AUEB’s very first Double Degree Student!

Lara Nichetti is AUEB’s very first Double Degree Student! Lara is now finishing her Double M.Sc. Degree in Statistics & Finance, comprising two Degrees:

  • a Master of Science in Statistics, from AUEB and
  • a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Pavia.

Lara reported that she was quite excited and satisfied by her overall educational experience at AUEB: “One aspect I particularly appreciated was that the Professors assigned Projects and required us to submit reports. This provided me with the opportunity to dive deeper into the course material and learn effective time management. Moreover, the University organized many Seminars and Short Courses – the one I liked the most was the Short Course on Football Analytics; this is not because I like football, but, it was very interesting to see how Statistical Models can also be applied in this field”, Lara states among others.

However, it wasn’t just the University that Lara seems to have thoroughly enjoyed! “At the beginning I was scared to move to such a big city as Athens, since I come from a very small village, but, at the end, I must say that it was great … I felt like everyone was so calm and I love going for a freddo espresso after classes”.

Professor Ntzoufras, Head of the Department of Statistics at AUEB, states that he is delighted that our dream comes true. “AUEB has now new international modern integrated postgraduate programs. This is the results of hard work, collaborations and negotiations of many years. Lara, our first incoming student from the University of Pavia, was exceptional both in terms of academic perfomance and terms of personality. Apart of the academic part, I really liked that Lara interacted with the rest of the students and created friendships for a lifetime. This academic year, two of our students (the first outcoming AUEB DD students) will follow courses in the University of Pavia and I am looking forward to knowing details about their experience. This the beginning of a new era where more international students will visit AUEB and the Department of Statistics for studying to our excellent postgraduate programs.

Double Degrees constitute educational opportunities for state-of-the-art Double Degree Studies and cultural exchange and we could not have been more proud of such initiatives!


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