The University of Central Greece was founded under Presidential Decree 92, published in Government Gazette 83/11-4-2003. It is fully self-governing under state supervision exercised by the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs.
On 16-7-2003 the Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs Mr P. Efthimiou appointed the Senate of the University of Central Greece in a solemn ceremony in Lamia.
In the 2004-2005 academic year, the first Department of the University of Central Greece, that of Biomedical Informatics, opened its doors to the first 71 students.
The University of Central Greece currently has two Departments: the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Regional Economic Development.
The Department of Regional Economic Development includes a wide range of production activities in the three main sectors (primary, secondary, tertiary) of the economy, in particular sectors such as agriculture, natural resources, tourism, shipping, health and the environment. Graduate economists acquire specialised knowledge in these sectors, combined with comprehensive training in general subjects and analytical tools such as Statistics, Econometrics, Economic Analysis, Finance, Business Administration, Institutional Framework, European Union Policies, etc.
The Department of Regional Economic Development aims to provide comprehensive training to students wishing to study economics and acquire specialised knowledge on the specific needs of the Greek economy, both within the urban area and, especially, outside it.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics opened its doors in the 2004-2005 academic year. It is an innovative Department in the sector of Applied Sciences, covering a wide range of subjects in both Informatics and Biomedicine.
The Undergraduate Programme of Studies of the Department of Biomedical Informatics will focus on the core subjects of Informatics, Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.
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