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The International Hellenic University is participating for the third year running, in the “Study with a Scholarship” program offered by the NGO “Equal Society”. We offer four full scholarships to young people from financially vulnerable social groups, such as the long-term unemployed, families with disabilities, single-parent families or families supporting more than one student.

The four full scholarships are available from a choice of 18 programmes, for the academic year 2015-2016.

The candidates wishing to apply for a particular scholarship have to fill in the application form of “Equal Society” and the IHU application form. Both of these applications are provided on the “Equal Society” website.
Both applications should be submitted to “Equal Society”.

More information and the application form can be found on the following

The deadline for these scholarships is the 31st of July 2015.

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The NGO Equal Society – Society of Equal Opportunities, having as its mission to promote equality in education and the labour market and fight poverty, social exclusion and unemployment, supports the potential of education for financially vulnerable social groups, by implementing the programme “Study with Scholarship!”. The programme runs under the aegis of the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs and the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation.

For other Scholarship Programmes offered by the International Hellenic University, please visit

Our EMBA students Andromachi Avramopoulou and Maria Kritsa were among the winners of the Financial Times MBA Essay Competition. Andromachi and Maria were invited to attend the 2015 Financial Times Marketing Innovators Summit in London (2 June 2015) and had the opportunity to network with marketing pioneers and some of the sharpest international business minds. This is a great achievement of our students and of our EMBA programme. Congratulations to Andromachi and Maria!



Tuesday, 23 June 2015 14:08

IHU supports family business initiatives

IHU supports family business initiatives

Numerous family business representatives filled IHU amphitheater in 18 June to take part in an event entitled “Family business rebranding”. The event was organised within the context of promoting the MSc in Management and the Executive MBA. A new module is added from this year in the Msc in Management entitled “Family Business Management” in an effort to link the university with family business and to provide academic and practical support to small and medium sized family businesses that form the spine of the Greek economy.

The event was coordinated by Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cass Business School, City University London and Coordinator of the Msc in Management at International Hellenic University while the Vice Mayor for Economic Development Mr Petros Lekakis gave a welcome address representing the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

In his initial remarks Professor Andriopoulos introduced some important statistical data relating to family business, such as the fact that they constitute two thirds of business globally, according to a study by Harvard Business School, as well as the fact that 70 to 90 % of the global GDP annually comes from family business.

Success and cooperation among generations was the focus of the first debate speech among Stefanos Tziritis (President and  CEO), Thanos Tziritis (Executive Vice President) and Ioanna Tziriti (Marketing Manager) representatives of ISOMAT SA Company. During their speech the family members analysed the way in which succession in the family company takes place and also the two succession scenarios, that of the “dedicated” successor and the “resistant” successor one. The aim is twofold as it encompasses the parallel growth of both the company and the successors.

The presentation of three cases studies followed by the owners of the companies Kwnstantinos Custom Made Shoes, Mr Konstantinos Theofanidis, The Felters, Mr Konstantinos Chatziagapoglou and COCO-MAT, Mr Kostas Madenas.

Mr Dimitris Papazoglou (Designer-Creative Director, and Ms Zoe Karakosta (Project Manager) gave a speech about the role of design in achieving strategic objectives for a family business and the use of applications of visual communication in targeted rebranding.

Succession in family business was the focus of the speech by Dr Konstantinos Georgakas of Gecon Consulting, who discussed reasons of failure for many family businesses analyzing the problem areas. According to Dr Georgakas, in order for succession to be smooth in companies, there is a need to clearly define the role of each member in terms of employment, remuneration, training and evaluation.

Finally Panagiotis Tzinis of Google Developers talked on “How to train Dad in new technologies” and the event ended with questions and discussion with the participants.

It is worth noting that in September 2015 the International Hellenic University is organizing another event concentrating on the financial operation of family businesses.  

You can view pictures of the event here.
Watch videos of the speeches here.

For more information on International Hellenic University please visit

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