Hellenic American University was established as a United States institution of higher education on May 11, 2004 through an Act of the General Court of the State of New Hampshire. This legislation created a fully American university chartered in the Granite State.
Hellenic American University’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs are regulated, approved, and regularly monitored by the New Hampshire’s Department of Education, Division of Higher Education -- Higher Education Commission. Hellenic American University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Hellenic American University operates two instructional locations: one in Manchester, New Hampshire and the other in Athens, Greece.
Mission of the University
Hellenic American University has a mission to provide quality, American higher education that is interdisciplinary, career-relevant and interculturally informed. It strives to educate its students to be global citizens who are solidly grounded in the liberal arts and equipped to contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. The University’s research initiatives aim to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, business, and technology.
Aims and Objectives
In fulfilling its mission the University seeks to:
- Serve as a center of intellectual and practical excellence in the region, where teaching, scholarship, and practice are integrated;
- Initiate, promote, and support faculty and student research, applied research, advanced scholarship, and creativity;
- Cultivate the values of diversity, sustainability, internationalism, and integrity;
- Prepare students for careers that enhance the quality of their professional lives by offering rigorous, affordable, competency-based academic programs that respond to economic and social needs;
- Develop well-rounded individuals who are conversant with the conventions and basic knowledge of disciplines other than their own and with the interrelations between these disciplines;
- Develop life-long learners by creating a stimulating academic culture and environment that fosters intellectual inquiry and promotes habits of critical thinking;
- Educate students to take leadership roles in their own communities and the larger global community by emphasizing social responsibility and public service;
- Enable students to contribute to global understanding and socioeconomic development;
- Cultivate a stimulating learning environment in which career practices are informed by the highest standards of scholarship and principles of ethical behavior.