The Laboratory for International Shipping, Finance and Management of the Athens University of Economics and Business (ISFM Lab) is a world-class research laboratory, dedicated to performing theoretical and applied research in the key areas of shipping, finance and management.
The mission of the ISFM LAB is to:
The ISFM Lab supports courses and academic programs of the Athens University of Economics and Business, such as the affiliated MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management, aiming to facilitate and enhance the research conducted by faculty and students.
Doctoral research is also supported, as well as applied research projects funded by international or national organizations and private companies, while collaboration with national and international research partners is highly sought out.
Research conducted by members of the ISFM Lab is published in high quality international scientific journals and presented in international conferences, while more applied work conducted supports the industry providing solutions to challenges faced in the modern economic environment of the 21st century.
The ISFM Lab is located on the new state-of-the-art premises of the Athens University of Economics and Business, inaugurated in May 2017 by the President of the Hellenic Republic. It is equipped with thirty (30) workstations of the latest technology and software of the latest versions, such as Matlab R2018a, STATA/IC 15, EViews 10, SPSS Ver.25 and Microsoft Office 2016.
Access to the following databases is possible through the Lab: Bloomberg, Eicon by Thomson Reuters, Clarksons SIN, Lloyds List and The Baltic Exchange, among others.
Educational seminars and workshops on the use of software and databases are also scheduled on a regular basis.