Department of Economics

  • Description
  • The Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ics began oper­at­ing in 1987. Since the University’s move to its new cam­pus sev­eral years ago, the Depart­ment has been located at the Rethym­non cam­pus in Gal­los. There are cur­rently over 750 under­grad­u­ate stu­dents and 40 post­grad­u­ate stu­dents enrolled in the Depart­ment, while more than 630 stu­dents have grad­u­ated from the Depart­ment since its inception.

    The Depart­ment offers courses in four areas of study:

    • eco­nomic the­ory and quan­ti­ta­tive methods
    • eco­nom­ics of the firm
    • polit­i­cal econ­omy — his­tory — devel­op­ment, and
    • applied eco­nom­ics and inter­na­tional eco­nomic relations

    Stu­dents are also taught four com­pul­sory courses in Eng­lish for economists.

    Grad­u­ates of the Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ics find employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties in a broad spec­trum of pub­lic and pri­vate agen­cies, includ­ing: banks, and the wider finan­cial sec­tor, account­ing firms, local gov­ern­ment, non-​governmental agen­cies, research cen­tres, tourism, pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion, busi­ness firms etc.

    Activ­i­ties of the Department

    Like most Depart­ments of the Uni­ver­sity of Crete, the Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ics par­tic­i­pates in the SOCRATES Pro­gramme. It coop­er­ates with respec­tive fac­ul­ties of other Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ties (British, Czech, French, Ital­ian, Pol­ish), espe­cially in the stu­dent exchange facility.

    The Depart­ment also par­tic­i­pates in the JEAN MON­NET pro­gramme whose objec­tive is to develop courses in Euro­pean Stud­ies at Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ties. In the con­text of this pro­gramme the Depart­ment has been awarded a Jean Mon­net Chair through which a series of sem­i­nars related to Euro­pean inte­gra­tion have been con­ducted. In addi­tion spe­cific courses which ana­lyze top­ics related to Euro­pean inte­gra­tion have been developed.

    The Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment is par­tic­u­larly active in the orga­ni­za­tion of inter­na­tional con­fer­ences which pro­vide sci­en­tists from Greece and other coun­tries the oppor­tu­nity to present their work in eco­nom­ics. Among the sci­en­tific meet­ings which the Depart­ment orga­nized dur­ing the period 1992 – 2002 are the following:

    The Depart­ment also orga­nizes weekly sem­i­nars on top­ics of research inter­est to the mem­bers of the depart­ment, both staff and students.


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