The Unit

EPU-NTUA is a multidisciplinary scientific unit which carries out research and development activities providing management and decision support services on a wide range of complex business, societal and technical problems.  

The R&D services of EPU-NTUA are applied not only on research challenges but also on real life problems in industry, energy, trade, business, education, telecommunication, tourism, health and public administration. 

EPU-NTUA collaborates regularly in R&D and technical assistance projects with several major Greek, European and international organisations. It is involved in major EU programmes as well as in national programmes funded by Greek Ministries (National Economy, Industry, Energy and Technology, Environment and Urban Planning), Energy Organisations (electricity, oil and gas sectors), regional and national authorities, and other public and private organisations. EPU NTUA projects are administratively handled by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS-NTUA) and by the Research Committee of NTUA.

The activities of the UNIT are well positioned to provide support for diploma and PhD thesis on the filed of management and decision support systems that have an applied inter-disciplinary orientation

The academic work of EPU-NTUA includes provision of training to under- and post- graduate engineers, extensive research work and publication of scientific papers. The Unit's members have published more than 100 papers in scientific journals during the last 5 years and are teaching 10 courses in NTUA, in the areas of Management and Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Financial Management, Energy, Least Cost Planning, Energy Management and Environmental Policy, Multicriteria Decision Making, Forecasting Methods, Electronic Transactions, Operations Management, Business Strategy Game etc.

The academic descent of EPU-NTUA coupled with its international exposure has resulted in high-level professionalism in its work, which in combination with the individual personality traits of its staff gives a unique spirit of enthusiasm and dynamism to the unit.

EPU-NTUA holds a long and successful record on theoretical and applied research as well as on training activities in the wide area of management and decision support systems for contemporary organisations in the public and private sector. Within this framework, EPU-NTUA provides high quality services and develops solutions for real life problems in industry, trade, business, education, telecommunication, health and public administration. 

Within this context, the Unit encompasses a wide cross-section of R&D interests covering a broad portfolio of subjects ranging from Operations Research, Management Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Electronic Government/ Business, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Systems Science, Decision Support on Energy & Environmental policy etc. 

Indicative scientific fields covered by EPU-NTUA are: 

DECISION THEORY
Operation Research 

Multi-criteria Analysis 

Combinatorial Optimization 

Large Scale Optimization 

Artificial Intelligent  Multi-Agent Systems 

Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms 

Expert Systems

Hierarchical Decisions 

MANAGEMENT 
Business Process Modeling Management Systems

Management Information Systems 

E-business/ E-government 

IS Interoperability Frameworks

Human Resource Management

Risk Management 

Project Management

Supply Chain Management

In this context, EPU-NTUA also holds strong tradition in development, research and training projects in the areas of programme and project management, monitoring and evaluation of large projects, energy policy formulation and analysis; energy economy and environmental planning at regional and national level; development of energy and environmental models; training and information dissemination on various topics; scientific preparation and organisation of large conferences and workshops. 

In addition, EPU-NTUA cooperates with the other two units of the laboratory –namely IMU and FSU- to cover all aspects of information systems, communication, planning and forecasting for contemporary organisations in the public and private sector. 

Over the years, EPU-NTUA has acquired international experience in providing high standards research, development and scientific services focused into the following main domains:

  • Organisation and Management
  • Management Systems 
  • E-government and e-business
  • Programme & Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Energy and Environmental Policy Decision Models
  • Training and Human Resource Development

EPU-NTUA activities are clearly problem and product oriented and are organised in a way to ensure maximum efficiency in the execution of its project. In this aspect, the ultimate goal of our work is to deliver high quality, real working solutions, while strictly respecting the deadlines and providing on the job training and support to the end users.

The Unit’s challenging mission is to integrate technology with decision-making, management and systems analysis methods and tools aiming to meet realsocietal and organisations’ needs.

The Unit’s main aim is the design, operation and dissemination of cutting edge management and decision support technological solutions, based on widely acceptable best practices, European guidelines and international standards. 

EPU-NTUA is certified with the international quality standard EN ISO 9001:2000 for providing applied R&D services in the field of management and decision support systems as well as for design and provision of training programmes and vocational training programmes. (Conformity Number:1695)
The Quality Management System of EPU-NTUA consolidates its philosophy for quality services, continuous improvement and increasing satisfaction for both of its partners/recipients worldwide and at all levels. The total quality services and solutions offered arise from the integrated team approach and the total scientific quality culture encountered in every day operations.

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