Department of Maritime Studies

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Address: 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., 185 34, Piraeus


Phone: +30 210 414-2074, -2397, -2175, -2075


The Department of Maritime Studies is a top choice for studies in shipping and transport. It is among the pioneering Academic Departments worldwide which have established and furthered the studies in the specific fields.

The Department offers to students education at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level of the highest caliber. It has achieved its excellence over the years based on:

  • continuous efforts in furthering the knowledge on maritime issues during the four decades of operations,
  • faculty members who stand out for their distinctions and recognition at a global level
  • an extended network of companies and organizations
  • collaborations with Universities and research centers globally
  • unique administrative support and infrastructure

Having its base at the global maritime center of Piraeus, the maritime capital hosting the largest shipping community in the world and the most dynamic maritime cluster in Europe, the Department of Maritime Studies is closely connected and in a mutually supportive relationship with maritime institutions and shipping organizations. Via action research, it is thus able to gain industry knowledge and adapt its programs to the needs of the shipping and transport industries.

Through research of the highest caliber with international academic partners, the Department contributes to new knowledge in both traditional scientific fields and in fields which are at the forefront of the effort to adapt shipping and transport to the principles of sustainable development, where new technologies are critical.

The studies in the Department combine the necessary analytical and critical thinking capabilities, with the theoretical and applied knowledge, which are essential tools for a professional career in shipping or for further studies and research in the field of transportation.

Ioannis Theotokas
Chair of the Department of Maritime Studies


About the Department



To be a leading center of excellence of maritime studies with a global impact


To provide education and research of the highest caliber in the area of maritime studies creating a continuous impact in the global maritime community

Undergraduate Studies

Our department is committed to providing a comprehensive and enriching educational experience that prepares students for success in their chosen fields and beyond.

At the heart of our department lies a dedication to academic excellence, research innovation, and the holistic development of our students.

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Postgraduate Studies

The Department of Maritime studies offers the following MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Shipping
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • M.Sc. Sustainability and Quality in Marine Industry
  • Interinstitutional Postgraduate Program in Marine Science and Technology Management
Doctoral Studies

The Ph.D. Degree in Maritime Studies requires original research for its completion. The areas of research are presented but not limited to the below list:

  • Ship Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Law
  • Quantitative methods
  • Operations management
  • Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • IT & Technology

Minimum entrance requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • MSc Degree in any discipline
  • Knowledge of English Language (C1 Certification is required)
  • Working experience is a plus

The Department of Maritime Studies offers the opportunity to individuals interested in introducing themselves or furthering their knowledge and understanding on maritime related aspects via on-line programs. Such programs are offered on specific topics designed by the faculty and are designed for junior and mid-level professionals.

Executive Education

The Department of Maritime Studies offers the opportunity to individuals and organizations interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding on maritime related aspects via Executive Education Programs (ExEdP). Such programs are either offered on specific topics designed by the faculty or via customized programs tailor made to the needs of organizations.

The former programs are offered in specific dates in a year whereas the latter are adjusted to the needs of the organizations. Executive Education Programs are interactive through the use of in-class lectures, simulations, games and case studies emphasizing in practical applications in real-life situations. They are designed for mid-level professionals and above who wish to enhance their knowledge on different aspects of the maritime industry.

For more information please contact:

Department Contact Details

Contact Details: Grigoriou Lampraki 21 & Distomou, Piraeus, Greece 18533, GR
Τelephone: +30 2104142175,+30 2104142397, +30 2104142118, +30 2104142075


Faculty Members


Theotokas Ioannis


Boile Maria-Poulia


Pallis Thanos


Pantouvakis Aggelos


Papadimitriou Efstratios


Pelagidis Theodore


Sakellariadou Fani


Chlomoudis Constantinos


Associate Professors

Αndrikopoulos Andreas

Associate Professor

Artikis Alexander

Associate Professor

Lagoudis Ioannis

Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

Daniil Georgios

Assistant Professor

Polemis Dionysios

Assistant Professor

Karakasnaki Maria

Assistant Professor

Christodoulou Anastasia

Assistant Professor

Naoum Vasileios – Christos

Assistant Professor

Tsioumas Vangelis

Assistant Professor

Chatzinikolaou Stefanos

Assistant Professor


Διοικητικό Προσωπικό

Fragkou Niki

Head of Department Secretariat

Grigoriadis Nikolaos


Katsarea Adamantia


Giannaki Aikaterini