organizations,

•  Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

Department of Accounting & Finance

•  Business Ethics

Department of Management Science and Technology

•  Issues of Ethics and Responsibility

•  Human Resource Management in the Digital Age

•  Organizational Psychology

Department of Informatics

•  Artificial Intelligence

Department of Statistics

•  Statistical Methods for the Environment and Ecology,

•  Biostatistics I and II



Postgraduate Programs


MSc in Human Resource Management

•  Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

MSc in Business Administration with International Orientation

•  Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy

•  International Sustainability Strategies and Reports

•  Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

•  Financial Management of Energy Resources

•  Strategic Transformation in the Health Sector

MSc in Public Policy & Administration

•  Leadership and Responsibility

•  Ethics and Corruption in the Public Sector

 MSc in Data Science

•  Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues in data science

MSc in Economics

•  Environmental Economics

MSc in Business Administration

•  Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development

•  Energy Transformation and Renewable Energy Sources

•  Energy Financial Markets Law

•  Financial Derivatives in the Energy Market

MSc in Applied Statistics

•  Medical Statistics

MSc in Financial Management

•  Fraud: Methods of Analysis and Prevention

MSc in Finance and Law in the Energy Markets

•  Energy Economics

•  Energy Law

•  Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment

•  Environmental Law

•  Evaluation of Investment Programs in Infrastructure and Energy and Risk Management

•  Special Issues of Energy Policy

•  Planning and Financial Regulation of Energy Markets

•  Legal Aspects of Energy Union and Climate Action

•  Energy, Environment and Economy Models

•  Sustainable Development and Limited Carbon Economies

MSc in Applied Economics and Finance

•  Corporate Governance and Business Ethics





AUEB staff Publications on topics that fall under the Sustainable Development Goals

- Bitros G.C., 2020, “Demand adjusted capital input and potential output in the context of U.S. economic growth”, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Vol.21, Article No.e00140 

- Pegkas P., Staikouras C., Tsamadias C., 2020 “On the determinants of economic growth: Empirical evidence from the Eurozone countries”, International Area Studies Review, Vol.23 (2), pp.210-229 

- Skarmeas D., Leonidou C.N. et al, 2020, “Pathways to Civic Engagement with Big Social Issues: An integrated approach”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol.164 (2), pp.261-285 

- Giannakitsidou O., Giannikos I., Chondrou A., 2020, “Ranking European countries on the basis of their environmental and circular economy performance: A DEA application in MSW”, Waste Management, Vol.109, pp.181-191 

- Spyridaki N.-A., Stavrakas V., Dendramis Y., Flamos A., 2020, “Understanding technology ownership to reveal adoption trends for energy efficiency measures in the Greek residential sector”, Energy Policy, Vol.140, Article No.111413 

- Pantelaiou I., Hatzipanayotou P., Konstantinou P., Xepapadeas A., 2020, “Can Cleaner Environment Promote International Trade? Environmental Policies as Export Promoting Mechanisms”, Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol.75 (4), pp.809- 833 

- Pedeli X., Karlis D., 2020, “An integer-valued time series model for multivariate surveillance”, Statistics in Medicine, Vol.39 (7), pp.940-954

- Misopoulos F., Argyropoulou M. et al. 2020, “Carbon emissions of bottled water sector supply chains: a multiple case-study approach”, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol.23 (2), pp.178-194 

- Kampelis N., Papayiannis G.I., Yannacopoulos A.N. et al. 2020,“An integrated energy simulation model for buildings”, Energies, Vol.13 (5), Article No.1170

- Chantziaras A., Dedoulis E. et al. 2020, “The impact of religiosity and corruption on CSR reporting: The case of US banks”, Journal of Business Research, Vol.109, pp.362-374 

- Pinar M., Stengos T., Topaloglou N., 2020,“On the construction of a feasible range of multidimensional poverty under benchmark weight uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.281 (2), pp.415-427

- Dalma A., Petralias A., Nikolakopoulos S. et al. 2020,“Effectiveness of a school food aid programme in improving household food insecurity; A cluster randomized trial”, European Journal of Public Health, Vol.30 (1), pp.171-178 

- Ahmed A., Bekiros S. et al. 2020, “The influence of energy consumption and democratic institutions on output and CO2 emissions in Bangladesh: a time-frequency approach”, Energy Systems, Vol.11 (1), pp.195-212 

- Brinia V., Poullou V., Panagiotopoulou A-R., 2020, “The philosophy of quality in education: a qualitative approach”, Quality Assurance in Education, Vol.28 (1), pp.66-77 

- Karatsalos C., Panagiotakis Y., 2020, “Attention-Based Method for Categorizing Different Types of Online Harassment Language”, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol.1168, pp.321-330 

- Galanaki E., 2020,“A hidden deterioration in equal pay achievements?: The case of employee benefits during the Greek recession”, Gender in Management, Vol.35 (5), pp.423-444 

- Zoidis E., Demiris N. et al., 2020,“Effects of selenium and zinc supplementation on cadmium toxicity in broilers”, Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Vol.44, pp.331-336 

- Koundouri P., Dannenberg A., Bateman I.J., 2020, “EAERE Award for the Best Paper Published in Environmental and Resource Economics During 2019”, Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol.76 (1), pp.17-19 

- Agoraki M.-E.K., Kouretas G.P., Triantopoulos C., 2020, “Democracy, regulation and competition In emerging banking systems”, Economic Modelling, Vol.84, pp.190-202 

- Lianos T.P., Pseiridis A., Tsounis N., 2020, “On the relationship between gross domestic product and energy: A critical comment”, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Vol.10 (2), pp.458-463 

- Dioikitopoulos E.V., Ghosh S., Karydas C., Vella E., 2020,“Roads to prosperity without environmental poverty: The role of impatience”, Economic Letters, Vol.186, Article No.108870

- Linos D., Petralias A. et al. 2020,“Health-Related Quality of Life and Cosmesis after Thyroidectomy: Long-term outcomes”, World Journal of Surgery, Vol.44 (1), pp.134-141 

- Salavou H., Cohen S., 2020, “Towards a Typology of Social Enterprises Based on Performance: Some New Evidence”, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship (article in press) 

- Brinia V., Psoni P., 2020, “How to teach social entrepreneurship to teacher-candidates through cultural promenades: the teacher-candidates’ views”, Educational Studies (article in press)

- Xepapadeas A., 2020, “Climate change and the financial system: a note”, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (article in press)  

- Papadopoulos A., Stark R.B., 2020, “Does Home Health Care Increase the Probability of 30-Day Hospital Readmissions? Interpreting Coefficient Sign Reversals, or Their Absence, in Binary Logistic Regression Analysis”, American Statistician (article in press) 

- Malesios C., Demiris N. et al. 2020, “A quantitative analysis of the spatial and temporal evolution patterns of the bluetongue virus outbreak in the island of Lesvos, Greece, in 2014”, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases (article in press)

- Spyrou, 2020, “Momentum return volatility, uncertainty, and energy prices: Evidence from major international equity markets”, Review of Behavioral Finance (article in press) 

- Esagian S.M., Grigoriadou G.I., Nikas I.P., Boikou V. et al., 2020,“Comparison of liquidbased to tissue-based biopsy analysis by targeted next generation sequencing in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a comprehensive systematic review”, Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology (article in press) 

- Chatzistamoulou Ν., Koundouri P., 2020, “Exploring the patterns of Eco-Innovation index and Competitiveness index in Europe”, Technical Report, Action II Research Program, School of Economics - AUEB, accessible at: 

- Chatzistamoulou Ν., Koundouri P., 2020, “Exploring Feedback Loops between Performance Measures. Energy and Environmental Efficiency under heterogeneous Eco-Innovation groups”, Discussion Paper, Action II Research Program, School of Economics - AUEB, accessible at: 

- Chatzistamoulou Ν., Koundouri P., 2020,“Environmental Efficiency, Productive Performance and Spillover Effects under heterogeneous Environmental Awareness Regimes”, Discussion Paper, Action II Research Program, School of Economics - AUEB, accessible at: 

- Koundouri P., Papadaki L., 2020, “Transforming cities toward Sustainability transition”, Handbook Cities of the Future (forthcoming) 

- Koundouri P., Papadaki L., 2020 “Integrating Water-Food-Energy Nexus with Climate Services: Modelling and Assessment for a case study in Africa”, Handbook Sustainability Concept In Developing Countries, IntechOpen (forthcoming) 

- Burlando P., Castelletti A., Koundouri P., Novak J., 2020, “Integrated assessment methods in transboundary river basins”, Handbook on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming) 

- Koundouri P., Apostolaki S., Akinsete E., Samartzis P., 2020, “Freshwater: The Importance of Freshwater for Providing Ecosystem Services”, Handbook Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (forthcoming) 

- Koundouri P., Tsani S., 2020,“Ecosystem services and social perception”, Handbook for Managers of Intermittent Rivers & Ephemeral Streams (forthcoming) 

- Koundouri P., Tsani S., 2020, “Environmental flows: assessment and implementation in Iterninent Rivers and ES”, Handbook for Managers of Handbook for Managers of Intermittent Rivers & Ephemeral Streams (forthcoming)





Social Welfare and Psychological Support Seminars

Seminars are organized to address the mental and social difficulties of young people. Emphasis is placed on psychosocial interventions, strategy design for prevention and social care, with the objective of promoting mental health and preventing marginalization.





Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability Research Laboratory (ReSEES)

The "Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability - ReSEES", established in June 2016, serves teaching and research needs in the field of "Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Energy: Economic, Econometric, Social and Political Aspects ". Central to the ReSEES mission is the pursuit of excellence in conducting and presenting research and exploring issues related to the environment, natural resources and energy at different time and space scales. Research tools used by ReSEES include financial analysis, socioeconomic and econometric analysis, environmental valuation, policy and institutional analysis, integrated environmental-economic modelling, life cycle analysis, risk analysis, geographic information systems, game theory, downloading development tools.





ACEin Business Idea Competition

Organized annually since 2011 aims at the systematic mobilization and guidance of individuals and groups in initiatives that create, strengthen, and develop entrepreneurship at national and international level (start-ups), creating social impact through the selection of specific competition categories.





Career Days

Every year, AUEB organizes an event where companies present their activities and needs to university students and graduates to link them with the labour market. At the same time, students and graduates may revise & edit their resumes.





Nikos Analytis Competition

The student competition for Corporate Social Responsibility "Nikos Analytis" is organized by the Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Hellenic Network for the UN Global Compact (GCNH), in collaboration with the Athens University of Economics & Business, the European Parliament and Delegation of the European Commission Office in Greece.




Last updated: 17 March 2022