Founded in 1837, almost alongside the modern Greek state, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest Technical University in Greece. NTUA is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The primary institutional component of its mission, effected through the integrated complex of studies and research, is to provide advanced higher education of outstanding quality in science and technology.
The Energy Policy Unit (EPU) is one of the largest labs of NTUA’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It has operated since 1984 as a multidisciplinary scientific unit, carrying out research and development activities and providing decision and policy support on complex business, societal, and technical problems across a range of scientific domains, with particular emphasis on energy and climate policy. EPU has been leading/participating in several integrated assessment modelling and climate policy support research and innovation projects.