Professors and Graduates at Greek Universities

  • Giannoula FlorouEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This work aims to trace and detect variations of both the number of professors (permanent staff) and graduates in Greek universities from 2011 until 2016. More specifically, a correlation between the number of professors and the number of graduates is assumed. Following this assumption, this work elaborates on statistical data concerning graduates taken from the Hellenic Statistical Authority and on data taken from the “Apella” system (website for formal registration election of faculty members). The study focuses on graduates’ number; on professors’ position, department, and gender; and on years of studies at universities. The inspiration behind this focus is that the number of professors has decreased dramatically in some departments, while the corresponding number of graduates has increased.


Greek professor Graduate Greek university 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Accountancy and FinanceEastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of TechnologyKavalaGreece

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