NTUA’s equal and interrelated priorities are education and scientific research. The research programmes that are undertaken at the Institution are subject to established academic standards and are funded by NTUA’s own resources, by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and other public bodies, by the European Union or by private sector companies in Greece and other countries.
In exchange for the services and facilities provided (which include premises, equipment and infrastructure), NTUA withholds approximately 15% of the research programmes budget and By decision of the Senate, these amounts, which are collected annually, are used to support education, research that is not funded by other resources as well as other activities. The latter include scholarships awarded to postgraduate students. 
Research is conducted in 130 officially established laboratories under the supervision of the academic staff. The total number of postgraduate students is 4.950. Of these, 1.950 are enrolled in an Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies Programme (I.P.S.P.) that leads to an M.Eng. while 3.000 are Ph.D. students. 


Senate Commitee on Basic Reaserch (SCBR)

The aim of SCBR is to promote and support basic research in the fields of science and technology that are pursued at NTUA. SCBR Website


Research Commitee

It supports the distinguished high level activities of NTUA is scientific research. The cost of research programmes is covered in four ways: at NTUA’s own expense; with funding from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology and other state agencies; with funding from the European Commission; or, finally, paid for by the private sector in Greece or abroad,
under certain academic conditions.

As a partial compensation for the ser vices and facilities it provides to research programmes, including premises, equipment and other infrastructure, NTUA retains 15% of the budget funding. The sums retained come to a considerable amount each year and, by decision of the Senate, are allocated for education, research which does not receive funding from any other source, and other activities, including scholarships for postgraduate students.

The Research Committee Secretariat consists of five departments:
Department A’ is concerned with control of research programmes and fulfils secretarial duties for the Research Committee.
Department B’ is concerned with the management of research programmes.
Department C’ is concerned with auditing the Special Account.
Department D’ is concerned with research information and support.
Department E’ is concerned with monitoring the progress of the NTUA projects funded by the Operational Programmes of the Community Support Framework.


Special Account for Research Grants (SARG)

One of the main priorities of NTUA and the Management Committee of the Special Account for Research is the support and reinvestment of resources in education and research. SARG’s Available Funds, which are reinvested in education and research, are employed for awarding doctoral scholarships as well as supporting basic research, auxiliary teaching and other educational activities. SARG Website


Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS)

The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) was founded in 1992. It was founded with the ‘charta’ to support the performance of top-quality research, development activities and the provision of scientific service to private and public bodies. Essentially the mission of ICCS was to support the deployment, the realization and the growth of the research priorities of ECE mainly through seeking, pursuing and acquiring research funding via the competitive calls for research proposals that the European Commission had instigated. In turn its purpose has been to build a research personnel base alongside ECE’s faculty so as to conduct state-of-the-art research and at the same time improve the research laboratory equipment base and infrastructures of the School. ICCS Website


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