UCy to set up mar­itime school of tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment

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Univer­sity of Cyprus Rec­tor Con­stanti­nos Christofides and Trans­port Min­is­ter Mar­ios Deme­tri­ades dis­cussed plans for the cre­ation of a school on mar­itime sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and econ­omy to be based in Lar­naca.

Dur­ing a meet­ing on Mon­day, Christofides said that an in­ter­na­tional ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee has been set up and will soon meet in Cyprus to pre­pare the pro­posal.

Ac­cord­ing to a Univer­sity an­nounce­ment, Mon­day’s meet­ing was also at­tended by Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of the Trans­port Min­istry Ale­cos Michaelides, Se­nior Marine Sur­veyor and Head of the Sea­farer’s Di­vi­sion Costas Costaras, and Pres­i­dent of the Mar­itime In­sti­tute of the East­ern Mediter­ranean Zacharias Siok­ouros.

Deme­tri­ades was also in­formed about the new self-funded post-grad­u­ate pro­gramme for un­em­ployed en­gi­neers from the ship­ping sec­tor, which will be ad­mit­ting the first stu­dents for the aca­demic year 2018-2019.

The pro­gramme, which will be in English, is linked to the new fac­ulty, as it fo­cuses on ship­ping is­sues, and will also in­clude prac­ti­cal work on board a ship.

Deme­tri­ades as­sured Christofides that he would fully sup­port the en­deav­ours of the Univer­sity of Cyprus, and agreed with the Rec­tor’s pro­posal for a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Trans­port Min­istry to par­tic­i­pate in the in­ter­na­tional ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee.

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