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Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), formerly the Athens School of Economics and Business, is the oldest educational institution in Greece in the fields of Economics and Business Administration, at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels. In more recent years, the fields of Informatics and Statistics have also been added, with great success.
Since our University was founded in 1920, it has made an outstanding contribution to the education of the youth of the country as well as to science. Thousands of its graduates are now high ranking administrative and financial executives in the public and private sectors of the economy, faculty members in Greek and foreign universities, and members of international organizations.
With eight Undergraduate Departments that are ranked in the highest positions among the preferences of prospective students, with thirty-one exceptionally popular (full and part-time) Postgraduate Programmes and with its Doctoral Programmes, AUEB is the top university in Greece, and one of the best universities internationally in the fields of science that it covers. The University's good reputation reflects the high caliber of its academic staff, the high quality of its research and teaching, the up-to-date curricula it offers, as well as the distinctions achieved by its students and its graduates. Through the internal and external evaluation processes that have been successfully implemented in recent years, we strive for continual improvement.
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.
It is the third oldest university in Greece and the oldest in the fields of economics and business. Up to 1955 the school offered only one degree in the general area of economics and commerce. In 1955 it started two separate programs leading to two separate degrees: one in economics and the other in business administration. In 1984 the school was divided into three departments, namely the Department of Economics, the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Statistics and Informatics.
In 1989, the university expanded to six departments. From 1999 onwards, the university developed even further and nowadays it includes eight academic departments, offering eight undergraduate degrees, 28 master's degrees and an equivalent number of doctoral programs.
"Sotiris Petroulas" Students' Association is managed by 11 members elected during the students' elections each spring. The Association has played a key role in the solution of problems of student life and contributes to the enhancement of the quality of studies at the University.