International Hellenic University MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability

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The Programme


Distance The International Hellenic University’s MSc in Bioeconomy Law, Regulation and Management is designed to develop technological, financial, legal, and managerial expertise and real world skills for students who intend to work in public and private services dealing with the studies, consultation, management, regulation and development of biotechnological products and for those who are already occupied in related areas. The programme is interdisciplinary combining knowledge from heterogeneous scientific fields, such as biology, economy, law and marketing.

The Programme aims at:

  • Professionals in health care facilities, pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, food production and agricultural industries, biochemical industries, research centers and universities
  • Scientists who deal with specific legal, biosafety and bioethical issues in biotechnology, pharmacy, health, biochemistry, engineering and environmental sciences
  • Lawyers and managers occupied as legal or technical consultants
  • Employees in the public and private sectors engaged in related subjects

Ideal Career path

Graduates will be equipped with specialist expertise and high-level cognitive skills to become autonomous/self-directed professionals or find employment in consulting, policy and management roles in the sectors of biotechnological product development, regulation, management and marketing. Career opportunities may be found in:

  • Biotechonological product enterprises of various sizes
  • Cooperatives and industries of the biotechnology sector
  • NGOs involved in bioethics and biosafety policy, rural development and environmental protection
  • Government and local/rural agencies 
  • Research institutes
  • National and international organizations active in bioproduct regulation and promotion
  • Consulting agencies and environmental law firms

Consulting Project

Students participate in a group consulting project. They study a real project of a particular agricultural company or organization and following problem-solving strategies, they prepare and present concrete and practical solutions. The project supplants 1 elective course.

The Dissertation

The dissertation is an individual project of original scientific work. The subject is chosen from a list of topics suggested by a faculty member, who acts as a supervisor. Alternatively, students may choose a research-based dissertation of 12 months duration. In this case, a reduction in tuition fees may be awarded.

Programme Duration

In the case of a standard dissertation, the duration is 1.5 years full-time. If the dissertation is research-based, the programme lasts 2 years full-time. Part-time mode is also available.

Programme Schedule

Distance Learning

Teaching methods are based on learner-centered education standards and involve:

(a) face-to-face or classroom based learning (students will be required to be physically present at the University for one or two days at the beginning of each semester)

(b) asynchronous learning (students will use online learning resources and will be assessed through a variety of diagnostic tools and formative assessment techniques)

(c) synchronous learning (‘teleconferences’ and virtual meetings will be held regularly during each semester) and

(d) summative assessment (students will be required to be physically present at the University for the final exams at the end of each semester).

Fragiskos Kolisis

Professor Em. of Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering Department, National Technical University of Athens (all aspects of Biotechnology)

Savvas Genitsaris

Biology and Environment

Ioannis Economidis

visiting Professor of the University of Athens and Crete in topics of Biosafety, Bioeconomy and Bioethics, ex. Scientific Officer of DGXII European Union (Biology and Environment)

Heleni Loutrari

Medical School, University of Athens (red Biotechnology)

Vasiliki Mollaki

Ph.D. – Genetics, Senior Scientist, Hellenic National Bioethics Commission

Costas Mathiopoulos

Professor of Molecular Biology , Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly (Biology and Environment)

Panayiotis Vidalis

Hellenic Republic National Bioethics Commission, Biolaw, (Biolaw and Bioethics, Biosafety, and Environment, Biomedicine and Law)

Patrick Rüdelsheim

Ph.D. – (Biolaw and Bioethics, Biosafety)

Ioannis Chalikias

Professor of Quantitative Analysis, Department of Marketing and Communication, AUEB Cost benefit analysis of bioproducts (case studies).


The students will have the chance to participate in seminars on food quality standards and public health organized by the Hellenic Food Authority (E.F.E.T.). A certificate of attendance will be provided to participants.

Free attendance

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