AUEB for Society
Accessibility at AUEB
Within the framework of the Social Responsibility Program of Athens University of Economics and Business is included the commitment to the accessibility of our university premises without restrictions by all members of the university community. 2022 was a milestone in this effort with a series of inclusion actions. From the adoption of the Association of Parents, Guardians & Friends of Persons with Disabilities Hermis in February to the simultaneous presence of a sign language interpreter at the events of the first-year students' Welcome Week and of course the virtual walkthrough that includes special signs for the disabled. Unhindered access to the main building of AUEB by people with mobility problems is ensured by the existence of electric elevators and special ramps in its premises. The library provides inclusive access to material for the visually impaired through the AMELib platform.
Summer School Scholarships
The program is addressed to high school students (mainly 2nd and 3rd grade), whether they are attending the Greek High School or an IB program, possessing English language proficiency, who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills related to organisations and business processes. Regardless of the field of study that a student wants to pursue (business administration and economics, polytechnic schools, law, medicine, etc.), his / her participation in the program helps to better understand the business world as well as to explore his / her potential as a future company executive or creator of a new business activity. Thus, students can understand the career prospects that are open to them in the most dynamically developing sectors of the economy, while their participation in the program also gives them a useful certificate of attendance. Most of the available places accompanied by scholarship programs are given to those students who will successfully pass the exams. This program is considered as great offer to students who are preparing to choose their career path after having been exposed to various business actions.
Every year AUEB organizes a competition addressed to Lyceum students (3rd grade) to inform the younger generation about the economic developments and economic science tools available which can be used for social welfare.
Online Induction Event for High Schools
A presentation of the study programs from all AUEB departments & Schools to all Greek high schoolers. The adequate information about the content of the courses offered in each school leads to an informed & balanced decision by the students in accordance with their own wishes and abilities.
AUEB and MBA International are members of Global Sustain. Global Sustain was founded in 2006 and offers innovative services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, green economy, responsible investment, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights, and accountability. AUEB participates in the events, is informed about the international developments in all these matters and promotes internationally its own actions in these fields.
The ELPE Group, in the framework of its extensive program of Corporate Social Responsibility, undertakes -until 2020-2021- the support of the Postgraduate Program of Business Administration MBA at AUEB. More specifically, the Group will financially contribute to the program, by awarding 6 scholarships -minimum- to program participants. Simultaneously, within the framework of the three-year memorandum of cooperation between ELPE and AUEB, they will work together in areas of common educational and scientific interest based on excellence and place special emphasis on the organization and management of energy and sustainable development.
AUEB, in the context of its humanitarian events, organizes in collaboration with the Athens Children's Hospital Panagiotis & Aglaia Kyriakou, voluntary blood donations at the campus, where many University members wholeheartedly participate.
In February 2022, the University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Charitable Association of Persons with Disabilities HERMES, planning joint actions and events aimed at raising awareness of the wider community on disability matters. Moreover, it has undertaken the technological support of the Association.
Financial Aid to victims of natural disasters
AUEB’s community has already participated actively in the collection of food and essential supplies for our fellow citizens affected by the catastrophic fires in North Evia. The objective is to express its solidarity to the troubled victims as well as send a message of hope.
AUEB’s Committee on Gender Equality plans a series of actions and events to inform, educate, and establish a culture against gender-based violence. These actions involve the academic community but also society in general.
Save a Stray Program
AUEB registers and cares for the stray animals found in the surrounding gardens of the main campus building. With the cooperation of the Municipality of Athens, a program has been operating regarding their sterilization, deworming and cleaning/grooming as well as their accommodation. Additionally, with the help of volunteers, they are fed and looked after, in a harmonious coexistence with all members of the community.
Collaboration with bodies and networks
AUEB also collaborates with organizations and networks for organizing seminars and events on Corporate Social Responsibility. Some of the collaborations that are worth mentioning are the following:
Impact Hub Athens: a local and internationally connected network for the purpose of positive social impact. Companies and creative professionals work to design and implement standard business models that will define the future of entrepreneurship. Impact Hub Athens organizes the international competition Social Impact Award (SIA) for students and youth who want to bring a change in society, using innovative and creative methods and developing their own business initiatives.
Aephoria network: a training program for the viability of businesses and start-ups operating in Greece. The goal of the program is to help entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into sustainable solutions.
EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece network: since 2018, through the "Research Laboratory in Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES)". The EIT program accelerates climate innovation across Europe. The newly established EIT unit is coordinated by AUEB and consists of a consortium of various organizations in Greece looking for innovative solutions in CleanTech, WaterTech, the circular economy and innovative financing programs.
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network: SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological know-how to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financial institutions, the private sector, and civil society. SDSN Greece, works closely with other United Nations agencies, multilateral financial institutions, the private sector and civil society to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement for the climate in Greece.
an active European Business Ethics Network which involves 18 member states. Founded in 2000, it represents European business ethics; its objective is to spread the notion of management based on values, ethics of leadership, but also to increase the responsibility that companies show to society. In addition, it cultivates and trains a society of entrepreneurs who embrace the values of business ethics and will nurture future generations. In this context, the Athens University of Economics and Business received the Gold Award at the 14th RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS BY EBEN.