The University Past & Present

The Harokopio University of Athens was founded in 1929 by the national benefactor Panagis Harokopos. It is a public-spirited institution, operating in its current legal form since 1990 and continuing the tradition of mobilizing private funding through the “Harokopos foundation”. It is considered a small, young fast-growing, research-oriented University.

The main campus is located in two hectares of an estate in the Municipality of Kallithea, Athens, and is recognized and awarded as an exemplary studying environment. Its history is unique, as it has evolved and been distinguished in a very short time, featuring curricula based on modern scientific trends and international standards.

The undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Harokopio are expanding in three faculties:
i) The School of Environment, Geography, and Applied Economics,
ii) The School of Digital Technology and
iii) The School of Health Science and Education.

The university has 4,000 students, of which 1,000 are postgraduate students.

Around its historic, recently renovated main building, unfurl three modern ones, boasting welcoming facilities and state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructures.

Serving our Vision through Research & Innovation
Accreditation - Ranking
Internationalization & Extroversion
The Way Forward
Harokopio University
Virtual Tour

There is a library at the campus, where you can study and write your essays. If you prefer you could bring your own laptop, however there are computers available for you. Below you may find a message from the Library staff, always eager to help you with anything you may need.

In order to be a member of LIC (Library Information Center) you’ll have to sustain a valid academic card and register at the Library See the form in the library website. Access to electronic resources is possible through the university network when you are at the campus. Remote access requires an institutional account ( and password) and the use of vpn software (when you are not in the campus).

Welcome to the Library & Information Centre of the Harokopio University of Athens!

We hope that our Library will be a hospitable environment for doing your research! Our Librarians will be at your disposal to guide you to the suitable resources for covering your educational and research needs!

The Library and Information Centre (LIC) of the Harokopio University of Athens serves the members of the academic community of the University while is open to any other external user/s. LIC is located in the last floor of the Library Building in the main campus area (El.venizelou 70, Kallithea) and operates from 8am-8pm.

LIC has a variety of collections (print and digital) such as books, journals, maps, reference material etc. and provides a range of onsite services such as comfortable and quiet reading room, computers to use, lockers, Selfcheck, wi-fi, and electronic services such as OPAC, Institutional Repository “ESTIA”, electronic resources via HEAL Link -the collaborative Consortium of Academic Libraries-, Turnitin (plagiarism detection system), interlibrary loan, information literacy programmes, etc., to the academic community.

Remote consultations and personalized assistance are available via phone or e-mail upon request. If you have such a request, please contact the Reference Desk via phone at 2109549170 and 2109549334 or via email at

Please remember: In order to leave our University you should apply for the “No Obligation” Certificate (by e-mail to writing your name, your Department and your id).

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