• 1902


    The national benefactor Grigorios Maraslis donates to the public the amount of 250,000 gold drachmas in order to house the Academy of Commerce and Industry in Athens. In the same year, the reconstruction of a building at 114 V. Sofias Av. begins. It was named Marasleio Megaron in honor of the homonymous national benefactor (today Ippokrateio Hospital).


  • 1919

    Eleftherios Venizelos invites to Greece the professor of the University of Lausanne Georges Paillard to whom he assigns the drafting of the founding report of the Higher School of Commerce, following the model of the corresponding School of the University of Lausanne.

  • 1919

    Georges Paillard together with Leon Morf had founded the Higher School of Commerce of University of Lausanne.

  • 1920


    170 students are enrolled in the first year of operation of the School.


  • 1920


    The first subjects taught are: Political Economy, Accounting, Chemistry, General Mathematics, Commercial Economics, Civil and Commercial Law.


  • 1920

    Law 2191/18-6-1920 establishes a "Higher School of Commercial Studies" in Athens, based on Paillard’s proposal. The School is under the Ministry of National Economy.

  • 1921

    The first female students, sisters Keti and Sofia Angelopoulou, enroll in the School.

  • 1921


    The Students' Association is founded aiming at the "moral and spiritual improvement of its members".


  • 1921


    Nikolaos Gounarakis, first School Director (1921-1923)


  • 1922

    The building constructed to house the Higher Commercial School at Vasilissis Sofias Av., was instead used as a refugee hospital due to the Asia Minor Catastrophe in 1922. Today the building is known as the Ippokratio Hospital.


  • 1923

    The School is temporarily located in the building that housed the Roussopoulos Commercial and Industrial Academy, in Kaningos Square.

  • 1926

    Higher School of Commercial Studies is renamed to Higher School of Commercial Sciences (ASOEE).

  • 1928

    The first PhD graduates are Aggelos Aggelopoulos, economist and academic, and Athanasios Sbarounis, who later became Professor of the School.


  • 1928


    The following University Units are established:

    • Library
    • Applied Office of Accounting and Banking
    • Merchant Laboratory and Museum
    • Economic Research Office
    • Comparative Law Office


  • 1928

    Two biennial schools are established in ASOEE for the retraining of employees from the Ministry of Finance and Interior.

  • 1930


    The State grants land at 76 Patision Street for the construction of a building that meets the needs of the School. This area is given in exchange for the non- assignment of the building on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, where the Ippokrateio Hospital is consequently housed.


  • 1935


    The School is finally housed at Maraslio Megaron on Patission Street. This remains the main University building to this day.



  • 1935


    Anastasios Spourgitis, first Rector (1935-1937)


  • 1939

    ASOEE is now under the Ministry of Education, it is recognized as equivalent to the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and is hierarchically placed immediately below the latter.

  • 1944


    In one of the most difficult periods of modern Greek history, in the aftermath of World War II and during civil war, the School remains operational and continues to offer scientific knowledge to an average of 150 graduates per year.


  • 1955


    The duration of study at the School is increased from three to four years; in the fourth year, studies are divided into two streams: Economics and Commercial Sciences.



  • 1957

    At the opening of the Ceremony Hall, King Paul is awarded an honorary doctorate.

  • 1961

    The Institute of Business Administration Training is established

  • 1963


    The differentiation of studies in the directions of Economics and Business Sciences starts from the third year.


  • 1970

    The Department of Commerce is renamed to Department of Business Administration.

  • 1973

    Elli Vasilatou-Thanopoulou, the first female University Professor


  • 1978

    Graduate studies, leading to a two-year Master’s degree and a PhD degree, are organized for the first time in Greece by the Department of Economics.

  • 1982

    Georgios Halkiopoulos Foundation is founded, aiming at awarding scholarships to Economic Science students who are distinguished each year for their performance and ethos.

  • 1983

    The Research Center (ELKE) is established, within which the Center for Economic Research is established with the aim of developing research and disseminating scientific knowledge.

  • 1984


    The University comprises three Departments:

    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Statistics and Informatics


  • 1984

    The Master’s program in Business Administration of the Department of Business Administration is founded.

  • 1987

    Establishment of the Erasmus student mobility program

  • 1988

    The opening of the Derigny wing

  • 1989


    The University’s new Computer Center, one of the most modern in the country, is housed on the 3rd floor of AUEB’s Derigni Building.


  • 1989


    The University now includes the following six Departments:

    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Business Administration and Accounting
    • Department of Applied Informatics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Department of Inernational and European Economic Studies
    • Department of Business Administration and Marketing


  • 1989

    ASOEE is renamed to Athens University of Economics and Business

  • 1992


    Commencement of operations for the Student Employment Office andthe  Alumni Career Office.



  • 1995


    The Network Operation Center is created.


  • 1995

    The new building on Antoniadou Str. opening.

  • 1996


    Research Laboratories are established in the Department of Informatics of the University:

    • Laboratory of Information Systems and Databases
    • Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
    • Laboratory of Computer Systems and Communications



  • 1996


    The University cellebrates 75 years in a celebrated ceremony with the participation of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Konstantinos Stefanopoulos, and the Rectors and Vice Rectors of Greek Universities.


  • 2000


    Construction of the AUEB Center for Graduate Studies at Lefkados & Evelpidos Str. is completed.


  • 2002

    The Department of Business Research and Marketing is renamed to Department of Marketing and Communication.

  • 2005


    The University creates its own Publishing House.


  • 2008

    In the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias and Chinese President Hu Jintao, an agreement is signed in Beijing for the establishment of the Confucius Institute of Athens at the Athens University of Economics and Business

  • 2008

    The Indian Government awards a Chair for International Entrepreneurship at AUEB.

  • 2009


    The Employment and Career Center (DASTA AUEB) is created to coordinate the actions and services of the University with regards to promoting employment and career opportunities for students and graduates. The following three sub-units operate under DASTA:

    • The Liaison Office, which improves job prospects for AUEB students and alumni by bringing them in contact with the labor market
    • The Internship Office, which promotes the employment of students during their time of study
    • The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, which supports the business ideas of students and graduates, and promotes entrepreneurship and innovation as an alternative professional career choice.


  • 2009


    The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) of the Athens University of Economics and Business is founded.


  • 2010


    Commencement of Teacher Education Program.


  • 2013

    The "AUEB Social Offering Network" is created with the aim of developing educational and counseling activities in sensitive social groups.

  • 2013

    Three Schools are established:

    School of Economic Sciences, School of Business and School of Information Sciences and Technology

  • 2014

    The Athens Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – ACEin is created

  • 2015

    The first issue of the University newspaper "OPA News" is published.

  • 2016

    “AUEB SHOP”, the University's memorabilia store, comes into operation.

  • 2016


    Establishment of Distance Learning and Lifelong Learning (eLearning) programs.


  • 2017

    The inauguration of AUEB’s new building on Troias Str., in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos.

  • 2017

    "AUEB Volunteers” program starts.

  • 2018

    2018: The fisrt "OPA Run", a 5 km road race and a 2 km walk, taking place at Pedion Areos is organized by "AUEB Volunteers".


  • 2019


    Athens University of Economics and Business celebrates its 100th anniversary.


  • 2019

    The Outstanding Performance in Teaching Awards are established.


  • 2020


    1st Panhellenic Student Economics competition "ERMIS"