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General Information

 

►   Panteion University bears the honor of being the oldest University of Social and Political Sciences in Greece, founded in 1927, with a great contribution to fostering and developing the social and political sciences in Greece. It is a University, firmly oriented towards the social character of public higher education linking science and research to practical
  social activity with a view to maximising its social contribution. Its academia is one of the leading academic communities in Greece with a strong reputation mainly in the fields of constitutional, administrative and international law, in international relations, in economics, in sociology, in political sciences, in psychology and in mass media studies. With regard to teaching and research the University has contributed to the shaping of the respective disciplines in Greece. The Programme on the environmental protection is on the Academic Impact List of the United Nations. The 
first Postgraduate Programme in Greece was founded at Panteion University in Regional Studies in 1975 by the late Professor Ieronymos Pintos, an authority in the field. The first course in Criminology and the first Institute for Gender Studies were established, among other achievements, in our University. Panteion introduced the Erasmus exchange programme in Greece and with four Jean Monet Chairs on European Law and an UNESCO Chair on Democracy and Human Rights, numerous participations in conferences worldwide and organizations of congresses in Greece and abroad bears testimony of the University’s presence in the international academic world.

►   Our University consists of four faculties and nine academic departments with eleven postgraduate programs with about thirty directions and specializations:

  • Faculty of International Studies, Communication and Culture
  1. Department of International, European and Area Studies
  2. Department of Communication, Media and Culture
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Psychology
  1. Department of Sociology
  2. Department of Social Anthropology
  3. Department of Psychology
  • Faculty of Political Sciences
  1. Department of Political Science and History
  2. Department of Social Policy
  • Faculty of Sciences of Economy and Public Administration
  1. Department of Public Administration
  2. Department of Economic and Regional Development
►   In the summer the University operates English speaking Summer Courses in Olympia and on the islands of Tinos and Syros.
►   Panteion also operates 11 Laboratories, 22 Research Centers and 3 Research Institutes. The Panteion University offers English, German, French, Italian, Russian and Iranian as foreign languages courses. Local and foreign students work together in an attempt to foster the interest in different languages and cultures and promote interrelations through the language exchange service.
►   At the Panteion University today there are about 19.000 undergraduate students, while the number of enrolled postgraduate students is approximately 1.100 and the number of the doctorate level students is 1.500.
►   The academic staff consists of about 260 members, tenured at all levels, assisted by 110 administrative employees approximately.
►   The former Presidents of the Hellenic Republic Michail Stasinopoulos (1975), and Konstantinos Tsatsos (1975-1980) were Professors of Administrative Law and Philosophy of Law respectively. Former Prime-Ministers Panayiotis 

Kanellopoulos (1945, 1967), Ioannis Paraskevopoulos (193) and Konstantinos Simitis (1996-2004) have been Professors of our University in the fields of Sociology, Economics and Commercial Law. Many members of the academic staff have been elected members of the Greek Parliament or have served as Ministers in different Governments.

 
►   Presidents of the Academy of Athens, the highest intellectual institution of Greece have been the members of our academic staff: Sokratis Kougeas, Professor of History (1953), Ioannis Theodorakopoulos Professor of Philosophy (1963), Dionysios Zakythinos, Professor of History (1974), Georgios Vlachos, Professor of Political Sciences (1990), Konstantinos Despotopoulos, Professor of Philosophy (1993).
►   Professor Stelios Seferiadis had been Member of the International Court of the Hagues. In the recent years Professor Christos Rozakis was elected Judge at the
 

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and Professor Charissis Tagaras served as Judge in the Court of the European Union in Luxembourg.

►   Members of the University played an active role in the resistance against the junta regime (1967-1974): The late Professor of Economics and Rector Dionysis Karagiorgas and former Rector and Professor of Sociology Vassilis Filias had been sentenced to years of imprisonment because of their activities against the colonels.
►   Panteion University has become Greece’s leading diplomatic training establishment, given that every year the majority of the candidates who pass the exams for the Diplomatic Academy have been former Panteion students. Panteion alumnis serve in all sectors of public administration and in many sectors of private enterprises.