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In the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), the Special Account for Research (ELKE) is operating for the provision and management of funds coming from different sources, and are intended to cover expenditure necessary for the needs of projects undertaken by the Faculty members and the University (as individual units or as a whole). These projects are executed or relevant services are provided by the Faculty members while the rest of the University Staff as well as other scientists and students participate in this task in varying degrees. The activity of ELKE concerns mainly research and education, and generally speaking, the development and upgrading of the University. The administration of ELKE is governed by the Committee for Education, Research and Management and the Secretary’s Office attached to and assisting the latter and managing the ELKE funds.

The University of Athens is implementing a large number of projects either as a concessionaire or by collaborating or co-executing a project for third parties. It has also undertaken the execution of whole development, research and service projects for third parties.

Indicatively, it may be reported that the University of Athens in the period 2008-2014 had been implementing projects amounting to:

- 125.000.000 € within the Operational Programmes of the National Strategic Reference Framework (E.S.P.A)

- 96.500.000 € under funding from the European Commission

- 63.500.000 € by self-funding from the Special Account for Research.

- 42.500.000 € funded by a third party, such as donations, financial aids, etc.

-98.600.000 € for the supply of services in various sectors and institutions, particularly projects worth 2,000,000 € funded by the NSRF Operational Program, projects worth 921.500 € funded from the European Commission projects, worth 95.700.000 € funded by other entities.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the NKUA has participated in and implemented, under the Operational Programmes of the 3rd Community Support Framework (CSF), 672 development projects with a total budget of 173,670,175.04 €, in the period 2000-2008.