It is a University, firmly oriented towards the social character of public higher education linking science and research to practical social activity with a view to maximising its social contribution. Its academia is one of the leading academic communities in Greece with a strong reputation mainly in the fields of constitutional, administrative and international law, in international relations, in economics, in sociology, in political sciences, in psychology and in mass media studies.
With regard to teaching and research the University has contributed to the shaping of the respective disciplines in Greece. The Programme on the environmental protection is on the Academic Impact List of the United Nations.
The first Postgraduate Programme in Greece was founded at Panteion University in Regional Studies in 1975 by the late Professor Ieronymos Pintos, an authority in the field. The first course in Criminology and the first Institute for Gender Studies were established, among other achievements, in our University.
Panteion introduced the Erasmus exchange programme in Greece and with four Jean Monet Chairs on European Law and an UNESCO Chair on Democracy and Human Rights, numerous participations in conferences worldwide and organizations of congresses in Greece and abroad bears testimony of the University’s presence in the international academic world.