The Department of Communication, Media, and Culture of Panteion University, the first to be established at tertiary level in Greece, began its operation in the 1990-1991 academic year. Its mission is: “the theoretical and historic-empirical exploration of the communicative phenomenon; the creation of executives with employment potential for the public services, public relations, and press offices of the public and private sector; the instruction and training of journalists and qualified staff for the daily press and magazine medium and for the electronic media; as well as for all forms of communication and information."