The Unit

EPU-NTUA is a multidisciplinary scientific unit that carries out research and development activities, providing management and decision support services for a wide range of complex business, societal, and technical problems. The R&D services of EPU-NTUA are applied to research challenges as well as real-life problems in industries such as energy, trade, business, education, telecommunications, tourism, health, and public administration.

EPU-NTUA regularly collaborates on R&D and technical assistance projects with major Greek, European, and international organisations. It is involved in major EU programs and national programs 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 theses in the field of management and decision support systems with an applied interdisciplinary orientation. The academic work of EPU-NTUA includes providing training to undergraduate and postgraduate engineers, conducting extensive research, and publishing scientific papers. The unit's members have published more than 100 papers in scientific journals during the last 5 years and teach 10 courses at NTUA in areas such as 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, and Business Strategy Games.

The academic pedigree of EPU-NTUA, combined with its international exposure, has resulted in high-level professionalism in its work. This professionalism, along with the unique personality traits of its staff, contributes to the unit's distinctive spirit of enthusiasm and dynamism.

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

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

Indicative scientific fields covered by EPU-NTUA are:

Operation Research 

Multi-criteria Analysis 

Combinatorial Optimisation 

Large Scale Optimisation 

Artificial Intelligent  Multi-Agent Systems 

Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms 

Expert Systems

Hierarchical Decisions 

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

EPU-NTUA also has a strong tradition in development, research, and training projects in areas such as program and project management, monitoring and evaluation of large projects, energy policy formulation and analysis, energy economy and environmental planning at regional and national levels, development of energy and environmental models, training and information dissemination on various topics, and 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 both the public and private sectors.

Over the years, EPU-NTUA has acquired international experience in providing high-standard research, development, and scientific services focused on 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 that ensures maximum efficiency in executing its projects. In this aspect, the ultimate goal of our work is to deliver high-quality, practical solutions while strictly respecting deadlines and providing on-the-job training and support to end-users.

The Unit's challenging mission is to integrate technology with decision-making, management, and systems analysis methods and tools, aiming to meet real societal and organisational needs.

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

EPU-NTUA is certified with the international standards EN ISO 9001:2015 and EN ISO 27001:2013 for providing applied R&D services in the field of management and decision support systems, as well as for design and provision of training programs and vocational training programs (Conformity Numbers: 1695/18 and 340582377).The Quality Management System of EPU-NTUA consolidates its philosophy for quality services, continuous improvement, and increasing satisfaction for 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 everyday operations.

View EPU-NTUA  Certificate ISO 9001:2015

View EPU-NTUA  Certificate ISO 27001:2013