The design and overall development of the University has been based on international standards and on scientific research, commissioned by the Institute of Regional Development of Panteion University, ordered by the Minister of Education of that period. The existing building infrastructure was completely renovated in 1993-1994 and was supplemented by the construction of a new building in 1999-2000. During
Since 1999 the University acquired the first Rector, Professor Georgios Karabatzos, and the first Vice Rectors, Professors Vassilios Stavinos, Constantinos Balis (+2000) and since 2000 Andreas Kyriakousis. In 2004 Professor Andreas Kyriakousis became Rector, with Vice Rectors Professors Smaragdi Antonopoulou and Katerina Maridaki – Kassotaki.
1. Department of Home Economics and Ecology (since 1993)
2. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1994)
3. Department of Geography (since 2000)
4. Department of Informatics and Telematics (since 2007)
as well as four postgraduate programmes:
- 1.Sustainable Development
- Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
- 3.Applied Geography and Spatial Management
- 4.Education and Culture
- Library and
Its aim is the collection, processing and dissemination of information that relates to relevant scientific areas.
- University Careers Office
Its aim is the development of interactive communication between the University and businesses, where the graduates can work.
Student Counseling Center
It aims at helping students with a) personal issues such as adjusting to a new culture or environment, difficulties in decision making, psychosomatic problems, eating problems, phobias, depression, anxiety, addiction etc.), b) problems related to their studies such as learning difficulties, time management, etc), c) relationship problems, and d) stressful life events (disease, death, disasters etc).
Network Operation Center
Its aim is to develop, operate and manage the University’s voice network by providing high quality services to its users.
Research developing in the University contributes to the promotion of scientific knowledge and public health, as well as to the improvement of economic and social development of the country. According to international studies Harokopio University: a) is classified fourth and third, accordingly, among the Greek Universities, regarding international reports per publication of the Members of the Academic Community, and b) it is among the four Greek Universities, the publications of which have greater resonance and record indicators that exide or approach the international average (EKT, recent study for the period 1993-2008).
Harokopio University has welcomed co-operations through bilateral agreements and research programs with European Universities, such as Lancaster University, University of Bristol, University of Manchester, City University London, Université Paris I, Université Paris Descartes, Université Lille 1, Lund University, etc., as well as with Universities in the United States, such as Yale University, Tufts University and Harvard University, while it still continues to co-operate with European Universities through the ERASMUS program.