Greeting of the Chairman of the Department 

Welcome to the website of the Department of Economics of the Democritus University of Thrace. The Department was founded in 1999, (Official Government Gazette 179 / 6-9-1999) and offers two majors:

A. Economic Analysis

B. Business Administration

Our Department offers an MBA program, participates as an equal partner in interdisciplinary postgraduate programs and has a significant number of doctoral students in both subjects of economics and business administration as well. More specifically, our Department has four key objectives:

1. The continuous improvement and development of the educational process both in economic theory and in business administration. Our modern curriculum is distinguished for its flexible structure and breadth of the subjects taught, it responds to the international academic and scientific environment and provides students with thorough and up-to-date, theoretical and applied scientific knowledge in business administration and economics.In addition, the strong bonds of the Department with the enterprises, the possibility offered for internship in companies and organizations, and the opportunities for mobility through European programs, are combined with the content of the courses which aim at enhancing the skills of our students in problem solving, effective co-operation as well as decision-making, and the development of their leadership capabilities.

2. The second objective of the Department is to achieve excellence in research activity, as is evidenced by the remarkable research and writing work of the academic staff (completion of two major THALIS programs, participation in INTERREG programs, classification of the Department at 116th place in a total of 1000 economics universities and research centers based on SSRN rankings).

3. The third objective is the substantial participation of the Department in the international educational and research community.The international recognition of the Department is based both on the academic work of its faculty members and on the quality of its students who either continue their postgraduate studies at leading foreign universities or work in important positions in international businesses and organizations.In addition, the Department collaborates with leading research institutes (CEDIMES, Konrad Adenauer Foundation), and participates in ERASMUS student exchange programs with major foreign educational institutions.In the context of extroverted growth, lectures, workshops and seminars are held in the Department, while important personalities of the economy, politics and administration have been awarded honorary doctorates.

4. Fourth, as the only Department of Economics in Thrace, our research activity is closely related to the regional / local development process.As part of this action, the department actively participates in the implementation of developmental studies for public bodies, municipalities as well as investments of regional and interregional interest (for example the study of the effects of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline).The academic staff, the secretarial and laboratory support staff of the Department and I personally welcome you to our site and we are at your disposal for any further information.

Have a pleasant navigation,

Professor, Konstantinos I. Hazakis

Chairman of the Department of Economics