The main transport mode for global trade is ocean shipping: around 90% of traded goods are carried by the sea. At the same time Greek-owned fleet is the largest fleet in the world with approximately 20% of world tonnage.
The globalization of world trade, as well as international and European maritime regulations constantly increase the demand for qualified specialists in maritime industry, servicing the shipping companies, maritime departments of Greek and foreign banks, shipyards, port authorities and terminals, classification societies, suppliers, logistics providers, intermodal transport companies, etc.
For more than 30 years the Department of Maritime Studies offers an educational program that aims at:
- Equipping the Department’s graduates with the necessary interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge (in the fields of economy, trade, transports, environment, technology, finance and information systems, etc), and professional skills to achieve a successful career in shipping and in international transport domains.
- Responding to the present and future challenges in the field of maritime transport, offering postgraduate and PhD programs, while participating in Greek and international research activities.
For achieving the above, the Maritime Studies Department:
- Expands its international research collaboration with foreign universities and research centers .
- Cooperates with Greek shipping companies, utilizing their business expertise, as to improve the educational process and curriculum.
- Seeks continuing quality improvement and certification.
Deputy Chairman of Maritime Studies Department
Prof. Efstratios Papadimitriou