International Distinctions

International Rankings

Rankings of AUEB

The International Ranking List of Universities US News Best Global Universities Subject Rankings 2018 classifies Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) as one of the top in the scientific fields it covers. This year's list ranked 1,375 higher education institutions in 22 scientific fields.

More specifically, AUEB is ranked 181st among the top 200 Universities worldwide in the field of Economics and Business for 2018. It is noteworthy that, in the respective 2017 ranking, AUEB ranked 195th.

For the above ranking to be produced, data from the Web of Science database is obtained, such as the reputation of the University in specialized fields, the number of publications, the number of citations, the impact of the references, the number and percentage of publications which are in the top 1% amongst the most heterogeneous references, the number and percentage of the top 10% top-of-the-line publications, as well as the percentage of publications from international collaborations.

Rankings of Graduate Programs

The 51th in the world won the MSc in Business Analytics of the Department of Management Science and Technology of Athens University of Economics and Business, in the  QS World University Rankings 2019, which refers to postgraduate programs in Business Analytics. Entries increased by up to 60% in 2019, with the postgraduate program of AUEB being the only participation by a Greek University where it competed with top Universities of America, the United Kingdom and other European, Asian and Australian countries.

MSc in Management Science and Technology of the Department of Management Science and Technology of Athens University of Economics and Business was certified in the 1st level of the EFQM Levels of Excellence – Committed to Excellence Certification managed by the Hellenic Management Association (HMA).

11th in Western Europe in the scientific field "Human Resources Management" was awarded the MSc in Human Resource Management of the Athens University of Economics and Business, according to the Eduniversal 2018 international evaluation.

The Executive MBA ranks 30th among other Executive MBAs in Europe, according to the Eduniversal 2018 International Assessment.

MBA International has been certified for the fourth consecutive time by the International Association of MBAs (AMBA). AMBA certifies MBA, DBA and MBM programs worldwide, taking into account specific criteria to provide programs that certify international credibility. It is worth noting that this certification is only enjoyed by 2% of the Business Schools in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Faculty Distinctions

Faculty Awards and distinctions

Assistant Professor Professor Manolis Kritikos was awarded with the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by the ELSEVIER science publishing Company for his contribution to the quality of the Expert Systems With Applications Journal (impact factor 3.768). Also, he was awarded with certificates for his contribution as a reviewer by the Editors of the journals: European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Operations Research, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Transportation Research Part E. The ELSEVIER science publishing Company is one of the world's largest publishing Company, nearly 2,500 journals and 33,000 e-books annually. Among other, the ELSEVIER science publishing Company owns high-quality science journals in the field of Operations Research and Information Systems.

Assistant Professor Manolis Kritikos was unanimously re-elected General Secretary of the Mathematical Society of South-Eastern Europe (MASSEE). The member-societies of the Mathematical Society of South-Eastern Europe are: The Mathematical Society of Albania, The Mathematical Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, The Cyprus Mathematical Society, The Union of Mathematicians of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, The Hellenic (Greek) Mathematical Society, The Mathematical Society of Moldova, The Romanian Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Society of Serbia.

Associate Professor Nancy Pouloudi of the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB received the Sandra Slaughter Service Award of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The award ceremony took place at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2016) in Dublin in December 2016. The Association for Information Systems is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide (www.aisnet.org). The Sandra Slaughter Service Award recognizes longstanding members who have provided leadership and service within the Association, particularly through such activities as holding past Council positions, participating in the SIGs/chapters/colleges, strengthening the conferences, and participating in AIS-sponsored journals. The Sandra Slaughter Service Award was established in 2014 and granted for the first time in 2015. The award honors Sandra Slaughter, who served as Region 1 (North, South, and Central America) Representative on the AIS Council until her untimely death in 2014.

Professor Diomidis Spinellis had a petition to the Highly Cited Greek Scientists website http://www.highlycitedgreekscientists.org/ (October 2011). The database includes all scientific fields and includes 137 Greek scientists who have published as first authors at least one paper (article, book or other) that has received over 1000 references in the scientific literature. According to the site, this milestone is very difficult to achieve, even by excellent scientists.

The Associate Professor Christos Tarantilis is among the top ten researchers who have received the highest number of heterogeneities worldwide over the last 10 years in the scientific subject "Vehicle Routing," according to SCOPUS.

Professor Gregory Prastacos has been the recipient (1979) of the Edelman Award, the highest distinction awarded by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science for successful practice of Management Science.

Professor Kostas Zografos has been a finalist in the same competition (2005),  while for the same work he has been the recipient of the President's Medal from the UK OR Society (2005).

Professors Prastacos and Zografos were both honoured (2008) for exceptional achievements in Operations Research by INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.

Professor Diomidis Spinellis has been the recipient of many awards, including the "Featured Reviewer" award by ACM Computing Reviews (2006), the best books awards for his books by Addison-Wesley (2004, 2006), the prize for "Open Source Projects" of Usenix Association with Compaq Research (2000), the Prize in Computer Science for "Excellence in Academic Achievement", by Addison-Wesley (1990), the Lifetime Achievement Award Usenix Association and UC-Berkeley (1993), etc.

Best paper/book awards

The paper of Professor Diomidis Spinellis: "A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution" was honored with "Best Data Showcase Award" at the "MSR15: Proceedings of the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories". The paper is about creating an open data repository that contains the development of the widespread Unix operating system. The repository can be used for empirical research in the field of software technology, information systems and software archeology.

The European Case Awards was awarded for the first time in a Greek Universities, to Prof. G. Doukidis and Associate Prof. K. Pramatari, of the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business, with a case study on Veropoulos company.

Best paper awards have been received by a number of faculty at various occasions, including Professors Spyros Lioukas, Professors Gregory Prastacos, George Ioannou and Chris Tarantilis jointly with graduate students (Chinese Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Conference), Professor Diomidis Spinellis (SANE Conference), Professor George Ioannou (Microsoft Excellence in Teaching) and others.

Editorial positions

Department faculty have also extensive activity in editorial positions of international journals.

Professor George Doukidis has served as member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals, including "Journal of Strategic Information Systems", "Journal of Decision Systems", and "International Journal of Electronic Markets". He has also served as Guest Editor of various journals, including the "Journal of the OR Society", the "European Journal of Information Systems", the "International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and the "Supply Chain Management: An International Journal".

Professor Diomidis Spinellis is on the Editorial Board of the journal "IEEE Software" and his book on Open Code has been translated to 7 languages (including English, Russian Chinese, Japanese, etc).

Associate Professor Eric Klas Soderquist was until recently Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Cahiers du Management Technologique", and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the InnKnow Forum, published by AUEB's Management Science Laboratory.

Professor George Ioannou is member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Production Planning & Control"

Associate Professor George Giaglis is on the editorial boards of several journals, including the "International Journal of Mobile Communications" and the "Business Process Management Journal".

Similarly, Associate Professor Nancy Pouloudi is Associate Editor of the "European Journal of Information Systems", and of "Information Technology and People", and member of various editorial Boards.

Associate Professor Christos Tarantilis has been a Guest Editor (with Assoc. Professor Diomidis Spinellis) of the "IEEE Intelligent Systems" (special issue on Advanced Heuristics in Transportation and Logistics).

Assistant Professor Yiannis Spanos is on the Editorial Boards of "Organization Studies" and of the "International Journal of Business Environment"

Professional Distinctions

Professionally, Department faculty have achieved very high distinctions in both the public and the private sector.

Professor Spyros Lioukas was the Ambassador of Greece in the OECD.

Professor Apostolos Refenes havs served as a full members of the Greek Competition Agency

Professor Gregory Prastacos has served as Chairman (non-executive) of Deloitte & Touche Consulting (Greece)

Professor George Doukidis has served as Chairman of Taneos, a well-known VC firm

Leadership in International Conferences

Department faculty have been very active in organizing, and/or participating in international conferences, presenting the state-of-the-art results of research. Indicatively:

Professor George Doukidis was the Co-Chairman of the International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999), and a keynote speaker of the International Conference of INFORMS (2005). He has also participated in the program or organizing committees of many other conferences, including the European Conference on Information Systems (1994, 1997), the International Electronic Commerce Conference (1998, 2001), and the International Conference on Information Systems (1995).

Professor Gregory Prastacos chaired an AUEB Conference on Innovation (2003), and has been member of the organizing committee of the International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (1999), and of the European Conference LILIS (EC DG III) "Continuing Education in the Information Society" (1996).

Associate Professor Nancy Pouloudi has chaired the first European conference ETHICOMP (2004), as well as a number of international workshops or conference tracks.

Associate Professor George Giaglis is the Permanent Secretary of the annual International Conference on Mobile Business, and a member of the organizing committees of many conferences on mobile business.

Associate Professor Diomidis Spinellis has served on the program committees of many conferences, including the International Workshop on Global Software Development for the Practitioner (2006), the conference Libre Software as a Matter of Research (2007), the Second International Workshop on Public Data about Software Development (2007), the Second Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics & Incident Analysis (2007), and many others.

Assistant Professor Angeliki Poulimenakou has been a member of the program committees of the important ICIS and ECIS conferences, and a member of the organizing committee of the IFIP conference (2003).

Student Distinctions

Students of the Department have also achieved numerous distinctions:

Anastasia Griva, Cleopatra Bardaki and Katerina Pramatari, members of the ELTRUN Research Laboratory of the Department of Management Science and Technology, were awarded the "BEST PAPER AWARD" for their article "Customer Visit Segmentation Using Market Basket Data" at the International Symposium of IFIP and AIS "Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) / IFIP WG8.3 Symposium" with title "Innovations in Data Analysis", held in Dublin on 11 December 2016.

In the framework of the Morpheus Cup Pan-European Competition held in Luxembourg on May 19-20, 2015, the group of students of the Department of Management Science and Technology, composed of Stavros Lounis, Leon Gavalas and Fotini Karinotaki - Taliani, won the distinction "Best European Students Project" in the "Environment Challenge" category  with their proposal Gamifico SEP (Sustainability Engagement Platform).

The paper "A Sensing Approach to Tablet Users' Accommodating Practices" by E. Zamani, G. Giaglis and N. Pouloudi received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), held in Milan of Italy from 15 to 18 December 2013.

The paper "Analysis of Social Network Dynamics with Models from the Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems" by Elias Lymperopoulos and George Lekakos received the Best Paper Awards at the 12th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2013.

The paper Countering code injection attacks: A unified approach. (Information Management and Computer Security, 19(3):177-194, 2011) co-authored by PhD students Dimitrios Mitropoulos and Vassilios Karakoidas was awarded byEmerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012".

PhD student Maria Kechagia was awarded the Barclays capital prize for best competition entry by a female contestant, in the 2011 Algorithmic Trading Competition, organised by UCL UK. Member of the winning team was, also, the PhD student Conrad Felix Michel Landis, and supervisor Dr. Skouras, both from the department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business.

The paper A PRoactive Malware Identification System based on the Computer Hygiene Principles (Information Management and Computer Security, 15(4):295-312, 2007) co-authored by PhD student Vasileios Vlachos was awardedby Emerald publishers with the "Highly Commended Paper" distinction. The award was given by the journal's editorial board to three papers as part of the "Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008".

PhD Student Vasilis Koutsiouris won the best-paper award for his paper entitled «Bioclimatic Architecture: Mapping the currency of the Green Economy» at the 5th Student Conference of Management Science & Technology, 8 May 2008.

The group AIBO robots of the Department, AUEBo, was chosen to participate, in collaboration with the group of the Technical University of Crete, Kourites, in the championship 2008 Aibo League. Members of the group are Kimon Fountoylakis, student of the Department and Christos Lazaris, technical assistant of ELOI. Scientific coordinator is Associate Professor of the Department Diomidis Spinellis.

PhD Student Angeliki Karagiannaki won the best-paper award (and cash prize 1000 €) for her paper titled: "The impact of RFID in different types of packaging to streamline procedures for storage" at the 1st Panhellenic Packaging Food and Drink Conference, 17-18 March 2008.

PhD Student Aris Theotokis was chosen to participate in the PhD Consortium of EMAC 2008 (European Marketing Conference) with the paper: "The moderating role of customer-technology contact on consumer attitude towards technology-based services".

The paper of PhD students Kostas Kostopoulos, Dimitris Brachos, Sofia Philippidou, Alex Papalexandris, jointly with Professor Gregory Prastacos "Organizational Unit ACAP: Social Context And Performance Outcomes" was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.

The paper of PhD students Ioannis Katsikis and Lida Kyrgidou "The Concept of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis", was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.

PhD Student C. Bardaki and Dr. K. Pramatari attended the 12th MIT International Conference on Information Quality, the most prominent event to exchange Information Quality knowledge and ideas, with a paper titled: Assessing Information Quality in a RFID-Integrated Shelf Replenishment Decision Support System for the Retail Industry. The conference will be held at MIT in Boston on November 9-11, 2007.

PhD Student Christos Tsanos was selected to participate in the Doctoral Symposium organized within the framework of the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, in Philadelphia, USA, October 2007.

PhD Student Lefteris Kioses, with the thesis «The impact on company performance of Electronic Supply Chain Collaboration», was selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium conference ECIS 2007 (15th European Conference on Information Systems), in St. Gallen, Switzerland June 2007.

PhD Student Theotokis Aristides won the first European prize in the student competition for the best paper in the retail sector entitled: "Value creation through in-store retail services: involving innovative customers in new service design". The prize was nominated in Milan by the CEO of Unilever in May 2007.

PhD Student John Katsikis was chosen to participate in the European PhD School DIMETIC organized by the Network for Excellence «DIME» (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), in which participate leading research institutes in Europe as the SPRU, UNU-MERIT, BETA-ULP.

Doctoral Placements (2002-2007)

Graduates of the Doctoral Program of the Department get excellent placements in the academic market. An indicative list of graduates who got their PhD from the Department of Management Science and Technology in the period 2002-07 follows:

  • Eleni Salavou (PhD 2002) was recently elected Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration of AUEB. Prior to this position, she was on the Adjunct Faculty of AUEB and of the Agricultural University of Athens
  • Ioanna Konstantiou (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Department of the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Katerina Pramatari (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB
  • Kostas Androutsopoulos (PhD 2003) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB
  • Kostas Horianopoulos (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer at the Ionian University (Dept of Informatics). Before this appointment, he was Marie Currie Fellow at Bauhaus University and Research Fellow at Imperial College, UK
  • George Lekkakos (PhD 2004) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology of AUEB. Before his appointment he was Assistant Professor at Aegean University (Dept of Information and Communication Systems), Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, and a Research Fellow at Tampere University, Finland
  • Vassiliki Skintzi (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer in the Economics Department of the University of Peloponnese
  • Kostas Samiotis (PhD 2004) is a Lecturer at the Aston Business School, UK
  • Maria Mavri (PhD 2005) is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration of Aegean University
  • Dimitris Psychogios (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the University of Pireaus. Before, he was Lecturer in the Department of Accounting & Finance, Manchester Business School, UK
  • Ada Pateli (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University
  • George Dotsis (PhD 2006) is a Lecturer at the School of Accounting, Finance & Management, University of Essex, UK
  • Vassiliki Makropoulou (PhD 2007) is an Assistant Professor of Finance & Financial Markets, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Alex Papalexandris (PhD 2007) was recently elected Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration of AUEB.
  • Vasileios Vlachos (PhD 2007) was elected Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications at the Technological Educational Institution of Larissa.

In addition, a number of recent PhD graduates hold positions as Adjunct Faculty: Georgia Skintzi (PhD 2005) has been teaching at AUEB, Miltos Lytras (PhD 2004) is teaching at the University of Piraeus, Panos Zaharias (PhD 2004), Panos Kourouthanasis (PhD 2006), Sofia Philippidou (PhD 2007), Kostas Kostopoulos (PhD 2007), Dimitris Drossos (PhD 2007) and Vassilis Zeibekis (PhD 2008) are all teaching at Aegean University. Finally, Pavlos Vlachos (PhD 2006) is teaching at the University of Peloponnese, while Kostas Fouskas (PhD 2008) is teaching at University of Macedonia.