Research Overview

The School of Social Sciences has a long tradition in research and research-oriented education. The School’s research activities serve several purposes: creating and sharing new knowledge, supporting student guidance and infrastructure development, and contributing to society.

The diverse community of researchers from all career stages – including early career researchers, senior academics, and visiting scholars – contributes to the School’s holistic, collaborative and innovative research culture. Our internationally respected research focuses on quantitative and qualitative research methods, social statistics, theoretical and empirical economics, economic and social history, sociology, social anthropology, political theory, political philosophy, social theory, public policy, political economy, comparative political analysis, Greek politics, political communication, political methodology, constitutional law, political sociology, international relations, social policy, social and organizational psychology, psychology and health, child and adolescent development, learning and perception, brain and behavioral sciences. Within each field, we have laboratories and research groups focusing on specific domains.

One of the School’s primary aims is to continuously develop new research areas and further enhance the current ones, to attract highly qualified researchers and to critically engage with societal challenges. Special emphasis is put on research programs in which senior and postgraduate researchers secure support from internal and external research funding.

In the School, research is an integral part of its Departments and the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences (UCRC). For more information about specific research areas, please visit the webpage of the Department of interest or the webpage of UCRC.