ThPA S.A. and the Department of Business Administration of the Management Economics and Social Sciences School, of the University of West Attica, through its Postgraduate Program (MSc) “Organization, Operation, Development and Administration of Ports” signed a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on the fields of education, consulting, information, exchange of know-how and research. The MoU was signed by the Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, and the Rector of the University of West Attica, Professor Panagiotis Kaldis.
The main goal of the MoU is the exchange of knowledge and applied best practices. Also, this partnership forms a framework of actions for joint initiatives, that will lead to the broadening of the development prospects in the sectors of international trade and maritime transport.
In this context, the Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, stated: “The Port of Thessaloniki is a gateway to development that leverages business opportunities and promotes innovation, sustainability and social responsibility. The University of West Attica is an important ally in our actions for continuous upgrading and development on multiple levels. The signing of this MoU is a springboard towards new activities, which will create efficient and sustainable practices, with mutual benefits for both sides, the port industry, the economy and society at large.”
The Rector of the University of West Attica, Professor Panagiotis Kaldis stated: “UNIWA, the most developing university in Greece, with a green identity and the emergence of innovations, responds with great pleasure to the educational and research synergy that is developing between ThPA S.A. and the Department of Business Administration of the School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of West Attica through the Postgraduate Program (MSc) “Organization, Operation, Development and Port Administration”. The Rector also thanked the Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, highlighting that the jointly planned new actions will bring added value to the Port of Thessaloniki, one of the most important ports in Southeastern Europe with direct road and rail connections, an extensive Free Zone and the largest transit port in the country belonging to the Core Network of the Trans-European Transport Networks “.
Source: Hellenic Shipping News