The study of international affairs has been an integral part of the University’s research and teaching since its establishment in 1927. So, although relatively new, the department builds on a longstanding and excellent tradition. Indeed, from very early on, International Law was a core part of the curriculum in the then Panteion School, while in 1963 a course on International Relations was introduced into the curriculum.
This core of courses developed impressively following the restoration of democracy in 1974, when International Relations was chiefly expanded and established as a field. Panteion University gained a predominant position in this rapidly expanding academic landscape.
Today the department of International and European Studies enjoys a vibrant academic culture that that is well-established and consciously sustained. The departmental curriculum has a strong interdisciplinary character that responds to the modern needs of the country’s participation in the European and international institutions from a legal and political viewpoint, without neglecting the economic aspect of International Relations. It should also be noted that a strong characteristic of the curriculum is the systematic study of both theory and practical experience on a national and international level.