Professor Dr. Nikolaos-Komninos HLEPAS studied law at the National University of Athens. Post-graduate studies in Germany (scholarship of the State Foundation for scholarships) – Ph.D. Thesis on “Differential Legal Status of Large and Small Communities” at the University of Bremen. He is Professor at the University of Athens, School of Law, Economic and Political sciences, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration. He has published several books and articles on local government, administrative reforms, public law, environmental law, city planning and aliens law. He participated in several national, European and international research projects.
He has been a member and, later, the director of the legal department of the Greek Council for Refugees, a partner of UNHCR in Greece. He has been a member of the National Committee for Human Rights and of the Scientific Board at the National School of Administration and Local Government. He is a member of the scientific board at the Institute for Local Government since 1996. Since May 2010, he is the Chairman of the National School of Administration and Local Government.