Message from the Dean

Welcome to the website of the School of Finance and Statistics of the University of Piraeus. Our school is one of the four schools established in 2013 at the University of Piraeus under the project "ATHENA" pertaining to the reorganization of the academic map of Greece.

The School has two academic departments:

  • The Department of Banking and Financial Management
  • The Department of Statistics and Insurance Science

Although the School operation began in the end of 2013, its Departments have been operating in the University of Piraeus for many years (since 1984 and 1990 respectively) with great success in both undergraduate and post-graduate level as regards education, as well as research.

The School aims at being established and well appreciated as a center of excellence in education and research; moreover, it is expected to contribute to the national development and social welfare, and create opportunities for economic and social progress of its members. Our ambition is to turn our graduates to the “apple of discord” of leading universities, companies and organizations in both public and private sector, and have our faculty members actively participate in the international academic / research community and public and private organizations for the benefit of society.

The Departments of the School have already created their own imprint on promoting research and development of undergraduate and graduate programs, covering a wide range of knowledge in contemporary objects, offering our students a firm and modern education. Briefly, both undergraduate and graduate degree programs are comparable to those run in the best universities in the world. All programs, contain core courses that provide the basic background and broad overview of the scientific knowledge in the topic of study and optional courses that allow students to have their study tailored to their preferences and future goals (further studies to a higher level or immediate incorporation into the labor market).

The School faculty members greatly contribute to securing high level education. Their research and publications are internationally recognized and combine both theoretical and practical knowledge since many of the school members work or have worked in the past for served in large organizations in the public and private sector. The importance of the faculty members contribution to both theoretical and applied research is substantiated by numerous publications in leading international academic journals. The research activity is one of the most important criteria for the recruitment and development of our faculty members; the School is always aiming at hiring the best academic teachers and researchers and all new vacancies are widely publicized.

One of the main objectives of the newly established School of Finance and Statistics is to strengthen cooperation among its members, develop common educational activities and initiate research projects that combine the fields supported by the two Departments .

Important information for current and future students as well as anyone else interested in our activities, can be found in the website of the School and its Departments. More specifically, by browsing in our website, one may get detailed information about the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, CVs of the teaching and research staff, as well as additional information about the activities of the School and its Departments.

 

The Dean

Markos Koutras

Professor, Department of Statistics and Insurance Science

University of Piraeus