Piraeus, at the heart of Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its most outstanding multifunctional seaport. Over more than 60 years, the University of Piraeus has built plenty of expertise in the fields of Economic and Business Sciences. Both the University and the maritime enterprising factors wanted to make this expertise available by means of a high- quality educational programme in the field of Maritime and Transport Studies. In 1989, the Department of Maritime Studies (D.M.S) was established at the University of Piraues. It is unique in the Mediterranean ara and has a strong vocational orientation without comprimising its academic vigour.
The main educational objectives of the Department are:
- To offer modern theoretical knowledge and practical experience in maritime, transport and logistics.
- To approach and solve basic transport and maritime problems, by developing and extensive research and consultancy programme.
- To develop an international orientation, by establishing cooperations with other academic institutions and by utilising the international contacts which have been established by greek maritime and transport companies all over the world.
Thanks to the collaboration of several companies, the progamme combines theoretical courses with the opportunity for practical experience. Graduates who wish to expand their knowledge can follow one of the options of the post-graduate programme.
In addition the Department of Maritime Studies co-operates on scientific projects with corresponding Departments of Universities in the European Union and in the United States and takes part in a number of research programmes, both at a national as well as at a Community level.
Conceived as an outmost modern academic institution, the Department of Maritime Studies applies modern pedagogical methods based on the use of novel technology, and on the evolution of the ancient greek method of education. This method stimulates potential and offers strong opportunities for action and dynamic participation in the educational process. This method stimulates potential and offers strong opportunities for action and dynamic participation in the educational process. Our graduates are well equiped to confront the challenges maritime and transport industries are facing today.