Mission and Objectives PDF Print

The Department of Social and Education Policy, located in Corinth, was established in 2003(Presidential Decree 118/2003).

The Department considers as its prime mission the contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the social sciences, in the areas of social and education policy, through academic teaching, and policy-and practice-orientated research. Emphasis is given to subjects on human and citizenship rights, as specified in the EU policy framework, on social security and social protection policies,the development and institutions of the walfare state, the role of the education system in promoting these goals through lifelong learning, adult and continuous education, and through the design and implementation of new social and education policies.

The Department is committed to equip its students with the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications that will enable them to successfully seek professional careers in the labour market, as well as to provide them with appropriate qualifications for postgraduate studies and research.

The undergraduate curriculum reflects the Department's view according to which all designed and implemented public policies, including social and education policies, are interrelated and provide the welfare state with the tools for the development of a democratic society and the achievement of progress. In view of the current social and political crisis, the re-design of public policies and the modernisation of the institutions of the welfare state, the protection of social and civic rights is seen as being at the top of the policy agenda.

By achieving its objectives the Department aspires to contribute to the development of qualified graduates that will act as sensitive and socially responsible citizens in a democratic and just society.