Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios

Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, University of Thessaly, Greece


Athanasios Koustelios is a Professor of Sport and Recreation Management in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He was the Head of the Department from 2004-2006, and President of the Hellenic Association of Sport Management in 2002-2003.

Athanasios Koustelios has a Diploma in Physical Education and Sport Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD from the Victoria University of Manchester. He has published a large number of research papers in Greek and international refereed journals, in the areas of organization behavior human resource management in sport and educational organizations. Prof. Dr. Koustelio was the first Editor of the Greek e-journal "Sport & Recreation Management" (2003-2006), has been a regular reviewer for more than ten scientific journals and is currently a member of many scientific and professional bodies. He was also been involved in the setting up of the first European Master Program in Sport Tourism (International Master In Sport Tourism Engineering, IMISTE).

Currently, Professor Koustelios is the scientific coordinator of a national project, funded by the Ministry of Health, aiming to develop and promote nationwide "Sport for All" programs.

“Sport As a Means of Cultural Diplomacy”

A Lecture by Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios, Vice-Rector, University of Thessaly, Greece
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)