The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Athens. There is a total of 7 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Athens is 354 with a mean value for the h-index of 50.57. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Athens is 1447 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 206.71.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The University of Athens, officially known as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is a public university in Greece. It is the first university to have been established in the modern Greek state as well as in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean region. The university plays a significant socio-historical role that has been a crucial element in the development of knowledge and culture in Greece. The University of Athens is now the country’s largest public higher education institution and one of the biggest across the entire continent of Europe. Since its inception, the University of Athens has become an integral part of the country’s academic tradition, culture, and identity.
The University of Athens was established on May 3, 1837 by King Otto of Greece, when it was first named Othonian University in his honor. Besides being the first university in the liberated Greek state and in the surrounding Southeast Europe area, it is also the second educational institution to be built after the Ionian Academy. At first, it was comprised of four faculties: Arts, Law, Medicine, and Theology. During the first year of operation, the University of Athens had 33 professors and 52 students. There were also 75 non-matriculated auditors.
From 1911 to 1932, the University of Athens was a separate institution from Kapodistrian University (which represented the humanities departments and was named after Ioannis Kapodistrias, modern Greek state’s first head of state) and the National University (which represented the science departments). In 1932, the two universities were eventually merged with the University of Athens, forming the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Currently, the university comprises nine schools: Agricultural Development, Nutrition, and Sustainability; Economics and Political Sciences; Education; Health Sciences; Law; Philosophy; Physical Education and Sport Science; Science; and Theology. In all, there are more than 40 departments. The university accepts students into the departments according to requirements that the Greek Law dictates for public universities.
The University of Athens offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through these faculties and departments. The university also offers postgraduate programs, covering a wide variety of fields. Postgraduate degrees may be funded through an existing budget or on a tuition fee basis. The University of Athens constantly seeks funding sources for its postgraduate programs, including grants, donations, and research deals. Qualified students can study under a scholarship system, which is based on social and economic criteria, as well as the students’ academic performance.